Pen Review: Foray® Focus Fine Writing Rollerball Pen
Last week while in Connecticut, I decided to head over to Office Depot and check out their clearance section. I wasn’t really in the mood for pen shopping as it’s hard to get excited about pens when your office is a wreck and you destroy any happiness you might experience pen fondling with guilt over not doing something more productive. Anyway. Scouring the clearance bins there is usually an exercise in futility. While it’s not nearly as embarrassing as say another big box office supply store (I won’t name) that had the cheek to sell 2009 planners for 1/2 off in Jan of ’10. Like you can do anything with some old ass planner. I mean, yes, you can cannibalize the skin, but even then they need to get real about them prices.
I found the Foray® Focus Fine Writing Rollerball Pen tucked next to a stack of ugly wedding invitations and squealed. Firstly, it’s gorgeous and kind of reminds me of a centipede. The barrel is weighty and smooth. The ink was meh. but the pen is easily hackable.
If you recall my thoughts on rollerball pens, you’ll realize I wasn’t especially excited about this feature of the pen. Still, I was pleasantly surprised by its utter lack of scratchiness. I opted to switch the rollerball ink for a gel ink cartridge and like the way it writes much better.
Oh yeah and the best part: THE DAMN PEN WAS TWO BUCKS. Originally they wanted $29.99 for this bad boy. Yeah, let me know how that worked out for you, Office Depot. While this is totally new hotness, it’s not something I would have spent thirty bucks on. As dazzling as it is – and believe me it’s wonderful – it doesn’t have any of the features I would expect from a pricey fine writing instrument – like cook my bacon without burning it.