Revisiting the Vivo Triple Gel
Not too long ago, I reviewed the Vivo Triple Gel Ink Pen, and it did not fare so well when I did my usual writing samples with it. I was lucky enough to be contacted shortly after that by one of the representatives from Vivo, who explained what he thought might have been the reason for my poor writing experience with the pens. By looking at the photo from my original review (see below) he was able to determine that the small wax ball that is usually found on the tip of a gel ink pen was probably either missing, or damaged on the pens that I originally purchased. The way he was able to tell this was that the ink in the barrel was actually much lower than it should have been, leading him to believe that it had evaporated and probably started to dry up inside the pen.
Notice how low the ink is inside the barrel of the pen compared to the photo above.
Notice how low the ink is in the photo above as compared to the first photo. The proper ink level should be just below the end of the clip as it is in the first photo. Once the folks at Vivo explained this to me, I was open to giving the pens another shot, and they were kind enough to send over some for me to try out. The pen in the first photo is one of the many they sent over to me, and you can really see the difference between the ink level on that one, and the photo just above that is one of the pens from my original review.
Old and New Writing Sample of the Vivo Triple Gel Ink Pen
The top half of the writing sample above is actually from my original review, and the bottom half was written with the new pen. I think the difference is pretty clear, showing that the new pen really writes well and does not show any of the splotchy skipping tendencies that the old one did. After using the pen for a few weeks on and off, I was impressed by how different it was from my original test pen, and in a very good way. I think this is probably my first official reversal of opinion on a product that I’ve tested here, and I think that for the price, this pen definitely is a good option, so have a look at it here on Amazon.com if you are looking for some new pens.
As for the giveaway, I’ll keep it pretty simple, there will be two winners who will each get two packs of two pens, for a total of 4 pens for two different people. This will be open to U.S.residents only, and here is how you can have two chances to enter and win:
1. Leave a comment on this post for your first entry.
2. Sign up for the newsletter and monthly giveaway. Once you do that (dont forget that you will get an email with a link that you have to click on to confirm you have signed up) come back here and leave a second comment to let us know you are signed up for the newsletter. If you are already signed up, just leave a second comment stating that you are already signed up.
You will have until 11:59 PM Eastern on September 10th to leave your two comments
I will pick the winner using the Random.org random number generator, and the winner will be announced on the morning of September 12th.
Thanks, and good luck!
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