Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus

Chadwick contacted me to see if I'd be interested in reviewing his Ti-Post Raw Pen + Stylus... well, seeing as I've already reviewed the solid titanium pen + stylus and the XTS titanium pen + stylus, and as I am most curious about raw finishes, I said send 'er over!
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
ABOUT

Material: TA2 Titanium
Length (capped): 5.5"
Length (uncapped): 5.1"
Length (posted): 6.0"
Barrel Diameter: 0.4"
Section Diameter: 0.25" - 0.3"
Weight: 36 g
Price: $75.00USD
Where to buy: BIGiDESIGN

PACKAGING

Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
The Ti Post Raw Pen + Stylus came in a small cardboard box, nestled in a foam bed in a plastic sleeve. Every Ti Post Raw Pen + Stylus comes with one stylus tip (for touchscreen devices), one flat "coin-screw" flat back plug, one Uni-ball Signo 207 0.7mm black gel ink refill installed, and a protective microfiber black felt sleeve. The packaging is minimal and not wasteful, which I appreciate and prefer.
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
APPEARANCE

Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
I was expecting a more rough texture to the pen but I was quite surprised at how smooth and finished it looks, despite being raw. This is the full size pen, with a round, smooth body, and blunt ends. The back end can hold either the flat coin-screw plug or the stylus tip.
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
Towards the back, the body tapers with a step down. This is to accommodate the cap being posted. It looks interesting, but not bad. At first, I didn't care for it all that much, but it grew on me, and now I love that design. The clip is wide, solid, and matches the body perfectly. Ti is written very subtly on it. Overall, this finish is my favourite of all their finishes, including the matte black one. The design is awesome. It looks great.
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
This is a sexy pen.
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
PERFORMANCE

I really like the Uni-ball Signo 207 series, especially the 0.7 mm size, but if that does nothing for you, there's over 35 other refills you can use in the TI Post Raw Pen + stylus. Check out the list on the product page to see if there's something you'll like (but with so many options, I find it hard to believe you couldn't find something!). This Signo refill flows very well - blobs, no skips; it's consistent and reliable. Except the ink is black... not my favourite.
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
I recently received a Polar Magnetic Pen + Stylus as well, and have been comparing the two pens, as they are similar in concept. In terms of their styluses, I find this one to be far superior both in terms of appearance, ease of access, and functionality.
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus and Polar Magnetic Pen
IN HAND
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
Ahh, this baby feels wonderful in hand. It's like it was made for ME. Or you. The finish doesn't leave a weird metallic smell behind, which is nice. It feels comfortable and well-balanced unposted, and suits my hand well this way. Posted, it becomes quite long for my hands and top heavy as well. Therefore, I prefer to write with it unposted.
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus
The threads are titanium and feel sharp, but are quite high up on the section so should not be in the way of one's grip (unless you hold your pens halfway up the barrel).
PROS & CONS

Other pros:
Replacement stylus tips.
Review: @BIGiDESIGN Titanium Post Raw Pen + Stylus and Polar Magnetic Pen
OVERALL

I definitely recommend the Ti Post Raw Pen + Stylus. It never hurts to have a stylus on hand, and this is a very cool and stylish way to do it. This pen and stylus can become part of your everyday carry and it will fit right in. The finish is awesome, the pen is very comfortable, and the stylus itself is very responsive. Win, win. Another hit by the gents at BIGiDESIGN.

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I received this pen free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. There are no affiliate links in this review.

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