A new concept in drawing and writing has arrived on the shelves of Walmart — the Schneider LinkIt! pen set.
You can take any two pens and snap them together to make a handy two-sided two-color pen. Mix-and-match is the name of the game — they easily snap apart too.
Another cool thing about these pens is that they are BioBased. Schneider has introduced the first fineliner and felt tip pens on the market made of bio-based materials. The plastic is produced from renewable raw materials — agricultural by-products such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, or microbiota. The LinkIt! has 88% bio-based plastics, as certified by DINCERTCO, an independent certification body of DIN German Institute for Standardization.
Like all Schneider pens, they are super-high quality. The tips are very durable and smooth-writing. Colors are bright. Each 16-pen set has 8 thin-tip pens and 8 broad-point pens.
Writing a personal letter with multiple colors adds variety and interest. (I wrote my sister and her family in Belgium a few days back — definitely more fun than normal blue or black ink.)
Schneider has a contest that you should enter. If you buy a set of Schneider LinkIt! pens from Walmart and take a photo, you might win $80 worth of Schneider pens!
- Details on the contest: here
- First check the list of Walmart stores that carry these pens: here
- The contest expires June 30th.
- Note that you may have to look a bit to find the pen set. (Apparently, Walmart has put them high on the shelves.)
If there is not a Walmart near you, you can buy them from Amazon.
My favorite part of buying Schneider pens is that the US distributor is Stride, a New Mexico-based company that employs several people in the special needs spectrum. I love this report that tells some of the story:
So when you buy Schneider pens, not only do you get the best pens made on this planet, you will benefit a company that brings new life to many with special needs.
Finally, a secret tip: you can buy Parker- and Cross-compatible Schneider refills for your favorite fancy pens and have much better performance than the factory refills. Passion4Pens is my favorite source.
Disclosure: Stride provided the pen set for my review, and my unbiased opinion is that the pens are great. But I get nothing from the sale of these pens other than the satisfaction of knowing that you have benefited a great company and are writing with excellent pens.