If you see me and I’m not holding a pen or pencil, I’m probably asleep or holding a taco in each hand – probably the latter. There’s a reason I have a small budget for writing instruments – I love the smell of a new pen and, of course, the different style and designs. A few in my collection have a stylus and pen, or a pencil and eraser, but none have all four. That would be crazy, right? Well, if you’re wondering if that exists – IT DOES NOW.
Creative Mode team, Vlad and Maria, just launched their Kickstarter campaign for Plenty Pen–the single instrument with pen, pencil, stylus and eraser. It’s like the quadrumvirate of and writing implements and it’s unlike any other pen/pencil combo I’ve ever seen.
It’s a light, aluminum body writing instrument similar in size to a standard pencil at 6.7 inches (17.6 cm) and 25 grams (0.88 oz). It fits any ballpoint/rollerball refills shorter that 4.1 inches (10 cm) and the mechanical pencil section works with graphite cartridges from 0.2mm to 0.7mm. Both the eraser and stylus are designed to be removable and replaceable. The pen will have three color options (white, gray, or black) and two finish options (matte or metallic).
It functions with the ability of both pen and pencil section to flip within the instrument’s outer frame to reveal stylus or eraser–A perfect all-in-one to keep it minimal, a fidgeter’s dream come true and quite the ingenious design to do away with a cap or retracting mechanism that often breaks, wears down or goes missing.
The early bird price on the Plenty Pen campaign is still available. That pledge will get you one Plenty Pen for €38 (~$40 USD). There are additional options for 2, 4, 10, or 25 pens, plus a buy 5 +1 free offer. It comes with a black ballpoint refill and 0.5mm graphite refill and, if you share the project on Twitter or Facebook, they will provide an extra free ink refill and box of pencil cartridges. Their plan is to start mass production of the pen at the end of May and start shipping in September 2017.