Create what you imagine with this remarkable mid-air doodling pen.
This no-nonsense review looks at the Lix Pen UV (upgraded) version. So does their new and improved model take 3D creative control to a new level or have they overhyped it? Keep reading to find out.
- Best feature 1: Added durability
- Best feature 2: Now uses a wider range of filaments
- Plus points: Improved stability, enhanced aesthetics, easy to use, affordable
- Minus points: Takes practice to master, small size/capacity
The Lix 3D pen takes doodling off the surface and into the air. That makes it more enjoyable, more interesting, and most important of all, more real.
The upgraded Lix UV is a 3D pen. It’s an ingenious tool with a twist. It lets users form objects that are solid and self-supporting. You get to transfer ideas to reality in real-time. The Lix is not a toy—it’s a serious tool for creative minds. It also happens to be the smallest circular 3D printing pen around right now. What we have here is a capable mid-air doodling tool like none other.
Who Benefits From the Lix Pen UV
The target market is anyone who loves to keep up with 3D technology tools. You don’t have to be a professional, but it helps if you have a creative mind. The pen appeals to stylists, engineers, architects, and artists. The real attraction, though, is far-reaching. Anyone who can write and draw in 2D can learn to do the same in 3D. The Lix Pen upgraded helps users convert their thoughts into reality.
Compared to the Competition
There are other 3D pens around at the professional level. Compared to the Lix Pen UV updated version, they’re heavy, bulky, and awkward to use. This one has a new ergonomic design and added durability. It nice to hold and can now use a wide range of filaments, which adds to its versatility. The team also improved the heating and pulling systems so that the thread moves with more fluency.
Power Up, Wait, Create
The most significant upgrade is the pen’s ease of use. Good looks and a nice feel don’t mean much if it’s difficult to handle. Being simple to use also makes it more fun, and that in turn inspires personal development. All you do to get this beauty going is plug in the cable, charge it up, and make a start.
The team managed to reduce production costs and passed those savings on to the end user. You should be able to pick one of these puppies up for just under 100 bucks at the time of writing.
Each new Lix Pen UV package includes:
- Lix 3D pen UV
- 1 x bag colored ABS filament (random)
- 1 x bag refills (40 rods)
- 1 x External power adapter
- 1 x USB–LIX pen cable
The Not so Good
Okay, so it’s easy to use this pen, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple to master. 3D drawing is an art that takes practice to perfect. The good news is that this pen is a joy to use, so learning is far more fun than frustration. Creative types may eventually wonder how they ever managed without it.
Another disadvantage is its small size, which is also one of the attractions. But you have to keep refilling the tiny chamber with more material when you work on larger projects. That’s a pain.
|Tech Specs||The Pros||The Cons|
|Product weight: 36g|
Recommended age: Adults
Battery: Not specified
Max running time: Unlimited
Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
Nozzle diameter(s): 0.7mm
Takes a wide range of filaments
Easy to use
|Takes time to master|
Small size/capacity a hassle when working on larger projects
Editor’s Rating: 4.6