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, you […]
Need a new multi-functional item for your EDC? Then take a look at the Tactical Pen from Cybernetic Research Labs. What makes this pen different from others is the addition of a carbide end-piece that can be used as an emergency glass breaker. The pen is built of several connecting sections, allowing for multiple […]
Ever wanted to make one of your doodles come to life, just rip it right from the page? That childhood fantasy is shortly going to become a reality. The 3Doodler is up for funding on Kickstarter; it’s a 3D “printing” pen that utilizes the same base ABS plastic used in 3D printers to physically create […]
Sherpa Pen Shells are thin covers for popular disposable pens like Sharpie, Uni-Ball, Pilot pen and Accent highlighters. They are available in a variety of styles from online retailers such as Paradise Pen for around $30. The main question that comes to mind is why? Would you buy one of these for your favorite cheap […]
We’ve seen multi-tools before, but how about a multi-tool that happens to be in the form of a pen? The Smith & Wesson Tactical Survival Pen not only writes like a normal ink pen, but it can break glass and start fires. It’s made of Aircraft Aluminum with a screw off top that exposes a […]
Many of you have commented on my pen reviews, as to who would pay $100+ for a ‘ballpoint’ pen. I still believe in many of these cases that you get what you pay for: a finely machined, ultra-durable writing instrument designed to last a lifetime. That said, I was dancing the Net this morning and […]
Several years ago, I reviewed SureFire’s Pen I & II and still use them today. I typically have one of these pens with me daily. Due to its size and form factor, the SureFire Pen II is my pen of choice to have with me on my travels. They are both rock solid and have […]
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 of […]
Do you carry a full sized pen in your pocket or gear bag, or do you keep a mini pen on your keychain? If you’re looking for a new mini pen, check out these great looking offerings from Sunshine Products USA. They are available in Titanium, Brass, Aluminum or Stainless Steel with your choice of […]
Several years ago, I reviewed the stainless steel BenchMade 1100 pen that I love and continue to use to this day. It is half medieval dagger, half fine writing instrument. The 1100 looks so weapon-like, I am afraid to take it with me through airport security screening; worried that some overeager TSA agent would confiscate […]
Do any of you remember the Johnson Smith Company ads that appeared comic books back in the 70′s? They had tons of cool novelty items that I would drool over, wishing I had money to buy them. I think ThinkGeek is the Johnson Smith Company of the 21st century. These guys always have the most […]
You have a favorite notebook and you have a favorite pen. How do you keep them together in one place? You could duct tape the pen to the cover of your notebook, which isn’t a very elegant solution, or you can get the Pen Clip from Authentics. It’s a much more elegant pen holder for […]
One of my favorite technology tools, the Livescribe Pen, is getting an upgrade. Livescribe announced the release of the Echo pen. This seems to address almost every criticism I have had for this most useful tool. It comes in a 4 and 8 GB version.
Grand Illusions offers a pen with an 8 cm-long stainless steel body and no ink supply. There’s no need for ink because the pen writes with a soft metal alloy nib that’s been sharpened into a “pencil point” shape. The metal pen is inspired by Medieval writing implements that also used metal nibs to draw on specially coated paper. The […]
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.
To be honest, before I reviewed the KROMA and U2 Ultra LED Flashlights I had never heard of SureFire. But after using several of their extremely well made flashlights, I have come to further realize that (99% of the time) you get what you pay for. Last year SureFire introduced their first Pen, the EWP-01, […]
The HawkPen is a regular ink pen, but it also has a 3x LED lighted magnifier built into the barrel.
SureFire is normally known for their high quality flashlights, but they also offer a nice looking pen. It has a hard-anodized aerospace-grade aluminum body with a stainless steel clip and tip. It uses Schmidt® Technology easyFLOW 9000 ink cartridges. The Blue version looks pretty snazzy, but the $90 price tag knocks it out of the […]