Most of the time, you can find us hammering away at a keyboard somewhere, whether it's a physical model attached to our laptop or desk, or a virtual one on a phone or tablet. But occasionally, you really need to just go analog and write with a good pen. There's just something about getting your thoughts and ideas out onto paper quickly and easily that a computer can't always do. That's why we've assembled some of the best pens out there that you can't just steal from your local bank.
Uni-Ball Signo (DX):
Gel ink pens are all the rage, and the Uni-Ball Signo (DX) uses one in conjunction with a sturdy tip that puts up with heavy handed users. They're available in a wide variety of colors as well, including some exotics like pink and violet.
I first discovered these pens at my old work, and after taking a few home (by accident, of course), they soon became some of my favorites. The retractable end is handy, and it glides smoothly across the paper. It's not the prettiest pen out there, but it works awesome.
Pilot Hi-Tec C:
People who love pens just love the Pilot Hi-Tec C, mostly because it's cheap but writes smoothly with a fine tipped end. Although it comes in a wide variety of colors, they're hard to find in the US unless you order them online.
Uni-Ball Vision Elite:
This one is my personal favorite, and the one I have clipped to my Moleskine at all times. Not only will it not leak in flight, but it's also fade and water resistant. It's also very smooth to use, although it can be a bit pricey.