Most drawing apps have sliders to control things like brush size and opacity, but using just your finger or a regular stylus, it’s hard to feel you have total control. Ten One Design’s Pogo Connect Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Pen is a pressure-sensitive; we hoped it would make drawing on that touchscreen feel more like drawing on our Mac using a Wacom graphics tablet. But the pressure sensitivity features vary between the 13-and-counting compatible drawing and note-taking apps. In ArtSense and Photoshop Touch, for example, pressing hard gave us darker lines, but didn’t change the width, and in Paper by FiftyThree, the thickness changes but not the opacity.
The touch-screen stylus sure has come a long way, and few companies have set the standard for the device quite like Ten One Design. So, it's fitting that on the five-year anniversary of the company that brought us the capacitive touch screen stylus, Ten One has announced details on the brand new Pogo Connect.
Listen, we love gaming on the iPad. It's just that virtual controls are simply not an effective option. The best games almost always have unique control methods that don't involve pressing pretend buttons. Think Angry Birds. But Fling Joysticks are a great option for getting some enjoyment out of games that insist on using virtual controls. Now, these little wonder devices are available in Apple stores nationwide.
What if you could just slap a joystick on your iPad anytime you wanted to play a game and get a tactile response and control precision that fingers alone can’t provide? It sounds like some visionary prototype of a distant future, but they exist today, and that futuristic voodoo magic is really just suction cups. Even better, these stick-on accessories can actually improve your iPad gaming experience—or at least one of them can.
Anyone that has ever spent time gaming on an iPad knows how glorious and in turn, frustrating the experience can be. While some games lend themselves to the tablet's touch and tap interface, other games, such as first person shooters and flight sims can be a torment to play, as one wrong move of that virtual control pad can translate into a game-ending loss of tragic proportions. The folks at Ten One Design Understand this, and accordingly have come up with an elegant solution to help you get your frag on. Ladies and Gentlemen: Meet the Fling tactile game controller for iPad.
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.