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Michael Angeles: Hipster PDA gear

The evolving configuration of my LowFi PDA | urlgreyhot

Michael’s Hipster PDA

Michael Angeles on his super-slim lofi setup and a very cool-sounding pen:

I now carry around the Fischer Space Pen I got for Christmas a few years ago, a Nick(it) wallet I got for free in the goody bag from MAD Museum's Mad About Dance event, and a small stack of index cards.

Problem is that I often take the pen out and throw it in a bag or something so I find myself on a subway train with an idea, but nothing to write with. Tina pointed to the Inka Pen, which looks perfect.

If I attach it to my keys, I'll never be without it. Sweetness.

Ooooo...Daddy like. Anybody else tried this Inka Pen? Looks like a very clever design. (See also: Gizmodo: The Inka Pen Lets You Write Underwater)

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I use a Cross Ion...

I use a Cross Ion pen attached to my keychain as it is one piece. Just pull to extend the point. If Cross would make a fine point gel refill, I'd be extra happy. Rotring makes a fantastic telescoping ball point.

As a pen addict, I've seen the Inka site but wasn't much intruiged. My keychain used to have a neat modern design pencil on it, similar to the Inka, but the core lead/pencil section got lost and I was left with the lonely holder dangling next to my keys.

At my cheapest, I attach a keychain sized Pilot Hi-Tech C pen http://www.jetpens.com/index.php/cPath/21_82 to my notebooks. They're available at the Kinokuniya Stationary Store in SF's Japan Town (if you haven't been here Merlin, guard your credit card). Actually, they have an entire line of mini-pens and pencils with little cell-phone charm loops (really, this is just an eyeglass holder tied to string for most). The cost $3.30 each and come in many colors. SF South Bay residents can get these pens at MaiDo (look it up on Yelp.com)

Pen Lust, oh yes. Levenger's having a sale on their pens, too. Can we just call it sharing instead of enabling?




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