The X Pen houses the Pilot Hi Tec C pen refill in a strong and attractive carbon fiber and stainless steel housing.
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Pilot's Hi-Tec C is an incredible pen! If you have used one, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, then check out this great review from the folks at JetPens, a retailer for fine pens: http://bit.ly/hitecc
We're not alone in thinking that the Hi-Tec C pen is awesome, be we feel that the cartridge deserves a better home. The X-Pen is that better home. The X-Pen is constructed using a machined carbon fiber tube bonded to a 303 stainless steel tip that accepts the Hi-Tec C cartridge. The stainless steel back is press fit into the tube, and can be easily removed to quickly change out the pen refill. It's even spring loaded to provide a little "give" if you push hard while writing. The design is simple, smooth, and incredibly strong! This is the type of pen that will outlast you that you can give to future generations.
In order to bring the machining cost of each pen down to the level that a mere mortal can afford, we need to order at least 100 units and have a goal of $5000 in pledges.
Depending on the pledge amount, the X-Pen comes with one of two bases. For the $50 pledge, the base is a 2"x2" acrylic cube. It looks clean and offers a great home to your pen when you are not using it.
The base for the $70 pledge is also made of cast acrylic, but is wedge shaped and has a black bottom that will be laser engraved by us with your name, company logo, etc. You can just send us a .jpg image as to what you want on it.
Share our passion for fine writing instruments with your pledge to this project. Thanks!
P.S. The MSRP for the regular base unit will be $75 and the engraved version will be $95 once the Kickstarter project is complete.
P.S.S. We just added an option for the pen with a cap (see update #2). Now for $50, you can get the pen with the cap, OR the pen with the cube base. I'll put some specifications about the cap on shortly... For more information, check out Update #2, but here's a picture of it:
For all you nerdy types out there, here are some specifications on the different pledge options:
Yes. If you have tried the Hi-Tec C pen, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't tried it, then look up this great review at:
It's great to have a display pen on my desk, but I want to take this pen along with me. Will you offer one with a cap?
Yes. One of the reward options now includes the cap.
Soon! We are working with another US based company on the conductive elastomer tip. Once we have a satisfactory material, we'll design the tip, work with machine shops... you get the picture. We hope to offer the iPad Stylus as another reward level by late November.
We'll include a 0.4mm Blue cartridge. If you have a special request for a size and color, include it with your contact information once it's funded. We MAY be able to get it...
Yes. The Hi-Tec C is offered in 0.25mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm, and 0.5mm tip widths and a variety (35, I think) of colors. The Pilot Gel-Tec C will also fit in this pen.
Once the project is complete, we'll request the information from you that you want on your base, such as your name, the logo you want on it, etc. A .jpg image or .pdf file would work well. We will then laser engrave that image and name directly on the base.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Nov 4, 2011 - Dec 14, 2011 (40 days)
Pledge $50 or more
The X-Pen with a carbon fiber cap (no base is included with this option).Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $50 or more
The carbon fiber X-Pen and acrylic cube base. (Please add $5 for international orders)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $65 or more
The X-Pen, the acrylic cube base AND the cap. Now your pen will look great on your desk and you can take with you as well.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $70 or more
The carbon fiber X-Pen and custom-laser engraved base. (Please add $5 for international orders)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $85 or more
The X-Pen, the custom engraved wedge base, AND the carbon fiber/stainless cap.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $95 or more
An X-Pen and cube base for you, one for your friend. That person will love you for it.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $95 or more
The carbon fiber X-pen and matching cap for you, one for a friend. (Bases are not included in this option).Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $135 or more
Two X-Pens and two customized bases. You won't have to guess who's is who...Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $225 or more
You're the best! You'll get 5 X-pens with 5 cube bases. For those of you with a lot of friends. Okay, at least four of them.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $325 or more
5 X-Pens with 5 customized bases. You'll be the hit of your office when you give your office mates the same cool pen and base that you have...Estimated delivery: Feb 2012