Nano Magnetics Polar Pen w/Stylus - Gold Editionsearch

Nano Magnetics Polar Pen w/Stylus - Gold Edition

Nano Magnetics Polar Pen w/Stylus - Gold Edition

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If you like magnets... I'd try to get some for free! https://www.massdrop.com/talk/2238/black-gold-nanodots-giveaway
Hello everyone! We're trying to make a collaboration with Massdrop on some custom colors. If you're interested, here's a link to our poll! https://www.massdrop.com/vote/Nanodots-What-Custom-Color-Combinations-would-you-like-to-be-made-for-Massdrop
original is fine and all, but there are plenty of decent to pretty darn good copy cats out there that sell for half the price: https://www.fasttech.com/products/2130/10007977/1702402 i own the silver edition and it is very nice. no complaints and good quality. still, a lot of money for what still is merely a pen :-)
Ceremony
You can buy anything fake these days it seems. In the case of the link you shared, they are illegally selling a patented product. I would implore you to consider the impact of supporting illegal products like this in general. But the choice is individually up to you.
We work with local artists and inventors, like the startup company in Canada who invented the Polar pen, because it encourages local geeks to bring cool new things into the world (besides helping the local economy).
Hey everyone -- We've had to cancel a few orders from Australia and Canada, as we've been informed that these magnets are banned from import by those countries. I'm sorry that information was not given up front before the drop started, it was an oversight on my part.
Better question: will this pen work in the several minutes of three G immediately preceding zero G?
You know, for all those astronauts who think, "Oh crap! I just had a great idea! Where's my pen?" at T-1 seconds.
Loonybin0
I really wish Chris Hadfield hadn't retired because his office isn't too far away from our HQ. If anyone has any other ins for space testing opportunities, message me.
Will this pen work in zero G?
Greetings all! We're really excited to be working with MassDrop again. If you have questions about Polar pen, please just ask.
NanoMagnetics
Hey everyone -- Thanks to @NanoMagnetics, we've been able to make an even lower price available. We hope this will make it an appealing value and help it to reach the lowest drop point.
Got this on Kickstarter in the gold and it is utter crap. It is difficult to write with, the coating rubs off in the hand and the magnets chip. DO NOT BUY!
jammy97
To add to this: I've had mine for over a year; I barely write with it, as the cartridges that came with it and that I got for it are .5mm and it doesn't show up well. I have 3 chipped magnets and the only reason more haven't chipped is that I don't use the pen very much.
It's really fun to play with and a neat toy for your desk at work. That's about it.
jammy97
Sorry to hear you had such a horrible initial experience. You should reach out to Indie (Kickstarter campaigner) directly http://polarpen.com/pages/contact
Honestly, this thing seems quite useless on its own.
I expected the video to prove that the description sucked. Instead, it proved the description was over-reaching. "This means that they can be chained together to create a compass for perfect circles"... haha. Massdrop is going to have to explain that one. Show me a gyroscope too (without buying 90% of the parts elsewhere)
Looks like this pen got terrible reviews. I found on similar on eBay that cost 18 bucks. I'd rather spend half the price of this and get an off brand pen then get this terrible pen. Will not be joining the drop.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Gold-Modular-Polar-Pen-Magnetic-magnets-ball-touch-pen-with-12-steel-balls-/151660548394
no just regular magnets. Rare earth magnets are brittle in their composition but they are usually sprayed with a coating so they don't shatter as easily. Sucks you had a bad experience.
imnotdan
Indeed! Just to follow back on this, Neodymium magnets are typically electroplated only. This explains a bit more about their durability, coatings and some general info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare-earth_magnet
Has anyone else that received their pen tried to use Hi Tec C refills? The reason I ask is that I have been offered a exchange but with both my pens being the way that they are I dont know if this will fix the issue.
Wtf is wrong with Massdrop? First they send out orders late without compensating with better shipping. Then they make the absolutely brilliant decision of giving the packages to the [edited] at USPS. My package went out on delivery a week ago and then the [edited] who can't read because they're so stupid (they work at USPS though so...,) sent it on its way to Washington (I live in Oregon and have for my whole life. ) Complete bs.
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Thanks for the support of the Polar pen project! We've received a lot of really great messages and tweets about this campaign with Massdrop. We also appreciate your ideas & messages about how we can make improvements. Every little bit helps us make Polar even better.
If you're curious about the neodymium magnets used, you can read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare-earth_magnet. If you need anything at all, bug us directly at info@thenanodots.com. Okay, anything but ICP references. Share those with the world on Reddit :)
May the magnetic force be with you....
NanoMagnetics
Does the Polar Pen accept Space Pen refills? That would make it far more attractive to the preppers and campers so prevalent in the Massdrop community. Including, of course, me.
Deno
It actually takes a standard Uni-Ball UMR-1 , which comes in all tip sizes and ink colors. Ps. We also have the space pen in our growing collection.
So I got my pens yesterday and both cartridges are leaking out of the tip making a mess of the caps which ive now cleaned a couple times. Also it is advertized to fit Hi Tec C cartridges. I thought I would easily fix the issue by swapping one of those in, however the tip of the cartridge does not fit into the tip of the pen.
TheProfosist
Greetings! Please email me at info@thenanodots.com so I can help. I'm more than happy to help.
I like them, but within the first two hours of use the pen filler has leaked all over the place, not impressed with that. Other than that pretty cool
Magnets chipped extremely fast. Just put the cap back on caused 2 of my magnets to chipp of already.
AndyTran
Hi @AndyTran -- I'm sorry to hear that, it's the first report of this type that we've heard.
Sometimes @NanoMagnetics participates in discussions, other times they are busy making stuff.
If you don't get a direct reply here, please contact us: https://www.massdrop.com/support
AndyTran
That doesn't sound right at all! When used normally, clicking between each other and transforming from pen to stylus, that shouldn't happen. Email me Andy! info@thenanodots.com.
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Got some insight into the reason of the delay for the group. It seems the packaging from the vendor listed silver on the box, but had a black pen on the inside. This has been corrected and the last 8 orders will be going out tomorrow.
Sigh. Roughly half of the remaining orders were shipped out but, there are still a dozen that are packed and scheduled to be picked up tomorrow. I am confident that I will be able to confirm that all remaining outstanding orders will be on their way first thing tomorrow.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 2/12, before the end of the day Pacific time.
Another update for the group. Unfortunately even though I did the follow-ups as promised 100% of the orders didn't go out as requested (a few did make it). I have just followed up again and reiterated the importance of this order shipping immediately and will do so again tomorrow.
There isn't a lot more I can say at this moment other than I will 100% be following-up on this tomorrow and am working on getting those of you with outstanding orders taken care of ASAP.
Truly thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 2/11, before the end of the day Pacific time.
Quick update for the group. It looks there are a handful of shipments that are still outstanding. I have personally emailed our warehouse floor manager to let her know that these need to be shipped first thing tomorrow. I will follow-up with a phone call tomorrow morning and make sure that remaining orders are prioritized.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 2/10, before the end day Pacific time.
Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in 2/6. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 2/9 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining the drop with the community. We submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the Polar Pen shortly after the drop ended and they have begun preparing it for shipment.
Once the group’s order is ready at the vendor’s location, they will send the bulk shipment to our fulfillment center where we’ll break it up into individual orders and ship them off to you as soon as possible.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you all with updated information on the status of your package.
Expect an update from us on 2/4 or sooner.
Holy [flowers], sell them individually already. Total scam.
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Or you guys could just get one from here. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-NEW-Modular-Magnetic-Polar-Pen-Made-From-Neodymium-Magnets-with-Stylus-without-ball/32251316961.html Since of course if the ones you received don't have the world polar on it, it's probably a fake and if nothing else the same quality as the ones you'd get from here. Save yourself the price tag and do some research. You can get magnets shipped to Canada, it's just a crap shoot, you might get it, or you might not.
Can these be shipped to Canada now?
guys i actually bought this through this website and i really didn't like it... first of all, shipping took ages. second, the ink in the polar pen is a tad thin so when you grab the pen to write, it would bend and so being hard to write. finally, i bought the gold version and first thing i noticed was the gold peeling off, therefore showing the ugly magnet side of it. and it would smell like rusty metal.. please think about this when purchasing..
hohoho1997
Hey @hohoho1997,
Sorry to hear about this, it's the first product quality issue reported by members.
Nano Magnetics does have a 30-day return policy: http://nanodots.com/returns-policy/
We have a positive impression of their customer service, please let us know if you do not.
JonasHeineman
True story. If you're not satisfied, we're not satisfied until you are.
Ps. Thanks for sharing the good word Jonas. We are indeed working on new inventions!
Is there any way to trace my order? This is a gift for Christmas gift exchange event in company. I need it before 24th, otherwise i need to buy another gift.
mine came today, however two of the magnets are already chipped