A Birthday Pen and Post: 4 in 1 USB Pen
How much do I love Shtick or novelty pens? So much so that I actively seek them out in their natural habitat – chain drugstores and dusty clearance sections in big box office supply stores. Hot Concepts USA’s 4 in 1 USB Pen stopped me in my tracks. I love companies like Hot Concepts USA with their sundry of mostly useless gougeables that totally seem like a good idea when you’re waiting in a very long line at Rite-Aid and there is only one (slow) cashier selling lotto tickets to someone whose other items – usually tiny things or 75% seasonal candy – will not scan properly.
According to the packaging this pen is a:
2) USB 1GB Flash Drive
3) LED Light
4) Laser Pointer
Like every 12 year old, I love laser pointers but have absolutely NO use for them. Yet, whenever tempted by a similar product the absence of a laser pointer is a deal breaker. Not that they ever work right. So it is with both this laser pointer and the ridiculous LED light at the top of the pen. I tested both and they performed as one would expect for a pen you paid $2.50 for after digging through a random crap bin located just to the right gift card rack.
It writes surprisingly well, though I have no idea if I’ll be able to refill the pen. I’m kind of afraid to take it apart anymore than indicated for fear of voiding the 2 minute limited warranty. If it’s anything like my Executive Style 4-in-1 pen I’m sure eventually I’ll stumble upon refill solution that doesn’t destroy the pen. But for $2.99 – yep, that’s what I paid – if it even works as a flash drive it’s already paid for itself many times over.
In other news:
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY. Was that tacky? I was supposed to do a birthday haul video but I got sidetracked with this pen, which is now kind of my favorite. Anyway, stay tuned; a birthday haul soon.