The Best Everyday Carry Pens for School and Work

We know how it goes. You’ve used up those student loans on ridiculously overpriced textbooks and now you're left with next to nothing for your actual school supplies. But to really excel in class, nothing beats tried-and-true pen and paper. Studies show handwritten notes help you remember things better, after all. 

So if you’re serious about starting this school year strong, pick up your next favorite pen from this guide—even if you’re on an instant ramen budget. You’ll find a pen that easily pulls double duty whether you're in class or out and about. If you’re left handed, tough on your pens, or simply just like that feeling of pen to paper, we've got you covered.

VisionTek Pocket SSD

Not all flash drives are created equal. Most have lackluster looks, small storage, slow speeds, and simply aren’t built to stand up to EDC use. This pocket SSD by VisionTek packs 120GB of solid state storage into an all-aluminum housing, allowing you to take a ton of data with you in a small amount of space. It may look like any other flash drive, but thanks to the internal tech, the VisionTek is a full-on solid state drive with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed performance. This allows up to 445MB/s read and 440MB/s write speed, making it easy and fast to access your files. Carry an entire photo library with you or back up an entire system with this rugged, keychain-ready SSD.