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Karl-Lagerfeld Has Put His Name Behind a $3,000 Set Of Coloring Pencils

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Faber-Castell has been making colouring pens for a couple of hundred years. They’ve recently teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld, the famous designer, to release a limited edition set of colouring pencils. Called the Karlbox, it contains hundreds of different pencils, a short overview of which is below:

120 ALBRECHT DÜRER ARTISTS’ WATERCOLOUR PENCILS Fully water soluble, unsurpassed lightfastness and colour brilliance. 60 POLYCHROMOS ARTISTS’ COLOUR PENCILS Smooth, intense colour laydown and outstanding lightfastness. 60 POLYCHROMOS ARTISTS’ PASTELS Highly pigmented pastels for details and shading of larger areas. 60 PITT ARTIST PENS BRUSH Lightfast India ink pen with flexible brush nib. 13 PITT ARTIST PENS FINELINER Lightfast India ink pen for detailed drawings. 3 PITT ARTIST PENS METALLIC Lightfast India ink pen with high opacity even on dark paper

Of course a limited edition, Karl Lagerfeld colouring box doesn’t come cheap, and this one clocks in at $2,850.

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Cronzy Pen Scans Any Color You Want, Then Writes In That Color

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The headline pretty much sums up what this fantastic pen can do. It’s called Cronzy, and packs a special ink with a mechanism that will mix it on the fly and produce any of 16 million colors. You can pair the pen with a smartphone and select any of these colors through an app. Better yet, the Cronzy has a color scanner: just point it at any object and it’ll instantly start writing in that color! It works a lot like the eyedropper tool in most photo editing applications. The pen comes with 5 interchangeable nibs so you can write and draw in different styles, with different width lines. It’s stored in a special carrying case, which also doubles as a charger.

Imagine the possibilities for any artist out there. Provided it works as advertised, and the ink doesn’t run out too quickly or cost too much to replace, the Cronzy could be a hit. It’s being crowdfunded on Indiegogo at the moment, and they’re still far from their $200,000 goal. But given the nature of the product, we wouldn’t be surprised if they went viral at any moment and smashed through their objective. It’s still time to get in the Very Early Pricing of $139, and hurry up because it goes up to $219 after that.

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Renegade 3D Pen Uses Shredded Bottles As “Fuel”

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Some of you may remember the 3Doodler pen that allowed you to draw a real objet in thin air, in three dimensions, freehand. It extruded a melted plastic filament that instantly hardened, making it possible to draw complex structures. The Renegade Pen is just like that, but with one important twist: it prints 3D models by recycling your plastic bottles, files, and bags.

Renegade is designed to accept strips cut from PET plastic bottles, plastic bags, or even plastic files and in sizes ranging from 5-7 mm and thickness of between 0.14-0.35mm. It can also use standard filaments, such as PLA, ABS, nylon, TPE, HIPS, wood et cetera, as long as they are of 1.75mm diameter.

Bottles are easily turned into thin filaments using the ChupaCut plastic bottle shredder, filaments which are then fed to the Renegade Pen. You’re then free to set the feed speed and the extrusion temperature (between 50-320 degrees Celsius (122-608 Fahrenheit)), which will help you fine-tune the viscosity and fluid properties of the extruding plastic. It’s a cool idea, one that’s both eco-friendly and thrifty at the same time (those PLA refills aren’t cheap!). If you want your own, you’ll have to part with £60, or roughly $80USD, and wait until February 2017 for shipment.

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Deal Of The Day: 78% Off On 3-in-1 Mighty Stylus, Pen & 8GB USB Drive

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It’s a pen. It’s a stylus! No, it’s a USB drive… Well, yeah, you figured it’s all of the above, and it’s pretty darn cheap too.

The 3-in-1 Mighty Pen is a one-stop shop for the communication needs of today’s world. With just one gadget that easily slips into your pocket, you can share files and photos with the USB, jot down notes, and double-click and scroll with the stylus. Plus with 8GB of space—that’s 2 million pages of data—you can keep all your on-the-go files in one place.

– Acts as a stylus, pen & USB storage
– Stores up to 2 million pages of data w/ 8GB of space
– Hides the USB w/ its covert design
– Fits anywhere w/ sleek, compact design
– Compatible w/ Macs & PCs

Normally $60, it’s $12.99 with today’s deal, as always shipped for free.

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Deal of the Day: 78% Off On 3-in-1 Mighty Stylus, Pen & 8GB USB Drive

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The 3-in-1 Mighty Stylus, Pen & 8GB USB Drive should be the modern man’s companion. It does three tasks in one device, and does so at a ridiculously low price.

The 3-in-1 Mighty Pen is a one-stop shop for the communication needs of today’s world. With just one gadget that easily slips into your pocket, you can share files and photos with the USB, jot down notes, and double-click and scroll with the stylus. Plus with 8GB of space—that’s 2 million pages of data—you can keep all your on-the-go files in one place.

– Acts as a stylus, pen & USB storage
– Stores up to 2 million pages of data w/ 8GB of space
– Hides the USB w/ its covert design
– Fits anywhere w/ sleek, compact design
– Compatible w/ Macs & PCs

Normally $60, it’s an astonishingly low $12.99 after today’s deal. Think about that: for less than the price of a USB drive, you get an additional pen and stylus. Shipped, of course, for free.

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Chameleon Pen Blends Colors On The Fly, Creates Awesome Gradients

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Drawing with an actual pen and ink is a thing that people still do, no matter how much digital drawing tablets have evolved. The Chameleon Pen is an interesting new type of drawing tool that allows you to produce multiple color tones, stunning gradations, highlights, shading & seamless blends, all with one pen. It does this by a process they call “fusing”, during which the nib of your pen enters into contact with the mixing nib of another flask containing coloured toning medium; the longer these two stay in contact, the stronger the gradient will be. The toning medium basically flows into your pen when the nibs touch, mixes in the nib, and then flows back out smoothly as you draw. It’s rather complicated to explain properly, but watch the video below and you’ll see the beauty.

Prices start at $5 for one random colored pen, and $25 for 5 skin or gray toned Chameleon Pens.

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WINKpen Can Use Any Liquid, Even Wine, To Write

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We live in a disposable society, or at the very least a society that seems too comfortable with the idea of throwing away things once they’ve outlived their apparent usefulness. But Portland-based designer Jessica Chan created the WINKpen as a way to go against our throwaway trend, and promoting sustainability, by creating the WINKpen. The writing implement can use any staining liquid as ink, like beer, tea, and even wine.

Unlike other fountain pens, where the ink usually comes out of a metal nib, WINKpen’s nib is made of glass. Spiraled grooves in the glass nib feed “ink” to the paper, producing a more pleasant aesthetic effect. Additionally, using glass offers the advantage of avoiding corrosion, plus it’s easier to clean.

It’s an interesting concept, if only a little unnecessary and unfortunately a bit overpriced. A WINKpen will cost you a rather hefty $60 pledge.

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Retouch3D Pen Lets You Clean Up Those Messy 3D Prints

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Unless you’ve ever owned a 3D printer, you might not know that quite often the objects they spit out contain small imperfections, be it little filaments that stick out, supporting structures that need removing, or stray plastic. Most people have gotten used to applying the finishing touches with sandpaper, razor blades or even irons, but these are all crude. The Retouch3D is a variable-heat pen made specifically for the task of, well, retouching your 3D prints. It can be set at the exact melting points of the various materials used in the printers, from PLA (polylactic acid), ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), resins or even wax. And then the heat can be varied in small increments so you can get exactly the kind of viscosity you’re looking for. Additionally, there are 5 interchangeable heads, allowing you to perform various tasks like removing, refining, or blending.

If you want yours, you’ll have to pledge $149 on their fully-funded Kickstarter campaign, and hope to get it by December, their expected shipping date.

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Card Pen Fits In A Wallet, Reminds You That Pens Still Exist

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Pens are delightfully old school. And yet there are still times when they’re needed, like when you have to sign a check or fill out a customs declaration form. Now, the fundamental trifecta of pocket items includes the following: a wallet, keys, a smartphone. Notice the lack of pens from this group. But with the Card Pen, you can have a clever pen that’s about as thin as a quarter and is small enough to fit in a standard wallet. The ink cartridge is retractable, in a way, and the whole thing is customizable so you can use it as a business card. On Kickstarter now, $15 will get you two blank ones, while $30 will have them engraved.

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