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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 love the Space Pen,...

I love the Space Pen, but had to give it up because of two issues:

  1. The Fischer Space Pen works great for about 2-3 months, and then the writing tip of the pen starts dribbling and glopping ink. Doesn't leak onto your clothes, but it does gets ink all over your fingers if you try to write with it. When this starts happening, no choice but to throw out the ink cartridge and spend $5 bucks on a new one. Doing this 6-7 times a year makes the pen's "Total Cost of Ownership" a little too high for my taste.

  2. The "thixotropic" (yes, that's what Fischer calls it) ink never looks quite right -- it tends to clump and smear on paper.

Bottom line: great pen if you need to write upside down, underwater, in space, etc. For day-to-day use, not so much.




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