updated 05:40 am EDT, Tue October 2, 2012
Pogo Connect, first iPad stylus to pair over Bluetooth 4.0
The Pogo Connect pressure-sensitive stylus for iPad by Ten One Design is now shipping for $80. It is the first pressure sensitive stylus for the iPad that uses the latest ultra-low power Bluetooth 4.0 specification that also makes pairing with the Bluetooth 4.0 compatible third-generation iPad automatic, when in range. Although the device ships with a large nub, the tip is removable and will be compatible with a range of interchangeable tips set to arrive in the near future.
The pressure-sensitivity will allow users to control line width and the opacity of a drawn line. It also works with a number of apps on the market, supporting its palm rejection function, allowing users to naturally rest their palm on the iPad screen without triggering a response. Apps currently supported 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.
The Pogo Connect is powered by one AAA battery that is said to last for months of continuous drawing. The first 2,000 buyers will also receive a special edition version with a laser-engraved tiger graphic.