This desk-mount, crank-driven pencil sharpener, which features a smiley face on part of its globe-shaped shell, has been at hand for me for somewhere around 35 years. To be honest, I haven't liked writing with pencils (standard or mechanical) for almost that entire time. I started to prefer pen and ink when I was in my teens, and for the past 20+ years the keyboard is how I do most of my writing. Still, I guess it's useful for my kids, some of whom strongly prefer pencils over pens.
- Canon PowerShot S2 IS