The telescoping part seems durable. Not heavy or flimsy. My only concern is the tip which unscrews easily and now it's not straight, but it's still attached. If this breaks then I can't really use it because I use to point at student computer screen. I like the rubber tip because it's easy on computer screens when I use it in a classroom. Maybe it can be pointier since I point at small fonts and detailed diagrams. Handle feels soft.