That is the branding behind Bic's new Easy Glide ballpoint ink, which is now found in some of their more popular pens lines. Bic sent me free samples of these pens a few months back, and I finally got around to getting my smoothness on last week.
So, are these pens up to 35% smoother compared to other Bic offereings? I thought they were more like 38% smoother, but who am I to pick nits. In all honesty, these updated pens from Bic did a very nice job, and yes, they were smooth writers for the most part.
Out of the samples I received from Bic - the Velocity, the Atlantis, and the eco-friendly ReAction - I was sure I was going to like the Atlantis the best, but once pen hit the paper, the Velocity was the one for me. The Atlantis has the sleekest barrel and a nice rubber grip, but for some reason it didn't write near as well as the other two. It wasn't as clean and skipped a little more. The Velocity on the other hand was really nice. The wider barrel and formed rubber grip turned out to be really excellent, and it was a super smooth writer on the page (the written part of the review is with the Velocity). While I liked the blue ink of the ReAction, I couldn't get past the slick plastic barrel, but I imagine that is all a part of making it a more eco-friendly pen.
Overall, the Easy Glide pens are not a bad effort from Bic. It is nice to see them upgrade some of their technology, making a better writing experience for all.
Thanks again to the folks at Bic for providing these pens for review!
And now, for the giveaway portion of the post...
Bic was kind enough to include plenty of extras in their package, so I have several pens left over to give out. What I will do is pick three winners randomly from the comments section and send out a sample of each of these pens to you. Sound good? Lets make it official:
1. Leave one comment on this post anytime between now, and Thursday night at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. You are limited to one entry. Feel free to link this giveaway on your blog, or share it with anyone you feel is a true pen addict. If you have a blog, I would love a link back, but it is certainly not required for entry into the contest.
2. For this contest, I will pick three winners at random from the comments section of this post. The comments will be numbered in the order they are received, i.e. the first comment is #1, the second #2, and so on. The Random Integer Generator at random.org will be used to pick the number of the winners.
3. The contest winners will be posted on Friday, November 5th. The winners will have one week to email me at the address posted in the right sidebar.
4. I will ship internationally. I know there are many international readers and fans of The Pen Addict, and I will gladly ship to you at my expense.
Thanks and good luck!