The Pokka Pen is the pen that you want to stash everywhere: in your car, in every bag you own, in desk drawers, and next to the telephone (assuming you still have one that isn't a cell). Developed by Terry O'Connor as an inexpensive replacement for his Fisher Space Pens (which he kept losing), the Pokka Pen is a fun and convenient tool that's received rave reviews from everyone I know who's tried it, including my non-pen-obsessed family members.
The Pokka Pen is extremely portable: closed it measures just over 3.3", shorter than a Kaweco Sport and much narrower. Open, it extends to 5.5", slightly longer than a Sport and more than sufficient for most writing tasks. The pen feels sturdy and well-made, and makes a satisfying "pop" when it closes and posts due to the o-rings that hold the cap on. I found it very comfortable to write with, including for fairly long spells. While you're probably not going to want to use the Pokka pen to write your dissertation longhand, that's not the point. The Pokka is designed for ultimate portability.
The Pokka's writing experience is very similar to that of a standard BIC crystal, which I enjoy. It writes a relatively dark line for a standard ballpoint pen, and would be suitable for most notetaking and signing purposes. The Pokka would be a great addition to an everyday carry kit, especially for those who don't want to shell out a lot of money for an expensive pen, or who tend to misplace pens very easily.
Where to Buy
You can order the Pokka Pen directly from the company's website, and the pens are sold in packs of 3, 5, and 10. Prices start at $8.45 US for a three-pack, and run up to $25 US for a pack of ten. Pokka pens come in a range of fun colors, including EDK Blaze (orange), EDK Earth (brown), EDK Klear (yellow/clear), Kustom Kryptek (camo), EDK Blakk ("stealth") and more.
For further reading, I'd encourage you to visit the Pokka Pens website and watch Terry's video in which he tells the story about how Pokka came to be. Also, check out Brad's review of the Pokka Pen over at The Pen Addict, as well as this review at The Gadgeteer.
Disclaimer: Terry at Pokka Pens sent me these pens free of charge for review purposes. I was not otherwise compensated for this review.