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Dual function pen and stylus from Levenger adds some color to your day

on Friday, April 18th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses

This simple ballpoint pen from Levenger adds a stylus tip, to make it even more functional.  The Chroma Lustra Stylus Ballpoint Pen is available in a few colors, but the blue and green colors seen here are currently on sale for only $19.95.  The pen has a solid brass body, and it measures 5-7/16″ XRead More…


If the pen is mightier than the sword, what can you say about a lightsaber pen?

on Monday, March 17th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

If you use these Star Wars Light-Up Lightsaber Pens from ThinkGeek, you’ll be able to cut through the hardest school or work assignment.  The blades light up in your choice of blue, red, or green.  (Batteries are not replaceable, so use the (light) Force wisely, young Jedi.)  Purists should know that the hilt is genericRead More…

Rotrin Quattro

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…


Make a stand for your smart device with the Bpen

on Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Multi-functional pens – how many are out on the market today? How many of us have them? The common themes among multi-functional pens is the ability to be used with today’s smart phones. They’ll have a pen on one end and a stylus on the other or on a cap. So how do you catchRead More…


Don’t knock Nock Co. handmade pen and notebook cases

on Sunday, October 20th, 2013

The Kickstarter project for Nock Co. pen and notebook cases has 10 days left to go and is already 1000% over their initial goal of $5000. Who knew that handmade (in Georgia, USA) pen cases could be so popular? Nock Co. which is comprised of Brad Dowdy (aka the Pen Addict) and Jeffrey Bruckwicki are offeringRead More…


The Pen Project

on Monday, July 30th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

This is a Kickstarter project.  The Pen Project is Ian Schon’s interpretation of the everyday writing pen.  He has machined these pen bodies and caps from 6061 aluminum, with an outer diameter of 0.5 and closed length of 4″ and open length of  5-3/4″.  The pens have a brass set screw and use a FisherRead More…


New Quiver Pen Holder Products

on Monday, November 14th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Quiver Pen Holders allow you to carry your favorite pens / pencils with the popular Moleskine notebooks / journals. They are one of my favorite geek accessories (see my review linked below in the related posts section). I’m happy to report that Quiver is offering several additions to their line of products that include newRead More…


Monteverde One Touch Stylus Pen Review

on Friday, July 15th, 2011

Back in the day, all touchscreen devices came with a tiny little stylus that was hard to hold and easy to lose.  Eventually capacitive touchscreens that respond to the touch of your fingers evolved, and most people rejoiced.  Not everybody, though, because some people like using a stylus because they don’t want to smear theirRead More…


Seltzer Goods Pens Help Save the Earth

on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

Did you know that about 100 million disposable pens end up in the landfill each year?  You can start your Earth Day celebration early this year by reducing the amount of waste you produce with the Seven Year Pens from Seltzer Goods.  Inside this pen is an over-sized cartridge that holds up to six timesRead More…


Porsche’s aren’t just for driving – Porsche Design P’3125 Slim Line Writing Instruments

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

Porsche Design has announced a new line of fine writing implements, the P’3125 Slim Line (From $260). They are known for their fine (and relatively expensive) writing tools. The P’3125 Slim Line is crafted out of polished palladium brass with a precision milled finish on the barrel and cap.


Quiver Pen Holders for Moleskine Notebooks Review

on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

I love gadgets and gizmos with LEDs, buttons and batteries, but I also love analog gear just as much. Things like Moleskine and Rhodia notebooks, pens and colored pencils are usually scattered around my desk and in my gear bag. I’ve recently started keeping a journal again and during one of my epic web surfingRead More…


Wield the Force with the Lightsaber Pen from ThinkGeek

on Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

If the pen is mightier than the sword, the lightsaber pen must be mightier than … everything!  ThinkGeek has three Star Wars Lightsaber Pens to help you hone your skills.  The pens arrive in a collector’s tin, and you can choose from red, green, or blue.  They are only $19.99 each – a small priceRead More…


Recycle Tip – Refill Pilot Varsity Fountain Pens

on Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Wee-Meng Lee sent in a nifty tip for those of you that own a Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pen and would like a relatively easy way to refill the ink instead of throwing away the pen. Wee-Meng has created a video that demonstrates his method. If you have other gadget tips like this one, please send themRead More…


Monteverde Invincia USB Pen

on Sunday, December 6th, 2009
Posted in: News

If you’d like a beautiful USB flash drive, but the sparkly Samsung lock necklace isn’t for you, check out the Monteverde Invincia USB pens.  The Invincia USB is available in two designs, the chrome cap with carbon fiber body as shown in the picture, and with a black cap and a black-and-white tile patterned body. Read More…


Pen + Bookmarker = Bookmarker Pen

on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
Posted in: Gear, News

Hello office supply geeks, I have a pen for you. It’s the Bookmarker from Everyday Innovations. This product combines a ballpoint pen, a bookmarker for your favorite book and a small stack of sticky flags. The Bookmarker pen is thin enough to be used as an actual book marker. It even has an elastic strapRead More…


Fisher Mars Space Pen – Guaranteed to Write Until Man Sets Foot on Mars!

on Monday, October 5th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I discovered Fisher Space bullet pens recently.  They have a thicker body than disposable stick pens, and they put down the ink like a dream.  Writing feels almost effortless with my little black Fisher Space pen.  They are very compact, so you can carry them anywhere.  Since one can never have too many pens, I’ve been checkingRead More…


Spotlight Gadget – Ray Gun Pen

on Saturday, February 7th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I know you want this roller ball pen from ACME Studios, Inc. and designer Ben Hall. I mean who wouldn’t want a cool retro pen like this one. It looks like something the Flash would use. Too bad that it costs $130. Ouch! I think I’ll just keep using a good old Bic.