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I have one of these and I'm not using it. I'd be glad to sell it anyone in need of one. Send me an email email@example.com. First person to contact me, gets first shot. I'll have to find it. :-)
Sorry Arian, I don't use the kickstarter comment board or twitter as much as email.
Has anyone heard from Kevin lately? I tried sending a tweet asking about ordering a custom sized metal ring, but haven't heard back at all.
Kevin - I haven't got my shipment yet.
Please would you let me know how and where can I check my shipment statement?
Kevin - Where would I be able to get a promo code to order a PenMoto for a colleague of mine?
You can contact me at vishalkuber [at] gmail [dot] com
Thanks, Kelvin. The extra magnet, as you said, increases the bond strength. And that makes a world of difference to me. When I first tried spinning my wacom pen, it kept flying off, I actually ordered a replacement pen.. just in case. I think penmoto users would benefit tremendously from stronger magnets.
Not everyone uses the Teflon dots, some people have found that they like it better without. The extra Teflon dots are replacements, and can also be stacked if a single dot is peeling up.
The extra magnet is simply placed between the ring and coupler. It is your option to add Teflon dots or not. A single large extra magnet acts as a bearing and keeps the secondary magnets from touching so that it is easier to get your pen to spin.
Additionally, your PenMoto can easily be custom sized to your finger with a little superglue. Here is a video demonstration.
I reread update #34, and still unclear:
1. are the extra disks replacements? Don't I already have one installed on my ring and coupler; and so I would use the replacement if the installed one comes off? Or are you suggesting that I can enhance/improve my current experience (which I'd like to improve) using these PTFE discs?
2. "Extra Magnet + TEFLON dots + Chapstick® = SPIN"
Could you provide more info on this formula? How do you suggest I use an extra magnet? Do I apply the TEFLON dots over the existing ones (see 1. above)?
PTFE discs are to protect the magnet surfaces, as well as reduce friction to flatten the learning curve. You can also use one of the extra magnets to spin with greater ease.
Update #34 has more description regarding this. It was a little hidden with a lot of other stuff, but here is a link.
what are the teflon discs for? what's the purpose?
I sent a message through the system and did not receive a reply. I received a shipping confirmation on January 18th that the penmoto was shipped, but I never received the penmoto. Will I be getting mine soon? I'm in the US
Shipping to Denmark was successful :) but the package Hans teen opened yet, will try it this afternoon
@ brent, could you send me a photo of your ring to my email address, Please?
My medium sized ring's plastic has started to weaken it does not grip my index finger as well anymore.
You should have a notification, let me check on yours.
Should we have received a shipping notification yet (for international shipping) or are they still being sent out?
Japan is especially tricky to ship.
Very glad you got it.
Got mine in the mail last night. Haven't gotten to open the package and play with it yet. I just wanted to let you know your shipping method worked for shipments to Japan :-)
I have to disagree with David Metcalfe.
The black plastic bands ARE different than the CNC-milled prototypes in the video. I believe they're injection-molded plastic, (They have a somewhat visible join running the circumference.)
However, they feel perfectly solid and I'm happy with the build quality. I've been wearing the ring more or less since I opened the package, and I've taken the couplers on and off a large number of pens. I know It's only been a few days, but so far no issues at all.
These rings are made of the same molded plastic that virtually everything in stores is made of nowadays. Just like they said they would be.
Just got my set in the mail today. Had I known that everything under $150 would be cheap plastic, I'd have thought twice on buying. The only good thing to come from the $70 purchase was the Wacom stylus, and even then that's small comfort for the other $40.
The black composite material in the video is not what you receive here. These rings are extremely thin, and feel very flimsy. The adhesive and 3M magnet pads are not done well either, with blemishes, residue, or the pads lifting up. This feels like a prototype set rather than something of quality that I'd buy in a store.
Very misleading advertising.
@Kevin emailed. I think it may have been my swing technique actually. It flew a few times.... :S
@Bel Every, could you take a photo and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org?
I'd like to see what has happened exactly.
What type of glue would be best to get the magnets back in place?
Received my penmoto today!! Very quick postage, only 8 days to Australia. :)
Still trying to play with them, but having fun =D
I'm really happy with my PenMoto. I especially enjoy using it with a mechanical pencil so I can switch almost instantly between writing and typing.
I know it only saves me a couple of seconds here and there, but it FEELS like it's made a huge difference. If it prevents me from losing my train of thought, even once per day, then it's more than paid for itself.
I'm very happy with the PenMoto. Good value for the money.
No if you'll excuse me, I've got to go put couplers on all my pens.
Using my Penmoto now. It's amazing!
It took an evening but now I'm twirling the pen around quite easily, and I'm looking forward to getting even better with it.
Typing with pen in hand is now a breeze. This was everything I had hoped for, and more.
Thanks so much, PenMoto team! I love my Penmoto :)
Just got mine today! I'm still working on the most comfortable/workable placement. I have small hands and my Wacom stylus is almost larger than the length of my hand so placing the connector on the stylus so that it's offset doesn't quite work. But I'm sure I'll get the hang of it!
I look forward to seeing more tutorials on how to spin the pen on the website, my pens keep flying off especially my jot pro.
Got my penmoto yesterday and I've been enjoying it quite a lot. It will take some getting used to, but I do enjoy having complete use of my hands to type while keeping the wacom stylus close at hand. Nice work, Kelvin, and thanks for your hard work!
I'm finding it uncomfortable to draw with this ring on my finger. I don't know if I'll get used to it.
LOOOOOOVE MY PENMOTO
Just got mine!..looks wonderful.just be careful to not lose the little plastic bag with the teflon discw. I dropped mine and didnt know it..
Well just checked twitter and searched PenMoto and it seems like everyone is enjoying there new device! I've used mine all day at the office and have been asked where can I get one of those :) Thanks Kelvin for this really innovated product!
So how is everyone liking there PenMoto so far? I was expecting some reviews from people but it seems a little quite at the moment..
hey hey! My PenMoto just arrived here in New Hampshire!
Setup a Flickr group so we can upload pics of us with our PenMotos to flickr and add them to the group!
can't wait to get it
Hi Kelvin, just got my shipping notice. So excited for this! Thank you for all the hard work, dedicated improvements, and extra additions you've thrown into the box for us. It's all greatly appreciated and very much worth the wait. With that said, I am looking forward to introducing the PenMoto to my life (as well as to others, whether they use tablets or not)! All the best for you and for the future of PenMoto. :)
Sweet, just got my tracking number. Can't wait to check it out.
I just got a tracking # in my email! I can't wait to see the finished product!
Woo! Just got my shipping notice. I'm very much looking forward to this!
Thank you thank you thank you. I just got my tracking number. Let me know if you need a testimonial.
Hi Kelvin, just read your update on your china trip. Hang in there! We are all with you! Happy Thanks giving!
All the best,
just saw a bunch of elves heading your way..must be getting close!!.
im seeing that i can use this more and more. need it now. haha
In the process of shipping components to the manufacturer.
we are getting close.
We might not ship till December, but should be well before Christmas.
Hi Kelvin, looking forward to the product. Any further updates?
@Justin Yes, wanna send me an email and let me know what you are thinking?
When completion does happen, and you guys are off and running this as a business, do you think you'll need any staff for anything? :D