4 Function Ruler Pen

created by

Adrian Olabuenaga

$3.50 $ 2.99

created by

Adrian Olabuenaga

read more about the maker

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.

Click here to see the 4 function pen in action.

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.

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.
Item ID
16807

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, this item is discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available. The 4-Function Ruler Pen is sold out, only refills are still available.

4-Function Ruler Pen and its refills have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available.

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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)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I wish I was in the red

I bought this pen, because my Husband stole my multi-use pen with stylus, red and black pen, and pencil. Sadly, I erroneously thought he was using it the same way I was,...Read complete review

I bought this pen, because my Husband stole my multi-use pen with stylus, red and black pen, and pencil. Sadly, I erroneously thought he was using it the same way I was, which was pencil, pen, stylus, and that the ruler would be a cute addition. I was wrong. He was using it for the pen and the red pen. He is a design engineer and corrections on hard copies are noted IN RED!! oops!! So I don't think this will be a hit on Christmas morning since it has a yellow marker, (which I think is great), but no red pen. I will probable be the one that ends up using this cute little number, since I use pencil and pen, and don't use red often. I think it really hits the mark, but doing one which includes a red pen would be great!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Functional in theory, maybe?

I received the pen promptly. Since the video doesn't actually show which section of the pen to turn to change tips, I thought I'd share.

The pen is divided into 2...Read complete review

I received the pen promptly. Since the video doesn't actually show which section of the pen to turn to change tips, I thought I'd share.

The pen is divided into 2 barrels; with the pen I received the selection piece seems to be stuck tight to the top barrel.
I held the pen horizontaly and turned the lower barrel (anti)clockwise depending on the selection. Seemed to work but I can see the lower barrel being a little loose and jiggly by the time you get to the last option.

BTW, the orange highlighter, is actually an organe ink pen, not like a highlight marker with a broad tip.

From reading the other reviews, it seems refills are inexpensive and pen is easy to maintain. Hope this is true for this one as well.

Reviewed by 67 customers

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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
     
    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
       
      4.0

      Great gift

      By 

      from KC, MO

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      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!

       
      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.

      (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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

            (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?!)

             
            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

             
            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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