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    Default Kinda cool, or completely useless?

    A promotional item company sent this to us today, not sure what to think.

    Fancy pen...



    Oh dang, it's a flashlight...



    It's a fancy pen/flashlight. Whaddaya think, useful or no?

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    Default Re: Kinda cool, or completely useless?

    For the price I'll take ten

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    Default Re: Kinda cool, or completely useless?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    For the price I'll take ten

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    Default Re: Kinda cool, or completely useless?

    Carry it for a couple days. If you don't reach for it for something, you have your answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F250XLT View Post
    When/if my watch shows up, I'll send you this one
    Thanks Tim, I'll put it with my Fisher Pen Light to keep it company in the junk drawer
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    Default Re: Kinda cool, or completely useless?

    My dad got one similar at a business meeting recently and gave it to me. I'll have to post a pic later. I have it on my desk, it's decent as a pen, and you never know when you just need a pinch of light to look at something up close while you're at your desk. I wouldn't rely on it as a an EDC but it's kinda cool as a novelty thing.

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    If the quality is decent, it could have its uses. We received a promotional mini screwdriver with integrated light around the tip. Excellent idea, but its very hard to get it to turn on or off, so that one is junk and not even worth a picture. Plus the plastic tip means you won't get much torque before it breaks... I put it in with the junk lights I keep.
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    This would be great for the Streamlight Stylus guys if it weren't for the overly wrought body; put it in something simple like a Bic Stic body and you'd have a winner.

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    I can see it being useful for an executive. Nice pocket decoration, and useful for two things instead of one.

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    Almost anything free can be fun.
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    Default Re: Kinda cool, or completely useless?

    Thats dad's EDC, who would've thought a promotional pen could replace the years of attempts fro me getting him to EDC something substantial?
    First the P1-CE, then the E01, then E05, then... a pen

    Myron was the company that keeps sending them, we use them as avendor for medical supplies
    http://www.myron.com/eng/categories/...lashlight_pens

    They are not absurdly cheap, but not all that expensive either... about $3/pen at a quantity of about 50. I have never ordered promotional items beyond the realm of magnets. It is highly possible that of the fifty ordered will have a few lemons.
    Last edited by Illum; 07-09-2012 at 06:21 PM.

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    Default Re: Kinda cool, or completely useless?

    Let me know when Mont Blanc puts a Peak on the other end and ill have a positive opinion
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    Just gotta figure out how to fit it with an XM-L

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    Makes for a nice novelty item, but not much more.

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    I think all you flashaholic's should have lights on the end of your pens. I'd say it's a win.
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    Default Re: Kinda cool, or completely useless?

    Quote Originally Posted by fishndad View Post
    Let me know when Mont Blanc puts a Peak on the other end and ill have a positive opinion
    As much as Montblancs cost, it better have a McGizmo on the other end.

    Have you seen their flagship pen? It has an actual 6-pointed diamond mounted under a clear dome, in place of the normal white plastic logo on the cap. Ridiculous!

    Anyway, this little promotional pen is somewhat...more practical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97catintenn View Post
    I think all you flashaholic's should have lights on the end of your pens. I'd say it's a win.
    No, you got that backwards. I have a pen on the end of a flashlight, I have keys hanging from another flashlight, I have a knife hooked to yet another flashlight, I have pant pockets wrapped around some flashlights and a belt secured by 2 flashlight holsters.
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