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Pack a Derringer Wallet Pen for writing emergencies

on Friday, March 21st, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets

Anyone familiar with Old West movies will recall the Derringer, a small, single-shot pistol typically used only as a last resort. Behold its pen analog, the Derringer Wallet Pen. Made from stainless steel with a brushed finish, this 4-inch long, slim retractable pen is small enough to clip into your wallet for those situations where Read More…

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Sorta adaptive notebinder review

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Does this sound familiar? You’re happily writing in your brand new hardbound journal when you suddenly make a mistake. Maybe you misspelled a word, your penmanship was sloppy or you just weren’t happy with an entry. Now you feel like you ruined your journal. If you’ve ever wished that you could remove pages, add pages Read More…

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A bird of a different color – the Pelikan M250 DUO Highlighter fountain pen

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

I will admit that I am not a fountain pen aficionado, although I am fascinated by fine writing instruments. But when I came across the Pelikan Classic M250 Duo Highlighter, I figured that I had either come across the ultimate stroke of genius or a “what the heck?” moment as it relates to fountain pens. Read More…

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

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

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 Read More…

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This inkless pen is always at the ready

on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

I’ve seen miniature pens that you can wear on a keyring or even on a necklace;  the idea is that you always have a pen with you.  The problem with these small pens is that they have tiny ink reservoirs, so they quickly run out of ink.  With the Metal Inkless Pen + Key Ring Read More…

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Accutrax looks like a knife but writes like a pencil

on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Posted in: News, Tools

Accutrax Pencil Blades may look like a standard utility knife blade, but they are actually pencil leads. They are made in the USA and come in a pack of three. Just swap out the cutting blade in one of your existing utility knives and now you have the ultimate carpenter’s pencil. These blades will lay Read More…

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Tactile Turn Mover & Shaker pens will make you feel like you’re in the fast lane

on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The pen guy Will Hodges is back with his 3rd Kickstarter project. This time it’s for his newly designed pens, the Tactile Turn Mover & Shaker pens. You might recall my review last summer of Will’s EiMIM pens. Those were great quality machine turned pens made of anodized 7075 aluminum. His new pens have a similar look, but instead Read More…

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JetPens pencil cases review

on Friday, January 17th, 2014
Posted in: Cases, Covers, Reviews

If you are a pen, pencil or even a stylus collector, you should check out all the handy pencil cases from JetPens.com. JetPens sells a large variety of pen and pencil cases, so there is no way that I could cover them all, but I picked out four of them to show you today. Let’s Read More…

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Sorta is a paper notebook with rearrangeable pages

on Sunday, January 5th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

If you’ve always liked the convenience of a 3-ring binder, but prefer the look and feel of a hardbound book, Sorta notebooks give you the best of both worlds. There are two parts to the Sorta system. The notebinder and the stationary. The notebinder is basically the cover and spine of the book and is Read More…

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Don’t write that fancy letter without an INK machined pen

on Saturday, December 21st, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, Gear, News

I don’t know why, but I have a fascination with unique or different writing instruments. To be honest, I do not really like writing by hand, and some would say my penmanship is horrendous. But if I had to guess, I would have to say I appreciate what pens and pencils represent. A time when Read More…

3D Printed Concepts D180 Folding Pen

Your friends may flip-out when they see the D180 Folding Pen

on Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Do you find that you never have a pen handy when you need one? Do you find that when you do carry a pen it is either too big to fit in your pocket or too small to use comfortably? The D180 Folding Pen, a Kickstater project from 3D Printed Concepts, hopes to change that. Read More…

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Apollo Pens on Kickstarter flew past 30K funding goal in 2 days

on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News

The Apollo Technical Pen and Drafting Scale Kickstarter campaign beat their $30,000 funding goal in less than 2 days. Machined out of aerospace-grade titanium and marine-grade stainless steel, the Apollo Pen features a hexagonal body with a knurled grip. It can accept 50+ precision point refills and has a modular design that allows you to Read More…

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Jackpen turns your smartphone into a ballpoint pen

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 Read More…

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Inka Mobile + Stylus lets you write or tap while on the go

on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

You’ll always have a pen and a stylus ready for action with the Niteize Inka Mobile Pen + Stylus. This dual ended writing instrument features a nylon and carbon fiber body with a carabiner clip on one end. One end has a capacitive stylus tip and the opposite end has a blue ballpoint pen. But Read More…

BIC Tech Stylus 2-in-1 Pen giveaway!

on Monday, August 12th, 2013
Posted in: News

A few days ago we posted a review of the BIC Tech Stylus 2-in-1 Pen and now thanks to BIC you have a chance to win one! All you have to do is post a quick comment about what you like and don’t like about The Gadgeteer. Full contest details after the break.

The Ohto Minimo ballpoint pen could be the world’s skinniest clicky pen

on Monday, August 12th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The Ohto Minimo ballpoint pen has to be one of the thinnest and smallest clicky style (retractable point) ballpoint pens that I’ve ever seen. It features a metal body and pocket clip and is available in several colors including black, green, pink and orange. It comes with a special plastic card that has a sleeve Read More…

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EiMIM X, Y, and Z Pens review

on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

EiMIM, which is pronounced with a hard “I”, I-mim or eye-mim, stands for Everything in Moderation, Including Moderation. That is the philosophy of EiMIM’s founder Will Hodges, who says “Basically, I like to keep things simple, but every once in a while you have to let loose and splurge”. Will is based in Texas and loves his Read More…

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Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen review

on Friday, May 31st, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

I have always wanted to try an actual fountain pen but have never had the chance. I wanted to see if something worthwhile has been lost overtime with the advent and widespread use of the ballpoint pen. So when the folks at GoldSpot.com offered to send the Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen, I totally raised my Read More…

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BAUX – A customizable Bic style pen

on Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News

BAUX is a Kickstarter project for custom machined aluminum pens that use Bic pen parts. Made of Bauxite, an aluminum ore, BAUX pens aren’t really pens at all. They are really just the barrel of the pen, which you combine with readily available Bic pen parts to create your own unique writing instrument. Bic pens Read More…

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Wagner Victorinox Aviator Ballpoint Pen – A pen with tools

on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

The Wagner Victorinox Aviator Ballpoint Pen is the love child of a Swiss Army knife and a ballpoint pen. Available in Blue, Red or Black, the pen features a TSA friendly design that includes scissors, LED flashlight, cap lifter, Phillips screwdriver, wire stripper, rubberized grip and a ballpoint pen that accepts D-1 Swiss refills. If you need tiny scissors Read More…

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Word. Notebooks review

on Monday, December 17th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Are you a notebook addict? Then join the club my friends. Whether you use them for keeping lists, to-dos, a journal or whatever, there’s still something wonderful about a physical paper notebook that a smartphone or computer can’t capture. My favorite pocket sized notebooks are Moleskine Cahiers and Field Notes notebooks. But now I have Read More…

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e-pens mobile digipad pro review

on Friday, December 7th, 2012

I imagine there are still some people around that actually take notes using paper and pen.  I admit I do on occasion in my role as secretary for a local club.  For the times I take the minutes, I’ve always wanted a way to convert my pen strokes to digital text so I don’t have Read More…

TiBolt – US made Titanium pen with bolt mechanism

on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The TiBolt is the latest writing instrument seeking funding through Kickstarter. Designed by Brian Fellhoelter, this is an American made pen constructed from stone washed Titanium. We’ve seen Titanium pens before, but this one has a very interesting mechanism to extend the ink tip. Instead of a standard clicky cap, the TiBolt has a sliding Read More…

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Make Your own Pen With a Hair Dryer and Plywood

on Saturday, September 29th, 2012

The DIY Pen is a unique kit from Fraser Ross art & design studio who is based in Glasgow Scotland. The kit combines plywood, rubber heat shrink tubing and ballpoint pen components. The plywood sheet holds the individual parts that create the skeleton of the pen. It also doubles as a fixture for the last step which requires a Read More…

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Titanium + Pen + Stylus = I Want

on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

Chadwick Parker and Joe Huang’s Solid Titanium Pen + Stylus Kickstarter project has 6 days of funding left. They aren’t worried though, because they have bypassed their $50,000 goal to over $254,000.  What’s so exciting about this pen? Other than the fact that it’s available in 3 finishes and made of solid TA4 Grade 4 Read More…