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The steel-based Pen Type-A

Gift Guide The Pen Type-A

The Pen Type-A is just a pen that takes place to be a beautiful bit of engineering. Despite aluminum pens, a steel-based pen is much weightier and sometimes tiring to make use of.

However the industrial design with no crack in the whole body gives it a distinctive look.

It’s also an early Kickstarter success. The team shipped the final pens two months ago and just started taking new orders. They proved that you might ship a complicated hardware product on Kickstarter while checking up on customers’ expectations.

One of the more compelling features is that the Pen Type-A uses Pilot Hi-Tec C ink cartridges. It’s an easy task to order them online, future proof and there are a great number of width and color combinations. The Hi-Tec C has been my pen of choice for years — it’s excellent.

But at $150, it’s a pricey pen. The same as watches, pens may be luxurious items, sometimes too blinged-out with ornamental and gilt bodies for my taste.

They look dated and be noticeable on a desk next to the glass of my smartphone and my aluminum computer. Cold and futuristic objects just like the Pen Type-A merit a spot in the true luxury category.

It is still inexpensive compared to Sailor or Namiki pens, while extremely expensive Mont Blanc pens have been in still another category altogether.

Buy the Pen Type-A for the family members who like beautiful objects and writing. As much as I’d prefer to do everything with digital devices, I still use a pen every day.

It’s efficient and portable, and sometimes you simply need certainly to write things down. When you are on the move and also you need certainly to take down notes, a pen is indispensable.

But a cheap pen will do for nearly everyone else. Only those that like design and beautiful pens will care about the Pen Type-A. And they’ll think it’s great.