Worldwide Fred has dreamt up another wacky solution to your insignificant problems. Borrow My Pen? ($8) would have come in handy (no pun intended) in college, or any school for that matter. You remember how classmates ask to borrow a pen and never return them? Here's how to stop pen theft in its tracks. Offer your unprepared friends one of these ballpoints with subversive taglines like "Springfield Sexual Addiction Center," "Electrolysis Is Us: The First Name in Unwanted Hair Removal," "Van Nuys Center For Cosmetic Surgery: Specializing in Difficult Gender Reassignments," etc. Pretty hilarious, huh? Just be sure not to use these when signing a mortgage in front of your co-op board.
I just came across this great tutorial for making paper-covered pens that would make a fun and affordable stocking stuffer for the holidays, so I thought I'd share. You most likely will have all of the supplies in your home, so this DIY is certainly budget beautiful! All you'll need is some clear ballpoint pens, scissors, a ruler or paper trimmer, pliers, double-sided tape, and some scraps of thin paper (try magazine or wrapping paper). To learn the steps, read more
Introducing: the dorkiest little product you will never need. It's a do-it-all device that can write, tell time, and make you the envy of any Mensa meeting. The round, digital clock is sure to attract the most spitballs in class and the lolli-nerd-pop pen is a quick way to woo the folks at work — into hating you. Any takers?
Pens are prime targets when it comes to built-in devices like spycams or flashlights. Now Digix from Korea is incorporating USB functionality into the standard ballpoint pen. Showcased on Geek Alerts, these pens come with a 1GB USB memory drive for all your on-the-go storage needs. Use as an actual pen or pop off the top cap to use the USB plug. Available in black, blue, red, and silver. Prices not released yet. I like the concept but the pens aren't exactly what I'd classify as glamorous. If they had a sleeker body I'd be all for them. What are your thoughts?
Last week I got to try out the new Fly Fusion Pentop, which allows you to transfer your notes and doodles to your PC and acts as a homework helper and MP3 player.
The device, which consists of a pen and special Fly Paper notebook costs $79.99, automatically scans and digitizes everything you write or draw in the notebook so when you hook it to your computer you can easily transfer your notes to an e-mail, word document or turn them into a jpg. The notebook and pen combo also allows you to interact with your notes and get feedback and step-by-step help, as well as play MP3s and games. The Fly Fusion was made by Leapfrog and intended for kids ages 10 and up, but I found myself wishing I would have had one in college, where I took hundreds of pages of notes a month.
For more of my review and to watch a video of how it works, read more