During the many black Friday shopping deals, Fidgi Pen ran a deal that I couldn’t pass up. I’m not much a fidgeter, but my wife is. I ordered her a rose gold color Fidgi Pen in hopes that it could help her at work. Here is a months worth of her use summed up.
In case you are not too familiar with the Fidgi Pen, it’s an ink pen with several things to assist with fidgeting. First, you can just click the top like a normal in pen. The top also has a bearing that allows for spinning. The pocket clip is spring loaded so you can flick it if the desire strikes you. On the side of then pen is an on/off style switch, a groove to rub, and a ball that can be rolled over or clicked.
I asked my wife to summarize the Fidgi Pen up and her words were, “It’s great but it sucks at writing so I stopped carrying it.” And it’s true. I wanted to test for myself so after a few short sentences I realized the ink looked like the cheap Bic pens and it didn’t write well, or depending on the surface under the paper, it didn’t write at all. But that is where her complaints stopped. She enjoyed all of the fidgets of the pen but she did admit it felt cheap in her hands.
When I started to play around with the Fidgi Pen I noticed a few things; The end of the pen seems to have either worn off the coating, or been stained by ink, I cant really tell. On the edges of the switches, pocket clip, and at the top, you can see where the rose gold paint has either worn, or was just never really applied evenly. This pen is probably best finished in black. Also the on/off switch had a very distinctive, and satisfying, click on the downward movement, but made no noise and kinda felt bumpy going back into the up position.
As a non-fidgeter (is that a word?) I would have loved to have seen, or heard, a quieter pen. Most everything on this pen makes click, or the spinner makes a spinning noise, so it is still going to drive your co-workers mad with all of the noises. Maybe I don’t understand the whole thing and the noise is part of the fidget habit? Either way this isn’t going to be a good pen for little Timmy in class.
I think the Fidgi Pen is still a great idea and concept, but the cheap feeling and crappy ink is a downer. I mean at the end of the day I bought a Fidgi PEN, as in something to write with, so if it writes poorly it kinda fails at it’s primary function.