CES 2009: Pogo Sketch Turns MacBook Trackpad into a Pen Tablet

CES 2009: Pogo Sketch Turns MacBook Trackpad into a Pen Tablet

Gregory Han
Jan 16, 2009
We've never really liked track pads on laptops. That is until we got ourselves a MacBook Pro, with its huge, glass surface, multi-digit gesture trackpad that is so responsive and pleasant from a tactile perspective, we often ditch our mouse. But where it does cramp our style is when working within Photoshop, since controlling some of the tools precisely is difficult with our chub fingers. Ten One Design's Pogo Sketch was initially conceived as an iPhone accessory, compatible with multi-touch, capacitive screens, but it also happens to work pretty darn well with MacBook trackpads...

A whole lot smaller than your fingertips unless you're of elven origin, the soft tipped Pogo Sketch allows for more precise motion control on both the iPhone and your updated MacBook/MacBook Pro without damaging the surface. No, it's not a the Wacom Cintiq 21UX that our greedy hearts desire, but neither is it priced out of our reach: $14.95 for the aluminum body, matte anodized silver finish pen with clip. At least it will make signing online docs a whole lot easier.

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