Despite the powerful multi-touch technology that debuted with the iPhone and has subsequently found its way inside practically all of Apple’s products, we’re sure that there are still some users yearning with the good old days of the stylus—particularly now that the iPad is merely two months away from release.
Fear not, for Montclair, NJ-based Ten One Design has announced that its Pogo Stylus and Pogo Sketch input devices will work with the upcoming iPad, thus allowing users who are all thumbs the option for finer control over their interactions with the device’s capacitive touchscreen.
Ten One’s styli work by using their aluminium bodies to transfer the electrical field generated by the user’s hand to the screen, thereby tricking a device (such as the iPad) into believing that the user’s fingers are in fact touching the glass. It’s unclear whether, on a surface as large as the iPad’s, users will be able to rest their hands on the device while using a stylus without disrupting the tablet’s ability to recognize gestures, nor how the styli can be used for gestures that require multiple fingers.
Both the Pogo Sketch and its slimmer cousin Pogo Stylus are available directly from Ten One’s website for $15. According to a company press release, the Pogo Sketch is also available at Apple’s retail locations.