Uni-ball Signo Needle 0.38 – a review

I dislike Signos DX but to be honest I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the conical tip of the DX? Maybe the overall design of the pen – a soulless barrel with the barcode on it? Or maybe the cap which is less convenient than my clickable Zebra?

I also don’t like the standard blue and black inks. They are just plain boring. There might be one more reason, though – my ex loved to use them, but that’s another story for another time.

Uni-ball Signo Needle

But, this is all in the past now. Last Sunday I went to a local stationery shop, and they were advertising the Uni-Ball Signo DX with a needle tip. Plus, they offered a nice deal – buy 2 get 1 free.  How could I resist?

Uni-Ball Signo DX 0.38mm Needle

I even got one a with beautiful hanzi.

Now, the Uni-Ball Signo DX with a needle tip is a totally different story. First, the needle tip makes it a different experience. It’s smooth and precise. It never skips, never hard-starts.

I don’t like writing with the standard DX, but this one lets me enjoy it.  I would go even further. I would say it has a “soul” to it and is much more satisfying to write with than you might think. I am sure you know what I mean. Some pens, especially fountain pens, give you a pleasure when you write with them. Singo with a needle tip is like that, too.

Uni-Ball Signo DX 0.38mm Needle

Next, the colors are great. I especially love the blue-black. It’s special.

It’s so different from typical blue or black gel ink but it’s still “professional” enough to address official correspondence or documents. And it’s both waterproof and lightproof.

I paid only 94 cents for each. At this price,  there is no better gel pen on the market. I like it even more than my Zebra Sarasa Clip, and that means a lot!