Ten Innovative Pen Designs is a list of innovative, cool and technically superior designs for pends, curated from around the world. These designs impress not only with their sharp look, colors and aesthetics, but also with the excellent use of technology to make them multi-purpose gadgets aimed at making writing much more than a necessary chore.
First up is this aptly named Pendragon. While the features are unmistakable with the mythical oriental monster lending a snazzy look, it is functionally superior too. The versatile unit can be a fountain-pen, ballpoint pen, digital pen or a mechanical pencil. At heart of the pen, in the central chassis, it hosts a music player, a light, a memory card slot and a WLAN connector. Towards the “tail” end there is a , charger input and bluetooth connection. And the expandable units include a microphone, camera, laser pointer/ corrector and USB connection.
And a subset of the pen above, in case you don’t want so much packed in a pen , just get this Night Writer Pen to illuminate the surface you are writing on.
Made from a metal alloy which can leave an impression on regular paper varities, this Inkless one looks like a nib of a pencil but works perfectly fine on any surface without needing a refill.
This Color Picker concept pen might just be the dream of Photoshop mongers and designers. Capable of picking up the color of objects around you to deliver an exact shade, this one is a keeper!
The laser Pointer Pen may be simple, but highly effective for those who fancy a good presentation. Imagine being able to switch between taking notes, explaining things on paper and quickly pointing to sections of your chart or graph. Cool?
If pens can endorse art, why not music? So here we are – with a Digital Music Composition Pen, which may well become a must have for music composers and rookies alike. The microphone on the phone can be sung into, allowing it to record the tune. Once you dock it to the digital notebook, it translates the tune into musical scores. ‘Sounds’ good, ain’t it?
Gigiway brings aboard yet another musical pen for learning Piano and Violin, which can either read the symbols and notes when you hover over them, or repeat and re-repeat passages from symphonies, both new and pre-recorded.
How often have you missed a piece of paper and used your palm as a surface instead? Well, this Pen+Sprayer unit creates a nice surface on your hand, but rather than needing to clear your doodling you can simply peel it off like a piece of paper to keep it aside for future reference.
Not everything is about technical awesomeness though. This Ergonomic ballpoint pen is all about a smart design which fits beautifully for the grip, providing lasting relief and smooth writing.
Rounding off the list is the perfect teeny-bopper accessory. With a nifty little Shredder this pen can quickly take care of all those secret journal pages with rants about that b*tch you know. And in case she is annoying enough to need ‘tuning out’ , you have an in-built FM radio with a earphone accessory.