Want some stylish stylus action for your Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Montblanc has you covered

Want some stylish stylus action for your Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Montblanc has you covered
Samsung is stepping up its game with some premium accessory partnerships, among them Montblanc, a company known for premium writing implements, leather, watches, and other luxury fashion accessories.

Since its beginning in 1906, the German based craftsmen have been making upmarket pens, and to this day, they, along with Montblanc’s trademark white star logo on the top, are recognized as a standard bearer of fine writing instruments.

Thankfully, Montblanc has also advanced with the times, and has not relegated its product line to a world of ink-only fountain and ball pens. The company has accessories for iPad users, and also has a stylus series for other tablet applications, called StarWalker and Pix.

Now, on the advent of the release of the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung is pitching some luxury accessories for its class leading phablet. In addition to a Montblanc Extreme leather cover for the Note 4, the StarWalker stylus enhances the experience with some exclusive digital content and writing features for the entire Galaxy Note series. Montblanc users can use an “e-Refill” cartridge to convert their existing piece to a Galaxy Note stylus.

The Montblanc pieces are not something you will see on the clearance aisle at Best Buy as you might expect. The Montblanc Extreme cover costs $245, the StarWalker and Pix stylus pieces start at $350 for the basic Pix (rollerball model), and exceed $1,200 for the StarWalker Ultimate Carbon.



1. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Mont Blanc fountain pens are some of the best in the world (and most expensive). I might be a technophile, but there is something about fountain pens that is timeless and Mont Blanc is a leading name. Check out their Leonardo:http://cdn.montblanc.com/-/media/85767cacb97c434994fd0ec0cb8389e9.ashx

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

$350 for a pen? It better print money or turn frogs into gold.

5. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Talk about overprice right.. I couldn't agree more..

7. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

These are luxury goods, created by a company who markets to the wealthy. It is like buying hundred dollar shirts...yeah they're great quality, but you buy the name.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Even if I was rich I wouldn't pay $350 for a pen.

12. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

why not?

15. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

because there are much better things to spend the mony on ... and having money doesnt mean i have to trhow it away like and idiot..

16. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

you say this because you haven't been rich

17. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Thinking like this ... you'll never be.

3. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Wow, that premium price is not tempting at all.

4. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Montblanc does make good pens but, compared to equally good pens such as Waterman, you're paying a lot extra for that white star. Think of it as the iFruit tax of the pen world. But $200-$300 just gets you an off the rack pen (like a Mani or Boss suit). Limited edition pens can easily add a zero to that (like a couture Armani or Hugo Boss suit). Back in the days of tablet PCs, Wacom and Cross got together to make a nice brushed metal "Executive" stylus with the look and feel of a good pen for about $50. Mine worked with my Thinkpad Tablet 2 so I would guess it would work with the Note. You can still find them on ebay if anyone wants to experiment.

6. tankifycation

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

If only this had come along during my fountain pen craze.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Too bad Samsung is peddling just to the prestige/image conscious buyers with this Montblanc stuff. This is a pretentious market segment that can poison your brand to some extent. Instead, Samsung could have gone after the creatives if they did more with Wacom, i.e. supported the Wacom Pro pen, adding more file type support for S-Note, allowed use of the Note 4 as a PC graphics tablet, etc. And the creatives are the people who build apps for your platform. And sure as night follows day, Samsung needs more and better S-Pen apps.

13. Gawain

Posts: 439; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

Yeah, because an established, well respected brand will hurt you. These luxury brands are able to generate a much higher margin due to the clientele they serve. Samsung is just adding allure in a segment that might otherwise look at iPhones (with a diamond crusted case), but not necessarily the Vertu crowd.

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

huh? $350. for the pen? does it make calls?not.

11. goojman

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Does this pen even fit in the Note 4?

18. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

The pen is cool

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