FAQ: Alt pen— minimalist pen + precision tool
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Can you give more information on the Tool bits specs?

The tool bits are standard 4mm precision tool bits made from a chromium-vanadium steel alloy.

Last updated: July 08, 2018 21:11

When will Alt Pen be delivered?

Current estimated delivery is early December 2018.

Last updated: July 08, 2018 20:56

What is the shipping method?

Backer rewards will be delivered by USPS with tracking info.

Last updated: July 08, 2018 20:57

Can I place additional orders of the Alt Pen?

Yes, you will have the option to do so on the Backer-kit survey that will be sent out.

Last updated: July 08, 2018 21:02

How do I specify the Alt pen color I want?

After the campaign ends, a survey will be sent out where you can pick from any of the colors advertised. Please note, a stainless steel editions cost a total of $95. You will be required to pay the difference.

Last updated: July 08, 2018 20:59

That stainless steel edition looks HOT! How do I upgrade my pledge?

On the Backer-kit survey, you will have the option to select the stainless steel version of Alt Pen in Contrast Chrome or Contrast Rose. Keep in mind that if you are upgrading from the standard Aluminum Alt Pen, you will be required to pay the price difference.

Last updated: July 08, 2018 21:01

How much does Alt Pen weight?

The Aluminum version of Alt Pen weights 20 grams. The Stainless Steel version of Alt Pen weights 50 grams. Storing 4 tool bits in the rear compartments increases the weight by 10 grams.

Last updated: July 08, 2018 21:07

What’s the best way for me to stay updated on progress and shipment?

Follow the updates on this Kickstarter page. To continue receiving these through your email, make sure your email is updated and correct on your Kickstarter user profile.

Last updated: July 08, 2018 21:03

What if I have a different mailing address?

You will have the opportunity to update your shipping address via the Backer-kit survey that will be sent out.

Last updated: July 08, 2018 21:04

What material is Alt Pen made of?

Currently there are 2 versions: One in Anodized Aluminum and one in PVD Stainless steel.

Last updated: July 08, 2018 21:05

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