You may have noticed from my Filofax post that I have a bit of a passion for stationery, so I take my pens quite seriously. I have a huge collection of ballpoints, flares, felt tips and rollerballs from my days as a design student; when the thickness of the line, the colour of the ink and the smooth flow were so important. So I was quite excited to see Cross Pens were sponsoring BlogCamp London over the summer. I've been searching for a nice pen to fit my Filofax and hoped they might have a recommendation. After chatting with them more by email, the lovely people at Cross offered to send me a few pens to try out - two of which I instantly fell in love with!
Cross Tech3 combines a black pen, red pen, 0.5mm mechanical pencil and stylus into a single barrel that still fits in the pen loop of my Slimline Filofax! Perfect for gadget geeks or stationery fiends, I decided to head to Starbucks (where I do most of my planning) for a test run.
To change between the pens you just need to give it a twist, and when you're finished you twist back in the opposite direction to close. This does mean you sometimes have to circle through all the writing options as there is no way to go backwards. Though it caught me off guard at first, it was something I've quickly adapted to.
Cross Tech3 has a sleek understated style that combines practical function with gleaming chrome accents - perfect for everyday.