A 3D Printing Pen That Uses UV Light Instead of Dangerous Heat

If you've ever used a hot glue gun for a craft project, you already know how tricky and messy they can be to work with. And this is partly why the handful of 3D printing pens already on the market aren't the easiest tools to use. So maybe the CreoPop pen, which instead uses UV light to cure a liquid resin, might be a… » 6/09/14 3:20pm 6/09/14 3:20pm

A One-String Pen-Sized Guitar That Almost Plays Like the Real Thing

They're not as awkward to transport as a piano or a cello, but guitars are far from being the easiest instrument to travel with. And if air guitar never really satisfies your desire to play while away from your instrument, this pen-sized single-string playable guitar might be a better traveling companion. » 4/28/14 8:01am 4/28/14 8:01am

A Gorgeous Inkless Pen That Never Needs a Refill

Pininfarina is known for turning Ferraris and other exotic cars into even more impressive works of art, so it's a safe assumption that its new 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano writing instrument is going to cost a small fortune when available. But with an inkless design that never needs a new cartridge, it could eventually… » 2/05/14 11:20am 2/05/14 11:20am

The Classic Bic Pen Now Works On Your Smartphone Display Too

Writing implements aren't going to be supplanted by touchscreen devices anytime soon. But that isn't stopping Bic from hedging its bets and ensuring its classic see-through plastic pens remain relevant. The company's new Cristal Stylus features a rubber tip on the bottom letting you jot notes on a touchscreen device,… » 1/28/14 1:40pm 1/28/14 1:40pm

Porsche's New Pens Extend and Retract Their Tips With a Simple Shake

They're not designed for those with emphatic penmanship, but Porsche Design's lovely new Shake Pens will definitely appeal to those who like a perfect balance of form and function. Sure, the two designs might be a little on the chunky side, but that's easy to forgive, since they house a mechanism that allows their… » 11/25/13 5:00pm 11/25/13 5:00pm

A Pen That Just Might Be Mightier Than an Actual Sword

The rat race is a war fought on domestic soil, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. And those of you who bravely march into corporate America every morning need to ensure you're properly equipped for your nine-to-five battle. A shiny pair of wingtips and a brown bag lunch will only get you to the front lines. For… » 10/02/13 5:00pm 10/02/13 5:00pm

Making Your Own Pen Is So Beautiful It Might Be Worth It

Things I've considered making on my own: a computer, a coffee table, a treehouse, mayonnaise and a few other things. Things I've never considered making on my own: toilet paper, socks, phones and pens. But maybe I should reconsider that last one. Making your own pen is such a beautiful process of machinery porn that… » 5/04/13 1:00am 5/04/13 1:00am

A Fire-Starting Pen, For When Your Words Aren't Inflammatory Enough

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, but neither of those implements are really that effective when it comes to starting a campfire. So if survival and copious note-taking are high on your list when it comes to choosing office supplies, consider this tactical pen that hides a fire striker inside. » 4/19/13 3:40pm 4/19/13 3:40pm

The Pen and Sword Are Finally Equals With This Ninja Pen

Have you ever needed to secretly jot down a grocery list, or covertly sign a check? With this katana sword pen in your pocket, and roughly 25 years of ninja training, you'll leave people wondering how that signature appeared out of nowhere. At least until you trigger its neat "SHHINNG" sound effect and give yourself… » 4/03/13 8:45am 4/03/13 8:45am

This Weighted Pen Will Never Roll Off a Table

How much would you pay for a miraculous pen that's guaranteed to never roll off a table? What's that you say? Maybe a couple of bucks because that's really only a problem that plagues ship captains, students with wonky Ikea desks, and people who live directly on fault lines? It's a good thing the makers of this… » 11/01/12 4:41pm 11/01/12 4:41pm

You'll Lust Over Porsche's Laser Cut Pen More Than Its Cars

There's no love lacking for Porsche's high-performance vehicles, but compared to Lamborghinis or Ferraris, they don't always have that wow factor. At least not like the office supplies the company designs. The P'3115 LaserFlex pen from Porsche Design has a laser-cut interlocking stainless steel body that expands and… » 10/19/12 4:40pm 10/19/12 4:40pm