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Last updated March 6, 2017

Neo smartpen Ottchil Edition

Reborn of Neo smartpen: Handmade Ottchil Edition. A digital pen that digitize anything written on paper meets Korean natural lacquer.

Neo smartpen Ottchil Edition

Reborn of Neo smartpen: Handmade Ottchil Edition. A digital pen that digitize anything written on paper meets Korean natural lacquer.

AU$ 3,192
pledged of AU$ 39,900pledged of AU$ 39,900 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, March 6 2017 2:59 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 6, 2017

About

Pledge AU$399(approx. US$300) 

  • Neo smartpen in Pure black color
  • N Moleskine notebook 
  • Pen tray made out of brass 
  • Authenticity certificate card 
  • Accessories 

Contents

  • About Neo smartpen
  • Why we've started this project
  • Introducing Ottchil Edition
  • About Prof. Yun, an artist for this project
  • What's in the box
  • More information on Ottchil, Mother of pearls, and brass 

What is Neo smartpen?

 

Neo smartpen is a pen that seamlessly transforms your written ideas into a digital reality whenever inspiration strikes so your thoughts can be easily captured, organized and shared with friends, family and colleagues whenever and wherever. Through N2’s companion app Neo Notes, iOS and Android users can instantly and efficiently transform these written ideas into digital, editable content that can be captured, organized and shared with anyone. The free app works in tandem with the Neo smartpen N2 and its Ncode™ notebooks and paper.

Ncode notebooks are affordable as ordinary notebooks and are easy to purchase from online stores. Also, you can print Ncode papers using your own printer - Click to learn more on Ncode PDF 

Find out more at www.neosmartpen.com 

How to use Neo smartpen? 

Below are the key features you can use on Neo Notes: 

  • Digitize, share, save, organize and search handwritten notes or even convert into digital text in 15 languages.
  • Automatically save notes, drawings and more on Google Drive, Evernote, Adobe CC, or OneNote(to be released). Back-up content on Google Drive and access them across devices. 
  • Share notes in various file formats with or without background: PDF, PNG, SVG(Vector Graphics), TXT etc.
  • In-app editing: highlight text, delete or select content and annotate existing notes; change text color and thickness; add new colors from the extensive color wheel.
  • With one simple tick on an email icon located in upper-right corner of a page in the notebook, email notes to family, friends and colleagues. 
  • Pressure recognition automatically turns N2 on, eliminating the need to press a button.
  • Organize and sort notes by notebook, tag, or calendar. 
  • Record and playback audio in the Neo Notes app that is synced to pen strokes. 
  • Neo Notes app is available on iOS and Android devices.

Why we’ve started this project? 

Neo smartpen is a digital pen that seamlessly digitize anything you write or draw on paper. We've made a successful debut on Kickstarter a few years back; reached up to 1800% of its initial funding goal and were chosen as a ‘Staff Pick’ campaign by Kickstarter team. 

Click this image to see our previous project
Click this image to see our previous project

 

For the last two years, we have been busy working on updating Neo smartpen's companion app, Neo Notes by adding new features and improving existing ones, and expanding sales globally by opening online and offline stores worldwide.  

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We have been working with brands and artists for collaboration, such as, Moleskine and Kim Jung Gi to develop Neo smartpen as 'THE PEN OF THE FUTURE' for everyone as how The Wall Street Journal, Feb 2016 described in the review. 

The Pen of the Future, Now - WSJ
The Pen of the Future, Now - WSJ

 

Neo smartpen review on numerous media
Neo smartpen review on numerous media

…And again, here we are at Kickstarter! Launching a Make 100 campaign to celebrate Neo smartpen’s 2nd birthday and its rebirth.

Introducing Neo smartpen Ottchil Edition! 

We are excited to introduce Neo smartpen Ottchil Edition for our fellow backers! 

Neo smartpen body will be coated with Korean natural lacquer(Ottchil) and its lid will be delicately inlaid with mother of pearls. According to Professor Yun, an artist for this project, once the object is coated with Korean lacquer, it becomes so durable that it neither corrodes nor decomposes. That is, the beauty will last forever. Can you image the everlasting beauty?

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* Prototype - Texture of mother of pearls will be even more delicate and Korean natural lacquer will blossom as time goes by. 

Plus, the package will come with a pen tray that can display and rest Ottchil-colored Neo smartpen. This will be made out of brass by casting it into the mold made out of 3D printed pen tray. 

Who says digital products are not aesthetically pleasing? 

Neo smartpen Ottchil Edition is the one you must own. Only 100 of this amazingly, aesthetically pleasing digital pen will be handmade by Prof. Yun and delivered safely to your doors.

Actualize your imagination by getting this Neo smartpen special edition. It will show you the beauty that never dies. Don’t miss this opportunity. 100 only! 

* Each of these 100 pens will be slightly different in color/texture as they are made by hand using natural ingredients.  

* We will update our work time to time and keep you posted on where we are up to. 

About Professor Yun

Prof. Sang-hee Yun / Prof. of Dept. of Craft & Design at Cheong-Ju University and Ottchil Craft & Design Studio Director 

Sang-hee Yun is an expert in Ottchil. She has written several theses about Ottchil and actively exhibited her Ottchil artworks. One of the notable Ottchil artists in South Korea, Yun has won awards in Korean Lacquer Handcraft Exhibition.

Her Ottchil artworks: 

 

 

What's in the box? 

Inside this Handmade Ottchil Edition package, you will find:

  • 1 X Neo smartpen Ottchil edition: Pure black body with mother of pearls 
  • 1 X N Moleskine notebook 
  • 1 X brass pen tray
  • 1 X Authenticity certificate card
  • Accessories: extra ink refill, USB cable, user manual

More information: 

> Ottchil, Korean natural lacquer 

Testing Ottchil on Neo smartpen body
Testing Ottchil on Neo smartpen body

 

Prof. Yun's artwork: chopsticks
Prof. Yun's artwork: chopsticks

Thousands of years. That’s how long Ottchil, a Korean lacquer, has been used. Made of a sap extracted from lacquer tree, this natural paint is applied to materials––usually woods––to make them hard and potentially shiny. Rare and expensive, Ottchil is remarkably resistant to wind, water, fire, bacteria, and heat. Not just free of chemical and biodegradable, Ottchil is also aesthetically excellent. After six months or more, it is said that Ottchil blossoms its natural color. When first applied, the color of Ottchil is still dark and murky, but as time goes by it becomes bright and clear. So magical and marvelous it is.

> Mother of Pearls 

 

 

Mother of pearl, also known as Nacre, is an ornament extracted from shells. A skill of processing this composite material only exists in Korea. It’s so special and unique that a lot of foreign artists visit Korea to buy them. That’s why you can easily see them in many Korean artworks. It takes a considerable amount of time and energy to process and inlay mother of pearls on any object. Once they are inlaid, Ottchil has to be applied at least three times more. That is, it takes at least three days as coloring Ottchil should be done once a day. These days, mother of pearls can be shown in many luxurious hotel interiors or furniture. When brought to Arabian countries, they have been mostly sold out. Things that are shown in luxurious places or objects are now available in Neo smartpen. For the Neo smartpen special edition, mother of pearls will be applied with Ottchil to add splendor. 

> Brass  

[Image] Available at www.sasai.kr
[Image] Available at www.sasai.kr

Brass is a metal alloy made of copper and zinc. It is used for decoration of its bright gold-like appearance. Professor Yun designed a pen tray that can display and rest Ottchil-colored pen. This will be made out of brass by casting it into the mold made out of 3D printed pen tray. This pen tray will be packed together with Ottchil-colored pen.

For help & support

Visit our official website to find out more on Neo smartpen. Follow us on instagram(@neo_smartpen) or like our Facebook page(www.facebook.com/neosmartpenglobal) for more updates. 

Risks and challenges

Once we have the Kickstarter funds, orders will be placed so that backers will have their rewards starting from May~June 2017. Product will be slightly different in color/texture as they are all handmade. We'll communicate often and clearly with our backers on where we are in the delivery process. We'll also be here to answer any questions you have about how things are going. If delays occur, we will keep backers updated to let them know when they will receive Neo smartpen N2.

We are able to ship worldwide except for Central and South America, Africa and restricted countries like Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen etc. Neo smartpen Ottchil Edition will be made in Seoul, Korea and we will start delivering from May 2017.

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    Handmade Ottchil Edition: Pure black

    Neo smartpen coated with pure black Ottchil will be packed along with N Moleskine notebook and a brass pen tray. Accessories like ink refill(D1 type), USB cable and user guide are included in the package. Shipping fee is included.

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