pogo no go
After writing an article about my concerns over the pervasive use of touch I was alerted via a comment to the pogo stylus [thanks @garthk] .
I thought it might’ve been a solution so I wrote to “Ten One Design” outlining why I’m so interested.
The response I got from them was okay (though no offers of a test unit .. in future maybe I’ll ask straight up) and so not to clutter this post up you can see my email and the response over on flickr.
So, I ordered a couple pogos, from the US, to test.
First test of Pogo Stylus on my mouthstick was on a old macbook – first of the Intel Core Duos. It kind of worked but didn’t last.
It also needs to be almost 90deg to surface. Adjustment of touch pad controls helped.
This as I said was an early macbook. Over the next while I tried iton on MacBook Pro, a later Macbook (Core 2Duo) an iPhone and an iPod Touch that friends have. I tested it first on my mouthstick, like in the photos, and then by getting a friend to try on the same devices without skin touching the metal.
In all instances it would NOT work WITHOUT skin coming into contact with the metal casing ofthe stylus.
So the pogo won’t help you if you are insulated from the stylus say with thick gloves, and it’s not my solution.
I’m now in discussion via email asking similar questions about another stylus/pen I saw on Think Geek called “iPhone Japanese Touch Pen Stylus”
I’ll keep you posted.