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The Liquid Pencil

On shelves soon

In hand

Unboxing the Liquid Pencil

Loses some shine on glossy paper

Sharpie has introduced its Liquid Pencil, which writes smoothly like a pen, but uses liquid graphite that can be easily erased--at least for the first day after writing.

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The Liquid Pencil sells for about $2 (including some eraser refills) and is slated to be available at office supply stores next month.

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The liquid pencil is easy to hold, with a rubberized grip. Also like a pen, the liquid graphite tip can be hidden or revealed by clicking the top.

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Sharpie sent the Liquid Pencil earlier this month using a Thermos lunchbox as a press kit.

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The Liquid Pencil worked well on notepads, business cards, and other types of standard paper.

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Although the Liquid Pencil did well with most types of paper, it appeared faint and a bit jerky on very glossy paper, such as this notebook from the recent Techonomy conference.

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