Fisher Triple Action Stylus Pen Review

Product Requirements:
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
it.

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
is a
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
non-jamming.

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

Pros:

Easy to operate
Corporate look

Cons:
Expensive

Has a noticeable cartridge rattle

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24 thoughts on “Fisher Triple Action Stylus Pen Review”

  1. RE: Review of Quick Top. Please, stick to your knitting. Next thing you will be selling vegematics or oxidizing cleaner with orange oil.

    I respect your judgement on electronic items, and don’t want to see you dilute yourself with stuff normally seen in super market check out lanes.

  2. Nah, I know where to draw the line. I couldn’t resist reviewing this product when I was asked to do it.

    Lighten up a little 😀

  3. Originally posted by Julie
    [B]Nah, I know where to draw the line. I couldn’t resist reviewing this product when I was asked to do it.

    Lighten up a little 😀 [/B]

    It’s your show Julie, I’m only a customer. Press on as you see fit.

  4. Dear Julie,

    Thank you for reviewing this product for Sigma Automotive, Inc. I wasn’t going to expose my identity by posting here but I needed to let you know this product is a genuine gadget and that your decision on reviewing it was definitely right for your readers.

    What makes me say that? All the orders which started to flood in since last night are the best proof. And yes, your article referred them to us.

    Your readers appreciate your review and they are so convinced of the benefits of this gadget that they waste no time in ordering.

    Regarding this unit being sold at grocery store, it will be at least another 1 – 2 years before this will happen. The manufacturer in Europe just cannot meet the demand worldwide so selling to big chains is not an option now. If this gadget wasn’t cool and wasn’t truly innovative, we wouldn’t have approached Julie in the first place, and Julie wouldn’t have reviewed it either.

    Thank you again.

    Edward
    Sigma Automotive, Inc.
    http://www.SigmaAuto.com

  5. Youve got to be kidding.

    This is not a gadget. It is only right that a guy from Sigma Automotive would praise Julie for her review of this stupid product. I say, finish off the $0.50 cent soda, dammit.

    I doubt that a flood of orders came in from this site. What 10 or so? Really.

    Not to be critical and just as the other guy said its Julies show and she can do whatever she wants.

    But “a two piece plastic soda can spout / lid” ?!

    Lost a lot of respect with the T/C review and now this.

    Wow.

  6. Thanks, Julie, for an interesting review! I’ve learned about so many gadgets from this website that I never would have discovered on my own.

    I drink 3-4 cans of seltzer water a day, and am guaranteed almost every evening of having a partial can left. I’ve tried other carbonation-saving gadgets with little success.

    Might have to give this one a try…. 🙂

    This just goes to show that for every need, there almost always exists a corresponding gadget…. 😉

  7. kstedman, please lighten up you post.:wow: Its an electronics item rightly reviewed by the Gadgeteer, don’t be so critical. Thanks.
    😎

  8. I’am with you on this one, finish the damn drink. But on the other hand, it’ll help many of these fat couch potatos gain less weight(it’s hard enough trying to lose them). Now they don’t have to pressure their idiotic selfs to finish the drink for the sake of not wasting.

    A timely review i suppose after seeing some of the GTOM(gagetteer of the month). But one or two actually looked like they were released from the concentration camp…

    No offence, this came striaght from my mind.

  9. Reader,

    Offense taken. Maybe you should think before you speak. It is so easy for you to be hyper-critical of others when you are hiding behind the anonymity of the internet. For all we know, you are a little troll in your mother’s basement – but you know what? If you had something constructive and interesting to say, we wouldn’t care! You never cease to amaze me with the words you vomit out. You’re a registered user – maybe you should edit yourself once in a while.

    If you want to flame me, go for it. But I suggest you move it to your own bulletin board on a site you’ve poured your own heart and soul into.

    Judie <shaking head in disgust>

  10. No flame, I only go in to it when I get insulted.

    Let see, I told you that I’am speaking from my mind, I said stuff that would remind some fat people to think about their related habits twice. Yeah, I know, reality hurts(for the fat ones) and I’am speaking it, but if everything is left the same, they won’t get up their collective asses and change for the better.

    You only see my sh!t from one angle, but you really do need a negative voice amid all the positive. Even if it is straying to the subject. And please don’t say “WE don’t need your negative comments.

  11. They had a short segment on this during the 2003 International Housewares show on Home/Garden television. Out of almost all the gadgets there, this was the most useful. I mentioned it at work the next day, and one co-worker said his mom was stung by a bee that crawled into her pop can. So this would be very useful! (Unlike the hot sauce maker and the sushi roller. :p )

    I agree, probably $6 is a bit much for me. I will wait until it becomes more mainstream. In the meantime, I will drink my soda pop indoors. 🙂

  12. hmm…interesting invention. i would consider buying it if the $6 includes free shipping AND comes with an unopened soda can of my choice :). otherwise, not worth it — might as well pour the soda in your thermal for even more effective preservation.

    for those who prefer reading reviews of electronic gadgets only, i don’t see why you can’t just skip the reviews you’re not interested in and move on with your life.

    -10bt

  13. Julie,

    Customers (we are customers because you are paid advertising by people for us to see them) to your site have a right and what should be considered an obligation to criticize and complain. Normally, the underlying intention is to open your eyes and see what people are seeing. If someone didn’t care, they would move on and not say a word. (Your probably hoping its would be me but only say this because I care.)

    My 2 cents.

  14. I’m sorry, I’m not seeing a real point to any of the complaints to this review. As in all the reviews that we post here, if it is something that interests you, you can read about it. If it isn’t, then don’t. Regardless to the people that somehow think that reviewing a soda spout / lid is a sign of the apocalypse, this review has been pretty popular so far. Just go look at the number of times it’s been read since I posted it on Tuesday. So far over 2600 views.

    This might offend some people, but I’m my own customer. I write about things that interest me BEFORE I write about things that I think will interest others. That’s the way I’ve been doing things for over 5 yrs now and it seems to be working.

  15. Identify what it does next to the name on the home page and then see what kind of response you get.

    Originally posted by Julie
    [B]I’m sorry, I’m not seeing a real point to any of the complaints to this review. As in all the reviews that we post here, if it is something that interests you, you can read about it. If it isn’t, then don’t. Regardless to the people that somehow think that reviewing a soda spout / lid is a sign of the apocalypse, this review has been pretty popular so far. Just go look at the number of times it’s been read since I posted it on Tuesday. So far over 2600 views.

    This might offend some people, but I’m my own customer. I write about things that interest me BEFORE I write about things that I think will interest others. That’s the way I’ve been doing things for over 5 yrs now and it seems to be working. [/B]

  16. Personally, I don’t see why you would even care. Like Julie said, if it doesn’t interest you then don’t read it. Plain and simple.

  17. what does the work Gadget mean?? Anyone Anyone

    gadg·et [ gájjt ] (plural gadg·ets)
    noun

    1. ingenious device: a small device that performs or aids a simple task

    2. trivial device: a small object or device that appears useful but is often unnecessary or superfluous

    I liked the article and I really don’t see where it makes a difference or not whether it is Electronic to make it on this site. Since I have been a member for quite awhile, ( longer than listed since I was on here under a different profile a few years back ) and since I look at the site at least 3 times a day. ( Part of the Job ) I agree with Masterchief, Julie and Judie. The site belongs to them. If you don’t want to read about a non-electronic gadget then don’t but move on and stop flaming peoples Opinions.

    Diz 😡
    ————————-
    What did we go back to before we had drawing boards?

  18. Julie,

    It’s working because you are LUCKY, have you ever realised that? There is no other reason for people to like the stuff you review except that it was a coincidence, as far as you’re concerned.

    But if you actually did research on what is being hyped out there or etc, you may even find more success.

  19. Firstly, the tone of some of the posts on this board are just unnecessary. Some people really need to grow up. Makes me think of 12-year olds on their parents’ computers lashing out behind the safety of anonymity. A bit pathetic.

    I am a little worried about seeing this review here – if it’s a one-off, that’s fair enough – but if kitchen slicers etc start appearing regularly, the usefulness and reputation of the site IS going to suffer. At the moment, you have a reputation around the web for good, user-friendly reviews of electronic gadgets – justifiably (apart from the 5450 review :p) – but if this kind of review is proliferated thoughout, the site is going to become rapidly less useful. And I would agree that it’s impossible to tell what a ‘quiktop’ is without opening the review – so you can’t take views as a measure of popularity in any sense at all. If it said ‘quiktop soda saver’ that would be different…

    As the site grows, perhaps you should segment your reviews into electronics and non-electronics – or even PDA’s/Personal hifi/accessories/Off-topic etc?

  20. Originally posted by andrewlwood
    [B]Firstly, the tone of some of the posts on this board are just unnecessary. Some people really need to grow up. Makes me think of 12-year olds on their parents’ computers lashing out behind the safety of anonymity. A bit pathetic.

    I am a little worried about seeing this review here – if it’s a one-off, that’s fair enough – but if kitchen slicers etc start appearing regularly, the usefulness and reputation of the site IS going to suffer. At the moment, you have a reputation around the web for good, user-friendly reviews of electronic gadgets – justifiably (apart from the 5450 review :p) – but if this kind of review is proliferated thoughout, the site is going to become rapidly less useful. And I would agree that it’s impossible to tell what a ‘quiktop’ is without opening the review – so you can’t take views as a measure of popularity in any sense at all. If it said ‘quiktop soda saver’ that would be different…

    As the site grows, perhaps you should segment your reviews into electronics and non-electronics – or even PDA’s/Personal hifi/accessories/Off-topic etc? [/B]

    Could not have been better stated. Amen

  21. I just saw a commercial for this device and here’s my 2 cents…

    It seems to me that this device (Gadget) would be similar to the “Fizz Keeper” made to keep the “Fizz” in bottles of soda. Having tried the Fizz Keeper I can say that it does not work as advertised. While the device does keep the bottle pressurized, it does not introduce CO2 but plain old air (Mainly Oxygen and Nitrogen). Most of the CO2 (Which gives the drink its fizz) escapes the second you open the bottle, which is what that psssssst sound is. Scientists tell us that the escaping gas can be pushed back into the liquid only by forcing more molecules of that particular gas (in this case carbon dioxide) into the space above the liquid. So what about the Quiktop? Well, considering above, I would think it would help prevent spills and perhaps even be worth the money with the clips and basically turning the can into a more portable container, but i don’t think it would help to keep the fizz in the soda any longer than a day or so.

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