I do a lot of writing. In addition to this blog (which to be fair is a lot more typing than handwriting), I also write fiction (which usually starts out handwritten), to-do lists, permission slips, threatening notes to my children about what privileges will be lost if chores don’t get done, baby book information, to-do lists about which to-do lists I need to tackle first, appointments on the calendar, checks to various companies for the privilege of having electricity and heat, and so on and so forth. As anyone who does a lot of writing knows, that can lead to cramped hands and fingers. So Dr. James Lee created the UGLee Ergonomic Pen, which is specially designed to be comfortable and prevent hand and finger cramps.
The UGLee Pen (the UG stands for “Ultimate Grip,” with “Lee” for the doctor who invented the pen) weighs less than half an ounce, making it very lightweight, and the grip is designed to follow the hand’s anatomy. The texture and “squishiness” of the grip makes it stick to your fingers without actually being sticky. (My husband said it reminded him of those little sticky hands you’d get out of the quarter machines at the grocery store, except for that it’s just squishy and not sticky). To be honest, I spent a fair amount of time just playing with the grip because the feel and texture are so neat. (Yes, I’m easily amused, why do you ask?)
Who else is this pen good for? Well, check out the video and see for yourself!
You can watch more videos and learn more about the benefits of the UGLee comfort grip pen on their website.
After using this pen for a couple of weeks, I noticed that I was able to write comfortably for a much longer stretch of time. My hands and fingers didn’t cramp up after ten or fifteen minutes like they do with my usual pen. These pens are also recommended for kids – according to the website, it can take years for children to build up the muscles to write efficiently, meaning kids are also at risk of repetitive stress injuries. I had my older children try out the pens – my two teenagers were especially grateful for the comfortable grips, with all the note-taking they have to do in school. They were able to get through an entire class of note-taking without experiencing cramps in their hands (no more excuses, ha ha!) I wanted my 8 year old to try this pen out as well, but he’s more a marker kid than a pen kid – I’ll be patiently waiting for Dr. Lee to come up with an ergonomic marker next!
The UGLee Pen is good for everyone who writes (even just a grocery list), and is especially helpful to people who experience pain and discomfort when writing, for example those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc., and for all children who are learning to write and are developing fine motor skills. It is also helpful for special-needs children who find holding a pen or pencil properly difficult. And for high-school and college students who have to take copious notes, this pen helps keep hands and fingers from cramping.
So where can you get these amazing pens? They’re sold right on the UGLee pen website. They’re sold in packs of three (your choice of seven different barrel colors) for just $19.99 (normally $30) plus $3.95 S&H. The ink refills (yes, these pens are refillable!) are sold in ten-packs (black, blue, or red ink) for $15 (plus $2.95 S&H). You can also contact them for pricing information if you’re interested in bulk orders.
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