The Giz Wiz and the Pen Zen

Episode 937 (2:28:11)

This week's gadget comes from Quirky. It's called the Pen Zen, a cleverly designed storage unit for pens, pencils, highlighters, and other office supplies. You can position your Pen Zen horizontally with the items extending out of the top, or stand it upright with the items extending out of the ends. Choose the arrangement that suits you best! But wait, there’s more! Hidden magnets below the bamboo surface hold paper clips and other small magnetic items. How clever is that? The thing I like about the Pen Zen are the rubber extrusions inside that act as magic fingers to hold your items in place. They don’t fall over, fall out, or bunch up. The bamboo exterior makes for an appealing addition to your desktop décor, instead of looking like something from the supply closet. And as the folks at Quirky say: With Pen Zen, your desk clutter can finally find inner peace. Dimensions:

7.25in x 2.5in x 2.0in. $19.99.

Quirky is an interesting place because you can offer an idea of what to build and members will vote on it. If you get 10,000 votes, they'll make and market your idea and give you a piece of the pie. It's a great idea.