September 19, 2008

Review: Uni-Ball Power Tank Ballpoint


The Uni-Ball Power Tank Ballpoint is actually a lot more interesting than my review indicates.  I'll let JetPens explain:
This pen is worthy of being used either in the military or excursions to Antarctica. The pen writes in extreme conditions including wet surfaces, cool temperatures, and even upside down. Normal pens utilize gravity to create ink flow onto a paper. But the Uni-Ball Power Tank utilizes internal compressed air pressure to push out ink onto the paper. Revolving air inside allows it to continually push ink out until the end. The pen can write in weightless conditions such as in space, on wet paper and subzero environments. The oil based pigment ink is high density and comes out smooth and dark on paper. Pen also features a finely texturize grip composed of 0.16mm slits so that it not only fits comfortably in your hands but is also hard to slip away. Such a high-technology group is only to be expected to match the high performance of this pen. Five body colors and red and blue ink refills are available.
All of that, and still only $3.00?  No wonder it is nearly sold out.  Consider this part one of the review, and I will work on a few more writing tests to see what this pen can really do.

8 comments:

kataish said...

ooohhh neat AND pretty.

COOL!

Nrepose said...

I have these in the 1.0 mm from a few years back. They are really great pens.

Pat said...

I picked one of these up randomly in a little shop in the airport in Hong Kong. At first I wasn't thinking the ink flow/line was all that great (basically what you said), but I found myself picking it up more and more because it felt good in the hand. Glad to see I wasn't crazy, and that I can get it here :)

justwriteit said...

Whenever I read, I buy! This could get ugly! (hee)

Felipe said...

I don't think any of my Power Tanks made it back from our science trip. While I don't use ballpoints too much, the Power Tank is awesome, even if it's 1.0mm, doesn't spit ink out like the Bics, and writes everywhere.

It is basically a $3 version of the $25+ Fisher space pen.

3x5er said...

Sounds like a nice pen! But I'm curious about the paper you're writing on, I've never seen anything quite like it!
www.notebookstories.com

dowdyism said...

It's Doane Paper, and for some reason, the site is down right now. Keep checking back though.

TheWatchman said...

I recently purchased one of these and I have to admit I'm a bit underwhelmed. The ink tends to gob up a bit when writing. From a look and feel perspective they're definitely a better value than their price, but I'm reserving judgement on the ink itself.