I had to go there because it was highly rated in some review that was based on some reviews that were on that gigantic online retailer’s site. Where I went was to the Pilot Acroball 1.0 mm medium ballpoint pen.
The package said incredible smooth ✅, vivid ink colors ✅ striking good looks and an effortless writing experience? Let’s not get carried away.
The grip on this is outstanding. Made of textured, curved rubber it was comfortable on the achiest of arthritic hand days.
The clicker is the clickiest, i.e. the thrust mechanism seems solid and unlikely to fail for before the ink runs out.
Then pen is nice-looking with a colored gel like barrel that lets you see its parts
The question as always with the ballpoint pen is does it pass the blob test?
Blue on the far right should be an indication.
From here it looks nice. On further inspection…
This Pilot Acroball performs well in short bursts of writing like that above. For journal writing, the pen becomes more blobalicious, not so much so that I wouldn’t recommend it though. Rating 3.5🖊 of 5.
If you’re a Pilot Acroball user, let me know know your experience in the comments.