Teasing us with this conceptual device, Benny Lee is sort of pointing to the future of mice and of productivity. Why are we still using these blockish, left-click-right-click devices? Trackpads (as much as I despise using them) brought us a step closer to a palpable future laden with possibilities, but then pulled back almost immediately, giving way to the touch-bar with its very limited potential. So what is the future of the mouse? Mustn’t it change? Lee says it should. He’s created a concept of his vision too… meet the Kosmos.
The Kosmos is, broadly putting it, a desktop controller. Designed for designed for 3D artists, industrial designers, engineers, video producers, and architects, it unleashes what the mouse is capable of. For years we’ve seen software upgrades to make life easier… the Kosmos is a hardware design upgrade. It puts everything you need right under your hand, from a joystick-esque controller with a scroll wheel and 6DoF movement. It even packs a touchscreen on the top for intuitive control, giving you precision and power-usage in just one half of the mouse, because the other half is all about productivity. The left-half of the Kosmos is a dynamic display, divided into four quadrants. These quadrants are almost like a dashboard in their own right, giving you tools and shortcuts you need right under your fingertips… and the touchscreen display itself feels intuitive, and allows you to work without even looking at your monitor. All the control and information you need lies right under your hand, be it a shape-shifting keyboard/display, or a joystick/mouse that gives you incredible precision over cursor movements, making work a breeze. Now that’s a future I’d bet on too!
2016’s World’s Best Pen comes back to get immortalized in the forever metal. Delighting pen enthusiasts (penthusiasts?) for two years in a row, the Kosmos Pen is back in a new, titanium avatar while retaining the same classic design.
Christened the Kosmos Titan, the writing instrument is precision milled from a solid Grade-5 Titanium billet. With a newly devised magnetic system on the inside (featuring neodymium magnets), the pen’s opening/closing action works like an absolute charm, with its simple yet sophisticated ‘click’. The pen comes in a matte version like its aluminum counterpart, but also makes itself available in a mirror finish variant, which promises to never lose its luster or collect scratches, thanks to Titanium’s physical properties. The Mirror-Polished Version of Titan runs through multiple extensive polishing stages to give its superior surface finish which promises to last a lifetime and some more.
Designed with the award winning aesthetic of the original Kosmos, but with a material upgrade, the Kosmos Titan retains the same two-piece pen construction. The matte variant comes in a space gray color, accentuated by a chrome belt running along the middle (visible when the pen is closed). The mirror finished titanium variant features a gun-metal colored belt that punctuates its design beautifully, doing full justice to the Red Dot Best of the Best Award it has to its credit.
Looks like the Kosmos Titan is more pen-tastic and pen-credible than before!
It’s been called the world’s best pen in 2016. That’s got to mean something, right?? Well, Kosmos isn’t your average clickety-clack refill pen. It isn’t the over-the-top fountain pen either that oozes all its fanciness into your pocket creating a pool of ink. The Kosmos strikes that elusive middle-ground, and with drop-dead class. Bringing the elegance and class of the fountain pen to the writing prowess of gel-pen technology.The pen has a two-piece design that join together to expose the tip, and separate out to shut the pen. The design’s wonderfully interactive as well as informative. When the two pieces are spaced out, it creates a visual tension, wanting you to bring them together. A darker colored inner band is exposed when the pen is shut. This little ‘belt’ is indicative of the pen being in its closed condition.
The pen has the wonderfully interactive appeal of the spring-loaded click pens. Its novel design has a mechanism that allow the pen’s two halves to snap open or shut. Aerospace grade Aluminum feels great to touch, so you’re going to have a hard time letting go of the Kosmos pen, believe me! The pen holds state-of-the-art gel refills. Its design fits over 40 types of refills from the world’s most renowned writing-instrument companies. This gives you the freedom to choose the inside as well as the outside of your pen, making it bespoke almost. Speaking of the outside of the pen, it comes in four anodized color variants that cater to the Apple gadget lover in you. Just in time for the new iPhone release too! It’s a good thing you won’t have to wait for hours in a line to pick up this beautiful instrument of writing wizardry!