How the Pen Evolved from a Humble Paintbrush Into a Precise Instrument of Writing Perfection

Yeah, you can buy those blue Bic pens in bulk if you want—a boatload costs about as much as your morning coffee. And all pens are pretty much the same, right? Of course not. Cheapo pens are much more likely to leave ink smeared across your nose, bleeding through your pants pocket, or glopping up your page. » 4/12/12 3:20pm 4/12/12 3:20pm

Ballpoint Pen Doubles as an Emergency Cellphone Charger

Brando is known for quirky and offbeat gadgets » 9/05/08 3:15pm 9/05/08 3:15pm, but they deliver their fair share of as well. Case in point, this ballpoint pen that can also be used as an emergency cellphone charger. According to the description, it averages a 100 minute charge time, 20 hour standby time and 2 hours of talk time on one AA battery.…

Free Ride Ballpoint Pen: Left Behind by Aliens?

What was designer Jean Pierre Lepine thinking when he overengineered this ballpoint pen for his Free Ride Collection? Maybe he was thinking that as soon as enough people bought it for its retail price of $190, he would be the one getting a free ride. Check out the gallery for a look at it all the weird color choices… » 9/20/07 12:36pm 9/20/07 12:36pm