Howdy! I’m Alex, the one-man show behind Odds and Pens.
This site is where I write reviews and share stuff I think is worth your money. It was born out of an obscure superpower of mine—having way too much fun researching, reviewing, and writing about products I love and find useful.
I hope all the time I’ve spent researching will help you make an informed decision.
Where does the name come from?
In college, one of my friends used to tease me about my OCD-tendencies to overly research anything I bought. I was never content just buying something off the shelf. I needed to know it was best-in-class. It got to the point that my friend jokingly told me I wouldn’t buy a pen without researching it first.
Little did he know, that was a true statement. 😉
I had already done some research on the ideal pen for pen spinning while still being usable for note taking.
So the name of this site is a tribute to my friend and his pen comment. And I like to think it’s a clever play on “odds and ends.” Especially fitting since I’ll be reviewing random things without any specific focus.