I don’t know why, but I have a thing for unique and tiny ink pens. I’ve been a fan of the Inka Pen for awhile, but when I saw the PicoPen from TEC Accessories, I knew I had to try one because it looked like a slicker alternative to the Inka. Let’s check it out.
Everything comes packaged in a Altoids sized tin box, with all the bits arranged in a specially molded foam insert.
PicoPen with ink pen insert
10mm split ring
Stainless steel wire rope keychain
The PicoPen is made of stainless steel and is about 3 inches long (from cap to end) and 3/16 inches in diameter. It weighs in at less than 1/4 ounce.
The cap is held in place with a rare earth magnet. Just give it a tug and it separates from the pen.
The PicoPen comes with an ink pen insert and a stylus insert. It’s easy to replace either one. Just grab the tip with your fingers and pull. Replacement ink inserts are $1.85 for a package of 3.
The pen is very short and thin, but it’s still comfortable enough to use to jot a short note or list. I wouldn’t want to use it to write a novel, but that’s not its intended purpose.
I like that several options for attaching the PicoPen have been included with the package. Here it is with the snap ring. I don’t carry it around on my belt loop as shown, but I do connect it to the eyelet on one of the zippers on my Timbuk2 Laptop Messenger bag.
The PicoPen is a simple product with an elegant design and a great price. It’s definitely my new favorite travel pen.