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POLAR is the world’s first modular pen made from MAGNETS. This beautifully simple product will transform into endless possibilities.
Created by

Andrew Gardner

14,253 backers pledged $817,164 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Welshman on September 14, 2013

      I'm tempted to go for the top tier of the multiple set of silver pens but I like the coloured parts but I'm not keen on the green & purple inks.

      Would it be possible to just have black ink instead of the mix of colours currently listed?

      Also, what's everyone thinking of keeping the pens in & if your getting more than one, how are you going to keep them apart?

      I currently use tins but that's not going to work with magnetic pens lol.

    2. Creator Ethan Thompson on September 14, 2013

      Great idea! Love it, and I would love to see more videos about it.

    3. Creator Eyeis on September 14, 2013

      @nicolas the estimated delivery is in November so some time then.

    4. Creator Ryan Hamilton on September 13, 2013

      I'm with Jacobi, I'd really like to have some stylus tips with the 6 pen tier.

    5. Creator Nicolas Schoenrock on September 13, 2013

      Hey Andrew,
      when will the first pens be ready to be shipped?
      I ordered as soon as you offered the 2 silver pens option so what do you think when those will be shipped? :)
      Can't wait to use it...great design! Thank you!

    6. Creator Andrew Gardner on September 12, 2013

      Hey guys, thank you all for your Stretch Goal ideas. I would like to ask if anyone does have ideas for a stretch goal to please send me a private message from now on. I don't want supporters to get their hopes up about something that I cannot provide. Also I would like to keep this comment wall for questions about the rewards and products that I am currently offering.



    7. Creator Jacobi on September 12, 2013

      can you make an add-on list with prices.
      i wanted to get some stylus tips with the 6 pen tier
      im not really interested in the color rings more the stylus tips
      Awesome pen by the way! :)

    8. Creator Josh on September 12, 2013

      Thanks for taking into consideration the stretch goals...Here are a few ideas.
      20k - Extra Pen Refills (2 or 3)
      25k - Free Chrome Balls (Unknown Amount)
      30k - Carrying case
      35k - Special Black Magnet Edition Available
      40k!? - ????

      All of which are just some ideas, I know all of us backers would love to see our pens in production first but take them into consideration, Thanks!

    9. Creator JonC on September 12, 2013

      Spares is good idea. But let's not divert you from fulfilling those first orders :) I'm more keen to get my pen and then worry about cases, spares & colours.

    10. Creator Michael Kaufman on September 12, 2013

      Andrew, What do you think about the idea of selling spare parts (caps, styluses, pens tips clips, etc) as an add on for the project?

    11. Creator Andrew Gardner on September 12, 2013

      Regarding the Stretch goal. I love some of your ideas, possibly a case for the balls or an all black special edition pen. Unfortunately I probably won't get around to this for quite sometime as I am currently fully occupied with getting the first production started. As I said earlier I will want to do proper research and get some samples made before I promise any new rewards.

    12. Creator Andrew Gardner on September 12, 2013

      Hey Herbert
      Q "When the pen is assembled, is it (strongly) magnetic to it's environment, or do the forces of the bipolar magnets cancel themselves out more or less completely? Does it attach itself easy to metal? Is it a danger to e.g. harddrives without housing on your desk?" A - The pen fully assembled does have a fairly strong magnetic field around it. I certainly would not recommend putting them in direct contact with any spinning harddrive. Having said that, the magnets have no affect on flash based storage which you would find in you cell phone, tablet and modern laptop. The pen snaps to any ferrous metal very well. Obviously the magnets snap to themselves easier and with more force than metal.

    13. Creator Michael Kaufman on September 12, 2013

      Excellent idea, Sandor. I would gladly throw in an extra few dollars for an extra set of parts. I would probably get a couple of extra sets, just in case.

    14. Creator Michael Chahin (deleted) on September 12, 2013

      Maybe something to store the pen in would be a good reward

    15. Creator Sandor Zsigmond Jr. on September 12, 2013

      This is actually the first project that made me pledge. Awesome idea, although if you could somehow add a black coating on the magnets I would order 2 in a heartbeat. (one silver and a black to mix them)
      I would also support including some spare parts (stylus, caps) in each package. Those things tend to get lost very quickly especially when you play with the pen like that, ha.
      Then I imagine what a pain it would be to get replacements.

    16. Creator Michael Kaufman on September 12, 2013

      Oh right, one other idea. How about a stretch goal of a mechanical pencil insert instead of a second pen.

    17. Creator Michael Kaufman on September 12, 2013

      Andrew. Great product, very excited. One question: Is the $70 pledge the same thing as the $69 one except that one of the pens is gold instead of silver?

      I support Brian's idea of a hard case to hold everything, except that I would say

      1) Please have a version of the case that can hold two complete sets and the balls. I have done the $90 pledge and would love to be able to carry around everything.
      2) Maybe make this an add-on. I would be happy to pay for a fitted case that help my entire pledge.

    18. Creator Herbert on September 12, 2013

      I really admire the beauty and genius of the design in its simplicity and versatility.

      When the pen is assembled, is it (strongly) magnetic to it's environment, or do the forces of the bipolar magnets cancel themselves out more or less completely? Does it attach itself easy to metal? Is it a danger to e.g. harddrives without housing on your desk? Probably a plastic cover for the pen as stretch goal would be a good idea.

    19. Creator Eric Puleo on September 12, 2013

      I like the idea of a carry case, but may a simple pouch that could go on a belt might be better.

    20. Creator Brian Draghi on September 12, 2013

      Here's another idea for a stretch goal. Adding an extra stylus tip or maybe an extra couple of magnets if funding hits 25,000. Another idea would be a cool hard case for the Polar pen that would hold the pen itself and any extra stylus tips and magnets.

    21. Creator Andrew Gardner on September 12, 2013

      Thanks for the suggestions. I will need some time to research these ideas as i would not want to promise anything that i can not provide.

    22. Creator Jonathan Chan on September 12, 2013

      I have an idea for a stretch goal:
      Different colour magnets/chrome balls?
      Is it possible to anodise the neodymium magnets? (I'm not sure)
      But having different colours would exponentially increase the customisation options

    23. Creator K on September 12, 2013

      A small extra reward could be a few/pack of compatible pen refills?

    24. Creator Andrew Gardner on September 12, 2013

      Hello Kevin, great question.
      Yes, you certainly can add the $20 to the any of the two pen rewards to get the 26 chrome balls.

    25. Creator Kevin Melvin on September 12, 2013

      Just double checking, as I've pledged for one silver and one gold pen can I still add $20 to get the chrome balls as well? / have updated my pledge in hopeful anticipation that this is the case :)

    26. Creator Andrew Gardner on September 11, 2013

      Hey Josh,
      I am super excited with the success of the project so far, I never expected this to happen so quickly. So far I have not put anytime into thinking about a stretch goal, if you have any suggestions or would like to see something added on please let me know, I would love your suggestions.

    27. Creator Josh on September 11, 2013

      Just wondering but with 35 days left and your goal almost reached, what do you have in mind for stretch goals? Assuming you've noticed at this rate your going to considerably pass your funding goal :)


    28. Creator Jonathan Chan on September 11, 2013

      Hey Andrew,
      This is an awesome looking project!
      Any chance you're planning to include pictures/video of the special 6 pen set and the cool things you can do with it.
      At the moment I'm in for two pens, and I'm considering the chrome balls and 6 pen sets too XD.

    29. Creator Andrew Gardner on September 11, 2013

      Hey guys many people are asking for two Silver pens, or two Gold pens. They are also wondering if they can get two pens will chrome balls. Well, I have made one new $69 reward that will hopefully solve all these questions. Pledge $69 or more and get two Silver Pens+Stylus, this new reward also allows you to increase your pledge to two 24k Gold pens for $10 and add 26 Chrome balls for $20.

    30. Creator Roey oren on September 11, 2013

      Ok never mind , I saw the clip below , it shows exactly what ink refills to use :)

    31. Creator Roey oren on September 11, 2013

      Great pens , just become a backer ! I'm wondering in the future where will I be able to get more ink cartridges ? It doesn't seems like u can buy them in a regular shop ???

    32. Creator JonC on September 11, 2013

      Hey there, GREAT PEN, so many pens on here it's been difficult to choose, but magnets! Who doesn't like magnets!! And at a great price.

      Liked so much got the two pen (Gold & Silver) options within minutes of finding this project.

      Have been reading some of the comments and would also be interested to hear if the Gold/Silver option could be tweaked to choose 2 silver ones (or 2 gold if you like that bling thing). It would be good to have the chrome balls as an option too, maybe an add-on.

      On the subject of refills, could you provide the dimensions of the refill (looked high and low on internet, found nothing) and I'm assuming you could put in a shorter and or slimmer refill, with the shorter one just move the end cap down.

      Good luck with the project!!

    33. Creator Kevin Melvin on September 11, 2013

      Hey;) , loving the pens and have pledged for one of each, but as with Weiren below wondering if I can adjust my pledge to add on the chrome balls? / really want the whole set!! :)

    34. Creator John Doe on September 11, 2013

      If I wanted to order more than the maximum 2 pens (with clips ;), is this possible by pledging more (2x $60 for example) or would I have to create another Kickstarter account to do that?

    35. Creator weiren. on September 11, 2013

      Is there any way to add on the chrome balls to my existing pledge? And is it possible to get 2 silver pens + styluses for a discounted price, since 1 gold + 1 silver pen + stylus is $70 (as opposed to backing $80 for 2 silver pens + styluses)?

    36. Creator Jeremy on September 10, 2013

      Great project Andrew! I'm excited to get mine :)

    37. Creator K on September 10, 2013

      Hey great product, I just wanted to know whether Pilot Hi-tec-C and Uni-ball Signo UM-151 are the ONLY pens/inks that will fit in the polar pen?


    38. Creator Andrew Gardner on September 10, 2013

      Hey John

      Great question. The pens do not come with clip, reason being that the six pen snap together into a rectangle, side by side. The clips tend to get in the way of this awesome feature. Instead of clips there is a minimal ring that is color coated to match the cartridge. The pens will be packaged as a set, together.

    39. Creator John Doe on September 10, 2013

      Does the $150 pledge include clips & individual packaging for each pen?

    40. Creator Rob W. on September 10, 2013

      im not a fan of gold color so def going with silver, but i don't see an option to have the steel balls with those, i only see it an option for the gold pen.

      based on the various pledges, it appears the steel balls are $13CAD? can that bee added to the $40 silver pen/stylus option if one were to want them?

    41. Creator Andrew Gardner on September 10, 2013

      Thanks for the support Robert.
      I would have loved to provide a higher quantity stylus reward, but Kickstarter limits you to single products or sets. Since your stylus can be any color on your tablet it was a hard sell.

    42. Creator Robert Khoe on September 10, 2013

      Hi Andrew,

      Looks awesome! Especially the combination of pen and stylus. I already have a pen/stylus, but this is much more fun.

      If the highest pledge (for more money, of course) had included the stylus too, I would have pledged for that ...


    43. Creator Andrew Gardner on September 10, 2013

      Hey Stephen
      Yes the stylus works great on the iPad. I have also used it on the samsung galaxy tad and the Backberry play book. Regarding the color, if you are talking about the finish, it won't be a problem to send you two silver pens just send me a message after you pledge. If you were hoping for two pens in gold I will have to ask you to pledge $7 more dollars as the gold magnets are substantially more. If you are referring to the cartridge/refill color, you options are either black or red. The pens will both come in with black refills unless requested to substitute one or two blacks for red.

    44. Creator dave on September 10, 2013


    45. Creator dave on September 10, 2013

      Isn't that an iPad he's using in the video?

    46. Creator Stephen Pepper on September 10, 2013

      I have two questions? Will the stylus work on capacitance type screen such as iPads, and if you pledge for 2 pens would it be possible to get both in the same color?