Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.4

Summary: The Pilot Hi-Tec-C (0.4) is one of my two favorite pens for taking notes.
Rating: 9/10
Price: ~$3.30
Where I buy it:

I love this pen. It is a great, but somewhat more delicate pen than, say, a Uni-ball Signo UM-151. By delicate I mean that it writes best on smooth, high quality papers (and not so well on rough paper). I also mean that the tip will not stand up to as much abuse as some other pens. But if you respect the pen and use decent paper, it's hard to beat.

Note: The Hi-Tec-C family of pens comes in a variety of widths (0.25 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.4 mm, and 0.5 mm) and many colors. The G-Tec-C is the international version of the Hi-Tec-C. Other than the name, I don't think there is any difference.

About Me

The pens that I review on this blog are pens that I have tested extensively. I have occasionally been impressed with a pen, only to discover that after a few days it has lost some of its functionality. By delaying my review of a pen until I have written with it repeatedly, I hope to give you more than just my initial impressions. These reviews are obviously my opinions, and what works best for me may not work best for you. Finally, to keep these reviews as unbiased as possible, my policy is to accept no free pens from any manufacturer, retailer or blogger.