Ten One Design has renamed its “Blue Tiger” stylus as Pogo Connect ($80), and promised that the accessory is nearly ready for release. Billed as “the world’s first pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 stylus for new iPad,” the Pogo Connect is said by the company to be compatible with the third-generation iPad, iPhone 4S, plus “the new iPhone, and iPad mini.” Interestingly, users of the first two iPad generations can also use the stylus through the free Pogo Bridge app, if they have access to an iPhone 4S or the new iPhone. The Pogo Connect features a new patent pending technology dubbed the “Crescendo Sensor,” which can work from all angles, with zero grams of activation force. The stylus requires no calibration, provides hundreds of levels of pressure and has no moving parts, arriving as a competitor to Adonit’s Jot Touch.
Pogo Connect promises extra-long battery life by using Bluetooth Smart technology with a AAA battery, and it’s said to be compatible with certain existing apps, including Procreate. Another novel touch: the stylus can transmit a signal that allows users to track down its location. Ten One Design has announced that Pogo Connect will be available for pre-order on Oct. 1.