Ever thought about kick starting a project? Well that’s just what Josh Wilson has done with the Tech Force Pen & ruler sleeve.
This creative project has been brought to fruition through Kickstarter, which is apparently the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Backers make their pledges & if the funding goal is reached what began as a dream of an idea can become a reality.
This particular invention is a substantial cover & sleeve which has been designed for Pilot Hi-Tec C Ink Cartridge refills, its supplied with a small dime screw to enable insertion. The casing around the pen slips seamlessly into the sleeve which doubles as a ruler & is engraved with both metric & imperial markers.
Josh is a design enthusiast who appreciates the fact that some of the best ideas are often simple (that said, this project has taken around a year from conception which is no mean feat in my book!) This creation has a stylish minimalist design, it has a 10mm diameter, is 129mm long, weighted in the middle & approximately 28g.
The funding threshold has been exceeded & production is impending. These pens & rulers will made from solid aluminium & be available with a brushed or anodised black finish. All that remains to say is Good Luck Josh!
The Lamy brand has been around since 1952 & is well known for making stylish pens. The contemporary Logo range includes fountain pens, rollerballs, pencils & ballpoints. Having just come across a Logo M Ballpoint I’ve decided to give it a workout.
The glossy plastic barrel on the Lamy Logo M Ballpoint tapers to a relatively high grip section, said to ensure a firm grip, however it doesn’t sit comfortably in my hand. Initially I tried moving my fingers closer to the nib to no avail, they kept slipping back & I found myself concentrating more on the pen than my writing. So not a good start.
Moving on to the performance, this ballpoint is available in a choice of black, red or blue barrel, the former & Logo I’m using has black ink the others come with blue ink. The colour was not as dense as expected given the sultry looking barrel, in fact it appeared to have a greyish hue which was disappointing. It’s hard for me to overcome my difficulty getting to grips (if you’ll excuse the pun) with the ribbed grip section to comment on the writing experience. I can say that the Logo didn’t skip or leave blobs on the page.
When new this ballpoint has a medium tip, but the Logo M can be refilled with a any of the M16 range which are available in a variety of tip sizes & colours.
This review is not all negative, I really like the sprung steel clip which is stylish, sturdy & well integrated into the retractable button. This pen oozes quality & is everything I’d expect from a leading award winning German manufacturer.
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