I always carry a pen with me. My usual habit is to stick a pen inside my messenger bag or my backpack so that when the need for a writing implement arises, I can just get the pen inside my bag. It’s my scout preparedness at work. But preparedness is one thing and actual things working quite another. More often than not, that standby pen that I place inside my bag won’t work when I need it. Oftentimes, it’s because the pen would inadvertently move around the bag and go upside down so that the ink will flow back up the shaft. What I get would be a pen that skips like hell. Other times, the ink will just completely dry up so what I have is mocking reminder that I brought a pen for nothing.
It’s a very frustrating scenario and one that I know you guys have experienced at one time or another. That’s why I am so enamored with the Inkless Metal Beta Pen when I first saw it. This extremely cool pen is exactly what its name suggests – a pen that writes without ink. The tip of the pen is composed of a special metal alloy and whenever you write, the ink-like lines you see is not ink at all but traces of the alloy itself being left on the paper. Since the amount of alloy left on the paper is very minimal, theoretically this pen can be used for life. No more worries of ink drying up. Just consistent, constant writing again and again.
The Inkless Metal Beta Pen is available in two versions – a standard version that looks like a pen with a body made from anodized aluminum either in silver or black. There is also a keychain version that has a smaller barrel and a screw-on cap and a keyring.