TEC Accessories is now offering a new version of their PicoPen which I reviewed back in 2009. Their original EDC pen was made of stainless steel and was pretty tiny. This new version is the PicoPen Ti and it’s longer, wider and stronger. Let’s take a look.
The new PicoPen Ti is noticeably larger when posed next to the original PicoPen. The Ti version is made of 6Al-4V titanium and has an overall length (including the cap) of 4.21 inches (107mm) with a diameter of 0.276 inches (7.0mm). It has an overall weight of 0.55 ounces (15.6 grams).
Here we see the PicoPen Ti next to a generic Bic pen.
The PicoPen Ti has a tumbled stonewashed finish and just like the original, the cap is magnetic with a split ring that can be used to attach the pen to a keychain, etc.
The opposite end of the pen has machined grooves and an end cap that unscrews to access the ink refill.
The PicoPen uses a standard Zebra F-Refill that can be purchased through the TEC Accessories site or at your local big box store that sells pens. I’d rather it was able to use Pilot G2 refills, but that’s just me.
Writing with the PicoPen Ti is much easier and more comfortable than their original smaller PicoPen. The pen has a nice weight and size. You can even post the cap on the opposite end of the pen while you’re writing, but unfortunately, it doesn’t “stick” since the pen’s end cap is not made of steel.
The TEC Accessories PicoPen Ti makes a nice addition to your EDC because it looks good and performs its intended task without fail.
Source: The sample for this review was provided by TEC Accessories. Please visit their site for more info.