I didn't plan on posting about the BIC® Velocity® Max Mechanical Pencil, but after my son tried it, I felt the need to.
Disclaimer: I received this product free to try and share my experience. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.
The 2017-2018 school year has officially begun. If you're asking yourself, "already?", I know the feeling. Summer has breezed by. I have stacks of school supplies waiting in my cabinets at all times, because I stock up so I'm not forced to do a back to school shopping trip. But, I still end up in stores during the back to school seasons, "browsing" and buying because...you never know! Before my most recent trip to the stores, I had the pleasure of receiving BIC Velocity Max Mechanical Pencils to try. I don't usually look for mechanical pencils unless there's a super sale going on. But, my kids tried the ones we received and had a favorable experience! So, I added BIC Velocity Max Mechanical Pencils to my collection.
Everything about these mechanical pencils work well so far. So much so that one of my son's classmates wanted them.
It's as if they took all complaints people usually have about mechanical pencils, improved on them and this is the end result. The colors are nice, the soft grip is perfect for people who deal with minor joint pain when writing (imagine kids dealing with that). And the larger eraser is gentler on paper.
Available with a thick point or medium point.
75% wider eraser, plus 5 additional erasers.
#2 mechanical pencil with 12 additional leads.
Soft gel grips.
Occasionally, my older son would complain about his fingers hurting when writing with pencils. Sometimes, he would have to write while gripping the pencil with his whole hand like a toddler, just to ease the pain and complete his school work. Because of this, I bought grips for his pencils and pens. But finding the right grips can be annoying too since they often come with a bumpy design that leaves lines on the fingers or a tough rubber material that doesn't provide cushion support. Then the foam grips would be too hard to get onto a pencil or tear while trying to do so.
He wrote with the BIC while at home and said it felt fine, but the true test was using it while in school. After asking about his day, I asked about the pencils and he called them easy. Easy to write with and they glide easily on paper. Sounds great to me! This is something I would continue to buy.