Aloha and greetings from Kaanapali in Maui! I am on vacation for the next few weeks so this will not be a long post, but I did want to tell you about the Pogo Stylus.
If you are an iPhone or iTouch user and have bratwurst sized fingers, as I do, then you are likely frustrated by the process of typing out any kind of document on the device.
I know that given time you can learn to type fairly quickly with one finger (two if you are really dexterous) and I have actually sort of mastered the art, but, when I first heard of a stylus for the iPhone, I had to get one.
Although there are several different manufacturers of a stylus for the iPhone/iTouch (a quick Google search will turn up some choices) I liked the look of the Pogo Stylus by TenOneDesign.com and although it is a bit pricey at $19.95 I ordered one.
It arrived last week just in time to undergo rigorous field trials before I left for Maui. It worked so well that I knew that I was going to keep it after a few short uses.
It comes with two plastic clips (one is a spare) that hug the iPhone and then give you a place to dock the stylus. Small problem right away…I use a leather case with a built in belt clip to house and transport my phone. However, 5 minutes with an exacto knife and I was able to modify the case so that I could use the holder with the case! It works great and although the modified case with the stylus hanging off the side looks a bit dorky, it does work.
Using the stylus is a piece of cake. The diameter of the conductive foam tip is much smaller than my smallest finger tip, so my accuracy has improved. If you have ever used a Palm Pilot or Palm Treo, you will feel right at home with the stylus.
At any rate, for the price of a few lattes you can get past one of the iPhone’s shortcomings and improve your typing speed and accuracy as well.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I can see a wave with my name on it heading my way! Mahalo!