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Here’s a Writer’s Block that you won’t mind having

on Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News

If flinging your 3×5 inch pocket notebook on your desk is no longer an option for you, I have a solution to keep your workspace more organized. It’s called the Writer’s Block and it’s a new Kickstarter project from the makers of Word. notebooks. The Writer’s Block is made of a solid piece of brass,Read More…

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StretchWrite turns your favorite pen or pencil into a stylus

on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The StretchWrite is a stretchy grip that will instantly turn your favorite pen or pencil into a touch screen compatible stylus. Just put the writing tip of the pen or pencil in one end of the StretchWrite and stretch the other end over the opposite side. Now you can write with the pencil or inkRead More…

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Two alternatives to Field Notes and Moleskine Cahier notebooks

on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Posted in: News

If you like carrying pocket sized notebooks (3.5 x 5 in) but are a little bored with the current crop of Field Notes and Moleskine Cahier notebooks that are on the market, here are two alternatives that might tickle your fancy. First up are the new Polygon Word. Notebooks. I’m a fan of these notebooksRead More…

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New pen insert available for Keyport

on Monday, July 14th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, News

Yippee! Keyport, my favorite key organizer, just announced the availability of a new ink pen insert. That’s a tool I’ve been waiting for. Available in black or blue ink, the Pensert as they are calling it fits in an open Keyport slot and provides you with a handy writing instrument that’s available when you needRead More…

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Acme Studio 7FP pen review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, May 25th, 2014

I like pens.  Beats the heck out of carving pictograms into rock.  You know, take a harder rock and scrape it against the softer rock.  The process is tedious but the results do last a long time.  Pens make it a lot easier and, as everyone knows, they are mightier than swords.  If only NedRead More…

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Sidekick 3D printed journal pen holder review

on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

The Sidekick is a journal pen holder that is made in the USA eight at a time from starch based plastic using a homemade 3D printer. The Sidekick sticks on to most any hard covered notebook or journal from popular companies like Moleskine, Rhodia, Leuchturm and many more. It adds a convenient holder for your favorite writing instrumentRead More…

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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 whereRead 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 pagesRead 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, 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…

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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 RingRead 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 layRead 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 insteadRead 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’sRead 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 isRead 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 whenRead More…

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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 toRead 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, youRead 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, Styluses

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. ButRead More…

BIC Tech Stylus 2-in-1 Pen giveaway!

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

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 sleeveRead 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 hisRead 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 myRead 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 pensRead More…