OfficeMax Private Brand Writing Products and Back to School Giveaway

OfficeMax Private Brand Writing Tools

Our friends from OfficeMax provided us with some free samples of their new line of OfficeMax private brand writing products that include liquid gel ink pens, liquid highlighters, and mechanical pencils.  In addition to a closer look at each of these, the kind folks at OfficeMax have agreed to supply another set of all three items as a giveaway to one of our lucky readers, just in time for back to school season. … [Read more...]

Fader Vanishing Ink Highlighter

Fader Vanishing Highlighter

So here is a product from Quirky that I've been following and influencing for a little while now.  It is a pretty cool highlighter that is being designed in a way that is beneficial to college students that want to sell their books back and earn more money.  Its called The Fader and is a highlighter that will have special ink that disappears after a fixed amount of time, like 6 or 12 months, pretty cool, right?  Now is your chance to influence exactly how … [Read more...]

Write Dudes Supergel Metallic Pens

Write Dudes Supergel Metallic Pen Uncapped and Posted

So it took a while to get these Write Dudes Supergel Metallic Pens sent to me via Amazon due to some mixups, but I finally got them with the help of Amazon's fantastic customer service.  These are 1.omm gel ink pens that come in 8 colors and each color has tiny flecks of metallic sparkly material in them, which seems to be pretty popular as of late. … [Read more...]

Pilot Juice Metallic Gel Ink Pens

Pilot Juice Metallic Gel Ink Pen Full Body

It seems like the cool new thing lately is metallic based pens and markers, so I've been on a streak of reviewing such things.  Today we are looking at the Pilot Juice Metallic Gel Ink Pens that were provided to us for review from our friends at JetPens. … [Read more...]

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Ink Pen – 0.3 mm

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Ink Pen 0.3 mm Top of Cap

The Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Ink Pen is a new spin on the very popular and great performing Pilot G-Tec-C Gel ink Pen.  The inside of the two pens are the same, but the outside is where you can see the real difference.  This particular set of pens was given to us for review by our good friends over at JetPens, however that doesn't impact our opinion of the pens themselves. … [Read more...]

Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker

Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker on a Glass

A few weeks ago we reviewed the Black Glass Weekly Planner from Three by Three Seattle, that came with a white dry erase marker, and although the item itself was really cool, the dry erase marker that came with it wasn't that great.  Today I've found a great alternative for it that comes in many colors, the Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker.  Side note, for complete transparency, this item came from JetPens free of charge for this review. … [Read more...]

The Sharpie Pen Grip – Evolution of the Sharpie Pen

Comparison of the Sharpie Pen grip sections

The Sharpie Pen Grip is a new version of the Sharpie Pen that seems to have taken a bit of the original Sharpie Pen and a bit of the Retractable Sharpie Pen to create a hybrid that seems to address some of the feedback and issues that people had with those previous versions.  Hopefully this review and the pictures will help you determine if this is the holy grail of Sharpie Pen for you, or if you would rather stick to one of the previous versions. … [Read more...]

Pilot Hi Tec C .25mm

The Pilot Hi Tec C .25mm in Blue Black

The last time I reviewed a Pilot Hi Tec C, it was actually the Coleto Multi Pen version where I used the .3mm refills, and I liked that pen lots.  With that good experience under my belt, I thought Id try out a slightly smaller version, and go with the .25mm single barrel pen. … [Read more...]

UGLee Pen Super Comfortable Ergonomic Pen

The full body of the UGLee Pen designed for comfortable writing

The UGLee Pen might be one of the most interesting looking pens I've ever seen, but just looking cool isnt enough to fit into the cool office supplies category.  Lucky for this pen, it has much more than just a unique look going for it.  It was designed by Doctor James Lee who has spent a good deal of his life in search of a pen that can be used all day that doesnt result in cramping, or fatiuge. … [Read more...]

Uniball Signo .5mm Brown Black

Comparison of the Uniball Signo .5mm and .38mm

Back when I did my first review of the Uniball Signo DX .38 in black brown, I mentioned that I didnt like how the ink looked mostly black on paper.  Well, I had a comment from one of my friendly readers suggesting that I try out the .5mm version if I wanted to be able to better see that it was brown black instead of looking like regular black, so I picked one up at Maido Stationery in CA to try it out and compare. … [Read more...]

Sharpie Pen in Orange and Purple

A six pack of the Sharpie Pen that includes orange and purple

I've heard all of this talk of orange and purple Sharpie Pens for a while, and to be quite honest, I was beginning to feel as if they were the unicorn of the office supplies world.  Random sightings here and there, and lots of people saying how awesome they are, but I couldnt find them anywhere.  When I saw the recent review of the orange one over at The Pen Addict, I finally started to accept the fact that they might actually exist. (Update they are … [Read more...]

Zebra Sarasa Clip 1mm Gel Pen

The Zebra Sarasa Clip 1mm Gel Pen

Typically when I buy my office supplies to review, I stick to pens that are at or below the .5mm range, but I figured just because I happen to like them doesnt mean I should ignore the other options out there for you to read about.  When I saw the Zebra Sarasa Clip in blue black in a 1mm version, I thought I should give it a try and write it up for those of you who like larger tipped pens. … [Read more...]

Pilot Hi Tec C Coleto .3mm Multi Pen

The unopened Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto .3mm Multi Pen

I think some of my earliest memories of being obsessed with office supplies dates back to the old school Bic Multi Pen that I used to have in elementary school.  It was always a favorite, and even at a young age I think I understood the value of having multiple choices for writing, so I still like to try a good multi pen when I have the chance.    Today's office supply review will take a look at the Pilot Hi Tec C Coleto .3mm multi pen. … [Read more...]

Zebra Hyper Jell JJ101 Review

The Zebra Hyper Jell JJ101 Uncapped

Now that Im back from 2 weeks of being mostly away from the computer, I've got a lot of  emails and comments to catch up on from my previous office supply reviews, but I wanted to keep things on schedule here and do a quick review of a simple but nice pen.  The Zebra Hyper Jell JJ101 pen is something that I think I used a previous version of years ago, but I am not able to track down any info to validate this claim. … [Read more...]

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