One Minute Reviews: Corner Office Liquid Ink Rollerball Pen
Walgreen’s Corner Office Liquid Ink Rollerball Pen was an intriguing find. I almost passed it up because it looked so incredibly lackluster in the blister package. I’m glad I didn’t.
Out of the package the barrel isn’t exactly what I would consider a showstopper, resembling any number of no name pens sold specifically at drug stores. At some point these pen designers ought to accept the transparent cap has been done to death and move on to something else. Personally, nothing says, “cheap, drugstore wannabe cool pen” like a transparent cap. What exactly is there to see – ink pooling around the tip and smearing the inside of the cap? I don’t think even in these harsh economic times any of us are that hard up for entertainment.
They aren’t kidding when they call this stuff, “liquid ink”. While the pen lays down a bold line, it’s not for those who want to write and go or for left handed folks. The ink takes a loooong time to dry enough to close a notebook. This is not a “set it and forget it” type of pen. That would be one of the chief flaws of the pen.
As far as cost goes; look, if you’re making your pen purchases at a drugstore there’s already some doubt about your ability to make discern the value of a dollar. At $3.29 for a set of 4, I find these pens rather spendy. These are $2 pens if they’re a day. The quality is reasonable, but by no means spectacular and that slow drying liquid business is not going to win over any serious pen enthusiasts. This is more a pen that one would not step over if they should happen upon one lying in the street.