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Hoverpen: The Executive Pen That Defies Gravity

A project in San Francisco, CA by Shanpo

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Turn heads, provoke curiosity, and cure your fidget itch with this self-balancing marvel.
Backers: 1252
Average Pledge Per Backer: $98

Funded: $122,316 of $5,000
Dates: Apr 16th -> May 26th (40 days)
Project By: Shanpo
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Latest News

$100,000 goal reached - Pitch Black Titanium has been unlocked!

May 20th - via:
Hello everyone! Thank you SO much for supporting the HoverPen project!  The Shanpo team, in celebration of breaking through the $100,000 USD, we have a big news to share with you! A surprise stretch goal has been unlocked! This surprise stretch goal... (Read More)

Progress of the hardcover notebook add-on

May 16th - via:
Hello dear Backers! After making several version of the prototype of the notebook, the latest prototype finally passed the test for function. For more details, check out the videos below! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play... (Read More)

Pilot Production of the Packaging & A Missing Detail of the Pedestal

May 14th - via:
Hey again everyone! It's Shanpo back with another update! We've started pilot production on our packaging, pedestal, pen, notebook - pretty much everything! We will keep you updated as we move forward in this process. Today, we'd like to show off the... (Read More)

100,000$ Stretch Goal & A Glimpse of the Tutorial Card!

May 9th - via:
Dear Backers, Thanks for supporting us and joining us in the process of giving birth to the HoverPen!  We'd like to introduce...the tutorial card! This little addition is included in every HoverPen package :)  As you've probably guessed, the... (Read More)

Hoverpen end cap UPGRADED!

May 6th - via:
Hey all! We have some exciting news! We've UPGRADED the end cap for the Hoverpen to make it fit more perfectly. Take a look at the image below. The image on the left is the old version of the Hoverpen, it had a simple end cap. The image on the right... (Read More)

Pledge level mistake - now corrected! (2x Titanium non-early bird only)

May 2nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Ink Cartridge Makeover and Options

April 29th - via:
Hello everyone! Thanks again for your incredible support - we have exciting news! The ink cartridges just got a beautiful Shanpo makeover! Our Swiss-made cartridges are no longer plain silver - they are now fully branded! As you've noticed on the... (Read More)

The Evolving Innovation of the Hoverpen

April 22nd - via:
First of all, THANK YOU to all our backers - your support is making the Hoverpen a reality around the world! We've been asked how the Hoverpen compares to earlier magnetic desktop novelties. In the 1980s and 1990s, there were a number of other... (Read More)

We're funded! We're one step closer to bringing life back to the desktop.

April 17th - via:
Hurray! We've reached our funding goal! Thanks to everyone who helped make the Hoverpen a reality! Now that we're funded, here's a peek at the final box! We've been excited about the Hoverpen for a long time - we love using them for both work and... (Read More)

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