True Writer Highlighter
Love the product, quality is fair
I purchased this as a replacement to one that I bought many years ago. The quality of this "version" is far less than I expected. As others have shared it is cheap plastic; my original felt more substantial. And definitely priced too high for the quality.
I do however love this product and use it on a daily basis.
March 26, 2013
The rollaway highlighter!
Love the look, the quality, the weight and that it doesn't bleed through. Wish it highlighted easier with one stroke. Maybe a slightly softer "stick" would help.
Really, somebody should have thought about putting a pocket clip on it so it wouldn't keep rolling away: Rubber wrap? Flat-side grooves? A leash? SOMETHING! I could have "pitched" and sold 20 of these if it hadn't been the laugh of the meeting room ...
Come on, guys, get a little creative here. We finally wrapped a rubber band around it while editing our mag., because we all wanted to use it. How cool is that, an ugly rubber band around this awesome-looking highligher pen?
For the price ... Levenger should consider designing a nice clip and sending a free one to all who have purchased this item. I would do that -- kind of like a recall. Thanks!
April 29, 2012
Everybody is right
Astonishingly, everything said in these reviews is correct. The bad is: it could use a pocket clip, it will not work without the endcap, the depth of the highlight is not as strong as I would occassionally like, and I would love it if I could get it in a color that matches my other Truwriter products. The good is: it works on any type of paper, it doesn't bleed, and its handfeel on the paper is as wonderful as all the other Truwriter products.
It really comes down to which of the pros and cons are more important to you but for me, I love this thing
October 10, 2011
The only thing I don't like about this dry highlighter is that it had not pen clip attached to it. I actually had to go to an art supply store to get a 5.6 mm pen holder with a clip. What I would suggest to a friend is buy the refills and go to an art store for the pen holder. This only costed me twenty dollars. The yellow pen holder is easily lost. To sum up yellow refills yes. Yellow pen holder no.
September 13, 2011
Doesn't mar the page
This is an indispensable tool for marking favorite passages without damaging the book, because no matter the consistency, texture, or quality of the paper, the highlight will not bleed through. While some have complained about the lack of crayon color vibrancy, one does have the option of shading the highlight to preference by marking again or bearing down harder for stronger emphasis, which makes this a feature rather than a flaw. Used in this way, one can highlight with the same color but with different degrees of importance, something not available when using felt-tipped highlighters.
March 5, 2011
End cap with eraser and sharpener does not stay anchored well in body of highlighter. Must use a case to prevent losing the cap. If cap is lost then the higlighter is useless.
April 10, 2010
Unlike most highlighters, the color is very light and a little hard to see. Most significantly, you have to press very hard and go over the same text several times in order to be able to really see that it is highlighted. It is annoying and very inconvenient. For $46, I expected it to roll smoothly, and for the color to be bold and bright. I'm going back to my old ones - for a $1.00, it works very well and the ones I buy do not generally bleed. This is the first Levenger product I have used that really disappointed me. I do not recommend it!
February 8, 2010
I love this highlighter. I've bought hundreds of highlighters looking for the perfect one. My search is over. I love the fact that it doesn't bleed through or smear. I love the subtle "lowlighting". I love that I can buy refills. I love the heft and the quality of the body and the lead feed. I do wish you sold the green refills separately. The lgraphite refill is great for sketching too. Thanks for a great product.
May 13, 2009
I would rate this product 5 stars but have to agree with the commenter from November 18th. The yellow refills do not fit properly, and as a result make the tool difficult to use. The other colors to do fit well, but I would prefer the yellow. Please rectify the quality issue with the yellow refills!
May 5, 2009
Not what I expected
Based on the photographs (and the price!) I was expecting a more substantial product. What I received was a light weight plastic body (the yellow part) fitted with heavy weight metal fittings which do not seem to go with the body (or the body doesn't go with the fittings). I use it regularly, it does not bleed through thin pages, but am disappointed in its quality.
March 30, 2009