The Multi-Tool Mechanical Pencil of Your Dorkiest Dreams

Despite the fact that they are increasingly archaic—or maybe because of it?—we're always on the lookout for great pencils here at Giz. So we were excited to discover that a far less expensive facsimile of one of our all-time-favorites is enjoying a quiet popularity on Amazon. » 12/29/14 5:09pm 12/29/14 5:09pm

Shock Absorbers and Shields Stop the Lead in This Pencil From Breaking

It might seem like a case of over-engineering, but there's no denying the thin pieces of lead used in mechanical pencils are prone to easily breaking. So instead of rolling our eyes at Zebra Co.'s new DelGuard pencils, which actually feature shock absorbers and retractable shields to prevent lead from breaking, we… » 10/08/14 9:00am 10/08/14 9:00am