BEING A SUCKER for writing instruments, I think the next gadget I will buy is something that won't go walking from my desk, perhaps something that looks alien. I think I'll get a Free Ride pen from Jean Pierre Lepine since it's actually dropped more than 30% in price since we last saw the thing in New York City. This means the pen costs less than €100 today. The Free Ride pen wants to be different, ergonomic, and fun. This push top ballpoint features a soft rubber like material in the vital sections where finger meets pen. The arched hull is held in place by hand drilled screws. As Lepine puts it, "I create tomorrow's writing instruments for today’s men and women". We'll go to Joon Pens the next time we're in New York, checking out shops in Trump Tower and Grand Central Station. I'll definitely get this pen if I win a Wii from Science Week Ireland and can sell it to someone for the money to buy the pen.