Review: Dong-A Anyball Ballpoint 0.5mm

Dong-A AnyballThe Dong-A Anyball Ballpoint was a pen I grabbed on a whim in one of my JetPens orders, and it was probably better left behind in the cart.  It's not a terrible pen by any stretch, but there are so many superior options for extra-fine ballpoint pens (Zebra Techno Line and Uni-Ball Jetstream Basic come to mind) that this pen rarely sees any action by me.  On the JetPens product page, it states that this pen is most well known for its grip, and I have to say it is very nice.  Similar to a Pilot G-2, but better.

One other thing to note is how skinny the ink cartridge is.  That's not an optical illusion in the picture - it really is that thin.  This pen will not get enough use to see the end of that cartridge, but I can't imagine it would last very long with any type of regular use.

Posted on January 14, 2009 .