Pens

The look and feel of your favorite writing instrument is important, but even more important is the ink refill. You can have the coolest looking pen on the planet, but if it doesn't write well, it will never become your favorite pen. When you find a refill that writes well, but won't fit in the [...]

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Pokka Pen review

An essential part of anyone's EDC kit should be a pen that can easily fit in your pocket so that you'll always have it when it's needed. There are quite a pens on the market that have been designed for pocket carry, but they tend to be too expensive. No one wants to spend a lot [...]

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Posted in: Paper and Pens, Pocket Gear, Reviews

CROSS is currently running a promotion called My Long Story Short... Where people tell their story of a significant moment in their life or message for someone special boiled down and captured in a few meaningful words. For some, this may be difficult or impossible but for others vividly easy. For me instead of reaching into the past, [...]

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Last week I posted a review of the Karas Kustoms RETRAKT pen. I really liked the pen but wished it had a better clicky mechanism. The RETRAKT isn't the only pen made by Karas Kustoms though. They were kind enough to send me the Bolt pen to try. Is this one clicky enough for me? [...]

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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" X [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses

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 generic [...]

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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 see [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Gear, Styluses

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 catch [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear, Styluses

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 offering [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, News, Paper and Pens

The Pen Project

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 Fisher [...]

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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 new [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 their [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Styluses, Tablets, Ultra Portables

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 times [...]

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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.

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 surfing [...]

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Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews