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A finely crafted, pen-like stylus featuring the world's smallest (4mm) retracting, rotating, replaceable tip.
A finely crafted, pen-like stylus featuring the world's smallest (4mm) retracting, rotating, replaceable tip.
7,511 backers pledged $313,490 to help bring this project to life.

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WIRED GeekMom  I've been going through a bunch of styluses lately. It turns out they mostly suck. The HAND Stylus ended up not sucking. Hooray! It's been the best iPad stylus I've tried.

Apple Gazette  The results are in, and I'm calling them definitive: finally, someone has gotten the stylus just right. If you need a stylus, the HAND Stylus is the best one money can buy.

TUAW  I'm going to have to apologize to the manufacturer of the stylus I used until now, because from now on I'm going to be using a HAND Stylus.

iPhoneLife  I've made my contribution, and I encourage you to make yours too. What's not to like about the HAND Stylus?

Gear Diary  The HAND Stylus performed beautifully!

TabTimes  Using the HAND Stylus we're impressed... the 4mm tip is able to write smooth lines that are some of the finest we've seen with any stylus.

NetworkWorld  The HAND Stylus looks like it will be the stylus I've wanted since I first got an iPad. It looks great, like my favorite mechanical pencils made by Rotring, the Rolls-Royce of drafting pencils.

Gentlemint   The only stylus I would get.

Cult of Mac   I pulled out my Wacom stylus to show John and mentioned it had a clean tip, and watched as John absent-mindedly stabbed the virgin rubber repeatedly onto the sticky bar table. If I had the HAND Stylus I needn't have suffered. The biggest feature is its retractable tip, but there's more...

Applenewsgator  The HAND Stylus might be the last stylus you ever need.

In a quest to find a stylus that performs less like a blunt finger and more like the fine-tipped pens and pencils I use in my design work, I've purchased lots of styluses. Surprisingly, none of them has all the features I'd like. So I created the HAND Stylus—which sports the world's smallest tip, a mere 4mm in diameter, plus a host of other features that set it apart from all other styluses.

The slim tip is retractable, a feature found on no other rubber-tipped stylus. The exceptionally small tip provides superior precision, is easy to replace, and lasts longer than fixed tips because it rotates slightly each time it's retracted, so it wears more evenly. Again, a feature no other stylus offers. The HAND Stylus is nicely balanced, has a knurled collar for fine fingertip control, and has a removable, stainless-steel pocket clip that magnetically holds the stylus in place on an iPad's Smart Cover.

The hexagonal barrel of the HAND Stylus fits comfortably in your hand like a classic, six-sided, yellow pencil. The barrel is made from aerospace-grade anodized aluminum and comes in an array of gloss and matte colors that can be laser engraved. An engraved HAND Stylus makes a thoughtful gift or memorable advertising specialty item. Plus the pocket clip is removable.

With its small tip, the HAND Stylus works exceptionally well with touch-screen tablets for drawing and sketching, taking notes, retouching photos, accepting credit card signatures, or making presentations. It also performs well on smart phones for clicking on tiny internet links, selecting small text, and typing on diminutive keyboards. And the HAND Stylus is great for when you're wearing gloves, if you have long fingernails, or if you just like to keep your touch-screens free of fingerprints.

Six-packs of replacement tips come packaged in a handy aluminum container that you can keep at the ready in a book bag, backpack, purse, or desk drawer.

Every HAND Stylus comes packaged in a handsome tin gift box and will work well on iPads, iPhones, Android, Kindle, Nook, and Windows touch-screens.

                                        HAND – The Mind's Cutting Edge

The HAND Stylus and its packaging are made from recycled or easily recyclable materials, plus we purchase nonprofit carbon credits to offset our use on nonrenewable energy.

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    ONE & DONE. One HAND Stylus in the color and finish (gloss or matte) of your choice. Save $5 off retail. You'll get an email after the pledge ends to select color and finish. FREE U.S. shipping. Add $10 for Canada, $15 for international shipping.

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    ONE PLUS. One HAND Stylus in the color and finish of your choice, plus one six-pack of replacement tips. Save $5 off retail. You'll get an email after the pledge ends to select color and finish. FREE U.S. shipping. Add $10 for Canada, $15 for international shipping.

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    CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVING. One HAND Stylus engraved with up to 35 letters. Add $5 for a six-pack of replacement tips. Order additional custom engraved styluses separately. You'll get an email after the pledge ends to select your colors and finishes. FREE U.S. Shipping. Add $10 for Canada, $15 for international shipping.

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    LASER ENGRAVED. One HAND Stylus in the color and finish of your choice laser engraved with our slogan: HAND – The Mind's Cutting Edge; plus one six-pack of replacement tips. Save $5 off retail. You'll get an email after the pledge ends to select color and finish. FREE U.S. Shipping. Add $10 for Canada, $15 for international shipping.

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    MULTIPLE CHOICE. Add the number of styluses at $25 each ($35 each if you want styluses laser engraved with HAND – The Mind's Cutting Edge) + six-packs of replacement tips at $5 each to get the total pledge amount. Example: if you want 2 styluses without laser engraving and 2 six-packs your total would be 2 x $25 = $50 subtotal + 2 x $5 = $10 subtotal; final total would be $50 + $10 = $60 Grand Total. Save $5 on each stylus you order. You'll get an email after the pledge ends to select colors and finishes. Add $10 for Canada, $25 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    SIX-PACK. Six HAND Styluses, one each of the five colors + black, in your choice of either gloss or matte finish; plus 6 six-packs of replacement tips. Save $30 off retail. You'll get an email after the pledge ends to select the finish you prefer. FREE U.S. Shipping. Add $10 for Canada, $25 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $360 or more About $360

    BAKER'S DOZEN. One HAND Stylus in every gloss and matte color + 3 black styluses; plus 13 six-packs of replacement tips. 13 styluses and replacement tip six-packs for the price of 12. Save $85 off retail. FREE U.S. Shipping. Add $15 for Canada, $30 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    25 HAND Styluses in the colors and finishes of your choice, plus 25 six-packs of replacement tips. Save $125 off retail. Perfect for sharing with family, friends, and co-workers. You'll get an email after the pledge ends to select your colors and finishes. FREE U.S. Shipping. Add $20 for Canada, $35 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $1,750 or more About $1,750

    CUSTOM ENGRAVING. 50 HAND Styluses in the colors and finishes of your choice custom laser engraved with up to 35 letters, plus 50 six-packs of replacement tips. Save $250 off retail. Perfect for special occasion and corporate gifts, or as advertising specialties. You'll get an email after the pledge ends to select your colors and finishes. FREE U.S. Shipping. Add $35 for Canada, $95 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    FREE CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVING! Save $500 off retail. 100 HAND Styluses in the colors and finishes of your choice custom laser engraved with up to 35 letters; plus 100 six-packs of replacement tips. Perfect for special occasion and corporate gifts, or advertising specialties. You'll get an email after the pledge ends to select your colors and finishes. FREE U.S. Shipping. Add $45 for Canada, $125 for international shipping.

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