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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…

Just Mobile AluPen Twist L-1

Just Mobile AluPen Twist L stylus review

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

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…


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, Styluses

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…


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…


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…


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…


Side-by-side Multi-Pen Review

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

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…