These may not be new but they are new to me. I was quite taken by this simple find. A mechanical pencil that looks just like a pencil. They are cheap (under $11 for 18) and that means I can always have a couple in my bag and not get upset when I lose them (like I do with my beautifully designed mechanical pencils. I know we are all meant to use ipads (and I LOVE mine) but there is still nothing like a notebook and pencil to do a little thinking. They come in black and yellow. My only wish is that the yellow had a white eraser, but they tell me you can’t have it all. Grab some from amazon*, or your local office store.