Yard-o-Led Viceroy Pens

Yard-o-Led Pens are known for their lucrative sterling silver body and their iconic original design. The Viceroy collection from Yard-o-Led captures the glimpses of the same design without the hexagonal barrel and the nut-like appointment at the end of the pen. It is the epitome of Yard-o-Led pen’s design and quality.

Available in fountain pen, rollerball pen, ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil option, the Viceroy collection has been sub-divided into three categories depending on the pen’s size. They are 1) Yard-o-Led Viceroy Pocket, 2) Yard-o-Led Viceroy Standard, and 3) Yard-o-Led Viceroy Grand. Let’s take a detailed look at all three groups.

1. Yard-o-Led Viceroy Pocket: Its petite body makes it an ideal pen for travels. Built of solid silver, the pen is the same size as that of the Yard-o-Led Diplomat series, just a mere 4.4 inches. The size might churn out issues for huge handed people, but is comfortable otherwise. Available in hand-hammered intricate detailing made by the Yard-o-Led craftsmen, the Pocket pen comes with either a Victorian or a Barley engraving. Offered in only fountain pen and ballpoint pen version, the former uses cartridges only and is fitted with an 18k white gold medium nib and as a result gives an excellent writing experience on paper. It has a fairly decent grip section which adds to the pen’s comfort level and ergonomic design. The Viceroy Pocket ballpoint pen works with a twist mechanism and features the same elongated conical tip hood that I so very much endear.

2. Yard-o-Led Viceroy Standard: There are comparatively longer than the Pocket version, approx. 5 inches. Slim and long, the Viceroy Standard is a beautiful work of art, available in a plain body, a barley engraving or a Victorian engraving. The fountain pen version is fitted with a rhodium-plated 18k gold nib which comes in fine, medium or broad widths. The pen comes with an ink converter and can also use international sized ink cartridges. The twist mechanized ballpoint pen comes with a Long-life ballpoint refill. The pen series also comes with a rollerball pen and a mechanical pencil. Unlike the pocket Viceroy pens, these are the “standard” size and fit snugly in your hand. Although slim, the pen’s solid silver body lends it the desired weight which has been smartly balanced throughout the instrument. Overall, it is a decent pen.

3. Yard-o-Led Viceroy Grand: This collection resembles closer to the Viceroy Standard, but is slightly broader and heavier. Available in Barley and Victorian finishes, the pen comes in fountain pen and rollerball pen modes. The fountain pen is fitted with a rhodium-plated 18k solid gold nib in fine, medium and broad widths.

The meticulous engraved details on the pen’s body are hand-hammered by Yard-o-Led’s skilled craftsmen. Each pen is designed to provide utmost comfort and luxury to its users. The fountain pen and rollerball pen comes with a spacious grip section. Their caps are easy pull off/on and post snuggly without wiggling out. The ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil mode feature the elongated conical tip hood that has been a trademark of Yard-o-Led writing instrument.

Founded in 1934 by a Mr. Brenner, Yard-o-Led pencil and pen company developed a pencil mechanism that enabled each pencil to hold 12 three-inch pieces of lead at one time; thus, its name. Today it is fondly called YOL and is known for a brilliant collection of fountain pens, ballpoint pens, rollerball pens and mechanical pencils.

Yard-o-Led Diplomat Ballpoint Pen

I personally find the streamlined body and elongated tip hood of the Yard-o-Led Diplomat ballpoint pen therapeutic. There is just something so relaxing to know that you can hold the pen around its snout, without dipping too close to the refill tip. I guess, it’s just me, but you cannot deny that it is a beautiful pen, although a little off than regular.

Hand crafted from solid silver, the stunning writing instrument comes either with patterns on its hexagonal barrel or with a smooth finish. Both one of them is exclusive and looks forever new with a single wipe. The sterling silver retains its razzle-dazzle even after a long time. Each Diplomat ballpoint pen is individually numbered and hallmarked like all Yard-o-Led pens. The push mechanized ballpoint pen has a straight barrel, which tapers down to become an elongated tip hood at one end and slightly bigger nut-like push button on the other end. This is popular, classic design of Yard-o-Led pens that has remained unchanged since 1934.

The clip is slightly curvaceous and pretty springy. There is no trouble whatsoever in getting the clip affixed to a pocket slip. It has the brand name engraved on the clip. At 4.5 inches, this is not a very long pen, so for people with massive hands the pen may prove to be a disaster. But otherwise, it is a perfectly good pen. It is slim too, which might hint towards light weight, but its all-silver body makes up for that. For a slim and short pen, the Yard-o-Led Ballpoint Pen has a substantial weight and feels sturdy.
The ballpoint pen comes with a Yard-o-Led ballpoint refill which writes stupendously well on paper. The pen is comfortable to use and the fact that it doesn’t have an appointed grip section lends freedom of space to the writers. Like I mentioned earlier, I like to hold the pen closer to the nib and this pen’s long tip-hood allows me to place my grip anywhere I please. There is a lot of space in between the tip and the beginning of the barrel, which is endearing. The hexagonal barrel prevents the pen from rolling, which is a deal-sealer feature for many.

The pen is delivered in a luxury presentation box and also comes with a polishing cloth. The writing instrument comes with a lifetime guarantee. A complete Yard-o-Led Diplomat writing instrument set also includes a mechanical pencil, which can be purchased separately if that is what you are looking for.

Founded in 1934 by a Mr. Brenner, Yard-o-Led pencil and pen company developed a pencil mechanism that enabled each pencil to hold 12 three-inch pieces of lead at one time; thus, its name. Today it is fondly called YOL and is known for a brilliant collection of fountain pens, ballpoint pens, rollerball pens and mechanical pencils.

Monteverde Stylus Series

I saw a post on a social media a few months back regarding a separate lane for mobile users in China. That is how virtual the world has become. We do everything on the move and fast. And gadgets like smart phones and tablets have just made our fast paced life convenient and easier to cope with. In comes Monteverde Stylus Series.

Designed to work with capacitive touch screen devices, the Stylus pen from Monteverde functions in similar ways as does the Bamboo Stylus pens or Cross Stylus pens. Fitted with a precision stylus instead of a tip or a nib, the stylus pens are used to input commands on touch screen surfaces of a computer, mobile or tablets. As far as Monteverde is concerned it has taken a big leap with their stylus series. Not only do these pens work as a touch screen device, but is also a notch higher considering the writing instruments that they are fitted with.

Like, the touch screen stylus series from Cross and many other stylus makers, Monteverde stylus line also features a collection which has a ballpoint pen adjusted to one end of the tool, while the other end is mounted with the precision stylus. Monteverde called it the “One-Touch Stylus Ballpoint Pen”. However, it is pretty cool of Monteverde to design a stylus fountain pen. Even better is the “tool” collection, which lodges, not only a pen: fountain, ballpoint or rollerball, and a responsive stylus but also a phillips and flathead screwdrivers (located under the stylus top), a built in level inside the barrel, ruler and 3 different scale functions.

The Monteverde stylus series empowers today’s generation to live an active life on the move. The fast lane life requires us to be ready at all time, with the right tools and instruments. With Monteverde, such readiness is possible. But Monteverde is not the only one who has made an ingenious invention. There are USB stylus pen, which has a stylus on the tip for precise functioning with a touch-screen device and breaks open in the middle to reveal a USB. Companies that ace in the production of touch-screen phones and tablets have always been in the race of bringing out the best working stylus pens to complement their product. Samsung stylus pen and stylus from Apple are a few names that lead this race.

But regardless which company or brand leads the stylus making race, one cannot deny the fact that everyone is catching up. Stylus pens are the trendiest and perhaps the most user-friendly tool to work with tablets and phones; at least for now. Who know what will they come up with in the future?

Cross Stylus Pen

With the advent in digitization, everything from music to movies to written works is now available in the click of a button. We no more send handwritten letters to people, because there are faster mediums; emails and phone calls or text messages. We live in a virtual dimension, which has enabled a few things around us to change for the better.

Cross Stylus pen series is one of those good changes we eagerly wait for. When the first of the series hit, it was iconic. The Tech 1 collection from Cross Stylus series was designed to be the perfect match for the ever growing market of smart phones. Advertised as a “smart phone’s new best friend”, the pen glides smoothly through any capacitive touch-screen phones or tablets and saves the screen from oily smudges and fingerprints. Sleek, slim and stylish, the stylus pen came with a security tether which could conveniently be attached to the headphone slot of the device. Available in an impressive range of flamboyant colors to match your respective device, the touch screen stylus pen was designed to be precise and thus convenient. But Cross took it to the next level with the Stylus Tech 2.

The Tech 2 was a notch above than its predecessor. Designed to give its users the technical edge as well as a firm hold on tradition, the pen flaunted a ballpoint tip on one end and a narrow 6mm precision stylus on the other. The latter functioned in the same manner and gave equal performance satisfaction as stylus Tech 1 pen, while the ballpoint tip responded smoothly on paper. Both flawless gliders made the Tech 2 a hit among pen enthusiasts. The dual personality Tech 2 pen flaunted a sleek, slim body and was an assertive smasher in the market.

Next was the Tech 3+ stylus, which brought together the options of writing with a black ballpoint, a red ballpoint, 0.5mm mechanical pencil and working with a stylus tip on a touch-screen device. In an effortless twist of the pen, you have the option to write with a red or black ballpoint pen and a 0.5 mm pencil. The other end is the capacitive stylus which gracefully floats across your touch-screen smart phone or tablet. With the stylus and pen combo, you have the familiar writing instrument and the techno giant stylus in one device. The multi-functionality of the writing mode and the impressive stylus makes your creative ideas come alive in the manner that is best suited for you. Either work on your tablet or on a paper pad, you have the right weapon in your pocket.

Bamboo Stylus Review

A century back, writing simply meant writing with a pen or pencil on a paper. A few decades back, the idea of writing changed to typing, tapping, doodling and what not. Recently, writing has come back to retain its original meaning, but with a twist. Technology and writing has come a full-circle with the invention of touch-screen phones and tablets, and their better half, the touch-technology pen. The Bamboo Stylus series introduces you to this latest writing advancement but in style.

Just pick up a Bamboo Stylus and jot, doodle and sketch on your touch-screen device to send a message or take a note. Available in eight different versions, each Stylus is designed to fulfill a certain demand and fit individual preference. Read on to find out what the latest and best of the Stylus series can do to improve your touch-screen experience.

Bamboo Stylus fineline: It looks like a pen, feels like a pen, writes like a pen but on a touch-screen device. With a fine tip, it gives writing a thinner and crispier edge without any smudges. The tip is sensitive to pressure which adds to the precision the pen delivers while taking notes, scribbling ideas or writing a message to someone. Available in five contemporary colors, from your safe grey to a bright hot pink; Bamboo Stylus is a style statement too.

Bamboo Stylus solo: Light in weight, stylish in look and smooth in performance, the Bamboo Stylus Solo has a carbon fiber nib that although looks like a ball, gives a smooth, fine performance on screen. Great for sketching, doodling, annotation as well as writing, the pen balances well on hand. Add its availability in vibrant colored body and it becomes an instant heart winner.

Bamboo Stylus duo: The duo from Bamboo Stylus brings the best of both worlds together. A pen to write on paper with on one end and a carbon fiber nib to work on screen on the other, the Bamboo Stylus duo is ergonomic in design and responsive in performance. Now, conveniently switch between paper and screen. The ballpoint end is smooth on paper and the carbon fiber nib gives a smudge-free experience on any touch-screen devices.

Bamboo Stylus mini: Great things come in small packages, so did the Bamboo Stylus mini. It is small in size but it doesn’t compromise with performance. Comfortable to hold and portable, the Stylus mini comes in an array of vivacious colors. Its replaceable rubber nibs are firm and give a smooth experience on screen.

The Bamboo Stylus pens work on most touch-enabled devices including tablets and iPad. They are easy to use, cost-effective and responsive. Pick one that best fulfills your need and you can be assured of the performance. Now draw, write, doodle, scribble, sketch on your device. The world is yours.