Why can't pen companies make pens with clips that don't break off?
I like to buy roller-ball-type pens 10 or a dozen at a time. (Ballpoints are annoying.) Almost all of them have plastic clips that, sooner or later, snap off. Then I'm left with a pen whose only suitable home is in the pen-and-pencil-stuffed coffee cup on my desk.
Surely it can't be that difficult to make a pen whose clip doesn't snap off when you look funny at it?
Disclosure: A lot of the time (being retired - and in Florida) I often go around wearing a T-shirt and shorts. So the pen gets clipped in my shorts pocket. (Ever tried to clip a clip-top pen in the neck of a T-shirt?) The material of my shorts' pocket is a lot thicker than a shirt pocket (or pocket protector [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] ) which might exacerbate the situation.
I bought Zebra Marathon rollerball 3-Pack (equivalent of $2 in UK), cap & clip is one peice of strong flexible moulded plastic. Just bent clip back with a fair bit of force and didn't break, let go and it snaps back into place with no obvious signs of distress.
So far actioned the negative test case, soak test results available in 6-8 months.