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Turn heads, provoke curiosity, and cure your fidget itch with this self-balancing marvel.
Turn heads, provoke curiosity, and cure your fidget itch with this self-balancing marvel.
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Hoverpen: The Executive Pen That Defies Gravity

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We set out to give pens across the world a new purpose. We breathed life into an old design, added an executive finish, used revolutionary craftsmanship techniques, but above all...we made it defy gravity.

 Serene. Magical. Perfectly balanced. The HOVERPEN is a new take on desktop stationary.

A gorgeous, innovative design elevates the Hoverpen. Designed to amaze, the Hoverpen will take your office desktop from plain to paramount.

The Hoverpen is the world's first vertically standing, gravity-defying pen. The Hoverpen's innovative pedestal creates a magnetic field keep it perfectly balanced.

No batteries, no electronics, just pure design innovation. The Hoverpen will stand tall and elegant forever as a eye-catching centerpiece of your office desk.

Because of the Hoverpen's perfect balance, it spins frictionlessly with a gentle twist. 

The pens spinning motion is hypnotic. Take a moment to reflect as the pen rapidly turns, and let it's mesmerizing motion fill you new inspiration.

Just when the workday reaches its stressful peak. watch the Hoverpen twist, wobble, and wave, like the solo performer in a stationary ballet, and let the stress melt away.

Spice up your desk with an incredible new centerpiece. Arouse the curiosity of your friends and colleagues as they catch a glimpse of the Hoverpen's startling design.

Or simply take a moment out of your day to watch the mesmerizing motion of the Hoverpen as it spins, or break up the monotony of the workday. Let the Hoverpen spark your next big creative insight.

Or simply give it a nudge and watch it bob back and forth, like the relaxing swing of a pendulum, to hone your focus for the big task ahead.

Utility for the creator, and fidget-oriented design make the Hoverpen the ideal fit for those of us who work and play in equal measures. 

A fully magnetic cap opens up the options for trick shots and fidgeting! Just bring the cap into the pen shaft's magnetic field and *BAM* they connect, just like magic. 

The Hoverpen was designed to brighten up a dull day. Every part of the pens eight precision-cut and polished components were designed with the fidgeter in mind.

Made from top-grade free-flowing ink, the Hoverpen offers an easy-glide writing experience. A premium Swiss-made ballpoint cartridge gives everyone from artists, to engineers, to financiers the dependability they need to crush the workday. 

An incredible pen with a memorable writing experience. The Hoverpen is unlike any pen you've ever used before.

Designed for quick and easy reloads, the Hoverpen may be the last pen you'll ever buy. Compatible with any Cross brand refill ink cartridges, you won't need to depend on any specialized retailers to get a quick refill. 

The ink cartridges that come with the Hoverpen are made in Switzerland, high quality and screw-capped, meaning they're easy to remove and stay solidly fixed inside the pen shaft, no matter how vigorously you use your Hoverpen.

Out of ink? Want to change the color? We wanted the Hoverpen to be a long-lasting partner in work and in life, so you'll be able to reload it by simply buying any Cross brand refill cartridges (or similar-sized cartridge), available wherever pen products are sold. 

With an extra ink cartridge in every pack, double your creative stamina and win the day thanks to the Hoverpen's premium writing experience.

Executive design. Clean lines. Minimalism at its core. The Hoverpen's striking design will take any desk from mundane to magnificent in a heartbeat. A sturdy body of impenetrable titanium or mastercrafted aluminum means lifelong durability. The Hoverpen is finished at the same facility as Apple products - so you can count on the final product looking stunning.

Designed by creative minds, for creative minds - the Hoverpen is designed to turn heads and provoke curiosity. With a color selection to match your personal style, the Hoverpen feels at home in any hand.

The aluminum version of the Hoverpen comes with two finishes: matte or shine. Shine glimmers in the sunlight, and has been polished to perfection-matte finish vs shine finish. Matte = treated (sandblasted to make matte finish). 

Our titanium offering comes in a smudge-resistant matte finish. Each of the 8 components of this prestigious pen have each been individually sandblasted to give the pen a high-quality, executive finish. 

Because of the design and placement of the Hoverpen's balancing technology, there is a VERY low margin for error in production. In fact, there is less than 0.1mm room for error in manufacturing the pen and the pedestal. The Hoverpen is finished at the same facility as Apple products, so you can count on top-tier, lasting quality.

Using high-precision CNC machining, with a rigorous quality control process, each Hoverpen is perfectly proportioned. For the Hoverpen to perfectly balance, there is a <0.1 mm margin for error in manufacturing, so we keep a close watch on the products and make sure each lives up to the executive-level quality Shanpo is known for. 

Each piece is either sandblasted or polished to perfection - in the same process that Apple uses to manufacture its iPhones. The base of the Hoverpen (i.e., the "pedestal") is made of high density zinc, and is coated with a rubber bottom so it stays firmly planted on your desk.




The Hoverpen combines the beauty of minimalist design, with the whimsy of meditative distraction. Mastercrafted metalwork and an obsession with precision makes the Hoverpen the next conversation starter in the office.

Work, home, office, studio, playroom - the Hoverpen captures attention and turns heads wherever it stands.



Give your Hoverpen a permanent home on a walnut wood display base. Crafted from real walnut wood, the accent base add-on elevates your new desktop head-turner to the next level. 

Precisely carved to perfectly fit the Hoverpen and other accessories, the walnut wood accent base add a classy touch to the Hoverpen's minimalist design. The bevel of the accent base offers the convenience of having stationary and other items (including the Hoverpen notebook below) within easy reach. 





Inspired by it's magnetic sibling, the Hoverpen, our premier notebook features a fully magnetic clasp, premium, smooth-gliding paper, and matching brand aesthetic - rest in the inner groove of the accent base to complete your Hoverpen package.



Swiss-made, and respected all around the world, our manufacturer makes some of the best ink cartridges on the planet. Extend the life of your Hoverpen by picking up a couple packs of high-quality, branded ink cartridge packs. Medium tipped and highly reliable.







Pledging for add-ons

To add add-ons to your pledge, such as the accent base or notebook, simply increase your pledge amount by the price of the desired add-ons. After the campaign, a survey will be sent to you and there you will be able to select the add-ons you'd like.

Custom Engraving

Make Hoverpen part of your workplace by getting your sets custom engraved with your company name, motto, or witticism. Custom engraved caps are available for bulk orders (40x Hoverpen pledges) only. Up to 16 characters can be engraved.


Once you've completed the order, get in touch with us and we can make arrangements for your own, personally engraved Hoverpen!





We've already made over 50 samples of Hoverpen - so we are confident the fulfillment and manufacturing of the project will be a relatively smooth ride. However, we'll keep our backers informed 100% of the way!

Shanpo has been designing creative products for over 5 years. Our products are available in online stores across the world. Our previous Kickstarter, an adorable animal-themed speaker is a testament to our high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our team of 5 creatives stands by the quality of the Hoverpen, at the intersection of executive craftsmanship, desktop novelty and writing perfection.





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Risks and challenges

We will have one of our Shanpo team members doing regular visits to the factory during production, and another will be purely responsible for airmail fulfillment. We have produced over 50 samples at this factory - we are confident in their skill and capability to make the Hoverpen project a reality. Our factory is located in Taiwan, so we are safe in regards to the uncertain global trading climate. Although there is always the risk of unforeseen challenges, out years of business experience means our team is ready and prepared to face whatever challenges may arise!

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    Pledge $59 or more About $59

    EARLY BIRD | 1x Aluminum Hoverpen Set

    *Limited Quantity | Save $26 off MSRP*
    Turn heads at the office or fidget endlessly with the Hoverpen. This may be the last pen you'll ever buy.

    Includes:
    • Aluminum Hoverpen
    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • Ink Refill
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    1x Aluminum Hoverpen Set

    *Save $20 off MSRP*
    Turn heads at the office or fidget endlessly with the Hoverpen. This may be the last pen you'll ever buy.

    Includes:
    • Aluminum Hoverpen
    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • Ink Refill
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    EARLY BIRD | 1x Titanium Hoverpen Set

    *Limited Quantity | Save $39 off MSRP*
    High quality, durable titanium; make a statement with this premium-tier Hoverpen set.

    Includes:
    • Titanium Hoverpen
    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • Ink Refill
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    1x Titanium Hoverpen Set

    *Save $29 off MSRP*
    High quality, durable titanium; make a statement with this premium-tier Hoverpen set.

    Includes:
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    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • Ink Refill
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    Early Bird | 2x Aluminum Hoverpen Sets

    *Limited Quantity| Save $60 off MSRP*
    With this double pack, you'll save money while you revolutionize your desk decor.

    Includes:
    • Aluminum Hoverpen
    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • Ink Refill
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    All-In Aluminum Hoverpen Set

    *Save $72 off MSRP*
    Fully kit out your Hoverpen with a gorgeous accent base, custom-designed notebook and extra ink refills.

    Includes:
    • Aluminum Hoverpen
    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • Ink Refill
    • Walnut Accent Base
    • Hardcover Notebook
    • Extra Ink Refill 3-pack
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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    2x Aluminum Hoverpen Sets

    *Save $50 off MSRP*
    With this double pack, you'll save money while you revolutionize your desk decor.

    Includes:
    • Aluminum Hoverpen
    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • Ink Refill
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    Pledge $145 or more About $145

    All-In Titanium Hoverpen Set

    *Save $85 off MSRP*
    Fully kit out your Hoverpen with a gorgeous accent base, custom-designed notebook and extra ink refills.

    Includes:
    • Titanium Hoverpen
    • Ink Refill
    • Walnut Accent Base
    • Hardcover Notebook
    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • Extra Ink Refill 3-pack
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    Pledge $170 or more About $170

    EARLY BIRD | 2x Titanium Hoverpen Sets

    *Limited Quantity | Save $86 off MSRP*
    Make a statement and save on shipping with this double pack of titanium Hoverpens.

    Includes:
    • Titanium Hoverpen
    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • Ink Refill
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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    2x Titanium Hoverpen Sets

    *Save $50 off MSRP*
    Make a statement and save on shipping with this double pack of Hoverpens.

    Includes:
    • Titanium Hoverpen
    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • Ink Refill
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    EARLY BIRD | 6x Aluminum Hoverpen Set

    *Limited Quantity | Save $215 off MSRP*
    It's time to redefine your desk forever. Lead your team to new heights with this group buy pledge level.

    Includes:
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    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
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    6x Aluminum Hoverpen Set

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    EARLY BIRD | 6x Titanium Hoverpen Set

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    It's time to redefine your desk forever. Lead your team to new heights with this group buy pledge level.

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    6x Titanium Hoverpen Set

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    40x Aluminum Hoverpen Set

    *Save $1210 off MSRP*
    Bulk buy 40 Hoverpens and get them custom engraved for FREE (up to 16 characters)!

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    • 40× Aluminum Hoverpen
    • 40× Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • 40× Ink Refill
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    40x Titanium Hoverpen Set

    *Save $1610 off MSRP*
    Bulk buy 40 Hoverpens and get them custom engraved for FREE (up to 16 characters)!

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    2x Titanium Hoverpen Sets

    *Save $50 off MSRP*
    Make a statement and save on shipping with this double pack of Hoverpens.

    Includes:
    • Titanium Hoverpen
    • Zinc Alloy Magnetic Pedestal
    • Ink Refill
    • Walnut Accent Base
    • Hardcover Notebook
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