While more and more people are going paperless, there’s no substitute for putting pen to paper. Of course, pens are permanent but smooth writing pencils are hard to come by. This Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil ($16.50) is one such pencil that makes your writing experience on par with its inked brethren. Every time you put it to paper, the pencil automatically rotates the lead, ensuring an even angle at all times. It’s a bit steep to invest in but if you’re writing constantly, you may be happy to find something that’ll easily increase comfort and productivity, as all good tools do.