Is it a pen or a manicure set? It's both!

By Lori L. Tharps
June 08, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Spiffer

WHAT It may look like just an ordinary writing utensil, but this pen is also a manicure set, complete with emery board, cuticle pusher, and nail cleaner. Hangnails begone! WHY Not only does the gizmo fit into the tiniest purse, but ”you can do your nails in front of your boss or your teacher and they’ll never know,” says Spiffer inventor Charles Sherts, an engineer whose other creations include a bungee water-ski rope. WHERE Available at, Spiffers will soon retail for $3.49 at Claire’s boutiques nationwide.