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About this project

Our Story

We love our tablets and smartphones! They are our everyday tools for taking notes, sketching ideas, and even drawing works of art. In short, they have replaced the paper, but not yet the pen.

Numerous stylus pens have been introduced to the market and have fallen short of user expectations. The traditional stylus has a mushy rubber nub that too easily pops off, functions inaccurately due to the tip size, and is simply not designed well enough to draw or write with.

Simply put, there has yet to be a breakthrough solution...until now.

Meet DotPen

At 143 mm long, DotPen feels like a real pen and features a unique 1.9mm Active-Quill tip producing amazing fluid pin-point writing accuracy. Powered by a single AAA battery (not included), DotPen provides up to 12 hours of continuous latency-free drawing and writing use.

  • Works with virtually any device : DotPen has been tested with a wide range of tablets and smartphones. Powered by "MagicTouch" technology, DotPen does not rely on special pre-installed software or specific apps. With a touch of a button, DotPen instantly activates to work across any device using capacitive touch.
  • Works with the top apps : DotPen works independently of special software or special settings in apps. So it virtually works with any app, including popular apps such as Adobe Photoshop Touch, Evernote, ProCreate, and many more.
  • 1.9mm Active-Quill : Many capacitive touch pens have cheap rubber tips that easily fall off and feel mushy and sluggish. DotPen introduces a unique Active-Quill writing tip. Crafted from a durable thermoplastic, the Active Quill tip has an extremely low coefficient of friction which glides effortlessly over glass displays with zero latency. This precision fine point tip feels remarkably like a real pen and provides stunning clarity of resolution for both drawing and writing.
  • Precision Jeweler Quality : DotPen is made of precision CNC machined anodized aluminum alloy with a durable soft-touch rubber writing grip. Built to last and built for effortless writing and sketching.

Why we need your help

It has been a long road to perfect DotPen. After many iterations, DotPen is now fully designed, completely functional, and ready for mass production. However, we need your support to help us cover the cost of the initial minimum order quantity to begin production.

Timeline

 Additional Videos

Taking notes with DotPen:  http://youtu.be/AiZfz1cSsfI

DotPen in action with ZoomNotes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawmCtC54y8

Risks and challenges

As with any project, unforeseen problems can always arise. Fortunately, we are veterans in this space and will use our extensive experience of having launched hundreds of products to minimize the risks by taking the following steps:

1. Developed multiple rounds of prototypes and tested extensively.

2. Submitted samples for FCC certification approval of our design.

3. Partnered with a manufacturer (located in Taiwan) with significant expertise in this space and one we've personally worked with for many years.

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    Karma Points: We will send you good Karma along with a Dot branded microfiber cleaning cloth :) Plus you get to stay in the loop of all our awesome updates!

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    [Early Bird] Scribe: Get one DotPen. $69 retail value (save $20)! Shipping included in USA.

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    [Early Bird] Artist: Get two DotPens with two Dot branded microfiber cleaning cloths. $138 retail value (save $49)! Shipping included in USA.

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    [Early Bird] Da Vinci: Get three DotPens, three Dot branded microfiber cleaning cloths, and three Dot branded easel stands. $207 retail value (save $78)! Shipping included in USA.

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