Writing Instruments

beta-pen-5

How would you like to own a writing instrument that never needed an ink refill or never needed its point sharpened? The Beta,Pen from German design company Axel Weinbrecht Design is such a writing implement. DadsGifts sent me one to try, so let's see if it's a novelty or a useful pen/pencil for your gear [...]

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Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews
frixion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=190&v=BZArK7AHlyg A few years ago I reviewed the Pilot FriXion erasable pen. This pen features ink that can easily be "erased" by rubbing the rubber "eraser" over the lines on a page. I have those words in quotes because the ink isn't really erased, it's been made invisible by heat from the friction of rubbing [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
highcalibercraftsman

Handcrafted, American-made products seems to be increasing in popularity in recent years, alongside military and firearm-inspired products and gear. High Caliber Craftsman sits at the nexus of this space, producing writing instruments and other items that are hand made from actual ammunition casings. With various calibers, finishes, coatings, colors and materials such as cerakote, carbon fiber, nickel [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
Moleskine-Review-10

Earlier this month, Moleskine sent an invite over to the gadgeteer crew to check out a showroom event for their Moleskine 2015 collection, located at the NYU store in New York City.  I was lucky enough to be able to attend the event and check out their new line of bags, notebooks, and other accessories. They were [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Gear, Reviews
dimondpoint_patriotpen-1

I enjoy and definitely prefer nice writing instruments. Occasionally one is introduced on Kickstarter or the like that is noteworthy. In this case, the designers at Dimond Point have recently began a crowd-funded project so that they can bring The Patriot, their precision-machined, military-inspired pen to market. The Patriot Pen is sleek, lightweight and made from high-quality military grade 6063 aluminum, [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
united-pen-4

Pens like other EDC gear provide a personal statement about the owner. People see the items others carry and can tell that they like rugged gear, home brew gear, gear with bling, etc. The United P2 Pocket Pen from United Machining LLC shows people that you like gear that is elegant, unique and has been designed to stand the test of [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
six-mile-pencils-2

Do you ever feel that you have written so much that it must measure in miles?  With these pencils from Lyon & Lyon, you'd know that you had written six miles when you've used up one of these Six Mile Pencils.  They are made by Chambers, one of the last remaining pencil manufacturers in England. [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
mhd-2015

In honor of John Hancock’s birthday (January 23rd, 1737), I challenge you to put away the QWERTY keyboard and grab your favorite pen and paper because it's National #HandwritingDay. John Hancock was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence, the act which inspired the saying "Put your John Hancock on it" that we [...]

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Posted in: News
DesignLiner

If you like to draw or design you know how much of a pain it is to switch between different tools to make shapes or curved lines. The Charles Williams Company realized this and came up with the Design Liner, a current Kickstarter project. Made out of stainless steel, the Design Liner incorporates such things [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
polar-pen-2

The POLAR Pen was a successfully funded Kickstarter project late last year and is now available to the general public. It's a modular pen, it's a magnetic toy for grown ups and it's even a stylus. Let's take a look. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. 13 magnets 2 caps 1 [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews, Styluses
moleskine-organizer

Moleskine and similarly sized notebooks make great gifts for writers, doodlers and people who like to journal. A new notebook is one idea, but here are three Moleskine accessories that any writer would be happy to see under the tree this year. First up is is one of Moleskine's line of bag organizers. Available in six colors, these [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
frixion-marker

You might remember the Pilot FriXion erasable ball point pen that I reviewed a couple years ago. Now Pilot is offering markers with the same ink erasing capability. The FriXion Color markers are available in over 20 different vibrant colors. The ink in these markers is thermo sensitive. To erase it, you have to heat [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
jet-pens-1

Today I want to show you two ballpoint pens that have been designed to take up less space than traditional pens while still providing a comfortable writing experience. Everyday Carry (EDC) enthusiasts who are always on the look out for ways to pare down the size and weight of their gear bags might enjoy learning [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
4.Ever Pininfarina Cambiano inkless pen 1

I have never spent a lot of money on a pen, although I do thoroughly appreciate a well designed, highly functional tool. The 4.Ever Pininfarina Cambiano inkless pen appears to be one of those tools. Pininfarina and Napkin collaborated to create this hand crafted (in Italy), beautifully sleek, classy pen that was inspired by the [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
isketchnote1

Digitizing notes and drawings can be done a few different ways. You can snap a picture with your phone and upload the picture to Evernote, you can scan pages with a flatbed scanner, and you can also use special pen/paper combos like those from Livescribe. All of these methods work, but each have their own [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
nockco-brasstownlookoutsassafras_00

We're fans of all manner of writing instruments as well as accessories to carry and organize them here at The Gadgeteer. When I stumbled upon the Nock Co.'s pen cases during their crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign a while back, I was immediately interested in their styling and utility---they reminding me of Tom Bihn's excellent travel items in [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, Reviews
moleskine-livescribe1

Livescribe smartpen fans who also happen to be fans of Moleskine notebooks will be happy to learn that these two companies have teamed up to offer a new series of Livescribe Notebooks by Moleskine. These notebooks have Moleskine's classic design features which includes ivory-colored acid-free paper, rounded corners, ribbon bookmark, elastic closure and an expanding inner pocket. Included in the [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
writerblock1

If flinging your 3x5 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, [...]

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Posted in: News
StretchWrite_2b

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 ink [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Styluses
scoutbooks

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 notebooks [...]

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