Review: Zebra Clip-On Slim 3 Color 0.7 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen

Zebra Clip-On SlimI think I need to back off a bit on the ballpoint multi pens.  Aside from nearly the entire Jetstream line (and you can argue if it is a true ballpoint or not) I am hard pressed to come up with a ballpoint pen I like to use on a day to day basis.  A.G. Spalding makes a really nice one, and the Zebra Techno Line is cool in small doses, but you are rarely going to get a "yay ballpoint!" from me.  But that is why writing this blog is so cool.  For every pen I like or dislike, there are always several readers on the other side of the fence.  Pens are a very personal thing, and the smallest nitpicky thing that may annoy me may be the best feature in the world for you.  I love getting that kind of feedback, and I am always learning something new with every post - you readers and commentors are the best!

Wow - that got off into a bit of a rant didn't it?  Sorry about that.  Back to the Zebra Clip-On Slim ballpoint multi pen.  The awesome design of this pen sucked me in, not to mention the very reasonable $4.50 price point (at JetPens), but I don't handle the ballpoint thing very well.  It writes just fine, but not well enough for me to take it out of the drawer more than to reminisce how nice it looks and I wish I liked it better.  Ballpoint fans will enjoy this pen immensely I think, especially since it crams four colors of ink in a reasonably sized barrel.  Maybe this would make a nice giveaway in the near future?

Posted on March 6, 2009 .