Any touch-screen PDA
For all of you that enjoy the special properties that only come from using a
pen that features the Fisher Space Pen ink cartridge, you can add another style of
writing instrument to the growing number of choices available.
The Fisher Triple
Action Stylus Pen, available at Stylus
Central, features a gunmetal gray barrel with a black rubberized grip. This
multi-pen looks professional, and I can imagine whipping it out at any business
meeting without feeling out of place.
The first thing that I noticed about the Fisher Triple Action, was that the
clicker on the end seems to stick out quite far: 0.6" (15.44 mm) to be
exact. It’s not unsightly, or anything like that – it just seems like a really l-o-n-g
clicker! This might bother some users, that’s why I am mentioning
The clicker hides the standard sized mechanical pencil eraser.
At the top of the Fisher, written around the barrel in white silkscreen, are
the three tip types available: black ballpoint, 0.7 mechanical pencil, and an
"S" for stylus.
Tips are extended by holding the multi-pen so that the script describing the
needed tip is facing upwards. You then
press the clicker at the end of the pen
to extend the desired tip. Tips are retracted by pushing the circular
button next to the "Black" script.
The black ink writes incredibly smooth, as all Space Pens do. The writing tip
little bit fine for my taste, but that is a personal preference.
I was wondering how in the world Fisher managed to make a pressurized
multi-pen sized cartridge, being as multi-pen refills are notoriously so
tiny. Well, I pulled the ballpoint cartridge out and sure enough – the end of
the cartridge was sealed. Since I was able to write at every conceivable
angle (yes, I actually tested this) it appears that this little cartridge is
definitely pressurized – just like its larger brothers.
There is a .07mm mechanical pencil, which I found to be trouble free and
The stylus tip is white, and is neither too blunt nor too pointy. I found
that it wrote smoothly on my PDA screen both with and without protection.
The Triple Action Stylus is very light, and should not bother someone that
doesn’t like a heavy pen. I found it to be comparable in weight to a regular
plastic Bic "stick" pen.
The rubberized grip is not soft and springy, so if that is your preference you
might be disappointed.
The one thing that you might find irritating about this multi-pen is that it
seems to rattle quite a bit. I think I would have to say that it rattles as much
or more than any multi-pen I have ever reviewed. While this isn’t a huge bother
to me, I know that there are some that really can’t stand that in a multi-pen. I
am mentioning this for your benefit. :0)
All in all, this multi-pen has a corporate look, with several tips that you
might need to access through the course of a normal business day. If you like a
lighter-weight pen- that isn’t too fat, if a bit of rattling doesn’t bother you,
and if you like the smooth feel of the Fisher Space Pen ink. This may be the
multi-pen you have been waiting for.
Price: $35.00 MSRP
Easy to operate
Has a noticeable cartridge rattle