The one issue with 90% of the pen projects posted on Kickstarter is they are so elaborate that they really only make sense for using at your desk. Let’s be honest, if your jotting notes on the go, a pen with a threaded cap or an aluminum holster isn’t going to be the ideal writing instrument no matter how sharp it looks. Tactile Turn created the Mover and the Shaker for those who want a substantial writing instrument that isn’t cumbersome. Both feature a highly addictive “click” mechanism (although it glides so smoothly you might not get that noise you crave) so writing is just a press of the thumb away. Each is made from 7075 aluminum and sport a custom lay pattern for a grip. If you like to toss a pen in your pocket when you’re walking out the door, both are solid options.