The Schneider Slider XB is a ballpoint pen that uses a hybrid ink dubbed ‘ViscoGlide’. It’s available with nine different colours of ink for about £1.75 ($3-ish) in the UK.
The XB in the name stands for extra-broad and this pen puts down a 0.7mm line. Medium and fine versions are also available. It suffers the usual ballpoint problem of an occasional skip but I haven’t noticed much in the way of gloopiness. It’s not a bad line for a ballpoint.
This pen writes incredibly smoothly. It’s a pleasant writing experience, the tip gliding (sliding, even) across the page without feeling as if it’s trying to get away from you.
The barrel is quite slim but the rubbery grip makes it comfortable to hold. The cap posts securely and the clip is reasonably strong and clippy.
The Schneider Slider XB is a good ballpoint at a good price. I don’t think it’s as nice as the Uniball Jetstream 0.7 but it beats the Jetstream 1.0 hands down.