Pens

The original fidget toy gets a makeover

Before fidget spinning was a worldwide phenomenon, people dealt with stress by using other methods that did not include a multi-colored 3-pronged spinner purchased from the gas station checkout line. Back in the day, we used ordinary clicky ink pens to fidget (and annoy our coworkers). If you miss those simpler times, you will rejoice …

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Never lose your nice pen again, thanks to Cross and TrackR

I love beautiful writing implements, and I’ve collected a few over the years.  I’ve sadly lost a couple over the years, too.  There are a variety of Bluetooth trackers on the market these days to help you keep up with your valuables, but you can’t exactly hang a fob on your ballpoint pen.  But now, …

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Baron Fig Squire rollerball pen review

As with many of us Gadgeteers, most especially our fearless Gadgeteer-in-Chief, Julie, I like writing implements of all kinds, but I really like pens. Something about a well designed and built pen elevates the experience of handwriting, which feels increasingly like a lost art, to a higher plane of enjoyment.  That said, I’ve been a …

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True Utility gives you another option for an EDC pocket pen

What makes a perfect EDC pocket pen? Is it the size of the pen, the material the pen is made of, the type of refill it uses, or something else? There are many EDC pens on the market that you can choose from and the Telescopic Pen from True Utility is another one to add …

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Write in the dark without wrecking your night vision with this pen

Pilots, security guards, and people who wake up in the middle of the night with a million dollar idea all have one thing in common. They need to write stuff down without impacting their night vision. One solution is a pair of night vision goggles and another potential solution is the Skilcraft Luminator LED Light …

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Did you know that there’s a Fisher Space Pen for your backpack?

Fisher Space Pens haven’t been on my radar for awhile, but I happened to see an image of one on Pinterest the other day that reminded me of an updated version of the Inka Pen that I reviewed over 10 years ago. So I clicked over to the Fisher Space Pen site and was greeted …

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The Cuttlelola Dotspen lets you stipple without wrist strain

I bet you clicked through just to find out what stippling is didn’t you? If you’re not an artist, you probably haven’t heard of the term. Stippling is an art technique that is achieved by drawing dots. LOTS of dots. Thousands of dots. Maybe millions of dots. You get the idea. Using an ordinary pen …

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These beautiful steampunk pens will look perfect on your Victorian style desk

Are you a fan of steampunk style? Do you also have a lot of expendable cash lying around? Then check out the Megan Kening Etsy website for some really cool, beautifully handmade steampunk pens like this In Memory of Bessie Sm. V2 Steampunk fountain pen. This particular pen was made in memory of 1920’s American jazz and …

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RIIND The Pen review

Whether it’s smartphones, wallets, pens and other gadgets, sometimes it’s a curse being The Gadgeteer because I’m never satisfied with what I have and am always chasing my next favorite thing. Ok who am I kidding, it’s freaking awesome being The Gadgeteer for that same exact reason. There’s always something new, better, faster and more awesome …

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Sync your handwritten notes to an app on your phone via Bluetooth using the Oree Stylograph pen

As much as possible, I take notes using Evernote, but sometimes I want to draw pictures and add diagrams and calculations to my notes. In those cases, it is easier to use a pen and paper. Orée has come up with the Stylograph, a pen that works with special paper to digitize all your handwritten …

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