Our editors have compiled a list of the “Top 5 Strangest (or Coolest) Pens” for your enjoyment. Which ones are your favorites?

5. Wi-Fi Pen

Made by Informatica, this Wi-Fi pen allows users to detect wireless hot spots within a 50-foot radius — priced at $19.

It also includes a state of the art “writing” feature, allowing you to jot down notes and ideas on pieces of paper, no keyboard or printer required


4. USB MP3 Pen

This nifty device not only functions as a pen, but is also a USB flash drive and MP3 player. It boasts 512MB of memory, an FM tuner, built-in microphone, LED indicator, and a shockproof case. Available now for $48 through Brando.

See, you use the voice recorder to record your CFO and CTO in the bathroom talking about embezzling funds—you were hiding in a stall, using the FM radio to pass the time


3. Pen Scanner

At $300, the RC800 is a pen-sized scanner with 8MB of internal memory — good for use on magazine articles, newspaper clippings, small photos, and more. There’s also a built-in microSD card slot for memory expansion. Files are easily transferred via USB.

2. Baller Cheating Pen

For those who’ve always wanted a multi-function pen, check out this “Baller Pen”. It features a retractable 6.5″ sheet which can be written on. On the UV coated front side, you’re able to use fine tip markers/sticks while the back side is erasable — perfect for writing on with pencils. [Source]

1. Pen Calculator

Not the most practical pen calculator, but quite interesting none the less.

A more reasonable application of this technology would be for one to be able to simply write out the problem 65 x 32 = (etc.) and have the calculator voice then answer the question



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