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54 High-Tech Writing Utensils

From Circular Stylus Concepts to Ultraviolet 3D Pens

— August 21, 2015 — Art & Design
From ergonomic stylus concepts to 3D pens, these high-tech writing utensils will transform the way you take notes. As many people abandon pen and paper for their digital devices, traditional writing utensils have largely been left behind. These high-tech devices demonstrate that the humble pen is due for a modern make-over.

One of the most interesting ways that designers have transformed our writing utensils is by making them more accessible. Beyond simply fashioning a more ergonomic stylus, designers have created pens that help those with physical challenges. For example, there are tremor-proof pens for those who suffer from Parkinson's disease, as well as oral writing implements for children with physical impairments.

Beyond a more accessible design, the conventional pen has also been infused with high-tech features. There are a number of different 3D pens that help users design multidimensional creations. There are also hybrid writing utensils that allows users to seamlessly switch from ink to paint.
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Versatile Electronic Pens
Versatile Electronic Pens
The Mimoto SmartPen Allows Consumers to Write the Old-Fashioned Way
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Customized Mechanical Fountain Pens
Customized Mechanical Fountain Pens
The Ink is a Unique Machined Fountain Rollerball Pen
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Reality-Checking Pens
Reality-Checking Pens
This Inception-Inspired Top Pen Lid will Keep You in Touch with Reality
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Ergonomic Writing Utensils
Ergonomic Writing Utensils
This Modern Stylus Fits the Natural Curves of Your Hand
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Handheld Digital Drawing Tools
Handheld Digital Drawing Tools
The Scriba is an Ink-Free Drawing Aid Used to Draw & Sketch Online
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Space-Inspired Drafting Pens
Space-Inspired Drafting Pens
The Apollo Technical Pen and Drafting Scale Has Style and Precision
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Ultraviolet 3D Pens
Ultraviolet 3D Pens
The Creopop 3D Pen Uses Ink That Solidifies When Exposed to Ultraviolet Light
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Customized Multipurpose Highlighters
Customized Multipurpose Highlighters
These Highlighter Pens Have Three Different Marking Uses
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Wine-Infused Pens
Wine-Infused Pens
The WINKpen uses Wine, Beer and Coffee Instead of Ink
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Modern Smartphone Pens
Modern Smartphone Pens
Samsung's 'S Pen' Lets You Scribble and Draw on Your Screen
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Stainless Steel Pocket Pens
Stainless Steel Pocket Pens
The Move Mini Bolt Action Carrying Pen is Lightweight and Compact
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Adjustable Whiteout Pens
Adjustable Whiteout Pens
The Modi-Roller Has a Width Adjuster to Cover All Sizes of Written Text
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Parkinson's-Assisting Pens
Parkinson's-Assisting Pens
The ARC Pen Vibrates To Make Writing Easier For Parkinson's Patients
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Dislocating Minimalist Pens
Dislocating Minimalist Pens
Align by Beyond Object Reinterprets the Traditional Writing Tool
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Conducive Ballpoint Pens
Conducive Ballpoint Pens
'Circuit Scribe' Lets You Make Circuits Just By Doodling On Paper
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Custom Counterbalancing Pens
Custom Counterbalancing Pens
CB + P by Bobby Davis Does Not Follow a One-Size-Fits-All Model
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Phone-Charging Pens
Phone-Charging Pens
The Power Pen Works As a Pen, Stylus and Backup Phone Battery
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Electrifying Paint Pens
Electrifying Paint Pens
This Electric Paint Pen Produces Real Electrically Conductive Paint
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Bulletproof Pens
Bulletproof Pens
The Cold Steel Shark Tactical Marker is a Super Durable Permanent Pen
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Tremor-Proof Pens
Tremor-Proof Pens
Writing with Parkinson's is Made More Comfortable with This Vibrating Implement
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Futuristic Audio Ink Pens
Futuristic Audio Ink Pens
The HP Vision Pens Puts a Whole New Medium in the Hands of Techies
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3D Printing Pens
3D Printing Pens
This Amazing Pen is Able to Draw and Print Objects Instantaneously in 3D
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3D Retouching Pens
3D Retouching Pens
Retouch3D Uses Heat to Melt Away Imperfections On 3D-Printed Objects
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Size-Adjusting Pens
Size-Adjusting Pens
The Takumi Writing Utensil Designs Have an Adjusting Length Size
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Oscillating Upright Implements
Oscillating Upright Implements
This Balance Pen Maintains a Perpendicular Posture Upon Your Desk
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Reverse-Functioning Pens
Reverse-Functioning Pens
The EDCpen Functions Upside Down, Under Water and In Space
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Ballpoint Tablet Pens
Ballpoint Tablet Pens
This Bic Pen Stylus Can Write on Touchscreens as Well as Paper
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Paintbrush Pen Hybrid Tools
Paintbrush Pen Hybrid Tools
This Paint Pen Makes the Job Easier and More Effective
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Lightweight 3D Printing Pens
Lightweight 3D Printing Pens
The Lix 3D Printing Pen Lets You Create 3D Plastic Doodles
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Latte Art Pens
Latte Art Pens
CinniBird Lets People Design Drinks and Dishes with Spices
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Personalized Handwriting Robots
Personalized Handwriting Robots
Bond's Calligraphy Service Offers Automated Note & Letter Writing
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Highlighting Calligraphy Pens
Highlighting Calligraphy Pens
This Highlighter Pen is Inspired by Traditional Writing Techniques
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Analog-to-Digital Pens
Analog-to-Digital Pens
Write On Paper then Edit on Your Computer with the Equil Jot Pen
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Fire-Starting Writing Tools
Fire-Starting Writing Tools
Smith & Wesson's Fire-Starting Pen is a Must-Have in the Wilderness
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Oral Writing Implements
Oral Writing Implements
The Plant Pen Set Enables Disabled Children to Write with Their Mouths
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Doodle-Digitizing Pens
Doodle-Digitizing Pens
The Neo Smartpen N2 Takes Your Scribbles and Doodles Digital
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Circular Concept Styli
Circular Concept Styli
This Grip Pen is Designed To Give a More Ergonomic Hold While Writing
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Magical Manipulating Pens
Magical Manipulating Pens
The Chartpak Blender Pen Lets You Transfer Pictures to Other Surfaces
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Child-Safe 3D Pens
Child-Safe 3D Pens
The Polyes Q1 is the First Child-Safe 3D Sketching Pen
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Fabric-Mending Pens
Fabric-Mending Pens
The Fabric Pen Repairs Clothes Without Sewing
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Handheld Acupuncture Pens
Handheld Acupuncture Pens
The Bennoti Acu-Pen Brings Pain Relief to the Palm of Your Hand
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Plastic-Emitting 3D Pens
Plastic-Emitting 3D Pens
The 3Doodler 2.0 Made An Appearance at CES 2015
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Digital Drafting Pens
Digital Drafting Pens
Pencil by FiftyThree is the Perfect Companion to the Paper app
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High-Powered Defensive Pens
High-Powered Defensive Pens
This Impromptu Tactical Pen Has the Ability to Penetrate a Window
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Luxurious Fashion House Pens
Luxurious Fashion House Pens
Hermes and Marc Newson Collaborate to Make the 'Nautilus'
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Butt-Kicking Pens
Butt-Kicking Pens
The Nunchuck Pens are an Unexpected Form of Ninja Tools
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Handy Screwdriver Pens
Handy Screwdriver Pens
The Mininch was Inspired by the Pencil for Portable On-the-Go Functionality
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Transformable Toy Pens
Transformable Toy Pens
These Transformers Pens are More Than Meets the Eye
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Sculptural Inkless Pens
Sculptural Inkless Pens
The Pininfarina Cambiano Inkless Pen Features a Beautiful Design Aesthetic
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Multi-Tool Styluses
Multi-Tool Styluses
The Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Pen is Digital and Analog
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3D-Printing Pens
3D-Printing Pens
The 3DSimo Mini Facilitates the Manual Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Creations
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Auto Ink-Adjusting Pens
Auto Ink-Adjusting Pens
The Pluma Pen Prototype Dreams of an Automated Multi-Colored Pen
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Fire-Starting Pens
Fire-Starting Pens
The Endure Survival Pen Can Start Fires and Shoot Flares
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Ballpoint Pen Printers
Ballpoint Pen Printers
The Pen Printer Makes Use of Discarded Writing Implements for Ink
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