July 28, 2009

Crossword pen/pencil/stylus

I love the Uncommon Goods catalog. Lots of decorative or useful products made with recycled/reclaimed glass, rubber, textiles, etc.; corrugated cardboard deer and moose heads to mount on your wall; cute and quirky stuff aplenty.

This four-in-one crossword pen caught my eye. It's a ballpoint, a mechanical pencil, an orange (!) highlighter, and a PDA stylus. Alas, the crossword grid on the pen has U.K.-style unchecked squares. But you can fill in answers you're sure of with the pen, the iffy ones with pencil. Circle trouble spots with the highlighter. And use the stylus for solving on a phone.