A.T. CROSS Cross Ion Pens

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  • Cross Ion Aurora Blue - Consider This The BMW of Writing Tools

    Jun 15, 2003 by Freak369 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Business & Technology
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sleek design, impeccable ink flow, rubber grip for added comfort.
    Cons: At $25.00 a pop – most will choose to pass on it.

    Summary: Cross is one of the premier manufacturers of writing tools. No, these aren’t pens, these are finely crafted writing tools that will stand up to years of use and abuse without breaking, falling apart or showing wear. When most people hear ... read more

  • Cross Ion Pen

    Nov 17, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Great looks, portability and accessories
    Cons: Ink keeps running out and skipping and pen falls off holders.

    Summary: These are great-looking pens that's for sure, coming in sorts of awesome color schemes. The portability is great as is the lanyard and key-ring accessories. That said, its performance leaves something to be desired as the ink keeps skipping and then ... read more

  • REFILLS

    Mar 25, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: BUY THE CROSS ROADSTER
    Cons: BUY THE CROSS ROADSTER

    Summary: WELL, I RECENTLY STUMBLED UPON ALTERNATE REFILLS THAT YOU CAN USE FOR THE CROSS ION PEN, AND THE CROSS ROADSTER PEN ( THE ROADSTER IS BY FAR THE BEST PEN, AND I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYBODY OUT THERE THAT BOUGHT THE ION, IT IS SIMILAR IN SIZE, AND WILL BE ... read more

  • A Metal Ion!

    Dec 25, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Metal body and a large ink cartridge cool mechanism
    Cons: NONE!

    Summary: This is a very nice looking pen! It is made by Cross and is of very good quality. It is nice and small, just under 5 inches approx. Unlike some of the previous ions, this one is METAL! It has a polished chrome finish. Instead of having one big rubber ... read more

  • Never without my Cross Pen

    Sep 11, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, professional quality, portable, sleek design
    Cons: None

    Summary: I am a management professional (also know as a medical librarian) and must sign off on many documents daily during my working hours. This requires my signature to be legible, durable and professional. With my Cross Ion Pen, I always have a pen at hand ... read more

  • It's One Cute Little Fat Pen!! From a Very Reliable Company!!!

    Oct 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fat, short & very comfortable! Jet black ink. Writes very good!!
    Cons: Has tendency to dislodge from cap if worn around neck. Cap hard to remove. Expensive.

    Summary: WHY CROSS? I bought the A.T.CROSS Ion Pen about three years ago not only because it looks so small, cute, fat & elegant, but mainly because it comes from a well-known company, A.T. CROSS, who have been around since, I believe, before the turn of the ... read more

  • Cross Ion - wait for aftermarket refills

    Jun 14, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, portability, look-at-me design.
    Cons: Awful reliability.

    Summary: The design of the Ion is revolutionary while very, very practical. Small - not much larger than a Bic, it fits easily into small pockets or small purses. As such, it's perfect to leave it in a oft-worn piece of clothing or bag. Though you may not believe ... read more

  • Affordable Cross with black black ink

    May 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Even dark black ink, durable, comfortable
    Cons: a bit stubby, plastic

    Summary: I am currently in college, so I tend to write a lot. Most of my writing I do with a mechanical pencil, but there are still occasions that I will use a pen to write. There are people who will go out and buy a box of 20 pens and 20 mechanical pencils, ... read more

  • Cross Ion: Great pen with some oversights

    Dec 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dark, smooth writing, small, and cool
    Cons: Short and stubby. Sometimes finicky ink delivery

    Summary: Until I got my F isher Space Pen, the Cross Ion was my running favourite as a writing instrument. I am glad to see that Cross has come back with such an innovative and eye catching design for a pen. It is the ... read more

  • Showoff.

    Aug 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Grabs a lot of attention from fellow students, friends ,and strangers.
    Cons: Ink runs out fast and refill is expensive.

    Summary: It is maybe the best or weirdest looking pen on the market. And because it is of ink format it writ ... read more

  • Pen for the future...

    Apr 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Warranty, fits everywhere, Eye-catching, writes smoothly.
    Cons: little expensive, large width/ small length make it hard to write with.

    Summary: This pen is the most stylish, sleek, and eye-catching pen ever. The pen is small enough to fit in ever pocket and wont catch or ripe the fabric, because there is no pen top. The pen is smooth to write with but my hand starts to cramp after long term ... read more

  • Cross Ion Pen: A Niche Product

    Mar 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact and convenient
    Cons: Not suitable for long term use.

    Summary: This isn't your daddy's Cross pen. The Ion's futuristic styling is meant to appeal to the 18-30 market, not the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. However, business travelers of any age might find the Ion to be a good investment for those frequent trips. ... read more

  • Cross Ion: The better gel pen

    Feb 19, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sleek ergonomic look, light, smooth writing
    Cons: Shorter and stubbier than regular pens, pricey, some trims hard to find

    Summary: Being fascinated with pens since my youth, I have always enjoyed using pens from A.T. Cross. Most of my Cross pens, however, seem to be marketed to executives in boring suits and ties would use at those endless board meetings -- those pens are heavy, ... read more

  • This Little Gel Pen Won't Quit!

    Feb 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, Won't Leak, Smooth Writing
    Cons: Pricey, Ink takes a while to dry

    Summary: Okay, why spend $20 on a tiny little gel pen right? Well, you obviously don't share in my extreme pen obsession. anyone the loves pens as much as I do has run into the same problem. You you sit down and start to write that paper. Then, the ink flow ... read more

  • If the Men in Black used pens...

    Jan 30, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact - fits in pocket, writes well, looks cool, great warranty
    Cons: Moderately expensive, a bit bulky to write with

    Summary: ...they would definitely carry the Cross Ion pen. It looks startlingly like the 'deneuralizer' carried by Jones' and Smith's characters. THE GOOD As you can tell from the photo - the pen looks rather futuristic. The sleek, ... read more

  • Cross Ion Pen -- For A Younger Generation

    Jan 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: stylish, comfortable, small, convenient
    Cons: may be too small for large-handed individuals

    Summary: The A.T. Cross Company, a distinguished maker of fine writing instruments since 1846, has finally come up with a product for a younger generation. Cross's other product lines: Classic Century, ATX, and Townsend, to name a few, are all targeted at an ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Handy,Sturdy,Nice!

    Jul 28, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Super product,great Customer Service.
    Cons: none

    Summary: I made a resolution to never be without a pen and paper for writing things down on the spot. The Ion pen has really come in handy here. It is nice and compact,the ink supply is generous,and the craftsmanship is super. Cross really did a fine job ... read more

  • Cross Ion: eh

    Dec 29, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Looks cool and the gel provides smooth writing.
    Cons: Very small, bad grip, feels cheap, and ink runs out too fast.

    Summary: The Bottom Line The Cross Ion is a average pen. This pen looks very cool nice, but there is a serious problem in the weight distribution. The part where you hold the pen to write with feels very cheap and is light, whereas the end of the pen, where rest ... read more

  • Handy Pen

    Aug 19, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Compact design
    Cons: Limited ink capacity

    Summary: I have 4 of these pens and think they are great. I find them particularly useful when wearing a shirt without a pocket. The Ion is very compact and there is very little chance of it opening up to expose the point in your pocket. I have never had any ... read more

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