Pretty in Pink: Inc® Alias 1.0 Ballpoint Pen
Inc® Alias 1.0 Ballpoint Pen are the sweetest discovery in the bargain pen world. Barrel aesthetics are comparable to R.S.V.P.® Razzle-Dazzle, with the Alias being a little shorter and not featuring the ink color corresponding to the end cap.
Despite being pretty in pink, these pens are mostly sizzle and not much steak. Possessing ballpoint ink on par with better novelty pens, the Alias is not going to dazzle anyone with its writing prowess.
And honestly, I tend to keep these out in the open because I’m not that concerned about theft. These pens would be ideal for most government office buildings where the most unrepentant of pen thieves do their best work. In my unscientific experience, I’ve observed people – irrespective of gender – don’t tend to like what a baby pink barreled pen suggests about their ambitions. Nothing says, “Stay sweet! Best Friends Forever!” like the Alias!
As you can see from the sample, the Alias does not pack a wallop of inking capabilities. It’s just a pen. Like any number of cheap pens that find their way into pockets, backpacks and in junk drawers all over the planet. Still it’s cheap! At $1 – $2 for a blister pack of four pens, the Alias is not going to put you out much and it’s definitely a more stylish upgrade from BIC pens!