|Item Weight||2.08 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.1 x 4.3 x 1.7 inches|
|Item model number||1900181|
|Pencil Lead Degree (Hardness)||hb|
|Number of Items||1|
|Line Size||0.5 millimeters|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1900181|
rOtring 1900181 800+ Mechanical Pencil and Touchscreen Stylus, 0.5 mm, Black Barrel
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- Premium hybrid mechanical pencil + stylus, combines both modes at the same end with a unique retractable mechanism.
- Precision stylus tip provides high accuracy, control and speed, making this the perfect tool for going from paper to screens or graphics tablets.
- Hexagonal barrel ensuring fatigue-free writing and drawing & shaped to prevent the tool from sliding when laid down on tables
- Refillable penci comes lloaded with a high-polymer HB lead and a built-in eraser under the push button cap.
- Limited warranty: guaranteed for 2 years from original purchase date against defects in materials or workmanship.
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From the manufacturer
Since its founding in 1928 among the modernist thinkers of Germany, rOtring has dazzled the technical writing world with products that unite art and industry, creativity and exactitude. Drawing inspiration from Bauhaus thinking and aesthetics, rOtring products are designed for technical precision and functionality with an eye for minimalist form, so you can focus on what matters: getting your work done right. Whether in architects’ offices, universities, schools or artists’ studios, rOtring products enable you to transform your long hours of work and years of use into real ideas that stand out on the page.
rOtring 800+ Mechanical Pencil + Stylus
A hybrid design for precision
The rOtring 800+ is a premium mechanical pencil + stylus hybrid that combines both modes at the same end with a unique retractable mechanism. It’s the ideal technical writing instrument for all sketching, writing, drawing and touchscreen applications. Featuring an ergonomically enhanced full metal body, the 800+ offers an ideal weight balance and a comfortable non-slip knurled grip, so you can work for long periods without experiencing discomfort or fatigue. The precision stylus tip glides smoothly across all capacitive touchscreens and provides high accuracy, control and speed as you work. With the “Twist and Click” retractable mechanism of the entire sleeve and lead, the rOtring 800+ Mechanical Pencil + Stylus hybrid is pocket safe and extra durable.
- Unique hybrid mechanical pencil and stylus writing instrument
- Ergonomic metal barrel with “twist and click” retractable mechanism
- Available in .5mm and .7mm in black or silver finishes
Precision Stylus Tip
For all your writing and drawing touchscreen applications, the soft tip of the rOtring 800+ glides smoothly for high accuracy, control and speed. No matter what angle you write at, the stylus tip is 100% effective. Compatible with all capacitive touchscreens.
Ergonomic Metal Barrel
Achieving an ideal balance of weight and feeling, the rOtring 800+ features an ergonomically enhanced full metal body and comfortable non-slip knurled grip to fit perfectly in your hand for long periods of time and ensure fatigue-free writing and drawing.
"Twist and Click" Retraction
The rOtring 800 sports a unique “Twist and Click” retractable mechanism that covers the entire sleeve and lead. With this smart, quick action, the 800+ is completely pocket safe and holds up better over time.
rOtring Pencil Technology
We focus on precision, so you can focus on your work. The rOtring 800+ features precision lead advancement with a fixed lead guidance sleeve to prevent breakage. With an unimpeded view of the page, you can execute precise ruler-based drawings.
Premium hybrid mechanical pencil + stylus, combining both modes at the same end with a unique retractable mechanism. Available in black and silver in 0.5mm and 0.7mm.
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|Color||Black Barrel||Black Barrel||Silver Body||Matte Black||Black||Matte Black|
|Item Dimensions||4.33 x 6.14 x 1.69 in||1.1 x 6.69 x 6.1 in||0.31 x 5.55 x 0.31 in||1.96 x 7.48 x 0.79 in||5 x 9 x 2 in||0.28 x 5.79 x 0.28 in|
|Item Weight||—||1.12 ounces||0.8 ounces||2.82 ounces||1.44 ounces||0.8 ounces|
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The mechanism problems that were apparent in the 800 model were fixed in the 800+ model, much to my delight. The mechanism extends and retracts the pencil much more smoothly than the last model and has not showed any signs of jamming from using the mechanism. It is extremely useful if you don't want to damage the tip from dropping it on the ground (which I do more than I should), or to prevent it from making holes in your shirt pockets.
The text which says "800+ | 0.5 mm" is slightly bigger than on the 800 model and of a different font (Helvetica / Arial maybe?). Not sure how I feel about that; the original slanted squarish font felt more industrial and sleek, but those are minor details.
The build quality is as I would expect from rotring: it's an absolute joy to hold and perfect for long writing sessions or drawing. The texture on the grip, the metal hexagon, and the red ring shows the industrial design language of rotring very well and makes long sessions of note-taking so much more interesting. (Using the original 800 was one of the reasons I got through English class without being bored to death.)
The touchscreen tip works well with my iPad but I have not yet tested it for long periods of use so I cannot give a complete analysis on that.
Edit: Upon further use, the stylus is, as the other reviewer already said, a bit unwieldy. The grip is a bit low for a stylus, the response is somewhat inaccurate, and it sometimes sticks to the screen. In the end, the stylus is interesting to play with for a while, but impractical for conventional use.
All in all, although this pencil will make quite a dent in your wallet, I feel that it is well worth the price given its sturdy construction and superior mechanisms. It will most likely last me years if I don't do anything stupid, like drop it on the ground and bend the tip into an L shape, or lose it (but knowing me I probably will).
The difference between this one and the regular 800 is the stylus tip (this also comes with two spare rubber tips). Personally that's not too useful in my case since I don't normally use one with my electronic devices anyway. I actually prefer the look of the regular 800.
The finish on the silver units are slightly less pleasing than the black versions. The silver version has a smoother finish where as the blacks have a more textured finish which I prefer.
Overall a good pencil. The retractable tip makes it a good everyday pencil and I got this at a good price so this will be my daily carry Rotring. Overall though I would say a Rotring 800 (non plus version) in black is still my favorite.
I'm knocking a star off because the lead does break easily and the tip is fragile. Thankfully its a retractable tip so tip deformations aren't as common as the non-retractable Rotring 600.
When the lead usually breaks its usually because I'm writing too hard, so a gentler writing style would suit this pencil to reduce lead breakage. I switched my writing style to be a bit more gentler and now lead breakage is mostly a non-issue. I am using 0.5 lead so breakages should be more common than the 0.7 version of this pencil.
There is definitely a wobble to the pencil, but it doesn't bother me because I usually use retractable tip pencils.
Overall, its a great pencil, especially for light-handed people.
Update to review - failed after a month. Worked well up to that point. Ggoing to return for a replacement. I'll stick with 600's from here on out.
The flaw is that the lead consistently breaks about a centimeter inside the pencil. This causes the lead to retract back inside the pencil after it has been advanced. It happens over and over, sometimes without even writing with the pencil at all. It is very annoying.
Besides that, it's a wonderful pencil.
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