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New stylus designed to help you write better on your device

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter let you watch a project go from idea to marketplace, like the HAND Stylus with a small 4-mm tip.
by Lillie-Beth Brinkman Published: December 18, 2012

I have used the one King's company sent to try off and on at various meetings, and while I cannot take notes as fast as I can on paper, it comes closer to feeling like a pen than others I've tried and I will keep working with it. The HAND feels as comfortable as a pen in my hand and it retracts like a ballpoint would. The latest version of the stylus also comes with extra tips that will come in handy when I wear out the first one from pressing hard (which is necessary due to the small size of the tip).

The HANDS Stylus is currently available in various bright metallic colors at the website at and through the Herrington Catalogue ( for $29.95.

Crowdfunding sites offer a way to test the demand for your creation and get it to the marketplace without the need for venture capitalist backing. Many don't get funded, but when they do, it's a great way to launch your ideas.

King said he had to manufacture about 9,000 units to fill orders from the Kickstarter campaign and quickly had about 5,000 more through the website. The HAND has already gone through a redesign to make the mechanics work better.

“I'm proud of the fact that I made my way through the gauntlet,” he said. A crowdfunding campaign “will be harder than you probably anticipate but the rewards can be substantial.”


See photos and read a few more tips about crowdfunding from King on Get App-y's blog at