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Yoropen Makes Writing Easier

Updated on November 21, 2014

Yoropen takes the strain out of writing for people with arthritis and those who are left-handed

The Yoropen does everything it says it does on the packaging. The first thing I noticed about the pen, as a left-hander, was how much easier it was to keep my hand off the page and away from the writing.

No more smeared pages!

Then, after using it for a while, I noticed the second thing. I was not getting the problems with pains in my hand from holding the pen. I have arthritis in my hands and holding a pen for any length of time is normally quite uncomfortable for me.

No more painful, cramping hands and fingers!

I first saw the Yoropen in 2008 while at a seminar for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. When I later came across these same pens in the shop in a small size for little hands I decided to buy two for my son. Then I tried a full-size pen for myself. I was convinced, and I think you will be as well.

Winner of the Gold Medal at the Geneva 2002 Salon International Invention Awards

'The Yoropen does what it claims - by reducing strain, improving the field of vision, encouraging correct hold and assisting left-handers'.

~Michael Woods - Editor of the Journal of the Writing Equipment Society

What is a Yoropen?

And why does it have such a funny shape?

The Yoropen was invented in Taiwan by Mr Bao Shen Liu.

Mr Lui realised after spending time working with angles that if he could change the angle at which a pen meets the paper, it could be made easier to use.

After developing several prototypes, refining the angle and other details each time, he finally came up with a writing instrument which reduces strain and makes handwriting easier.

The offset nib ensures pressure is directed directly onto the pen tip. The holding position prevents poor grip and awkward writing positions.

Discover more about the Yoropen at the Official Yoropen Website.

  • "The Yoropen is a revolutionary Ergonomic pen designed to make writing more natural and comfortable. The unique design helps reduce writing strain and is ideal for everyone including; children, students, left-handers, dyspraxia and arthritis sufferers."

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Yoropen Executive

Yoropen Executive
Yoropen Executive

Yoropens and Arthritis

Take the pain out of writing

I have arthritis in my hands. This can make something as simple as writing very difficult for me because if I have to hold a pen and write for more than a few minutes my fingers cramp and become sore.

I'm also left-handed, which brings in a whole other slew of problems what with naturally trying to hold the pen at an awkward upside-down angle.

The Yoropen solves both of these problems!

Because of the way this pen is designed, when I am writing I am able to hold my hand with my wrist straight, no more strain from holding my wrist in a bent position.

My fingers are able to grip the pen in an easier position, no more cramped fingers.

And, because the designs allows me to write without dragging my hand along the paper, no more smeared words.

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The Yoropen Executive Pen

Yoropen Executive Ballpoint Pen Gift Set, Blue Grip, Black Ink
Yoropen Executive Ballpoint Pen Gift Set, Blue Grip, Black Ink

This would make the perfect gift for anyone who needs to do a lot of writing.


Yoropen is different

'The Yoropen's innovatively designed barrel allows a ballpoint to work at a comfortable angle. As well as the general writer of any age, the Yoropen might be of special use to those with real writing problems.'

~ Dr Rosemary Sassoon - Author of over thirty handwriting books

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      5 years ago

      It is amazing the help that people with writing difficulties can get these days. What a very helpful review about Yoropens :)

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      5 years ago from London, UK

      @anonymous: You can find the Yoropen through places like Amazon. Yoropen 253703 Ballpoint Pen

      I've seen the yoropen in the past in High Street shops like WHSmiths, but not everyshop carries them. It seems to be an item that is mainly carried by specialty pen shops.

      Shame really, because it really is a good pen.

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      5 years ago

      I'm desperate to find a uk stockist tat has stock of yoropencils and ballpoint pens for my 10 year old son. We purchased 10 about 2 years ago, advised by OT as son has dysgraphia & hypermobility in his fingers, these are the 1st pencils where he has been able to write legibly! Now he's preparing for secondary school, we also need ballpoint pens but no stockists in uk (that I can find) other than supplies of pink pens, not great for boys. Would be grateful if anyone knows of a uk stockist or overseas that's willing to ship, happy to purchase reasonably large quantity to get us through. Many thanks in advance.

    • NanLT profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      @Elric22: If you let me know which Yoropen you were looking at, I will see if I can fix it.

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      6 years ago

      :( Amazon says "currently unavailable." I was ready to buy.

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      What a great idea. I find most pens uncomfortable to write with.

    • NanLT profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from London, UK

      [in reply to JaguarJulie] ~I couldn't find any options at the US sites, but a UK stockist has a multi-coloured Yuropen pencil. target="_blank">Yuorpen Ergonomic Colouring Pencil

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      9 years ago

      Now I want one of these -- I'd like mine to be a rainbow of colors with the capability of different colored ink -- is there such a model yet?

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      9 years ago

      Looks like an awesome pen! Thank you for introducing it to us.


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