While there are many third-party capacitive pens for the iPad on the market, none are as precise as pressure-sensitive models like the ones Samsung Galaxy Note aficionados have enjoyed for some time. Enter the Pogo Connect, which is described as the world's first pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 iPad stylus. Brought to you by Ten One Design, the Pogo Connect was originally codenamed "Project Blue Tiger" back in March. The benefits of Bluetooth seem to be key here, as it offers full pressure sensitivity thanks to a "Crescendo Sensor" technology that works at multiple angles and without calibration. You also get palm rejection capabilities so the page doesn't get smudged from your hand resting on the surface. The pen has a removable magnetic tip, leaving room for interchangeable tips in the future.
There's also an LED status light, an integrated radio transmitter to let you know its location in case you lose it, and it runs on a single AAA battery. Be aware that the Connect is only compatible with around 16 apps for now -- they include Brushes, SketchBook Pro, Paper by FiftyThree, and PDFPen -- but Ten One hopes to add to the list over time. You can pre-order one now for $79.95, and if you're one of the first 2,000 to do so, you'll get a special edition pen with a laser-engraved tiger. Those intrigued can get a peek at the company's promo video as well as the PR after the break.
The Time Has Come - Pogo Connect, World's First Pressure-Sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 Stylus, Now Available for Pre-Order
Ten One Design saves a surprise feature for the end – the tip end, that is
Company reveals 'attractive' magnetic tip system, leaving the possibility of future tips to come
Montclair, N.J. – Oct. 1, 2012 – The moment you've all been waiting for is finally here. Ten One Design, creator of the first capacitive touch screen stylus, is proud to announce its Pogo Connect is now available for pre-order. View video here.
Just in time to celebrate the company's five year anniversary, this world's first pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 stylus for new iPad showcases just what Ten One Design is all about: innovation, design and passion for cutting-edge technology.
Adding to Pogo Connect's ingenuity and advanced engineering, the company announces a new magnetic tip system, which allows the included tip to be easily removed, while also keeping the tip securely in place. Spoiler alert: this special magnetic system also leaves open the possibility for Ten One Design to debut new interchangeable tips in the near future.
Pogo Connect expands on the benefits of Bluetooth 4.0, pairing directly and effortlessly with the iPad to offer full pressure sensitivity, palm rejection capabilities and more.
The first-of-its-kind Pogo Connect sports a wild new patent pending technology, Crescendo Sensor, making the tip highly responsive to pressure and recognizing even the slightest touch. With zero grams of activation force, Crescendo Sensor works at all angles and requires absolutely no calibration, providing hundreds of levels of pressure. Plus, the solid state design means no moving parts, making the stylus incredibly reliable.
By capturing the nuances of any drawing, novice and professional artists alike can easily create detailed, multifaceted digital paintings in a matter of minutes. By applying more or less pressure, users can control line width and opacity of a drawn line. Plus, its palm rejection feature keeps drawings clear of unnecessary and unwanted marks, smudges, blots and more from hands resting on the screen during drawing sessions.
The intelligent stylus also features a special LED light that app developers can utilize for various applications. Most simply, the LED light lets the user know when the device has been successfully paired with iPad.
Pogo Connect is supported by 16 compatible apps so far, most of which are live and ready today. Apps include: Brushes, Zen Brush, PDFpen for iPad, Procreate, FlipBook HD, Sketch Club, SketchBook Pro, Art Studio, Good Notes, Colors, Paper by FiftyThree, Noteshelf, NotePad Pro, NoteBinder, IbisPaint and ArtRage.
More compatible apps will also be coming soon. For a full list of apps and how Pogo Connect enhances each one, visit www.tenonedesign.com/connect.
Pogo Connect also comes with a built-in radio transmitter so users can easily find a lost pen by determining their location in relation to stylus – a modern day game of hot and cold! The stylus transmits a signal that easily allows users to track down its location, making this the first pen that's nearly impossible to lose. Simply use an iPhone or iPad to display the estimated distance to the pen, which is displayed intuitively in a radar-style view.
The smart pen is powered by one AAA battery, and with the help of the energy-efficient Bluetooth 4.0 technology, will last for months of continuous drawing.
Pogo Connect is available for pre-order now for $79.95. The first 2,000 buyers will receive a special edition version with a laser-engraved tiger graphic reminiscent of the product's previous name, Blue Tiger.