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Paper Mate 69072 PhD Multi 3-in-1 Retractable Ballpoint Pen and Mechanical Pencil, Blue Body

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  • Two ballpoint pens and a mechanical pencil all in one.
  • Easily switch from black pen to red pen to 0.5 lead mechanical pencil with a simple twist.
  • Comfortable ergonomic triangular grip is endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association to provide the highest degree of writing comfort.
  • Retractable click-advance protects pockets and purses. Retractable click-advance protects pockets and purses
  • 3-in-1 Blue Body Pen contains 1 Black Ink, 1 Red Ink and 1 Mechanical Pencil.

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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NamePaper Mate
Item Weight0.8 ounces
Product Dimensions0.9 x 0.9 x 5.9 inches
Item model number69072
ColorBLUE
Number of Items1
Point TypeMedium
Ink ColorBlack/Red
Tip TypeConical
Manufacturer Part Number69072
  
Additional Information
ASINB001B0EXDI
Best Sellers Rank #63,656 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 18, 2005
  
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Paper Mate 69072 PhD Multi 3-in-1 Retractable Ballpoint Pen and Mechanical Pencil, Blue Body. Two ballpoint pens and a mechanical pencil all in one. Easily switch from black pen to red pen to 0.5 lead mechanical pencil with a simple twist. Comfortable ergonomic triangular grip is endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association to provide the highest degree of writing comfort. Retractable click-advance protects pockets and purses. Retractable click-advance protects pockets and purses. 3-in-1 Blue Body Pen contains 1 Black Ink, 1 Red Ink and 1 Mechanical Pencil. .

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The grip is very comfortable for my hands.
rmh
For touch screen devices, this is my favorite stylus.
Jerry Saperstein
Meets all my expectations, does the job well.
rjohnson

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By BigD on July 28, 2011
I love my PhD Multi, I've had it for a year now. I often have need to use both black and red ink, so this has been a life saver compared to constantly swapping two individual pens. I prefer large bodied pens for comfort, and this fits the bill. The shell feels like it's made with some lighter weight plastic, but it doesn't feel flimsy to me.

I too ran into the problem of being unable to find ink refill replacements as others have noted. Recently I checked out the Multi pen at one of the "chain" local supply stores to see the refill info printed on the back of the cardboard. Believe it or not, Papermate doesn't even list a refill # for the red ink anymore(only for the black, eraser, and lead). They used to in the past. Thank goodness I saved the original carboard backing from when I first purchased it. But even with that part #, it's nowhere to be found. I have no idea why Papermate would do something like this. Of the extremely few I found via googl'ing, the cost was too high when you threw in shipping.

However, I found a better solution. Buy a box (contains one dozen) of the Papermate "Profile" red ballpoint stick pens. They sell a retractable version too, and that may work, but I stuck with the straight stick since that's the type the Multi uses for the red. My local OfficeDepot has them. You can also find them on Amazon. These are about 6 inches long (like a typical stick pen). Papermate also sells a Profile "Mini" which is a stubby pen, so don't confuse the two. The Mini's are too short in length and won't work as a refill on the Multi.

A box set me back about $10.50 plus tax. When Papermate still sold the (now unavailable) multi refill it would cost anywhere from a few to several dollars after you add shipping, and that would give you only 2 sticks.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By clg on August 6, 2009
Like Eric, I've owned several of these - both pen/pencil/stylus and black pen/red pen/pencil. I love not having to switch between writing tools, and I can clip it onto my ID lanyard at work so I always have it with me. BUT....

I live in a very humid climate, and the grip doesn't hold up. It stretches out and starts to melt after awhile, leaving black sticky goo on my hand. I've also had the tops of the barrels crack, so the clip portion comes loose. On the one I use at work now, I'm able to screw the metal piece above the clip back in to tighten things up, but it always comes loose again.

Love the concept but am looking for a similar product that is a little more durable.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Faith on January 2, 2008
I think this is such a wonderful pen/pencil combo. I have given many of them as gifts. Great gift for a teacher. When I can only find it with the black ink, pencil and stylus, I just remove the stylus and place a red refill in its place. I can't say enough about this writing instrument.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Garcia on April 7, 2011
I have to agree with some of the other people that the build quality is extremely low.

Cons:
1) The cap to the eraser stops gripping the pen.
2) The rubber grip becomes loose.
3) The rubber grip starts falling apart and shredding at the base, towards the tip.
4) Refill for the red ink is difficult to find.
5) The pencil portion stopped working properly after dropping the pen only once.
6) Ink itself runs out quickly. I ran out of black ink and almost out of red.
7) And all this happened in the span of 2 months.

Pros:
1) Exactly what a lot of people need.
2) Comfortable grip.
3) Functions really well, until it starts falling apart.

Suggestion:
Get a Zebra SK-Sharbo. It's the same price with the same functions, but works better than this pen in every way. The only downside is that Amazon doesn't carry them and the eraser is laughably small.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By hot4hypatia on December 14, 2010
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I already own a couple of PhD Ultra pens by Papermate, so I am comparing this pen to them. It is not as nice. The ink in this pen is not the same quality as the PhD Ultra pen. It is more like a flair pen ink, not what I'm accustomed to in a ballpoint pen.
It is nice to have the convenience of red/black/pencil, but I definitely won't be ordering another one of these. Not worth the price.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Kelling on June 2, 2008
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Great product - very flexible and easy to use. Pen tips are good quality and don't run. Pencil lead is thin (that's good); not thick. Nice rubber grip. Eraser under the pen cap. Very sturdy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Denise on February 18, 2011
A coworker of mine has this pen and loves it. As we are nurses, we need black and red ink for work as well as minimizing the amount of things we have to carry in our pockets. This fits the bill. However, the ink is short lived and your can't find the refills easily. I can't find the refills in any of my local office supply stores, the Paper Mate site doesn't sell the refills for the pens that I can find AND getting them on Amazon (thru 3rd party sellers) will cost me twice the shipping as the refills cost. So it is cheaper for me to buy the pen than to get the refills. No thanks Paper Mate. I'll look elsewhere. If you are considering purchasing this pen, first see if you can get the refills.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Eric Loveland on January 26, 2009
I've owned 6 of these (my mom has buys me one every year for Christmas). I finally asked her to stop because the build quality is just not up to par.

Then pen always works well for a while and it's nice that you can replace the stylus with an alternate pen color (I don't use the stylus much with my Treo). Both pen and pencil write well as does the stylus. It is also very easy to change the pen and the lead in the pencil.

However, the build quality of these pens is not great. I don't think I've had one last me the entire year. I've resorted to keeping the broken ones so I can use the spare parts to fix the new ones as they break. The first thing that happens is the cap over the eraser no longer stays on. The rubber grip loosens over time and the pencil eventually starts jamming.
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