even the most zealous SP fanboy (read: me) cannot deny that the magnetic clip for the pen is a joke. it has fallen off many times, and worse, makes the whole tablet feel fragile. so I thought, when I do I really really need t use the pen? not all the time. mostly I like it for marking up long documents people send me or things I am working on. usually in my office, but sometimes on the go. but not sitting in front of the TV at night (your mileage varies). my stupid solution is to have two pens. one I leave on my desk at work, so I can grab it whenever I want to mark up a document. the other I leave in the Incipio bag I bought at the M$FT store, which is barely large enough for the SP itself but has this nifty pocket into which I stuff 1) an RT charger 2) a wedge mouse 3) a pen. this way the pen never falls off and the device doesn't feel fragile like it used to. the tradeoff is that every couple days when I wnt to use the pen, Ineed to fish for it in the bag ut how hard is that? so there you go.