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Scribbling with Sharpie's Liquid PencilCNET's Ina Fried offers a hands-on look at an innovation that blurs the once immutable boundary between pen and pencil. The $2 scribe accessory uses liquid graphite to write like a pen, yet still erase as a pencil.
-I'm Ina Fried with CNET and I am holding Sharpie's Liquid Pencil which is sort of the spork of writing implements. It's a brand new thing that uses liquid graphite and it kind of combines the best of a pen and the best of a pencil. So you can write smoothly like you would with a pen, and then like a pencil, to erase it, you just erase whatever part you wanna erase. And the liquid graphite is mostly like a pencil. They are still testing whether it works on, say, a Scantron from so you might wanna hold off taking the SAT's with it just yet. And over time, it will grow more permanent. So while it's easy to erase right now, over time, it will get more permanent though it might always be a little bit erasable. It works with any standard eraser, not just the little one they have at the top. Also, you can click it and the top goes away like a ballpoint pen, so no leaving marks or poking through your clothes. It's gonna go on sale next month, September. And it's gonna cost about $2 including a few little erasers in case you run out of the first one. For CNET, I'm Ina Fried.