Today while I was checking out one of my favorite non-pen sites (Uncrate) I came across…an amazing pen, go figure. This solid titanium pen with a capacitive stylus takes more refills than any pen I’ve ever seen before. I’m really itching to get my hands on this thing to do a review, but it looks very promising. You can find it here on Kickstarter, which is appropriate because I think this pen literally kicks the s4#!t out of any of the other pens I’ve seen on there.
Not only is the pen just visually gorgeous in its simplicity, but it takes a crazy number of refills (with more to be confirmed) according to the creators…oh, AND it has a replaceable capacitive stylus just for the heck of it too.
Here is what the Kickstarter website has to say about the tested refills…I’ve bolded my personal favorites and added links to our reviews of them…also linked to the Pilot G2 review for informational purposes, but I wouldn’t quite call that a favorite of mine.
•Bic Velocity Gel 0.7mm (Medium)
•Cross Gel Rolling Ball Refill 0.7mm
•Dong-A Fine Tech RT Pen (GRC-43 refill)
•Duke Rollerball Refill (Medium)
•Foray (Office Depot’s Brand-USA) Replacement Refills
•Mont Blanc 163 Rollerball (**Our Personal Favorite**)
•Monteverde Rollerball Refill (Mont Blanc Style Replacements)
•Ohto Ceramic Rollerball Refill (C-305P, C-307P)
•Pentel ENERGEL BLN105 pen (LRN5)
•Pilot Frixion Ball pen BLS-FR5 (LFBK-23EF-B refill)
•Pilot G2 (America’s #1 selling ink gel pen, 0.38, 0.5, 0.7, &1.0mm)
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C Caviler (Same performance as Hi-Tec-C, but with more ink)
•Pilot Precise V5 RT/V7 RT, named Hi-tecpoint V5 RT/V7 RT in Europe
•Pilot V ball RT (BLS-VB5RT)
•Pelikan Roller Refill 338 Rollerball
•Schneider Topball 850
•Uniball Signo RT Gel 0.38mm & 0.5mm (UMN-138)
•Uniball Signo (UMN-152)
•Uniball Signo 207 Gel Refill 0.7mm (UMR-87, UMR-85)
•Uniball Jetstream 1mm (SXR-7)
•Waterman Rollerball Refill
•Zebra Sarasa Clip Pen Refill
•Zebra JF Gel Ink (JJ2; JJ15; JJZ15; JJ21; RJF5 pens)
(The listed refills above are sometimes re-named or re-numbered in different parts of the world by pen refill companies. We can’t list every possible name change so we suggest you use the info above if your country/region calls the pens/refills something else.)
Basically the pen can take all of these refills because of a tension spring in the back that adjusts to the different size refills that you put in it.
Above is a quick shot to show the full body of the pens, the cap screws on to close it, but it appears to snap on the top when you post it on top of the capacitive stylus tip….which is replaceable as you can see in the next photo:
As long as this pen lives up to the hype, I think it might already be my new favorite pen by FAR…I cant wait to actually get one in my hands and write with it. In a perfect world I wouldn’t need a pen case for this, I’d need a refill case that also held my one pen. I can just picture a refill case filled with 82 different refills, and just this ONE pen…it is an office supply geek’s dream come true! Personally I was growing tired of all of the “high end” pen bodies that were kind of blurring together on Kickstarter, but this one seems to be head and shoulders above the rest…in fact Kickstarter should ban all others because this one looks like it is the pen to end all other Kickstarter pens. Check it out on Kickstarter for yourself though and check back here often as I’ll definitely be doing a review as soon as I can.