• Why Pens Are Popular On Kickstarter And What It Means For Crowdfunders

    Why Pens Are Popular On Kickstarter And What It Means For Crowdfunders

    This morning brought news of the RETRAKT pen hitting $72,000 on Kickstarter. RETRAKT is a nice-looking pen made of aluminum that looks a little bit like a part that fell off of a space ship. But $72,000 raised? For a pen? What gives? Read More

  • 2011 Gift Guide: Best Stuff For Luddites

    2011 Gift Guide: Best Stuff For Luddites

    Not everyone needs a Google Nexus. Some of you – and your friends – are happy to exist in a plane without technology, a world dedicated to quiet reflection and acoustic jamming. Here are some of our picks for the Luddites on your list this year. There are no hand-hewn axes in this list – this is gear that will keep you living in the Hipster Age while still maintaining a… Read More

  • To Heck With iPad Stands, Help Kickstart Some Handmade Pens For A Change

    To Heck With iPad Stands, Help Kickstart Some Handmade Pens For A Change

    This is what I like to see: people Kickstarting some really amazing stuff. How amazing? Try a handmade pen made of multiple pieces of wood spliced together and top-of-the-line clips and gel-inks. The pen, called the Exemplar, is half-length and costs a mere $100 (relatively cheap for a handmade pen, but still). However, it’s made by two North Carolinian lads, Cass Baltz and Bart… Read More

  • A New Take On Big Pens: The Turtle Pen

    This pen looks fun: the Turtle Work and Turtle Play. The giant pens feature their patent pending SNAPback™ mechanism, which you’ll have to see to understand. Both pens run for about $50, depending on the strength of the USD. Read More

  • It’s a pen! It’s a bullet! It writes upside down and underwater! It’s a bullet pen!

    My penmanship is withered chicken scratch thanks to years of paperless endeavors, but this bullet pen looks intriguing for the two or three times each year that I need to write something down on paper. Read More

  • Spy pen for spying on people

    Why yes, Mr. Obama, just sign here and we’ll do a the work over at the Watergate for you. Here, take my pen. No, it’s fine. It’s imported. Yes, it’s from China. Our good friends in China. Read More

  • Skink pen costs $1.99, reflects the glory of creation

    And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens.” So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, and every lizard-shaped pen, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good and the… Read More

  • Buckle up, this pen also detects Wi-Fi signals

    This is a pen. It costs $20 and can detect wireless signals using a series of between one and four glowing lights. The more lights you see, the stronger the signal!!! It runs off of two AG13 batteries, which look like tiny little buttons. I’d hope that you can somehow replace the ink once it runs out because, man, that would be a bad day. WiFi Signal Finder Pen [] via… Read More