Friday, November 23, 2012

Review: Cross Click Rollerball Pen


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Cross Click Pen Packaging
Nice packaging.
The Cross Click rollerball pen is new - the click part that is! I won this Cross Click at the Staples Promotional Products blog. Cross says:
Just when we thought our iconic Cross pen couldn't be improved upon, we added a quick, retractable click. The Cross Click offers the same smooth lines and slender grip you've come to expect from Cross, without the twist. Instead, just click and express yourself.
The Cross Click is a nice, sturdy, slender rollerball pen. I think the pen is really slick and cool looking. This pen is matte chrome and it looks really good! The color is solid and doesn't chip off (at least not in my experience), and the black clicker and clip is a nice color choice. It looks great together. I love the little "Cross" branding written on the clip. By the way, if matte chrome isn't your thing, there is also carbon black, white, and teal finishes available. I am rather attracted to the teal as well...
Cross Click Pen
Slick!
For me, the pen is quite comfortable to write with. I suspect people with large hands would have trouble writing for a long period of time because of the pen's diameter (it's fairly small). It's well-weighted, even though it's so slender so the only issue could be if you have really big hands! It would be hard to grip extensively.
Cross Click Pen
Just a few pieces - and easy to take apart.
The refill is a rollerball gel ink refill - this particular one from Cross. It's a nice, solid ink that flows consistently and has some water resistance. The highlight of the ink is how fast it dries. It was dry practically in zero seconds - that is, in no time at all. So I feel safe to say a left-handed user could write with this comfortably.
Cross Click Pen Writing Sample
I LOVE THE CLICKER. It is a very appropriately named pen.
However, my favorite part of this pen is the CLICKER. It's just SO satisfying and wonderful. I like to just sit at my desk and click it repeatedly.

Price
Cross - $25.00


Overall
A high quality pen that would make a great gift for a family member or friend, or for yourself, preferably. If you have large hands, I would suggest you steer clear of this thin little pen. If not, you're good to go. Oh, and it's refillable as well, and it's safe for lefties! If anything, buy it for the clicker. I love the clicker.


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26 comments:

Sara said...

I don't have any Cross pens but I've heard great things. Plus they've been on the higher end pen market for a long time.

Suzanne Sicuranza said...

I have used Cross pens, but it's been so long since I last did I don't remember much about them! >.<

Sara A said...

I don't own a Cross pen but I have always wanted one. They have been on the market so long and I know people are dedicated users.

Karen Y. said...

I've always wanted to try Cross products. They are always locked in glass display in Staples, lol.

Michael Green said...

I bought my first cross at 16.... I now own multiples if every style and won't use another pen... nothing comes close to Cross, and I love click pens so needless to say when I saw the Clicker in there new catalog I was super excited! Hope I win one, I've been a loyal customer!!

Amy Artis said...

Nice pen

Debbie Chen said...

Oh a nice classy looking clicky pen for once!

Alan Portman said...

The classic Cross in 21st century matte chrome. Interesting! Love the black top.

Sunny Kim said...

The ink is nice and smooth! :D

StaplesPromoProducts said...

We are so glad you enjoy the Cross Click Pen! For anyone who needs few of these pens (with or without custom engraving), you can get them from us here: http://bit.ly/UnDO0w. We can't wait to see who wins! :)

Jumps said...

I used to love my Cross ballpoint pen. Then I started using other types of pens, and now I miss the feel of my Cross pen in my hand. This would be a great compromise! It's got a similar look to my Cross ballpoint pen, but as a rollerball, it will be a delight to use!

nicoleaquarius said...

I would love to try one! Looks like it writes very nicely!

nicoleaquarius said...

I have never owned any of the pens made by this brand.

heynewgirl said...

I love cross pens and I used a cross pen and pencil set all thru college.

Mary Collis said...

Been eyeing this lately, and I LOVE a good clicker!

Mary Collis said...

I have a few Cross ballpoints. My favorite has "I love my cat" printed on it. Never see them anymore!

Azizah Asgarali said...

WHAAAT! That is so awesome. I clearly need one of those hehe!

mom4everandever said...

left under mamotts

mom4everandever said...

have a few older

Kellie Wilson said...

I've used one before but I can't find it. I am hoping to get a new one to replace it!

Paul said...

I use pens all the time in the office but I haven't used a Cross ballpoint...clearly I'm clicking I mean missing out. Thanks for the chance to win.

shealynn said...

I've never tried a Cross pen, but I would totally love to! It looks like a lovely, good quality pen. --shealynn

Karen Y. said...

OMG, I can't believe I won!!! You just made my day!
I don't have to be envious of others this time lol...
I will make sure to comment with my feedback on this pen.

Should I contact you or Staples Promotional Products with my mailing address?

Azizah Asgarali said...

I sent you an email not too long ago! Let me know if you didn't get it though, it may go into your spam because the subject is rather spammy-ish. You can just reply all to it, it has me and Crystal of SPP on it :) Congratulations! I'm so happy you're excited! :D

Karen Y. said...

I just received the pen. Mine is the black version, which also looks very nice!
The pen has some heft to it and definitely feels high quality.
The ink is very dark & smooth, and as you have mentioned, fairly quick-drying especially on cheap paper lol. This is especially rare since it lays down a rather thick line, ever so slightly thicker compared to the 0.7mm G2 that I had laying around. I tried it on various types of paper: cheap notebook paper, Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Field Notes, etc. It performed similarly well. Also, there is perpetual warranty for mechanical failure, not sure how useful this would be, but this is nice to have.
I use ultra fine gel pens most of the time, but would definitely enjoy using this. It also helps that I have tiny hands (height=5'2'', sad...).
The packaging is very nice, and it would make a great gift for the holidays.

Azizah Asgarali said...

Awesome!! Thanks so much for commenting with so much great info! LOL you're hilarious, 5'2"... tiny hands for sure :D

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