THE BEST Pens

Zero Tolerance Tactical Pen

Zero Tolerance Tactical Pen

Made in Oregon, the hard anodized aerospace grade aluminum tactical pen from Zero Tolerance is a solid choice for an everyday carry. It’s fluted for good grip, has a quick release cap and a sharp tungsten carbide glass breaker tip if an emergency should arise.

Chameleon Pen

Chameleon Pen

Artists will go bonkers over this new marker, which can blend between multiple tones and intensities of ink from a single pen, allowing for seamless blends and gradations without the need for multiple pens. Here’s how it works.

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VertiPen Wearable Pen

VertiPen Wearable Pen

A stainless steel pen that splits into chain-linked segments. You can use the bundled beads and cord to wear it as a bracelet, put it on your pants’ belt loop, etc. It also comes with a stylus tip. We hope it came with better beads though.

Wacom Bamboo Spark

Wacom Bamboo Spark

Similar to Livescribe, Bamboo Spark’s pen-and-paper combo digitizes your handwriting. It can store up to 100 pages on its own and transfers notes to mobile devices via Bluetooth. The Bamboo app lets you rewind, edit and share your notes. Drops 10/15 for $160.

Kokuyo Beetle Tip Highlighter

Kokuyo Beetle Tip Highlighter

Kokuyo’s Beetle Tip highlighter pen gets its name from its horned tip, which lets you highlight in bold, sharp or with two lines to keep the marked part unobscured. Kokuyo also has a dual-color variant.

Patriot Precision Pen

Patriot Precision Pen

A military-inspired writing instrument made from mil-spec 6063 aluminum, finished in anodized black with a powder coated spring steel clip and a tip that looks like a gun muzzle brake. Easily refillable with Pilot Dr. Grip refils.

Tool Pen

Tool Pen

Back in stock! This handy gadget combines a writing instrument with a stylus, philips and flathead screwdrivers, level, 3-scale ruler and an eraser all in one. Available in yellow, black or silver; ballpoint or rollerball variants.

Equil Smartpen 2

Equil Smartpen 2

The Equil Smartpen 2 builds on its predecessor, adding support for Android, Windows and OS X alongside iOS. It now has internal storage, so you can digitize notes and sketches even without a computer, then just import them later.

Scribble Stylus & Pen

Scribble Stylus & Pen

A stylus and a pen that have a color sensor, letting you copy and store colors from the real world. Use the stylus on your computer or mobile device, or get the pen and use your colors on paper, thanks to its built-in CMYK ink cartridges.

CreoPop 3D Printing Pen

CreoPop 3D Printing Pen

Unlike other 3D printing pens, the kid-friendly CreoPop doesn’t have a hazardous heating element. It uses UV light to cool and solidify its ink. It has a variety of inks, including magnetic, glow-in-the-dark and scented inks.

Adobe Ink & Slide

Adobe Ink & Slide

Adobe solves the iPad pen dilemma. The Ink is a elegant aluminum stylus with a precise tip and pressure sensitivity, and Slide augments on-screen drawing with a tactile ruler for drawing lines and other shapes. Full review on Technabob.

VibeWrite Learning Pen

VibeWrite Learning Pen

Formerly called Lernstift (“learning pen”) VibeWrite is a refillable pen that helps you learn English. Currently, it vibrates to point out spelling errors. Future updates will enable it to help improve your handwriting and grammar.

Lix 3D Printing Pen

Lix 3D Printing Pen

Like the 3Doodler, Lix is a handheld PLA/ABS 3D printer that makes creating objects as simple as writing or drawing. It’s main advantage is its compact size, making it more comfortable to hold. Hey Lix guys, the camera is over here.

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Totem Pens

Totem Pens

These unique aluminum alloy writing instruments each have a special cap which can be used as a spinning top. The weighty metal objects can help you pass the time, or help you figure out if you’re trapped in a dream or not.

Equil JOT for iOS

Equil JOT for iOS

Equil JOT is an ink pen that can record what you’re writing or drawing on paper in real time. You can then edit, annotate and share your work from your iOS device. However, your device cannot be in sleep mode while you’re recording.

Move Mini Bolt Action Pen

Move Mini Bolt Action Pen

A 3.3″ pen made of hard anodized aluminum. It has a bolt-action mechanism and a hole for threading a keyring or a lanyard through. It will only work with Lamy M22 refills though (one is included with each purchase).

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

The new Livescribe 3 smartpen pairs to your mobile device via Bluetooth. Together with the Livescribe app and notebook, it will digitize what you write in real time. The app converts your handwriting to text, calendar events and more.

Grime Writer

Grime Writer

Create legal street art by writing messages in the layer of dirt and filth coating many smooth-surfaced urban objects. This fat-tipped marker writes using soapy water, so your art will be washed away in the next big rainstorm.

Polar Magnet Pen & Stylus

Polar Magnet Pen & Stylus

Andrew Gardner invented a pen and stylus combo with a body made of 12 small cylindrical magnets. Use its body as you would any other magnet or just play around with it. The pen is compatible with 0.3mm gel ink cartridges.

S&W Tactical Stylus Pen

S&W Tactical Stylus Pen

Smith & Wesson’s Tactical Stylus Pen is made of anodized aluminum. The body has a sharp pointed butt and a screw-on cap with a stylus tip. The pen uses a Parker-style refill.

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Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens

Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens

FriXion pens use heat-sensitive ink that can be rubbed off. If you left your paper exposed to heat, Boing Boing says you can recover what you wrote by placing the paper in the freezer. It won’t work if you rubbed off the ink though.

Outdoor Journal Kit

Outdoor Journal Kit

Rite in the Rain’s Outdoor Journal Kit consists of a water- and dirt-repellent notebook, an all-weather pen that can write upside down or on wet paper and a durable carrying case. Available in different notebook sizes.

Titanium Click Pen w/ Stylus

Titanium Click Pen w/ Stylus

Ti-Click pens have titanium bodies and interchangeable capacitive stylus tips. The Ti-Click PRO works with 45+ types of rollerball refills while the Ti-Click RTS works with 35+ Parker-style refills.

The CoCoPen

The CoCoPen

An elegant and substantial pen crafted from solid aluminum alloy and the shell of an actual coconut. Each piece of the tropical tree nut is CNC machined and hand-polished to become part of the grip and cap of the pen.

3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

The 3Doodler uses technology similar to that of 3D printers to heat and cool a stream of plastic as it passes through the pen’s nib and allows you to lift your imagination off the page by writing in thin air.

Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Pen

Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Pen

A new Livescribe pen that can record and digitize whatever you write or hear, and send it wirelessly to Evernote, so you can instantly view and search it anywhere in the world, on just about any device.

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