It's not high tech, but its weird looks alone make it a gadget as far as we're concerned.
Teachers' representatives in the UK worry that young children don't have some basic motor skills because all they do is swipe all day.
For jotting down notes and nothing more, free iPad app INKredible provides a streamlined interface and a pen that feels like the real thing.
Outline+ was already a great iPad app for OneNote users, and it just got better with an update that introduces a number of new features including SkyDrive and inking support.
The Lernstift Linux smart pen on Kickstarter monitors your spelling as you write, vibrating when you make a mistake.
Indochino's new line of menswear comes with a protective coating that supposedly repels liquids and stains and helps keep you smelling good.
The Inkling from Wacom allows you to create digital vector images automatically by drawing in regular ink on your normal sketchpad.
The makers of the original iPen are trying to top their creation with a new stylus that supports both the iMac and the iPad.
If unicorn horns were pens, they would look like Bic for Her and they would still be mercilessly mocked by hilariously snarky Amazon reviewers.
Wacom takes a stab at merging analog and digital for its digital sketching technology.