PenstiX: The Revolutionary Eco-Friendly Chopsticks

World's smallest pen-size chopsticks that you could take anywhere with you. It's your new eco-friendly chopsticks!
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Yuan Design
Design
Taipei
Taiwan
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  Still using disposable chopsticks?


PenstiX- Turns a pair of chopsticks into a pen.

From the Past to the Future

Chopsticks, a symbolic utensil invented from the eastern culture thousand years ago, has been growing in usage and broadly spreading across homes and restaurants nowadays. It has been designed as a perfect way for picking up foods. The number of people using chopsticks has seen a huge uptick as Asian cuisine goes mainstream. However, there are still 80 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks being thrown away around the world each year, causing serious environmental damage. 

Therefore, we have been working hard to develop a better solution. Its the next generation of chopsticks, or chopsticks 2.0.   It should be environmentally friendly,  easy to carry, seamless to use and clean. Most importantly,  it should be sleek and cool. Going great length to design and prototype the concept, we are glad to present you PenstiX, the next generation of chopsticks.  

Features

  • Compact design in portable size
  • 1 pair of full length chopsticks in 1 PenstiX
  • Only 12 seconds to assemble 
  • Tip lock design  
  • Rocking chopsticks holder
  • Easy cleaning 
  • Add stylus tips to get extra mileage out of your chopsticks

You Can Use PenstiX Anywhere!



 Bonus Perks: 

 We just added a special case to go with your Penstix!  Its made with renewable bamboo that also doubles as a stationary base for the office.  Makes a perfect present for the holiday season.



Tip-Lock Design

Tip-lock design can let chopsticks stay extended while in use

Tip-Lock Testing


Easy to Clean

PenstiX can be easily disassembled for cleaning.

Basic Cleaning Tutorial



Deep Cleaning Tutorial



Eat Eco-friendly, PenstiX is Your New Eco Chopsticks!

PenstiX is a pair of eco-friendly chopsticks, containing a whole pair of chopsticks (extended length: approx. 20cm). It's been minimally designed, and can be cleaned easily. 

Each part has been designed and tested thoroughly. For your safe consumption, it has even passed SGS international food safety standard testing. 

Design Process

Early sketches

Technical drawings

3D renderings

Prototypes and material tests

Final prototype, ready to produce!

Design in Accurate Size

We focus on product precision and durability. During the prototyping process, each component has been tested precisely. It has been designed accurately to make every part fit altogether. All components will be manufactured and assembled in Taipei, Taiwan. After testing a huge amount of prototypes, we have confident and are ready to provide you the best product in highest quality while the funding reaches our goal!

Specification 

PenstiX + Stylus

Carry your chopsticks with a stylus in it! 

For people who often use stylus on their touch screen, we offer you another option by combining PenstiX with stylus tips. Like no other stylus, PenstiX stylus tips is exchangeable and can be added to your PenstiX easily! From now on, you won't forget to take your stylus with you!  

Exchangeable Stylus Tips

All caps are exchangeable. PenstiX stylus has 2 tips (7mm & 5.5mm) for exchange. 

3 + 1 Colors For Your Choice

When PenstiX goes into production, we offer three colors for your choice- silver, red and black with metallic finish.

The special limited golden PenstiX edition can be yours now!

Each PenstiX has both laser engraved logo- "PenstiX" and company logo "YUAN" on it.


Rubber Chopsticks Aid -

The world's only chopsticks aid which fits on all types of chopsticks!


In order to help people learn chopsticks easily, we came up with the rubber chopsticks aid to go with your penstiX. The silicone rubber can wrap around all types of chopsticks, and pick up your foods easily.

Take along PenstiX for mountain climbing, business trip, eating out......anywhere.

Your best choice of food utensil while you are on a hike!

Let's Taste Green!

Hello Indiegogo, in the past few years, we've been designing various kind of chopsticks. But still, we need your help to make our new concept "PenstiX" a reality. Please support our campaign. And in turn, we can work together to save our environment.


Our Team

Yuan Design is a team that specializes in lifestyle designs, with focus on crafting eco-friendly chopsticks. In the past years, we have been innovating on various chopsticks that are ready at production level. Yuan Design is putting efforts on durable designs with hope in reducing environmental waste by creating eco-friendly products.

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This campaign ended on August 22, 2014
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  • $9USD
    For good will

    Support our movement! For this perk, you will be a honorable mention on our website for supporting our cause!

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    International Shipping pledge

    For those that forgot to add shipping, you can make your pledge here.

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  • $29USD
    Friends and Family Special

    Early bird special - 1 set of PenstiX (Color choice: Silver, Red, Black). (If outside of US, additional $9 shipping cost should be added which comes out to $38)

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  • $39USD
    The Original PenstiX

    1 set of PenstiX (Color choice: Silver, Red, Black). (If outside of US, additional $9 shipping cost should be added) which comes out to $48)

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  • $44USD
    PenstiX + Aid

    1 set of PenstiX (Color choice: Silver, Red, Black) with 1 Rubber Chopsticks Aid (White). (If outside of US, additional $9 shipping cost should be added) which comes out to $53)

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  • $49USD
    PenstiX (Stylus): For You

    1 set of PenstiX (Stylus) (Color choice: Silver, Red, Black). (If outside of US, additional $9 shipping cost should be added) which comes out to $58)

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  • $55USD
    PenstiX (Stylus) + Aid

    1 set of PenstiX (Stylus) (Color choice: Silver, Red, Black) with 1 Rubber Chopsticks Aid (White). (If outside of US, additional $9 shipping cost should be added) which comes out to $64)

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  • $59USD
    Golden PenstiX + Stylus

    1 set of PenstiX (Stylus) (Color choice: Silver, Red, Black). (If outside of US, additional $9 shipping cost should be added) which comes out to $68)

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  • $65USD
    Penstix + Special Case

    1 set of PenstiX (Stylus) (Color choice: Silver, Red, Black) with a unique renewable bamboo case that also functions as a office stationary base. (If outside of US, additional $9 shipping cost should be added) which comes out to $74)

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  • $79USD
    Penstix + Laser Engraving

    1 set of PenstiX (Stylus) (Color choice: Silver, Red, Black) with the opportunity to personalize your Penstix with custom laser engraving. (limit of 20characters) (If outside of US, additional $9 shipping cost should be added) which comes out to $88)

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