The Apple iPad is an awesome piece of tech, but its “use your own finger” stylus can be a burden at times. The Pogo Sketch touch screen stylus provides an alternative to the styli nature equipped you with, but how will it work with an iPad screen protector?
After owning an iPad for only a few days, I grew tired of the iPad’s lack of stylus. Although the iPad was a promising gadget, I needed a better way of interacting with it than swiping my fingers across its touch screen. As a freelance graphic artist and someone that purchased an iPad for business and educational purposes, I felt that a stylus would be better for drawing, taking notes, and more accurate navigation.
After a few Google and YouTube searches, I came across the Pogo Sketch touch screen stylus for the Apple iPad. The Pogo Sketch iPad stylus appeared to be “the real thing”. It was stylish, thin, inexpensive and from the YouTube videos that I’ve watched, it appeared to be very responsive. After finding a coupon code online, I rushed to tenonedesign.com and purchased the Pogo Sketch touch screen stylus (at a discounted price, of course).
It only took two business days for my Pogo Sketch iPad stylus to arrive, and to my surprise, the Pogo Sketch was more stylish in person than I expected. The Pogo Sketch stylus was thinner than it appeared on the tenonedesign.com website, the pocket clip was very durable, and the soft tip of the Pogo Sketch touch screen stylus wasn’t as flimsy as I thought it’d be.
After unboxing the Pogo Sketch stylus, I immediately fired up the iPad and tried to put the stylus to use, but there was one thing that I didn’t take into account. Unlike in every Pogo Sketch video and review that I’ve read, I was using a ZAGG InvisibleSHIELD iPad screen protector. While the ZAGG InvisibleSHIELD iPad screen protector is an excellent accessory for the iPad, it appears to interfere with the response of the Pogo Sketch touch screen stylus. I’m able to use the Pogo Sketch stylus with my ZAGG protected iPad, but I find myself pressing down very hard to get the Pogo Sketch to respond.
While drawing in ArtStudio or taking notes in Penultimate, I’ve run into difficulty with the Pogo Sketch vs. ZAGG Invisible SHIELD combo even though these two applications were my initial reason for buying the Pogo Sketch iPad stylus. Overall, I value having a screen protector more than a stylus for my iPad the iPad and those that feel the same might want to hold off on buying the Pogo Sketch until a more responsive screen protector comes along.
For more read 5 Ways to Make Your iPad a Lot like a Small Computer, 4 IPad Accessories You Should Buy as Soon as You Buy an iPad, and The ClamCase iPad Accessory Will Turn Your iPad into a Netbook – Sort Of.
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