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Titanium + Pen + Stylus = I Want

on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses

Chadwick Parker and Joe Huang’s Solid Titanium Pen + Stylus Kickstarter project has 6 days of funding left. They aren’t worried though, because they have bypassed their $50,000 goal to over $254,000.  What’s so exciting about this pen? Other than the fact that it’s available in 3 finishes and made of solid TA4 Grade 4Read More…


Bobino – Is it a pen or a bookmarker? It’s both.

on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Posted in: News

The Bobino Slim Pen is a super thin ballpoint pen (4 mm thick) that stores in your favorite notebook like a bookmarker. I’m not sure how comfortable it would be for writing long entries, but its small size allows you to easily store it in the notebook so you always have a pen handy. TheRead More…


Stad Compass – Draws Circles With Style

on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The Stad Compass from JetPens makes me miss geometry class a little bit. This writing instrument has a refillable 0.5mm mechanical pencil with a hidden needle that folds out so you can draw arcs and circles. It’s available in 4 colors (Blue, Green, Red and Silver) for $10. It might be a fun gift forRead More…


Craving a cheeseburger, but on a diet? No problem, just sniff your pen.

on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Are you day dreaming about a big slice of chocolate cake right now? Curb that craving by sniffing your pen. Say what? Sniffing the Diet Support Pen is supposed to curb your appetite and put you in a calm state of mind within 5 minutes of sniffage. The Diet Pen looks like an ordinary pen with a ballpointRead More…


Sunshine Products Now Offering Carbon Fiber Mini Pens

on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

Check out this nice looking Aluminum and Carbon Fiber mini pen from Sunshine Products. Sunshine’s mini pens are modular, so you can “build” one with your own choice of body (stainless steel, aluminum, aluminum with carbon fiber or brass), end cap (brass, copper, aluminum, stainless steel), pen cap (brass, copper, aluminum, stainless steel), cap styleRead More…


Writing instrument that never needs sharpened and never runs out of ink

on Sunday, December 11th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

It’s not really a pencil and it’s not really a pen. The Beta Inkless Pen designed by Axel Weinbrecht, is a writing tool with a tiny metal tip made of lead that unlike regular lead pencils, will not wear down with use. It lays down a grey line that doesn’t smudge or erase and canRead More…


evo.pen – The Remedy for Chronic Hand Pain when Writing

on Monday, October 24th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Julie’s recent posts about erasable pens and mechanical pencils has woken my own office-supply love.  I found a really unusual looking pen that’s designed to reduce hand pain when writing.  The evo.pen is said to be the remedy for hand pain when writing due to arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetititve stress syndrome, and writer’s cramp.Read More…


Leather Pencil Caps – Stuff you don’t need, but want anyway

on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The Kanda Misako Leather Pencil Cap is a cool way to protect the tip of your favorite pencil (and maybe some pens). It’s available in a large selection of colors that include: Black, Navy, Turquoise, Orange, Camel, Pink, Blue, Yellow, Wine, Red, Chocolate, Purple and Green. You can see more images at Although theyRead More…


Keep Your Writing Implement With Your Moleskine Notebook Without Using a Cover

on Sunday, July 10th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

Moleskine is expanding their line with pens and pencils designed specifically for writing in their notebooks.  The pencils (shown top right) are 5″ X 0.375″ X 0.25″;  their rectangular shape allows them to fit more compactly against the notebook and their rounded edges make them feel more comfortable in the hand.  The pencils have 2BRead More…

Turtle-Turtle Play-01

Would you shell out the cash for these Turtle pens?

By: Andy Simmons
on Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Posted in: Uncategorized

There’s a shared obsession with unique writing instruments here at The Gadgeteer, so it’s sort of a big deal if I can beat my fellow Gadgeteers to posting about a new and different gadgety pen.  Turtle, a new company based out of the UK, has just released their first two contributions to the world ofRead More…


Knight Hawk Pen Magnifying Pen Review

on Sunday, September 27th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

I love finding unique writing instruments and I think that the Knight Hawk Pen certainly qualifies as unique. What is so interesting about this ballpoint pen? It has a built in magnifying glass in the body. At first glance, the Knight Hawk pen looks like an ordinary ballpoint pen that you might see on anyone’sRead More…

Does your child have an idea for a book?

on Thursday, September 24th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Tikatok is an online book community where kids write, illustrate and publish their very own books. The site provides easy-to-use Web tools so that any child can become a published author and turn his story ideas into real books and incorporate his very own artwork as illustrations. Children can then take their book and shareRead More…

Write in the rain – Black Trekker Pen

on Sunday, September 20th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

The all-weather Trekker pen writes on wet paper and upside down in temperatures from -30F to 250F. It’s 4″ long pen and has a flat Black metal barrel with comfort grip. The pen’s cap has a convenient ring to attach to a lanyard. Get one for $20.95 from Rite in the Rain. This site alsoRead More…


Spyderco BaliYo Trick Pen Review

By: A.J. Repp
on Thursday, September 10th, 2009
Posted in: Geek Toys

Butterfly knife or writing utensil? Actually it’s the Spyderco BaliYo Pen that is designed like a butterfly knife, but it’s a pen too. I was truly looking forward to doing this review, because I am what you would call a GEEK when it comes to cool and different pens. So when I got this thingRead More…


Benchmade 1100 Series Pen Review

on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
Posted in: Gear

When I read the Spotlight Gadget blurb Julie did on the Benchmade 1100 series pen, I instantly wanted to see/use one in person. Fortunately, the folks at Benchmade were kind enough to send me one to review. Technically speaking they sent me the 1100-4, which means the 1100 series shape, stainless steel body with blackRead More…


The Pilot’s Pen Review

on Sunday, August 9th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

Here’s the scenario: You’re in the dark and you need to write something. By some weird coincidence, you’re not a mutant that can see in the dark (if you happen to be a mutant that can see in the dark, well yay for you). So, now what do you do? You use the Pilot’s PenRead More…


Measure stuff with your pen

on Monday, August 3rd, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Here’s something that I’ve never seen before… The Messograf Caliper / Pen is an ink pen with built in calipers. Nifty idea! I measure things all the time, so this would come in very handy for me. It has a 0.1mm metric and 1/16″ inch scale. The price is $27.90.


TEC Accessories PicoPen Review

on Friday, July 31st, 2009
Posted in: Gear

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.Read More…

A pen that might be mightier than a sword – Benchmade 1100

on Monday, July 27th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

The Benchmade 1100 series pen is made of anodized CNC machined Aluminum or Stainless Steel and uses ink cartridges manufactured by Fisher Pen Company. This instrument can be used as a pen or a kubotan (a self defense weapon). This particular model is available in several colors and sells for $120. Benchmade makes other pensRead More…


A folding ballpoint pen that fits in your wallet

on Friday, July 10th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, Wallets

The Foldz Flat Pen is a stainless steel writing instrument with leather trim that folds down to the size of a credit card, for easy storage in your wallet. The design is interesting, but I’m not sure how comfortable it would be to write with due to the triangular shape that it folds into. IRead More…


Spinz – another trick pen

on Thursday, July 9th, 2009
Posted in: Geek Toys

Back in the mid 80’s when I was getting my Computer Tech degree, I remember seeing a guy in one of my classes spinning and twirling a Bic pen around his thumb. I loved watching him do it, but I was too shy to go up to him and ask about it. This was beforeRead More…

Is it a pen, a yo-yo or a weapon?

on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

I’m going to warn you all right now – I’m currently obsessed with finding unique writing instruments. Namely, small ball point pens. In my surfing adventures tonight, I have found the BaliYo. This ‘device’ resembles a butterfly knife, but is actually a ballpoint pen that contains a Fisher Space Pen pressurized ink cartridge. The interestingRead More…


Tiny titanium travel pen

on Monday, July 6th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, Travel Gear

I’m always on the lookout for unique pens. Expecially small ones that lend themselves well to carrying in a small gear bag. I think I found one that may replace the Inka Pen that I’ve been using for awhile now. It’s the Valiant Concepts Stainless Steel EDC Pen. It’s made from a bar of TitaniumRead More…


Freeform Zip Pen – wearable ink pen

on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

The Zip Pen is a compact 0.5 mm point pen that is worn on the middle finger of your writing hand so you always have a pen ready while you type on your computer, read your mail or are on the phone. They can be found at Office Depot for $2.99.


HawkPen Lighted Magnifier Ink Pen

on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

The HawkPen is a regular ink pen, but it also has a 3x LED lighted magnifier built into the barrel.