The first Sharpie Liquid Pencil is being introduced to the market as I write. Made by Newell Rubbermaid, it is being touted as the reinvention of the mechanical pencil, a pencil that writes like a pen, but erases like a pencil.
Sharpie Liquid Pencil
Liquid pencils have one distinct advantage over lead mechanical pencils; they don't break while you're using them. You need a special touch with a mechanical lead pencil that enables you to draw or write while attempting to make the output visible without breaking off the tip of the pencil. Then, of course, you often have a problem with smudging, especially on sketching papers.
The Sharpie Liquid uses liquid graphite technology that Newell Rubbermaid claims will never smudge or smear. The point is equivalent to a number 2 lead pencil. The liquid graphite is apparently pressurized so that you always get an even output. Additionally, and curiously, the pencil creations are erasable for three days, after which the writing becomes more permanent.
Just in time for the start of school, Sharpie Liquid Pencils will be available wherever office and school supplies are sold. A single pack with extra erasers will sell for $1.99.
Newell Rubbermaid Press via RDMag