Pogo Connect: Pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 Stylus for iPad

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Pogo Connect Stylus

The Pogo Connect is a new and very impressive looking smart stylus, or Bluetooth 4.0 smart pen, for the iPad. In fact its makers, Ten One Design, are touting it as The smartest iPad pen. Here’s a little  more on it, via the Ten One Design site:

Pogo Connect is a bluetooth pen that allows you to draw with different line widths on an iPad. It works with many drawing and note-taking apps. It’s also great for handwriting because the iPad can ignore your palm and wrist.

And some of the cool features the Pogo Connect offers:

— It uses what Ten One calls a Crescendo Sensor – with these attributes:

    • It’s amazingly sensitive, with 0 grams of activation force.
    • It works at all angles.
    • It requires no calibration.
    • It provides hundreds of levels of pressure.
    • Best of all? No moving parts, making it incredibly reliable.

— It’s said to have incredible battery life – up to months of continuous use using a standard AAA battery.

— The tips of the pen /stylus are attached magnetically.

— It has a strong list of compatible apps it can be used with – and those that soon will be. These include some of the very best painting and drawing apps for the iPad – such as Brushes, Procreate, ArtRage, ArtStudio, and SketchBook Pro. Supported note-taking apps include Noteshelf and PDFPen.

The Pogo Connect is fully compatible with the new 2012 iPad, but also offers this information for original iPad and iPad 2 owners on its FAQ page:

What if I have an iPad 1 or iPad 2?

We’ve been thinking about you. If you have access to an iPhone 4s or the new iPhone 5, use it to download the free Pogo Bridge app from the App Store. Running this app on your iPhone will bridge the connection between your Pogo Connect and apps running on your iPad. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

The Pogo Connect goes for $79.95 and is expected to ship by the end of this month. You can see more details on it at the Ten One Design product page for it.

What do you all think of this one? Are you in the market for an $80 smart stylus for your iPad?


Patrick Jordan

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One thought on “Pogo Connect: Pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 Stylus for iPad”

  1. WANT.

    Not willing to fork out $80 for one since I don’t value many of the notes I would take with it at $80+ but I do take a ton of notes on my iPad and something like this would definitely help out.

    I know Apple is never going to go the route Samsung went and add a Wacom to the iPad, and the Note 10.1 is cheap plastic (the bends in the back) so I won’t spend the money for it.

    Half this price and I’d be all over it.

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