Haha or you can just bite the tip and yank it out with your teeth. Cheap and effective, and no damage I can find to the teeth or the nibs. Kinda low-tech though, which is an inherent disadvantage in this forum. BTW, I wholeheartedly second the recommendation of the felt nibs...MUCH better writing and mousing experience, I think it is easier and more accurate, and I didn't feel that this aspect of tablet computing needed improvement before I tried the felt. Now I will never go back.