The XStylus, the ultimate ergonomic touch pen for the Nintendo® NDS, which can be stored in the original pen slot.
XStylus is a really simple solution.
We designed the XStylus in response to how the Nintendo® DS Lite original touch pens are created as a compromise to the compact design of the game console. The original pen is too short and too slim to allow for a normal grip which might lead to unnecessary tired or painful fingers. Many have tried to address this problem and there are literally hundreds of types of third parties touch pens on the market trying to address the flaws of the original one. But none has been successful in solving both the grip and length problem in one pen. No other touch pens on the market can expand and lengthen at the same time. The XStylus can. WHY WE DESIGNED THE XSTYLUS? With your support in this project, the XStylus may become the only pen in the market that addresses the two fundamental flaws in the original touch pen. With a simple flip and click action, not only the XStylus will give you a proper grip to enhance handling but it can also be stored back inside the original pen slot of the NDS Lite. This project funds the production of XStylus compatible with NDS Lite. A 70% increase in the grip compared to the original touch pen After the flip and click, the touch pen is now 22% longer WHAT'S SO GOOD ABOUT THE XSTYLUS? With a simple flip and click action, we are able to: √ expand the holding grip by 70% (from 5 mm to 8.7 mm) √ lengthen the pen by 22% (from 8.7 mm to 10.7 mm -- so that the top of the pen reaches the web between the thumb and the index finger) √ help the user increase dexterity in handling the game console √ reduce the chance of arthritis or tendinitis related to playing video games √ encourage a proper way to hold a writing instrument
The XStylus can be stored in the original pen slot, minimizing the chance of losing the touch pen on the go.
Moreover, the XStylus design has received the bronze medal award in the 2010 Taipei International Invention Show and Technomart.
JOIN US. BE PART OF THIS ERGONOMIC PROJECT! We need your help as manufacturing is expensive (we discovered this in the prototyping stage over the past year). The XStylus is made with recyclable plastic flexible enough to allow the right amount of stretch in the grip section but durable enough so that you can accurate defeat invading aliens or cook delicious meals on your NDS Lite! The plastic parts are held together with a high precision crafted stainless steel shaft pin that measures only 1 mm in diameter.
The XStylus is finally ready for production and all we need now is your support. A line-up of a few of our prototypes over the past year OUR PLEDGE TO QUALITY Each XStylus will be assembled by hand and we will perform a 100% quality control on each one before packing and shipping. Tried and tested by NDSL fans of different ages!
Thank you gifts for some of the reward categories: Color Flashcube More information: http://www.greenbulb.com/products/fcube.htm Color Flashcube More information: http://www.greenbulb.com/products/ssmirror.htm
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
"I SUPPORT" OPTION: We'll send you a personalized thank you e-mail with a few photos of our prototypes and your name will be added to the list of contributors on greenbulb.com.
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
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USERS' OPTION: This reward includes 2 sets of XStylus (i.e. 4 styluses) and DONOR status recognition on greenbulb.com website. (PLEASE ADD $5 FOR SHIPPING)
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
USERS' OPTION: Same as the $20 deal except shipping has been added on so that you don't have to do it manually. This reward includes 2 sets of XStylus (i.e. 4 styluses) and DONOR status recognition on greenbulb.com website. (worldwide shipping included)
Pledge $55 or moreYou selected
THE GADGETY OPTION: You will receive 2 sets of XStylus (i.e. 4 styluses), a Color Flashcube as a thank you gift for your support and will gain DONOR status on the greenbulb.com website. (worldwide shipping included)
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
THE MYSTERY ITEM OPTION: You will receive 2 sets of XStylus (i.e. 4 styluses), a Color Flashcube, a pack of SS Mirror AND a "Mystery" limited edition item in your package. You'll also be recognized as a MAJOR DONOR on greenbulb.com. (worldwide shipping included)
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
PROTOTYPE OPTION: Not only will you receive 4 XStyluses when they are manufactured, but we will also be sending you an experience package containing a pack of SS Mirrors, a Colour Flashcube, and a pre-manufacturing prototype (made rapid prototype technology) once this project is successfully funded. This way, you will be amongst the first people in the world to test run this pen. You'll be recognized on greenbulb.com as a Partner Donor. (Worldwide shipping included)
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
LOTS OF FRIENDS OPTION - You will receive 60 sets of XStylus (i.e. 120 XStyluses), together with a pre-manufacturing prototype (made by rapid prototyping technology) once this project is successfully funded. This way, you will be amongst the first people in the world to test run this pen and also have it available to resale once this new designed is manufactured. (Worldwide shipping included)
Pledge $1,500 or moreYou selected
BUSINESSMAN'S OPTION: You will receive 120 sets of XStylus (i.e. 240 XStyluses), together with a pre-manufacturing prototype (made by rapid prototyping technology) once this project is successfully funded. This way, you will be amongst the first people in the world to test run this pen and also have it available for resale once this new designed is manufactured. (Worldwide shipping included)
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