iChic Gear Calligrapher

A tablet stylus and a ballpoint pen in one “handy” hybrid

Image: Hugh Threlfall

If you’re one of the ever-increasing tribe of business users of tablets, you may well feel a bit less ape-like using a stylus (like the Wacom Bamboo I featured last year) instead of a finger to select and move text about on a document. In the extremely unlikely event, however, that you’re on a business trip and are working simultaneously on a tablet and a piece of paper, this Swiss-designed hybrid ballpoint pen (at one end) and rubber-tipped tablet stylus (at the other) could be your lifesaver. Or not.