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Michael Angeles: Hipster PDA gear

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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 wasn't too thrilled with...

I wasn't too thrilled with the Inka. The design seemed like a good idea, but it's kind of a pain to disassemble and reassemble into "full-length" mode and then disassemble and reassemble into "collapsed keychain" mode because you have to screw and unscrew part of it.

(When I say "it's a pain", I'm being relative, of course. Reassembling the pen only takes 10 seconds or so. But it's enough of an annoyance that I never felt like whipping it out to record my thoughts, thus defeating the whole point of carrying it around.)

You can use the pen without putting it back together into full-length mode, but that's about as enjoyable as writing with a golf-pencil... unless you have tiny hands, you probably won't want to write more than a few words that way.




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