Almost everyone has used magnets as toys when they were kids. Even grownups fool around with them at their desks. And they are fun, moving themselves and other metal objects as if by magic. Polar Pen creator Andrew Gardener must have played with magnets a lot as well. By his own admission he would often pull apart the pens he had and he loved magnets. The idea for Polar Pen is born by putting together these two commonplace activities of an idler.
The ink cartridge of the Polar Pen is encased within small cylindrical magnets. These rare-earth (neodymium) magnets attach together to form the outer tube or barrel of the pen. Attaching another small magnet over the tip of the nib of the pen turns it into a neat stylus. This stylus can be used with phones and tablets with touch screens and looks really stylish.
The Canadian designer and Polar Pen inventor, Gardner, says the pen should be seen as a tool and a toy. The reason for putting together a pen made with strong magnets is that the user could play and relax by converting the pen into a play thing. He believes Polar Pen will inspire you at work, school or home.
On their Kickstarter page the team says if you enjoy tinkering or are fascinated by magnets this pen is for you. They have found many uses for the pen and are pretty excited about what you will come up with. If you watch the video on Kickstarter it seems that only your imagination is the limit when it comes to using Polar Pen.
Before you worry about having powerful magnets near your machines like tablets and phones, these magnets won’t harm SSDs installed in tablets, credit cards or mobiles.
Based on how much you contribute to the project you get rewards. Get a pair of nickel coated silver plated neodymium magnets for as low as $10. Get a complete 8 magnet stylus with a stylus tip starting at $30. An ink pen made up of 12 magnets comes for $35 and a 13 magnet hybrid pen and stylus is for $40, shipping is free.
If high quality silver doesn’t work for you, you could pay a little over and get yourself 24k gold plated magnets. Polar Pens include a Pilot Hi-tec-C gel ink cartridge and when you are through with it replace them with uni-ball Sigmo UM-151 or uni-ball Gel Grip refills. Want to find out more? Head over to the Kickstarter page for Polar Pen.