May 3, 2006
Mini-Pen Throwdown: Two pens enter — one pen leaves
Constant readers will know that one of my obsessions is writing implements.
It is imperative that the best possible tool be available at all times.
For out-of-home (and out-of-body) experiences nothing beats the simple, elegant Swiss Army Knife pen accessory (below).
At 2.75" long, it fits into any wallet unobtrusively.
Now comes a new development in the portable writing space with, I must say, a most innovative and potentially useful feature.
From the contender's website:
- Wallet Notes™
Wallet Notes keeps pen and paper always in your wallet!
The size of a credit card, its slim cover contains a pad of 15 self-stick notes and a tiny pen with Flexigrip™ "wings" [top] for a stable grip.
It fits easily in your wallet
for instant access anywhere and pop-up tabs on the top and sides make it easy to retrieve.
Set of three.
3½" x 2¼".
If there is one weakness possessed by the Swiss Army pen accessory, it is the difficulty with extended use: it's impossible to get a comfortable grip on the narrow cylinder.
The magnificent Flexigrip wings are a huge step forward.
I am tempted to purchase Wallet Notes, then bag the notes and use the pens until they run out of ink, then transfer the Flexigrip wings to a Swiss Army pen (assuming they fit) and from that point on enjoy my writing implement hack.
A set of three Wallet Notes costs $12.85.
The Swiss Army Knife pen accessory is $1.95.
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Tracked on May 4, 2006 11:39:41 AM
I do remember one of your past entries that showed a pen you said was THEE best ballpoint pen in the world. I meant to write down the info so I could pick one up for myself but never did.....can you remember what pen I'm referring to and where I might find one? I, too, am obsessed with finding the ultimate writing instrument. Thanks!
Posted by: Maureen | May 5, 2006 12:10:11 AM
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