The Pogo Stylus for the iPhone
by Samuel Sennott
The Pogo iPhone Stylus
The folks at Ten One Design were nice enough to send me a Pogo Stylus to do some testing it as an adaptive tool for using the iPhone. The reason why you need a special stylus is that the iPhone only works with your finger. As Wikipedia eloquently states it, “Because the screen is a capacitive touchscreen, bare skin is required; a stylus or a normal glove prevents the necessary electrical conductivity.”
When we corresponded, they connected me with a user who had physical disabilities who was testing it for them. During my own testing, I found this stylus to work terrifically when I used it holding it with my hands. Yet, know that you cannot extend the stylus, as it depends on the alloy for conductivity. When I mounted it on varying head sticks, it did not work. That could be corrected by using a longer stylus if they become available in the future.
Overall I give this product a recommendation. For people with physical impairments, this may be a great way to help them access the iPhone and iPod Touch. For people without physical impairments, this also may be a great way to access these devices in a more exacting way.
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