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PENXO - The most minimalistic 2mm lead holder pencil

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UPDATE 5: 2nd Wave: New fun pledge goals are here! Vote for the new color version!

UPDATE 4: The Stealth Grey PENXO had arrived!

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UPDATE 2: The Galactic Gold PENXO is finally here! 

UPDATE 1: Add $5 on top of your pledge amount, we will include 3 extra cases of leads (a total of 36 HB 2mm leads). Please also note that there is a typo on the $80 pledge. It only includes 12 leads instead of 48 leads.

PENXO recently received the prestigious Red Dot Awards 2015: best of the best in the product design: stationery category. It is awarded for groundbreaking design and is the top prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design.

Penxo is a minimalist 2mm lead holder pencil with no springs, buttons, or mechanical parts. It is beautifully simple, stylish and intuitively unique on its handling. Precision milled with a single block of aircraft grade aluminium, it pays homage to the traditional wooden pencils that have been used by designers, artists and students for centuries.

The main concept for Penxo was simplicity. We asked ourselves how we could reduce a conventional mechanical lead pencil into its elements and eliminate all the finicky mechanical bits. Next, we challenged ourselves to solve the problem that has plagued designers for years: How to release the lead faster and how to make it easier to tell which lead is loaded into the pencil without needing to unload the lead, peer through a semi-translucent window, or use those spinning knob indicators commonly found on drafting pencils. As well as, how to conveniently shows the lead usage. With the concept and challenges in mind, we went through numerous designs and concept sketches before we finally arrived at Penxo. 

Fastest Lead Release on any lead holder: Push your thumb between the gap to release the clamp and the lead slides in & out.
Fastest Lead Release on any lead holder: Push your thumb between the gap to release the clamp and the lead slides in & out.
While gripping the PENXO, the Lead window gap also provides air flow underneath the fingers. This greatly reduces sweating and creates a less slippery grip.
While gripping the PENXO, the Lead window gap also provides air flow underneath the fingers. This greatly reduces sweating and creates a less slippery grip.
On a conventional drafting pencil, they have a spinning knob indicator for identifying lead hardness. You need to turn the knob every time you switch lead so you won't forget what lead you put in. Penxo elminates this inconvenient step.
On a conventional drafting pencil, they have a spinning knob indicator for identifying lead hardness. You need to turn the knob every time you switch lead so you won't forget what lead you put in. Penxo elminates this inconvenient step.
Lead Window: Since most 2mm leads have already labels printed on them, the lead window on each side allows you to read the lead color, brand, hardness labels, and check the amount of lead left. No more guesswork.
Lead Window: Since most 2mm leads have already labels printed on them, the lead window on each side allows you to read the lead color, brand, hardness labels, and check the amount of lead left. No more guesswork.
Lead usage indication
Lead usage indication
Sharpening the lead on the Penxo with our free mini sharpener (animation sped up 2x)
Sharpening the lead on the Penxo with our free mini sharpener (animation sped up 2x)

The flawless brushed aluminum fuselage is the first thing that demands attention. 

6061 –T651 Aluminum – Used in aircraft construction, chosen for its perfect balance of lightweight, durability/strength and flexing properties. Each Penxo is precision milled from a single block of Aluminum. It addresses sustainability needs and is highly recyclable. With no moving parts and solid aluminium construction, Penxo will last forever.

Specifications: Length: 5.38” (136.65mm) x Diameter: 0.47” (10.34mm) Weight (without lead): 0.6 oz (17 grams)  

Version: Silver (Rebel Silver version) & Black (Darth Black version) & PLEDGE GOAL VERSION Gold (Galactic Gold version), Gunmetal Grey (Stealth Grey version) & Cobalt Blue Limited Edition All anodized.

Manufacturing: I will be partnering with an overseas manufacturer (Strong Precision Machinery, Hong Kong) to ensure a smooth production run.

Updated: 06.05.15Updated: 06.05.15

Assembly and packaging: The product will be assembled and packaged here in the San Francisco Bay Area. This will allow me to inspect each product individually to ensure the best possible quality.

Fulfillment: Our team will personally handle all packaging and logistics. This means that you can communicate directly with me and the team without anyone in between.

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