The LunaTik Touch Pen was the 6th project I backed on Kickstarter. Backed the project last year on 14th December 2011, it became officially funded this year on the 10th February 2012 after raising US$309,183 (the goal was only US$75,000).
After some delays, I finally received the product last week on the 10th July 2012. Paid US$30 for it and an extra US$20 for the shipping to Singapore which adds up to US$50 (S$63.20) in total.
Despite the shipping cost as much as the Touch Pen itself, it is worth it. Among all the Kickstarter projects that I backed, this product was the only one that ship via UPS instead of United States Postal Service (USPS) and hence, I received the Touch Pen (including the packaging) in perfect condition.
The LunaTik Touch Pen is essentially a capacitive stylus and a writing pen fused into one. Pressing the top of the pen will toggle the writing pen tip. Normally the contact point of a capacitive stylus is always at the tip of the pen, but for the LunaTik Touch Pen, it is basically the whole bottom part of the pen (tip area + grip area).
The Lunatik Alloy Touch Pen is manufactured from premium materials and features an aircraft grade aluminum barrel, a die cast clip that is hard coated with PVD plating, high grade silicone rubber grip as well as our patent-pending dual mode tip that allows you to seamlessly use the LunaTik Pen with any touch screen. Our custom engineered materials are designed to meet our demanding specifications for touch screen responsiveness and flow. And on paper, the Touch Pen uses precision Japanese rollerball components for a fluid inking experience.
Li Xiang also noted that drawing on iPads with glossy screen protector have lesser friction than those iPads with matt screen protector. Glossy ones makes the pen glide better when you want to draw a long curvy continuous stroke and because it glides better, it is perceive as more responsive.