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Luxury accessories maison Montblanc introduces the latest addition to their storied line of stationary instruments. Dubbed “Pix,” the digital writing tool takes after the design aesthetics of the Cruise collection and is compatible with Samsung’s Galaxy Note products. The result is a decidedly premium writing experience that until now has been missing from the world of digital penmanship. The writing system builds on the house’s weighted legacy and features both a Rollerball and Rollerball e-fill, alongside a platinum-plated clip and fittings, and black precious resin. Always leading the market in writing innovation, the Pix is the first high-end pen for smartphones and tablets.

We tried the Pix out for ourselves at Berlin’s Schlosshotel im Grunewald using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 before replacing the Rollerball e-fill with the regular Rollerball. Unsurprisingly, the Pix glides effortlessly across the device’s 5.7-inch screen, bringing the pen and smartphone’s capabilities to the forefront. On paper, meanwhile, Montblanc’s time-tested know-how allows for a true hybrid in terms of 21st-century writing experiences. In short, Montblanc’s Pix pushes the boundaries of penmanship and makes us reconsider the current divide between handwriting of the past and handwriting of today.

Stay tuned for more news from Montblanc’s ongoing work with Samsung. In the meantime, pick up one for yourself straight from Montblanc’s website.

Editorial Director, LA

Brock Cardiner is Highsnobiety's LA Editorial Director. He oversees Highsnobiety's editorial initiatives on the West Coast.