A new gadget for your tablet makes brainstorming and recording ideas that much easier.

The Cosmonaut is multi-purpose, capacitive stylus. The chubby, easily-grippable “white board marker” offers a new option to the traditional pen-like stylus that takes into account the low-fidelity of tablet technology and the inability to rest your hand on its screen while writing, as is the norm with a pen and paper.

Maybe the most interesting thing about this project, launched on Kickstarter, is the pay-what-you-want pricing model. The funding goal for the Cosmonaut is $50, 000, and the minimum pledge is $1. Now while every contributor will get a stylus, no matter what they pay, there's an incentive to donate more than the minimum because if everyone only donates a dollar, the gadget won't get made.

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