Uni-ball Style Fit Mystar 3 Color Multi Pen Body Component – Brown

14 12 2011

I was going for "autumn" but it seems I achieved "Halloween"

I’ve been waiting for this pen body to exist ever since the first Style Fit model rolled onto my radar. Lo, I asked for a nicer body around the $15 price point, and I have received.

It's like they read my mind. Or my blog. Or really, just came to the conclusion that any sane individual would: Style Fit is awesome, needs more bodies.

The Style Fit Mystar/Meister (which is it? Jetpens says “Mystar,” which sounds demure and twinkly; the stickers on the pen say “Meister,” which sounds like Burgermeister Meisterburger, and the only thing to do at that point is just accept that Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town) is made of lovely, shiny metal that looks like Serious Modern Business but isn’t heavy to hold. Deploying the components has been changed from plunger-deploy to twist-deploy, making the pen look much more neat and normal.

Mystar/Meister spelled here simply as: <>

Plus there’s a sturdy metal clip now.  I’m very happy with this model; you can have a Jetstream and a Signo DX in one sharp looking pen ….AT THE SAME TIME! The only thing missing is a Kuru Toga component (if only such were possible); that alone would make the Style Fit an instrument of utter perfection.

Now you know the difference between daylight white balance and incandescent white balance on my camera when sitting by a window inside a cafe while drinking an Irish coffee. So glad we cleared up that mystery.

The three components I chose to load the Meisterburger up with are an 0.38mm brown-black gel ink component, an 0.7mm black ballpoint ink component, and an 0.38mm golden yellow gel ink component. As I mentioned before, the gel ink is the same as that found in the Signo line, and the ballpoint ink is Jetstream ballpoint ink.

I had my Style Fit customized with an extra-dimensional portal so I could include a fourth component.

For curiosity’s sake, I swapped in one of my pencil components to see how it works in the Burgermeister. Much more comfortable than the plungers on my old Style Fit model. You just push the top down when the pencil is deployed, and the lead advances. It’s exceedingly satisfying, and unlike the previous model, doesn’t make my thumb feel like it’s going to slowly transform into a bloody stump.

Hey, the components are helpfully labeled! Hey, wait, this isn't actually helpful.

Brace yourselves for my only complaint. Though the component refills are labeled with size on a background of easy to discern color, you can’t see any of that through the window on the Mystar. They were designed for the see-through grip of the first model. It would be nice if labeling could continue up the barrel so that the little window is actually useful; the coloring on the tubes fades out right where the window starts, and there’s no indication whatsoever of tip size. But that’s a minor annoyance in light of the overall improvement that this model offers! Good job, Uni-ball.

The pen:

Uni-ball Style Fit Mystar 3 Color Multi Pen Body Component – Brown at JetPens

The components seen here:

Uni-ball Style Fit Ballpoint Multi Pen Ink Cartridge – 0.7 mm – Black at JetPens

Uni-ball Style Fit Gel Ink Multi Pen Ink Cartridge – 0.38 mm – Brown Black at JetPens

Uni-ball Style Fit Gel Ink Multi Pen Ink Cartridge – 0.38 mm – Golden Yellow at JetPens

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16 12 2011
Friday Blogger Tuck-ins « European Paper Company

[...] Review by PenInkCillin.com. Sheaffer VFM Matte Black Medium Point Fountain Pen by No Pen Intended. Uni-ball Style Fit Mystar 3 Color Multi Pen by No Pen Intended. The PaperMate InkJoy by Rhonda Eudaly. Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo by [...]

17 12 2011
brazil_nut

Thanks for the great review. Just a couple of questions. Could I load up this pen with 3 pencil components (for different colors or hardness of leads) instead of inks? Also, how did you have yours “customized with an extra-dimensional portal”? If I could fit four components that would be awesome, since I’m already used to 4 and 5 component multi-pens and pencils.

17 12 2011
No Pen Intended

Sadly, the portal is a lie. Maybe one day the nice bodies will allow 4 or 5 components. But yes, you can absolutely have 3 pencil components in at once! Just know that this body has no eraser. But there is a new, nicer 5-component Style Fit body that does have an eraser…but the lead advancing has issues …tell you what, I’ll just have to review that other body next week!

19 12 2011
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23 12 2011
Mini Review: Uni-ball Style Fit Mystar 5 Color Multi Pen Body Component – Black « No Pen Intended

[...] go mentioning the sleek new 3-component Mystar Meister without also acknowledging the slightly cheaper (in all senses of the word) 5-component body. In my [...]

21 02 2012
David Westenkirchner

Do you know of any 0.7mm gel ink refills that fit this Uni-Ball 3 Color Multi pen??

24 02 2012
Jem

I’m sitting here with my new Mystar, having no idea how to open it, and feeling like a fool. It looks like the top (plunger side) including the clear plastic mid screws into the bottom half, but it feels about to break.

24 02 2012
No Pen Intended

Just unscrew the silver tip part :)

24 02 2012
Jem

Oh sure, make it sound trivial with the “just.” I’ve saved villages (yes, more than one) with my jar-opening abilities, but this pen took three, THREE, rubber bands to unscrew that tip.

Thanks!

It’s great to use these Style Fit cartridges in their appropriate shell, rather than hacked into various Zebra bodies

2 08 2012
Friday Blogger Tuck-ins | The European Paper Company

[...] Review by PenInkCillin.com. Sheaffer VFM Matte Black Medium Point Fountain Pen by No Pen Intended. Uni-ball Style Fit Mystar 3 Color Multi Pen by No Pen Intended. The PaperMate InkJoy by Rhonda Eudaly. Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo by [...]

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