We like cheap pens as opposed to the expensive types, and the Uni-Ball 207 ($20 for twelve) fits the bill perfectly with its retractable tip and soft grip. Speaking of bills, the 207 also features a special ink that becomes trapped in paper, eliminating the specter of check washing.
Tumi, which makes stellar bags that you'll surely see on this site many times over, has just announced a new collection of elegant pens. There's nine new writing instruments in total, crafted from materials such as Titanium ($145) and Carbon fiber ($95 to $125). They feature a "vanishing clip" design to help eliminate pocket stains, an integrated stylus tip for use on PDAs, and take German roller ball and ball point refills.
You'd probably expect us to highlight some ridiculously expensive pen that you could write underwater with or one that you could use to do heart surgery, but the first writing utensil on Uncrate costs only $1.27 at Wal-Mart. The retractable Bic Body Action is only 4.5 inches long (compared to a normal pen's 6 inches), so it fits nicely in your pocket along with your Hipster PDA. But you'll really want to get this thing if you carry around a real PDA too. That's because the other end of the pen has a convenient stylus that worked perfectly on our Treo.