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The Inkless 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano – the Ferrari of pens has arrived

on Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I have never spent a lot of money on a pen, although I do thoroughly appreciate a well designed, highly functional tool. The 4.Ever Pininfarina Cambiano inkless pen appears to be one of those tools. Pininfarina and Napkin collaborated to create this hand crafted (in Italy), beautifully sleek, classy pen that was inspired by theRead More…

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iSketchnote digitizes your drawings and notes in real time

on Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Digitizing notes and drawings can be done a few different ways. You can snap a picture with your phone and upload the picture to Evernote, you can scan pages with a flatbed scanner, and you can also use special pen/paper combos like those from Livescribe. All of these methods work, but each have their ownRead More…

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New series of Moleskine notebooks are compatible with Livescribe smartpens

on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Livescribe smartpen fans who also happen to be fans of Moleskine notebooks will be happy to learn that these two companies have teamed up to offer a new series of Livescribe Notebooks by Moleskine. These notebooks have Moleskine’s classic design features which includes ivory-colored acid-free paper, rounded corners, ribbon bookmark, elastic closure and an expanding inner pocket. Included in theRead More…

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Here’s a Writer’s Block that you won’t mind having

on Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News

If flinging your 3×5 inch pocket notebook on your desk is no longer an option for you, I have a solution to keep your workspace more organized. It’s called the Writer’s Block and it’s a new Kickstarter project from the makers of Word. notebooks. The Writer’s Block is made of a solid piece of brass,Read More…

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StretchWrite turns your favorite pen or pencil into a stylus

on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The StretchWrite is a stretchy grip that will instantly turn your favorite pen or pencil into a touch screen compatible stylus. Just put the writing tip of the pen or pencil in one end of the StretchWrite and stretch the other end over the opposite side. Now you can write with the pencil or inkRead More…

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Two alternatives to Field Notes and Moleskine Cahier notebooks

on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Posted in: News

If you like carrying pocket sized notebooks (3.5 x 5 in) but are a little bored with the current crop of Field Notes and Moleskine Cahier notebooks that are on the market, here are two alternatives that might tickle your fancy. First up are the new Polygon Word. Notebooks. I’m a fan of these notebooksRead More…

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New pen insert available for Keyport

on Monday, July 14th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, News

Yippee! Keyport, my favorite key organizer, just announced the availability of a new ink pen insert. That’s a tool I’ve been waiting for. Available in black or blue ink, the Pensert as they are calling it fits in an open Keyport slot and provides you with a handy writing instrument that’s available when you needRead More…

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Pack a Derringer Wallet Pen for writing emergencies

on Friday, March 21st, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets

Anyone familiar with Old West movies will recall the Derringer, a small, single-shot pistol typically used only as a last resort. Behold its pen analog, the Derringer Wallet Pen. Made from stainless steel with a brushed finish, this 4-inch long, slim retractable pen is small enough to clip into your wallet for those situations whereRead More…

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A bird of a different color – the Pelikan M250 DUO Highlighter fountain pen

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

I will admit that I am not a fountain pen aficionado, although I am fascinated by fine writing instruments. But when I came across the Pelikan Classic M250 Duo Highlighter, I figured that I had either come across the ultimate stroke of genius or a “what the heck?” moment as it relates to fountain pens.Read More…

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Go-to gear discussion: pens, pencils, and styli

on Monday, February 10th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Gear, Styluses

Next in the list of my go-to gear are writing implements.  I think I mentioned in a previous review, that I believe writing by hand has become a lost art form. That does not mean it will go away, but now days we are just as likely to see stylus-to-tablet as we are to seeRead More…

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This inkless pen is always at the ready

on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

I’ve seen miniature pens that you can wear on a keyring or even on a necklace;  the idea is that you always have a pen with you.  The problem with these small pens is that they have tiny ink reservoirs, so they quickly run out of ink.  With the Metal Inkless Pen + Key RingRead More…

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Accutrax looks like a knife but writes like a pencil

on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Posted in: News

Accutrax Pencil Blades may look like a standard utility knife blade, but they are actually pencil leads. They are made in the USA and come in a pack of three. Just swap out the cutting blade in one of your existing utility knives and now you have the ultimate carpenter’s pencil. These blades will layRead More…

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Tactile Turn Mover & Shaker pens will make you feel like you’re in the fast lane

on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The pen guy Will Hodges is back with his 3rd Kickstarter project. This time it’s for his newly designed pens, the Tactile Turn Mover & Shaker pens. You might recall my review last summer of Will’s EiMIM pens. Those were great quality machine turned pens made of anodized 7075 aluminum. His new pens have a similar look, but insteadRead More…

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Sorta is a paper notebook with rearrangeable pages

on Sunday, January 5th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

If you’ve always liked the convenience of a 3-ring binder, but prefer the look and feel of a hardbound book, Sorta notebooks give you the best of both worlds. There are two parts to the Sorta system. The notebinder and the stationary. The notebinder is basically the cover and spine of the book and isRead More…

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Don’t write that fancy letter without an INK machined pen

on Saturday, December 21st, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, Gear, News

I don’t know why, but I have a fascination with unique or different writing instruments. To be honest, I do not really like writing by hand, and some would say my penmanship is horrendous. But if I had to guess, I would have to say I appreciate what pens and pencils represent. A time whenRead More…

3D Printed Concepts D180 Folding Pen

Your friends may flip-out when they see the D180 Folding Pen

on Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Do you find that you never have a pen handy when you need one? Do you find that when you do carry a pen it is either too big to fit in your pocket or too small to use comfortably? The D180 Folding Pen, a Kickstater project from 3D Printed Concepts, hopes to change that.Read More…

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Apollo Pens on Kickstarter flew past 30K funding goal in 2 days

on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News

The Apollo Technical Pen and Drafting Scale Kickstarter campaign beat their $30,000 funding goal in less than 2 days. Machined out of aerospace-grade titanium and marine-grade stainless steel, the Apollo Pen features a hexagonal body with a knurled grip. It can accept 50+ precision point refills and has a modular design that allows you toRead More…

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Jackpen turns your smartphone into a ballpoint pen

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

We’ve all experienced an “oh crap” moment when we need a pen and there isn’t one to be found. I have a handy solution for you – if you carry a smartphone. It’s the Jackpen. A tiny ballpoint ink pen that stores in the earphone jack of your phone. When you need a pen, youRead More…

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Inka Mobile + Stylus lets you write or tap while on the go

on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses

You’ll always have a pen and a stylus ready for action with the Niteize Inka Mobile Pen + Stylus. This dual ended writing instrument features a nylon and carbon fiber body with a carabiner clip on one end. One end has a capacitive stylus tip and the opposite end has a blue ballpoint pen. ButRead More…

BIC Tech Stylus 2-in-1 Pen giveaway!

on Monday, August 12th, 2013
Posted in: News, Styluses

A few days ago we posted a review of the BIC Tech Stylus 2-in-1 Pen and now thanks to BIC you have a chance to win one! All you have to do is post a quick comment about what you like and don’t like about The Gadgeteer. Full contest details after the break. Prize: 5Read More…

The Ohto Minimo ballpoint pen could be the world’s skinniest clicky pen

on Monday, August 12th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The Ohto Minimo ballpoint pen has to be one of the thinnest and smallest clicky style (retractable point) ballpoint pens that I’ve ever seen. It features a metal body and pocket clip and is available in several colors including black, green, pink and orange. It comes with a special plastic card that has a sleeveRead More…

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BAUX – A customizable Bic style pen

on Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News

BAUX is a Kickstarter project for custom machined aluminum pens that use Bic pen parts. Made of Bauxite, an aluminum ore, BAUX pens aren’t really pens at all. They are really just the barrel of the pen, which you combine with readily available Bic pen parts to create your own unique writing instrument. Bic pensRead More…

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Wagner Victorinox Aviator Ballpoint Pen – A pen with tools

on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

The Wagner Victorinox Aviator Ballpoint Pen is the love child of a Swiss Army knife and a ballpoint pen. Available in Blue, Red or Black, the pen features a TSA friendly design that includes scissors, LED flashlight, cap lifter, Phillips screwdriver, wire stripper, rubberized grip and a ballpoint pen that accepts D-1 Swiss refills. If you need tiny scissorsRead More…

TiBolt – US made Titanium pen with bolt mechanism

on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The TiBolt is the latest writing instrument seeking funding through Kickstarter. Designed by Brian Fellhoelter, this is an American made pen constructed from stone washed Titanium. We’ve seen Titanium pens before, but this one has a very interesting mechanism to extend the ink tip. Instead of a standard clicky cap, the TiBolt has a slidingRead More…

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Make Your own Pen With a Hair Dryer and Plywood

on Saturday, September 29th, 2012

The DIY Pen is a unique kit from Fraser Ross art & design studio who is based in Glasgow Scotland. The kit combines plywood, rubber heat shrink tubing and ballpoint pen components. The plywood sheet holds the individual parts that create the skeleton of the pen. It also doubles as a fixture for the last step which requires aRead More…