If styluses haven’t catch on with you, it is safe to say you are one who still prefer the good old way of writing and sketching. Well, in that case, here’s an uber stylish writing instrument worthy of your consideration: DUO. DUO is the brainchild of UK-based 529 Studio and it is a pen that begs for attention. It is as minimal as a pen can get, boasting a 6082 aluminum construction, anodized to enhance the beauty and durability and within, it gets a robust steel and brass twist mechanism. To a layman, DUO maybe just another pretty pen, but to the folks at 529 Studio, it is a symbol of their pursuit for the perfect writing instrument.
Attentions were paid to the profile, weight as well as overall asesthetic to result in a just-right slim profile pen with a weight that’s natural and yet offers a premium writing experience – all while looking ridiculously stylish, thanks to absence of visible screw threads or fixing features. Moreover, DUO is design around industry standard ISO ballpoint cross type refill, which means refill is readily available both on and offline. While writing and sketching are what DUO does best, it does not shun modern technology; on the opposite end of the ballpoint is a stylus tip – a 6mm Wacom Bamboo Stylus tip that’s replaceable – that allows you to wield DUO on modern touchscreen devices, such as your smartphone, tablet, and laptop.
We won’t say DUO is the perfect pen for pen-wielding folks, but it is definitely one to look out for if you need a pen that looks as good as it functions. DUO Everyday Ballpoint Pen and Stylus will be hitting Kickstarter soon and when it does, you will be able to pre-order for between £20-30 a piece (or about US$25-38).
UPDATE: DUO is now live on Kickstarter. So, if you are up for it, go and sniff them out and perhaps, consider showing these enterprising Brits some love.
Images courtesy of 529 Studio.
Submitted via TIP US page.