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WOW, so we funded! That was an amazing ride. We wouldn't have done it without you amazing backers that tweeted, and blogged, commented, encouraged and just amazed us. It is quite a thing to have 1,000 people vote with amazon to support a project that has been SO looooong in the making.
The website www.penmoto.com should have a splash page up this weekend thanks to the amazing backer Benjamin Mace. This page will soon be locked so any shipping issues or preorders will have to be routed through the website. You can also contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PenMoto is a magnetic ring that quickly retrieves and stores a pen making it possible to transition from writing to typing with the simple flick of a finger. The self-sizing ring and coupler adapt to nearly any pen or stylus, and is ideal for a Wacom pen.
PenMoto is ambidextrous and detachable for free-handed use. Benefits include increased efficiency, accuracy and stability with multi-touch gesturing on a variety of electronics, including computers, iPads, calculators and more. Writing, editing and computing will be easier than ever with PenMoto. And more fun.
Dramatically improved and simplified...
We took a chance by cancelling the previous funding's momentum, but this is what we improved.
-Self-Sizing Rings (no need to measure your finger)
-Adaptive couplers for nearly any Pen or Stylus
-Stylish, Lighter, and more Comfortable
-Four alternatives for Manufacturing
PenMoto’s concept originated after I purchased a Wacom for photo editing. I loved the functionality and performance of the Wacom, but often found myself searching for its pen after typing or answering the phone. I needed a method to keep my Wacom more accessible and secure.
So my brother and I got some masking tape and magnets and began experimenting.
Four years later, our masking tape and magnet invention has evolved into an actual usable product. Your support, word of mouth and pledges will fund PenMoto’s tooling and ultimate success. Any feedback and/or contribution would be greatly appreciated.
Polished Aluminum Prototype (requires custom sizing, will offer w/ enough interest) http://youtu.be/4LPEYYyzJpg
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We designed PenMoto to be quick and enjoyable, to improve your creative process, or simply speed your workflow. But, we need your pledge on kickstarter to get the tooling funded. Thanks for pledging and passing the word!
Thank you for your interest in PenMoto!
PenMoto™ is a patent pending device.
Wacom is a registered trademark of Wacom, Inc.
iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
I have added a pledge level that is for international backers. I hope this works better. We will be sure to send out a survey after funding to make sure that we have all shipping details worked out. BTW Canada, you do NOT need to pay the international shipping.
Awesome question, the best way to understand this is to visit K&J Magnets website and look at their magnet force calculator.
Only the old CRT (huge and heavy tube style) monitors are affected by magnets and you can degauss them afterward. You would need to hold a magnet extremely close to cause your monitor any damage. Modern LED monitors are not affected by magnets.
As far as your Wacom, I have been using PenMoto for over four years, the magnets will not affect your Wacom. The Wacom Pen Tablet also will not pick up the magnet even if the magnet is placed directly on the surface.
Mechanical hard drives can be hurt with magnets, the magnets of PenMoto are very small, but DO NOT place any magnets on or close to your hard drive. I might mention that Apple has been putting magnets in their power cord and laptops cases for years now. HOWEVER, be careful and you won't have any problems.
If you place any magnet directly under the location of the GPS unit on an iPad 2 (this includes your smart cover magnets, then you will need to recalibrate the compass. To do this just follow the instructions prompted by the iPad to move it in the pattern of a figure eight.
Yes, as soon as we reach the funding goal then we will look at offering other colors. If we fund sufficiently we will allow you to change your order to any color that is offered.
We lowered the goal by simplifying the pledge levels and implementing the self-sizing ring design. This tool is less expensive to machine, and you, the backer won't have to size your finger. You will also have a second ring and coupler that you could share with your spouse, teenager, or co-worker.
Another great question, we would love to offer this again. Previous backers will have this opportunity, but until we reach the funding goal we must keep the funding goal simplified. We might be able to make the polished aluminum version for less than before, but only if we get sufficient demand, so if you are interested then please let me know. They are the most attractive of all the designs we have prototyped. http://youtu.be/4LPEYYyzJpg
We anticipate 2-3 months will be needed to complete tooling, manufacturing an shipping. Please be patient, we want to ship as fast as we can without making rushed mistakes.
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