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

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

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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Just Mobile AluPen Twist L stylus review

on Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Stylus

The digital age, what does that mean for writing instruments? Although, we seem to be trending away from the pen and pencil, we still have a need to use them in our everyday lives. With the advent of modern PDAs came the stylus, and while it did not replace the pen and pencil, it hasRead More…

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It’s a pen, it’s a pencil, it’s a stylus. No, it’s the Stylex 3-in-1 writing tool

on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, Gear, News, Stylus

I am forever on the search for a perfect multi-pen stylus combination, and the Stylex 3-in-1 Writing Tool, a current Kickstarter project by Dexterous, may be the one of my dreams. The Stylex 3-in-1 writing tool combines a stylus, a ball point pen, and a 0.5mm mechanical pencil into a single pen, allowing the user toRead More…

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Blast Off to More Colorful Correspondence

on Monday, June 18th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Geek Toys, News

I’m not sure how comfortable these pens are to write with, but they’ll make a very cool desk decoration for people who like retro space-age style.  These 4 Color Ink Rocket Pens from Perpetual Kid are 5″ tall and 1.5″ in diameter – much chunkier than even those huge crayons you used in kindergarten.  InsideRead More…

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Zebra Sharbo X ST3 Multi-Pen Review

on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

I haven’t used a multi-tip pen on a long time, so when Brad at JetPens asked if I might like to review the  Zebra Sharbo X ST3 multi-tip pen, I was happy to say yes. The multi-tip pens from years gone by were usually bulky and not very sleek. People would never guess that theRead More…

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The Four-Function Ruler Pen from Uncommon Goods

on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

The Four-Function Ruler pen from Uncommon Goods was designed by Adrian Olabuenaga to be the world’s thinnest four-function pen.  There is a pen with black ink, a highlighter, a mechanical pencil, a PDA stylus, and a hidden eraser under the cap.  The pen is also marked with inches and centimeters.  The Four-Function Ruler pen is $35.00.  Refills are available fromRead More…

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Side-by-side Multi-Pen Review

on Friday, December 26th, 2008
Posted in: Gear, Stylus

A couple days ago I received an email from someone asking for advice on multi-point pens. I posted that question here on The Gadgeteer so that other people could weigh in with their suggestions. Harold M. Goldner saw that post and did one better. He wrote a comparison review and asked me to post itRead More…