About this project
"Yes, I did just use the word 'badass' to describe a stylus" Pando Daily
"The Coolest iPad Stylus You’ll Ever See." YourTechReport - Sirius XM
The designer stylus with a secret.
Seamless, elegant docking with the Apple Smart Cover.
Motive Stylus simply rolls up to change form from flat to stylus. It all fits together perfectly. Steve Jobs envisioned the Smart Cover as a case that could perfectly compliment the fun and magic of the iPad. There have been other styluses that magnetically attach to the Apple Smart Cover. None of them come close to the elegance and seamless functionality of Motive Stylus.
Along for the ride, never in the way.
Motive Stylus will not get in the way of your iPad Smart Cover. You can still use your Smart Cover the same way you always have without having to worry that Motive Stylus might fall off. The neodymium magnets inside of Motive Stylus hold it securely to the iPad Smart Cover. The tip cannot be knocked off accidentally. Motive Stylus is secure enough to travel in and out of bags.
You'll forget it's there, until you need it.
The Custom Tip
Every Motive Stylus comes with 2 tips. One is soft and provides some feedback. The other is hard and has a firmer feel. The soft tip has a maximum compression of 2mm while the hard tip has a maximum compression of 0.5mm. Both tips are 6mm in diameter. The only difference between the two tips is their flexibility. Swapping tips is simple, just a matter of unscrewing. You can customize your Motive Stylus so it will feel perfect for you when you use it with your iPad.
Every detail is important
Every detail has been considered. Motive Stylus has six sides just like a pencil. All of the materials were carefully chosen to enhance the feel and experience of using Motive Stylus. The body is made of aerospace grade anodized aluminum. The injection molded parts are made from a conductive polycarbonate specifically chosen for its unique properties. When pre-ordering your Motive Stylus you have 4 colors to choose from. The anodized finish of the aluminum body is available in Black, Silver, Red or Blue.
Motive Stylus allows for a variety of drawing angles. It can adapt to how you want to use it. Drawing with your fingers is not easy or fun. Do away with paper. Keep every drawing and idea with you at all times. Make your cocktail napkins digital.
Upgrade your iPad
With a stylus your iPad becomes even more useful. You can use drawing apps like Paper or Sketchbook Pro or play games like Draw Something. Developers are continuously inventing new apps that are perfect with a stylus.
We need your support to build Motive Stylus. The money we raise will pay for raw materials, injection mold tooling, aluminum extrusion tooling, a patent application to protect from cheap knockoffs, fulfillment, shipping and all of the many steps involved in manufacturing Motive Stylus.
We have quotes from three US based sourcing companies that have relationships with factories in China. They have looked at Motive Stylus in detail through CAD drawings and material specs and have provided quotes for the tooling which is in the range of $30,000 - $45,000. Once the project is funded we will choose the best manufacturing partner for Motive Stylus and move forward with the manufacturing process.
This is just the beginning. With your help we can build more unique ideas.
Patent Pending. Copyright 2012 Motive LLC
iPad and iPad Smart Cover are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Yes, they have been tested together and Motive Stylus functions perfectly with the new iPad Smart Case. Fully compatible.
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