Saturday, December 27, 2014

TWSBI Mini Review

This is my first blog/pen review so go easy on me. I will set the review into seperate parts which will all have a score of x/10 with 10 being the highest, and a overall score of the averages of all of the number

TWSBI Mini Review
Initial Thoughts - So I got this pen as a gift, and it took my breath away when I first saw it. TWSBI does an amazing job with their pen presentation and  boxing. Score: 10/10
Appearance - Well this one is a little unfair, due to me getting the white and rose gold version, but the looks are almost perfect if you ask me. The only issue I have with the looks is that I wish TWSBI would have opted to put their logo in a matching color, instead of the normal red and silver. Score: 9/10
Weight & Dimensions - So being a Mini pen, many people focus a lot on this section. For me the size is absolutely perfect. I love the smallness of the pen, but when posted it is the perfect for writing, no complaints in size. When it comes to weight there is a little to be left desired though. It feels to be a little lighter than a Pilot Metropolitan. It has a weight of about 19g which is not exactly a light pen, but I would have liked to have seen that number in the mid 20's range. Score: 7/10
Writing Experience - This is the most expensive pen I currently own, and with that it is also the smoothest. it is a joy to write with and it gives you a little feedback, that shouldn't be mistaken as scratchiness, that reminds you that you are in fact writing, yet it is still  unbelievably pleasant. Score:10/10
Filling System - TWSBI is known for their great working piston filling pens, and this pen does not deviate from that norm. It works very well, but it doesn't really add anything new to the scene, like a buttery smooth piston or a vacuum filler would, which is why I don't give it full marks.  Score: 8/10
Cost & Value - Since the pen I got is ~20 bucks more than the standard Mini, but only has aesthetic differences, I am going to base this area off of the $50 price that the regular line can be had at. I would say it is definitely worth the asking price of the pen. For $50 you get a good looking, piston filling, portable, and well writing pen. I think this pen is the best way to get more into "nicer pens" due to it being relativity cheap and offering a lot. But yet for some reason I can't see myself giving this pen a perfect score in this aspect either, but I am not sure why; it is just one of those feelings. Score 9/10
Overall - A great pen that I would suggest to a lot of people out there. I cannot think of a better pen the price range. Overall Score 8.833.../10 
Now for the Pictures!

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