Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: @TombowUSA Ippo Coiled Pencil Grip Aid @JetPens

Review: Tombow Ippo Coiled Pencil Grip Aid - Pink @JetPens
I don't have a crazy amount of pencils, surprisingly. I stick to a few that I really like (and I'm hardly creative in this department) - the Palomino Blackwings, the Field Notes pencils, and the occasional other pencil that strays across my path. In general, those are my stocked pencils though. I also don't have a death grip. What I do have, however, is a condition where I am a sucker for colours and cute things, regardless of what they are and whether I need them or not. Most of the time, I can talk myself out of things. But I couldn't resist with these. Besides, I needed to cross $25. ... Okay. I was waaaaay over $25. Let's not go there.
Review: Tombow Ippo Coiled Pencil Grip Aid - Pink @JetPens
Review: Tombow Ippo Coiled Pencil Grip Aid - Pink @JetPens
The Tombow Ippo coiled pencil grip aids are thin pieces of rubbery material. They aren't tacky or sticky, and they are coiled so they wrap around your pencil (or pen; those Bic Cristal pens don't have any grip and the shape can be painful to hold on to tightly).
Review: Tombow Ippo Coiled Pencil Grip Aid - Pink @JetPens
They're just under 2 inches long so they provide a good area of coverage for your hands. In addition, as they are flexible, they can coil around both thinner and thicker pencils. You can also double them up if you require extra long grip, or full cover (no spaces in between).
Review: Tombow Ippo Coiled Pencil Grip Aid - Pink @JetPens
Review: Tombow Ippo Coiled Pencil Grip Aid - Pink @JetPens
I love the texture of them and I've only seen one review on JetPens where someone's five year old doesn't like the texture. I'm also someone who is very picky about textures. I find them very pleasant to use and they aren't squishy (for those of you who hate squishy, gooshy-type grips). They just give you something to hold on to that isn't overly smooth, or something that digs into your hand if you grip really tightly.

I like to double them up or mix and match the colours. I think it looks pretty! Why I didn't also get a blue set is beyond me. Clearly I will have to get one in my next JetPens order.
Review: Tombow Ippo Coiled Pencil Grip Aid - Pink @JetPens
Price: $2.00USD
Where to Buy: JetPens

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