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New Write Anywhere Pen

Post by Aushiker » 20 May 05 1:39 am

Hi

Saw an ad in the latest issue of Outdoor Australia for Uniball's new write anywhere pen. Some details at http://www.uniball.com.au/uni_powertank.htm and http://www.uniball.com.au/Powertank/PenRequest.aspx.

Looks intersting for caches etc as it is claimed it can write in the rain and on wet paper.

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Post by gunnell&pandaabear » 20 May 05 2:09 am

Came across these at a stationery trade show a couple of weeks ago, I ordered a display for stock. I've tried them, they write on a wet surface, but as yet I havn't tried them underwater (Uniball claim that divers can use them) They are also suppossed to write in below zero temperatures. They write and dry instantly on plastic surfaces and will also write upside down without the ink flow stopping. I've handed a few out to customers to test for me and hopefully should get some feedback soon.

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Post by Papa Bear_Left » 20 May 05 12:32 pm

I've had one of these in my caching backpack and jacket pocket for a few months, and they're great. As long as you're careful not to press too hard and tear the paper, they'll write on quite sodden pages.

I also haven't tried them underwater yet, as I rarely feel the need to write notes while in the pool!

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Post by Mind Socket » 20 May 05 4:53 pm

Oooh, this might be just what I need for those "Aha!" moments, which invariably occur whilst one's mind is wandering when showering.

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Post by Lt. Sniper » 20 May 05 5:02 pm

Does anyone have a barcode number? I would like to try one of these out.
I have not seen these popup at woolies yet.

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Post by Aushiker » 20 May 05 5:11 pm

Hi Lt Sniper

Now you are not trying to scam a freebie are you? :-)

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Post by gunnell&pandaabear » 20 May 05 5:12 pm

Black 4902778763674
Blue 4902778763681
Red 4902778763667

These are bar codes for the 1.0mm tip.

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Post by Lt. Sniper » 20 May 05 5:13 pm

:wink: Me! I wouldnt do that :) 8) :lol:

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Post by gunnell&pandaabear » 20 May 05 5:18 pm

Your best bet to pick these up at the moment would be newsagents, rather than the supermarket. Should be retailing for around $2.95.

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Post by Bronze » 21 May 05 7:03 pm

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Post by Mind Socket » 23 May 05 10:14 am

Doesn't write on wet paper. Pay attention Bronze! :P

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Post by Lt. Sniper » 25 May 05 5:53 pm

Neat pens, I finally found a newsagents that had them, 1 woolworths, 2 newsagents and an officeworks later.

I will put a few in some caches.

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Post by Bronze » 25 May 05 7:48 pm

Why do you want to write on wet paper?

Pay attention Rog. If it's wet it not worth writing on.

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Post by Lt. Sniper » 25 May 05 8:17 pm

Well most caches here in QLD are a little water logged, nothing waterproof, so pens like this may make things a little easier for some cachers.

Obviously you donÂ’t have that problem in NSW, things are a little dry down there..
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Post by swampgecko » 25 May 05 8:21 pm

Lt. Sniper wrote:Well most caches here in QLD are a little water logged, nothing waterproof, so pens like this may make things a little easier for some cachers.

Obviously you donÂ’t have that problem in NSW.
yes we do, with caches in the Sydney Basin, it's just a pity that the caches in the catchment area/watershed region are not damp.

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