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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

UGLee Pen Review and Giveaway



Some of the review products I get are through the web site Tomoson.com. You request to "join" a campaign, then the vendor picks which bloggers to participate with, sending them samples to review. That is how I got the Hugo book a couple months back. This month, I got to try the UGLee pen in this manner and get to offer one in a giveaway, too.

The UGLee Pen gets its name as the Ultimate Grip Pen by James Lee. It is your basic ball point pen with its own replaceable ink refill. The pen is different from your typical ball point in that it is designed to be more ergonomic and comfortable. The base that you hold is constructed differently. Instead of a solid hard plastic surface to grasp the pen, it is a soft pliable material that conforms to your fingers slightly. I like to think of the difference in an ergonomic fashion, but it feels so different that my wife refused to use the unit after trying it out just once. I stuck with it though, trying it for two-to-three weeks more, to see if my hand got used to the difference. It didn't, but I liked how the pen writes. It still just feels plain weird to use it. And everyone I handed the pen to when they needed one to sign something felt the same way.
uglee pen features
There are three things that are key to the pen. The full size grip that feels so weird is the obvious, but it has two other features, weight and ink. I guess I did comment on the ink already. It just seems to flow better than your typical pen. The last feature is weight. It is just so light. The combination of the three is what makes the pen the ergonomic pen of choice, but it will take a while to train your brain that the way this feels is better for you, as most people are more accustomed to a different feel. Given that I got a three-pack to review, I'm still trying to get to the point where the UGLee pen feels normal. I just don't know how long I'll be trying.

We have Dr. Lee here explaining the material and shape of the pen.

When having different people try out the pen, one of the comments was that kids might light to use it. The use of the pen by children is actually recommended by the folks who brought you the UGLee pen as they recommend use by kids:
You already know that it takes years of practice learning how to write. Did you know that it also takes years to build up the correct muscles to do so efficiently? Kids are also at risk for repetitive stress injury, in fact that can be where it starts! Because of their underdeveloped muscles, it is easy for children to accumulate small injuries early. Get your children an UGLee Pen and help prevent future hand problems!
Overall, I like the pen. Its claims may be valid as far as helping you to write more naturally due to the ergonomic design. Our brain is just trained from such a young age to use a different type of pen that this one just feels so unnatural, it may be hard to overcome that behavior. If you do some heavy duty writing, I can definitely see where the ergonomic design helps. I just don't see picking up the pen just a couple of times a day for a short amount of writing doesn't train my brain enough to accept the difference, even if it is better for you.

If you'd like to try one for yourself, be sure to enter the giveaway for your very own unit. It runs from today through May 15th at 11:59 pm.
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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

32 comments:

  1. I learned that these pens were made by a doctor Dr James Lee who who made the first comfortable ergonomic pen. Will help stop pain while writing!

    Twitter for James Uglee in Rafflecopter is wrong. I follow Dr. Uglee on Twitter and here is his Twitter account @UGLeePen

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  2. The UGLee Pen gets its name as the Ultimate Grip Pen by James Lee

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  3. I learned that it was created by an M.D.
    diesel_had_my_baby at yahoo dot com

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  4. I learned that it is really comfortable and stands for Ultimate Grip Pen!

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  5. I learned it is specially designed to be ergonomic. Great idea!

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  6. The pen was created by Dr. Lee to eliminate problems such as carpal tunnel.

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  7. I learned this pen was created by a doctor for ailments such as, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and arthritis.

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  8. I like that it was created by a doctor specifically to help with carpal tunnel

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  9. I learned it was created by a doctor and they have pens just for kids.

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  10. helps stop carpal tunnel
    gabbflabber at live.com

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  11. I like that it helps people with arthritis. I actually have raynauds phenomenon (a condition where the blood vessels in my hand contract) which can make it VERY hard to hold a skinny pen/pencil. I like how this has some grip and it wide.

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  12. The overall shape as well as the detailed contours are perfectly engineered to follow the anatomy of the hand.

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  13. The UGLee Pen is mated with the smoothest ink system known, smoother than any roller ball, gel ink, or fountain ink pen.

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  14. I learned that the UGLee Pen only weights 11 grams which is less than 1/2 ounce.

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  15. I learned that if you do not love the pen, send it back and Dr. Lee will give you 100% of your money back, guaranteed! wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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  16. i learned that it was created by a real doctor

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  17. I've learnt that the UGLeePen the most comfortable ergonomic pen and is especially good for children and people with painful hands like arthritis.

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  18. I learned that in addition to the ergonomic design, the UGLee pan uses special smooth-flowing ink for ease in writing.

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  19. I learned that the UGLee pen is good for children.

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  20. The pens were developed by a doctor and are easier on the hands especially those with carpal tunnel etc.

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  21. Pen only weighs 11 grams.

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  22. It was designed by a Doctor and is ergonomic.

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  23. I learned the name comes from Ultimate Grip (UG) and Lee (the name of the doctor who invented the pen).

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  24. I learned that the pens only weigh 11 grams!

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  25. It takes years to build up the muscles used to write.

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  26. The pen was designed to be comfortable for everyone.

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  27. invented by dr lee

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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