Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"Bic for Her" ballpoint pens: The Commentary


  • This review is from BIC For Her Amber Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product):  "But they really need more sparkles. And if only the ink was more feminine. maybe pink or purple or even pale green. And maybe the ink could sparkle too? So I'd feel like a princess when I write? But really, whatever the men at Bic think is best. I'm sure they know what I need."
  •  This review is from BIC For Her Amber Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product): "I tried these on a whim, and I have to say I wasn't very impressed. The applicator mechanism is far too fiddly, and the plastic tampon inside far too thin (not to mention uncomfortable and non-absorbent) - I'm sure there must be a knack to using them, but I couldn't find it. They also stained my knickers blue for some reason. I really wanted to like these, but it's back to pads for me."
  •  This review is from BIC For Her Amber Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product): "Thank goodness someone has finally noticed that for years, women have struggled with pen usage. What is the point of being allowed to vote, when ordinary pens have been just far too uncomfortable and downright heavy, to grasp in our teeny tiny, porcelain hands? So imagine my delight when I finally learned that my days of trying to prop up my ordinary, non-gendered BIC biro with both hands were numbered (although I couldn't tell you exactly how many numbers, since my grasp of figures, much like my grasp of pens, is tenuous at best).

    I like the retractable bit, as I can now just stare at the end of the pen and watch it appear and disappear whenever I press the clickety-click thing. It's just like magic! However do you do it you clever people?? Anyway, setting myself challenges keeps my pretty little brain honed and ready for when the big questions arise, like whether pink and purple match my skin tone, and how to co-ordinate all that with a decent pair of heels.

    However, I do have a couple of quibbles - the medium point is alarmingly unfeminine and it should really be fine point, as no one likes thick handwriting. Perhaps I should have noticed this in the product description, but my eyes must have glazed over at the words "Technical Details". The other thing is why does it come in a box of 12? 10 would be much easier to count to and keep track of!

    Last, but not least, it would be a shame to revolutionize the world of pens without tackling the most pressing issue of all - the ink. After such work on the attractiveness of the barrel - we still get plain old black or blue ink at the end! Whyyyy? A mid-lilac would pick up the tones of pink/purple nicely, and our pretty handwriting would then brighten up any office document, or memo. For that reason, 3 out of 5."

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