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4 function ruler pen

by Adrian Olabuenaga
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  • the story

The Fantastic Four

Simplify your desk and your pockets with this super-thin innovative ruler pen that features an orange highlighter, a black ballpoint pen, a pencil and a PDA stylus all in one.

To change the options, simply hold the pen horizontally and rotate it until the icon for the desired function faces up, then just click on button #1. To retract any function click on button #2. Ruler features centimeters and inches and there is an eraser under button #1. Instructions and case included. Refills available for lead, ink, highlighter, stylus, and eraser.

Designed by Adrian Olabuenaga, who set out to create the world's thinnest four-function pen and limit the amount of writing utensils people needed. Made in China.

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  • details
Item ID
16807
Made from
aluminum, metal, ink, lacquer finish
Measurements
5.63" L x .34" W
Notes
Black pen ink and orange highlighter ink included. To clean, gently dust with dry cloth.
  • the maker

Adrian Olabuenaga

Designer Adrian Olabuenaga was born in 1955 in Buenos Aires Argentina but grew up and was educated in Los Angeles, California. Raised with an architectural background, he has from a young age, been inspired by architecture, design and art. Primarily working in a medium of functional art, his first solo show was in 1983, featuring his famous art radios and furniture.

In 1985, he founded ACME Studios with Lesley Bailey his wife. His jewelry designs were included in the "MEMPHIS Designers for ACME" collection, as suggested by Ettore Sottsass. His necklace "Atomic" from that collection won him an award with DESIGN Plus, Germany. His brooch and earrings from the same collection were featured in the MEMPHIS exhibition in 2005, at Museum of Decorative Arts in Frankfurt, Germany.

Not only is he the CEO and Creative Director of ACME, but he also currently designs for Ritzenhoff, Boeing, Disney, Mercedes Benz, Warner Bros. and many others, as well as creating corporate identities and branding for many companies.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4 FUNCTION RULER PEN
 
4.0

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (52)
  • Unique (41)
  • Bright (36)
  • Durable (21)

Cons

  • Low quality (7)
  • Delicate (4)

Best Uses

  • Office (39)
  • Gifts (18)
  • Kitchen (8)
  • Outdoors (8)
  • Living room (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (37), Budget shopper (14), Practical (9), High-end shopper (6), Stylish (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (25), No (8)

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1.0

Not what I expected

By 

from San Antonio

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Bright
  • Unique

Cons

  • Lead Wouldn~'~~t Stay Out
  • Low Quality
  • No Highlight
  • No Ink
  • Nothing Worked
  • Wouldn~'~~t Change Funtions

Best Uses

    Comments about 4 FUNCTION RULER PEN:

    I think this is a very unique and innovative idea, but it just did not do what is said it would do. I'm a regular uncommon goods shopper, and of the many things I've purchased this is the only bummer. You can't win them all.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Service and delivery is always great!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Cool

    By 

    from Ms

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Office
      • Outdoors

      Comments about 4 FUNCTION RULER PEN:

      It was so cool. Nice gift, nice packaging. the only thing i noticed is the highlighter.. I was expecting a thinker point. Overall, it is so unique! Love it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Great gift

      By 

      from KC, MO

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 4 FUNCTION RULER PEN:

            There are fancier pens out there, but none that are more fun to give. I was buying a gift for my dad, a man who seems to have it all, but he did NOT have it all-in-one! He is thrilled with it, and so am I. It works well too!

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Love this pen!

            By 

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Functional
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Learning curve

            Best Uses

            • Office

            Comments about 4 FUNCTION RULER PEN:

            I love using this pen at work, instead of needing to carry a pen, pencil and highlighter I've got this. I added the words learning curve to the cons list because it took me a little while (45 seconds of playing with it, and then occasionally I have to look down to make sure I'm holding it right when I want to change between writing implements). It's not as heavy/solid as I had expected, but that's not a bad thing (just a surprise). It seems like it's well-made, and it's been a delight using it. I'd recommend it.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My Husband loved it!

            By 

            from Burlington, MA

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Office

              Comments about 4 FUNCTION RULER PEN:

              My husband love it, what more needs to be said!

              Comment on this review

               
              1.0

              Hugely disappointed

              By 

              from FL

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Pros

                Cons

                • Low Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 4 FUNCTION RULER PEN:

                  It is Christmas Day and I gave this as a gift. Everyone thought it was a good idea until we found it does not work.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not what I had hoped

                  By 

                  from Texas

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about 4 FUNCTION RULER PEN:

                  I bought this for a male relative who is always working on something in the garage or at work. When it came in it was much smaller and petite than I realized and ended up giving it as a gift to a high school student who is into art and journalism. She thought it was quite unique. I ordered refills at the same time I bought the pencil but they were pricey. Not sure what someone would do later on if they hadn't received refills with the gift ( I am not sure if standard pencil refills, etc. would fit this?!)

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Clever!

                  By 

                  from nyc

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Workshop

                  Comments about 4 FUNCTION RULER PEN:

                  This is easy to carry in your pocket or behind your ear when you are working on a project.

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  2.0

                  Not so sure

                  By 

                  from Coral Springs, FL

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Delicate
                  • Tricky

                  Best Uses

                  • Garage

                  Comments about 4 FUNCTION RULER PEN:

                  I was really excited about this when I bought it, but when it actually arrived, I wasn't so sure. You have to turn it to get it to the pen/pencil or whatever you want to use and it's extremely tricky to get it there. Awesome concept, but I wish it was easier/quicker to function.

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  unique gift

                  By 

                  from Hendersonville, NC

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bright
                  • Durable
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Office
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about 4 FUNCTION RULER PEN:

                    I am gifting this to a contractor friend and I know he will enjoy the convenience of having several items combined in one.

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