While I didn't find this pencil to be much different from others I've used, I had no complaints about it. It's comfortable to hold, as opposed to the super skinny ones I used in grade school.
This pen writes like....umm...butter? It rolls on so smoothly unlike other oil-based ink pens. My husband uses a brand that causes the ink to drag between letters, and I can't stand using them, but I'm a big fan of this Pentel pen.
Pentel EnerGel Alloy RT Roller Ball Retractable Gel Pen: Exquisitely designed with an aluminum alloy barrel for those who want to make a statement. High-performance ink technology combines the best qualities of liquid and gel ink for a super-smooth writing experience. Experience greater writing control with the distinctive, textured grip.
I love colors in my wardrobe, makeup, nails and especially when I write lists/letters/update my calendar. So it's no surprise that I LOVED these colorful roller ball gel pens. I've been using them to address envelopes and write notes for the past week. The ink doesn't smear and the colors are bold and vibrant.