Originally Posted by DeoreDX
I'm not a big fan of belt clips, I've always prefered to keep my mobile devices in either a coat pocket, front pants pocket, or in my laptop case. It only took me 3 days with my Pearl to lock up my trackball for the first time because of lint/debris. I was easily able to unstick the trackball, but now I'm afraid to keep it in a pocket. Are sticking trackballs really that big of a deal and something I should worry about? Spare trackballs are cheap and the instructions on how to pop them out and clean them seem pretty simple so maybe I shouldn't worry too much about it.
Trust me...I know others will disagree but I carry my Pearl neked in my pocket and have for about a year. Yes, you will get lint but locking the keyboard and rolling the ball while keeping it depressed will make it function again. Trackballs are cheap and easily replacable. I have done it twice, not because it wouldn't function but because the ball became dark and no longer white.
I say go for it if that is your preference. An alternative is to buy a thin case without clip and slide the pearl in before placing in pocket.