Seeking a pen...

Wingsley

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Mar 20, 2014
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I received a promo package from a firm that makes promotional pens and mechanical pencils. The pen is unique, in that it acts very similar to an ordinary ballpoint pent the back end does not have a clicker-button to extend or retract the ballpoint at the other end. Instead, the entire back half of the pen clicks to extend/retract the ballpoint. But the back end of the pen has another feature: a rubber cap for tapping use with smartphones/tablets.

This promo pen is deteriorating. The finish is coming off and the ball mechanism doesn't click right anymore. I'd say this pen's best days are behind it. I take it with me everywhere, often in a pocket.

Does anyone sell rugged, high-quality pens like this that offer use as both a clickable writing instrument *and* a rubber tip for tapping on my phone? If so, where should I look? If there was a special name for this type of pen, I could search for that, but I have no idea what the specific name would be.

Thanks in advance.
 

ignatius345

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I received a promo package from a firm that makes promotional pens and mechanical pencils. The pen is unique, in that it acts very similar to an ordinary ballpoint pent the back end does not have a clicker-button to extend or retract the ballpoint at the other end. Instead, the entire back half of the pen clicks to extend/retract the ballpoint. But the back end of the pen has another feature: a rubber cap for tapping use with smartphones/tablets.

This promo pen is deteriorating. The finish is coming off and the ball mechanism doesn't click right anymore. I'd say this pen's best days are behind it. I take it with me everywhere, often in a pocket.

Does anyone sell rugged, high-quality pens like this that offer use as both a clickable writing instrument *and* a rubber tip for tapping on my phone? If so, where should I look? If there was a special name for this type of pen, I could search for that, but I have no idea what the specific name would be.

Thanks in advance.
They're not hard to find -- here's one where you don't even have to flip the thing around, just retract the ink tip part:

https://www.amazon.com/Stylus-Cambond-Ballpoint-Samsung-Capacitive/dp/B00UAH3LSG

If you don't want that one, there are one million other options listed there too.
 
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I think most stores with a significant pen stock will have something. They've been fairly common when I look. If you do grab the last one though, don't hand it out to anyone.
 
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