It’s flu season. It’s cold outside. And it’s not going to warm up for quite a while. Still, you don’t have to choose between wearing gloves to keep your hands toasty and using the touchscreen on your iPhone or iPod touch. A good stylus lets you do both.
Ten One’s Pogo Sketch is a little shorter than the Pogo Stylus but it’s also $5 cheaper and has a pen clip attached to the stylus, so you can clip it to your pocket. But if you want the Clip Pack that helps you attach the Pogo Sketch to your iPhone or iPod touch case, that’s an extra $4.95.
Made from aluminum with a soft tip, the Pogo Sketch slides easily across your device’s touchscreen without leaving a single smudge. It works wonderfully for typing and general navigation, and we loved drawing with it in apps like Scribble or iGraffiti. But anything you need two fingers to do--the two-finger pinch or rotate, or any game that needs more than one finger to play--is still impossible with the Sketch.
If you own a unibody MacBook or MacBook Pro, or any MacBook Air (basically, any silver Mac notebook with black keys), you can use the Pogo Sketch with your Mac’s multitouch trackpad. Ten One even sells a separate Mac application called Autograph ($6.95), which lets you draw your signature and attach it to emails. Autograph requires Snow Leopard to work.
We'll be toting the Pogo Sketch in our heavy coats this winter, tucked in the pocket next to our iPhones and warm, nonchapped, gloved, and thankful hands.
COMPANY: Ten One Design
REQUIREMENTS: iPhone, iPod touch, unibody MacBook or MacBook Pro, or Wacom tablet
Improves touchscreen experience for gloves-wearers, the thick-fingered, and those with long fingernails. Also works with the unibody 'Book's multitouch trackpads. Comes in silver or hot pink.
Not good for two-fingered gestures. Clip Pack to attach it to your iPhone case isn't included, must be purchased seperately.