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Stuff We Like: BaliYo pen

File this one under Strange but Fun. From the maker of some of the best knives on the market, Spyderco, comes the new BaliYo.

At its root, BaliYo is a pen. A good one too: a 4 1/4-inch-long Fisher Space Pen that can write underwater, upside down, in freezing temps, just about anywhere.

What makes it unique are the two weight balanced arms that swing open and enable you to flick open and spin the pen around in your hand. It comes with an instructional DVD to show how to make the pen do flips, aerials, even two-handed tricks. Sound strange? Told you so. But the BaliYo promotes hand-eye coordination, and it’s also kind of fun.

Here’s a video from the manufacturer that shows what it can do.

Check out the BaliYo website for the how-to trick videos and you’ll get a better sense of what this thing is all about. $25; www.baliyo.com


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47 Comments on Stuff We Like: BaliYo pen

  1. weird

  2. i love baliyo // August 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm // Reply

    dude how can you people hate this pen i love it and im getting one soon i kno what it is like using a baliyo. my friend has a real butterfly knife its realy fun so im pretty shure you will like the baliyo

  3. i like it, i want one to spin in class. its supposed to be like a balisong (butterfly) knife for you that dont get the point of it

  4. the black one is 10$ cool

  5. i can get it to write in water on paper

  6. Mr. loves lock blades // June 28, 2010 at 5:10 pm // Reply

    Thats more boring than watching my grandma dust old antiques

  7. BoyScoutTroop85 // June 9, 2010 at 5:38 pm // Reply

    what a rip off, it is a regular pen with some wierd, unnedded features added

    • Sounds like you went cheap and got the ten dollar one. It has a normal pen cartridge and is made in China. The US made one has much better materials and actually is a space pen. Oh, and the arms are not unnecessary. This knife is intended to be flipped like a butterfly knife. You also would have gotten an instructional video if you had gotten the US made version.

  8. ANY PEN can do that. and 25 bucks? Rip off. Thats almost as bad as wal-mart.

  9. get up and go // May 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm // Reply

    Ummm? The point of this would be???

  10. I du no, it doesn’t look that fun or cool to me.

  11. The great one // January 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm // Reply

    That thing is so boring! It just spins around! Plus it costs like
    six times as much!

  12. “da blobness” you could make up more tricks.So I agree with “zak attack.”

  13. The Baliyo black is only $10 and looks better if you ask me.

    I just got two in the mail and I look forward to playing with them in public and on campus, keeping my butterfly knife holstered.

    Kinda light weight compared to a butterfly knife, but still pretty fun to manipulate. It definitely takes some getting used to.

  14. 25 bucks for a trick pen? That’s kinda steep for something that you won’t use very often…

  15. you could see more if the guy wasnt walking around in the clip.:)

  16. Harry Potter // August 28, 2009 at 7:43 am // Reply

    weird:( i don’t like it that much

  17. billybob jim // August 10, 2009 at 1:06 pm // Reply

    Cool pen i want on e so bad

  18. it still works the same as my free hotel pen… it writes on paper

  19. i wonder if you can do any other tricks

  20. you’d need water proof paper

  21. sounds cool looks expensive

  22. wabawaba what?(;

  23. pretty cool, but i would get sick of it

  24. looks hard but fun :) :) :)

  25. HUH!

  26. Baliyo King Marcel // June 17, 2009 at 4:46 am // Reply

    the baliyos are cool but they are expencive

  27. Wow. Very interesting

  28. Sweet!!!!!

  29. Cool but weird

  30. ARRRRG! says: // May 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm // Reply

    What the heck was dat????!!!

  31. Dragonwarrior676 // May 27, 2009 at 6:52 am // Reply

    That’s pretty cool! I wonder how hard it is.

  32. zak attack // May 14, 2009 at 4:30 pm // Reply

    now i now what to put on my birthday list!!!!!!!!

  33. robodude2000 // May 9, 2009 at 1:48 pm // Reply

    Cool pen :|

  34. bullrose // May 5, 2009 at 7:35 pm // Reply

    Where was the 2 handed tricks? (it still is a cool pen)

  35. I agree with Da Blobness

  36. i thought the video would show it writing upside down, and under water?

  37. A. Nony Mous // April 24, 2009 at 1:09 pm // Reply

    I got to get me one of these!

  38. I really like the the cool pen

  39. can i have one please!!

  40. looks like it would get a little boring

  41. da blobness // April 20, 2009 at 4:08 pm // Reply

    cool pen but it would get kinda repetative doing the same tricks again and again and agian…

  42. tall walking stick // April 20, 2009 at 3:19 pm // Reply

    nice moves dude

  43. Cool! I want one!

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