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What is Pogo Connect?

Pogo Connect is a bluetooth pen that allows you to draw with different line widths on an iPad. It works with many drawing and note-taking apps. It's also great for handwriting because the iPad can ignore your palm and wrist.

Which devices are compatible with Pogo Connect?

Pogo Connect works with iPad (3rd generation) and iPad (4th generation). It is not compatible with iPad Air.

What if I have an iPad 1 or iPad 2?

We've been thinking about you. If you have access to an iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, or the new iPhone 5s, use it to download the free Pogo Bridge app from the App Store. Running this app on your iPhone will bridge the connection between your Pogo Connect and apps running on your iPad. Check to see if your favorite apps supports iPad 1 or 2 by clicking the "more" link under each app description in the "Apps" tab. If your favorite app isn't compatible with the bridge, send a quick email to the developer. Bridge support in apps can be added with just one line of code. Contact info@tenonedesign.com if you have any questions.

Will Pogo Connect work with iPad mini or iPad mini Retina?

The Pogo Connect will work with iPad mini and iPad mini Retina in many cases. On some iPad mini and iPad mini Retina devices, the screen's touch sensor may switch into a higher-frequency mode (sometimes triggered by connecting it to a computer), and that can cause the pressure response of Pogo Connect to stop working. If this happens, it can often be quickly fixed by turning the screen off and on. However, because of this inconvenience, we can't say that Pogo Connect is fully compatible with iPad mini or iPad mini Retina

Will Pogo Connect work with iPad Air?

We've determined the Pogo Connect is not compatible with the iPad Air. This is a result of large changes to the screen technology in the iPad Air.

Is the tip replaceable?

Yes, and not just replaceable - it's configurable to any one of our five tip styles.

How do I change the tip on my Pogo Connect?

Pogo Connect's tips are magnetic so they can easily snap in and out of place. To take the tip out, you'll want to pinch the tip between your finger and thumb and pull with just enough gentle force to release the magnetic connection. Then you can put the new tip in and push it until it snaps into place.

How can I tell which firmware version my pen has?

Open the Pogo Connect app on your iPad, and tap the tab for configuration. If your pen is connected, the firmware version will be visible in the top left panel.

Why does the R1 tip require pens shipped with a later firmware version?

Although we desperately wanted to make the R1 tip available for all pens, there were hardware and software factors that limited our options. Early adopters and #BlueTiger preorder holders are like rock stars for us. If you'd like to use the R1 tip, but you have a pen with older firmware, email us at info@tenonedesign.com. Thanks!

Can my firmware version be updated?

Pogo Connect models shipped with firmware version 1.1.0 support firmware updates. If a firmware update becomes available, the Pogo Connect app will notify you in the configuration tab.

What pens and iPad is R1 compatible with?

R1 requires a Pogo Connect shipped with firmware version 1.1.0 or later (how to check). R1 is not for use on iPad Air, iPad mini Retina and iPad mini.

Battery included?

Of course! Who wouldn't include a battery?

How long does the battery last?

For most users, we think it will last for months. In fact our goal was for you to never have to think about batteries again.

What kind of crazy battery lasts for months?

Would you believe it's just a standard AAA? We chose AAA because it's easy to find, and small enough to hide in a pen.

Should I disconnect it when I'm done?

You need never worry about power-managing your Pogo Connect. It's totally fine to just leave it connected all the time. It will be ready to work whenever you are.

Pogo Connect uses efficient power-saving strategies to last months on a single AAA battery. Should you ever become disconnected, simply press the button on your Pogo Connect near a running iPad, and it will reconnect.

How can I turn off my Pogo Connect?

After Pogo Connect disconnects from an iPad, it will turn itself off automatically. To disconnect from an iPad, press the home button, then hold the Pogo Connect button down for six seconds. When the blue light begins to blink, press the button once.

Do I ever need to turn my Pogo Connect off?

You may have noticed Pogo Connect has no power switch. That's on purpose.

It'll always be ready to use, but when you're inactive, Pogo Connect uses aggressive power-saving strategies. Standby mode doesn't just last for months. It lasts for years.

What exactly does a Crescendo Sensor do?

Some sensors use piezo-electric discs. Others use deformable resistive materials. Still other use resonating electrical circuits and moving ferrous materials.

Our sensor is fundamentally different from all of those. It uses a very new idea to detect pressure, and has no moving parts. We think it's hot stuff, but not because it's new. It's hot stuff because it works better than those other technologies.

How many levels of pressure does Pogo Connect have?

Our solid state pressure sensing supports hundreds of levels.

Can I use Pogo Connect without a supported app?

Yes, Pogo Connect serves admirably as a standard capacitive stylus.

How do I connect my Pogo Connect?

Many of the compatible apps will automatically recognize a Pogo Connect when it's blinking blue. If not, there is a menu item that will let you connect. Ten One has created a free app that you can connect with as well. The app is (unsurprisingly) called "Pogo Connect." Once connected, the pen will continue to work in the other applications. It will also automatically reconnect should it ever become disconnected.

I'm having trouble changing the name of my Pogo Connect

Our Pogo Connect app can be used to change the names of some pens. However, name changes are only supported with Pogo Connect pens shipped with firmware version 1.1.0 or later. If you have an earlier pen, we're very sorry about the missing option. We had to switch to a backup strategy after iOS 7 dropped support for an API we were using to store the pen's name.

What size is Pogo Connect?

Pogo Connect weighs in at 5.1" (130mm), and is 11.7 mm in diameter. That's about 16% thinner than a AA battery. The tip is a narrow 7mm.
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Beautiful Apps
We've worked hand-in-hand with top iOS developers to bring Pogo Connect compatibility to these amazing apps.
Featured App:
Paper by FiftyThree
Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on the new iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and instantly share them across the web.
Featured App:
Pogo Connect
The perfect companion app for your Pogo Connect.
Connect Compatible

Pogo Connect enabled apps have compatibility information in their app description.

Do you use an app that's not on this list?
Contact the developer today to request Pogo Connect support. It's simple to add, and the developer will receive a free Pogo Connect. Here's a sample email.
Notes
smartNote
Take notes in class, sketch out the next great idea, write personal notes in your password protected notebook, or simply highlight some text in a pdf. smartNote makes it easy to do just about anything you would normally do on paper on the iPad.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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NoteLedge
NoteLedge is a robust note-taking app that combines handwriting, typing, image editing, audio and video recording. It makes a perfect tool for you to keep a diary, create travel journals, capture and share ideas on the go.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Noteshelf
Noteshelf is the handwriting note taker for the iPad that features super natural digital ink, a stunning UI and a comprehensive toolset that will increase the benefits of owning an iPad by leaps and bounds.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Ink
Your notes look beautiful in Ink. Write, type & draw in style on an uncluttered page, with pens that look & feel real. Get your ideas down fast with the help of intuitive gestures that let you draw shapes, undo/redo and more.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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ZoomNotes
ZoomNotes is an iPad note-taking/sketching app which uniquely offers a near infinite workspace for writing and drawing on. It has a wide selection of digital inks including pen, pencil and watercolour. You can also write over PDF files and import Microsoft Office files as PDF files via GoogleDrive. It also has a bookmarking system which allows you to generate presentations and videos from your notes and sketches.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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GoodNotes 4
GoodNotes is a simple iPad note-taking application for creating and sharing handwritten notes and PDF mark-up.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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NoteBinder
NoteBinder is a visual, simple and familiar way of organizing your notes for work and school. Record multiple audio clips on one page. Export audio and video notes. Search your content. One tap access to recent pages for simple navigation. Open In…PDF's. Annotate Photos. Insert multiple photos or PDF clips on a single page. Save custom page backgrounds. NoteBinder is very versatile and functional with a simple interface.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Artistic
Inspire Pro
Inspire Pro's proprietary painting engine Sorcery™, based on OpenGL ES 2.0, takes full advantage of the GPU to render brush strokes with brilliant 64-bit color, laser-sharp sub-pixel precision and incredibly fast speed. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or somewhere in between, you will enjoy the simplicity and power of Inspire Pro.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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SketchBook Pro
Autodesk SketchBook® Pro for iPad is a professional-grade paint and drawing application. Using the same paint engine as its desktop counterpart, SketchBook Pro delivers a complete set of sketching & painting tools through a streamlined and intuitive user interface designed exclusively for the iPad experience.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Procreate
Procreate is the only studio-grade sketchbook for iPad®. Packed with over 45 professional brushes, an incredible OpenGL painting engine and desktop quality features, Procreate is the smart choice for professional illustrators.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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ibisPaint
The ibisPaint is a painting app but NOT just painting! It can make movies that shows how you painted it and share them. Share the movies and share the joy of painting!
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Adobe Photoshop Touch
Transform your images with core Adobe® Photoshop® features in an app designed for tablets. Combine images, apply professional effects, share results with friends and family through Facebook and Twitter – all from the convenience of your iPad or Android tablet. Photoshop magic. Now on your tablet.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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DeepSketch
DeepSketch is a digital sketchbook that adds a new dimension to your drawings – literally! Using colored 3D glasses you can create amazing art that pops right out of the screen! Packed with features, it now even supports the Pogo Connect – letting you control line thickness and depth by varying pressure when drawing. DeepSketch is a must for any digital artist looking to expand their toolbox!
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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ArtSense
ArtSense's top-quality paint engine together with a set of highly customizable drawing tools lets you express yourself in your own artistic style. Ink sketch or watercolor painting, the limit is only your creativity.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Colors!
Colors! is a simple yet robust painting application combining ease of use and powerful painting tools. Based on modern painting techniques originally developed for professional drawing tablets, Colors! is tailored for touch screen devices, and caters to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers. Whether you are looking for doing doodles, sketching or painting, Colors! is the perfect mobile sketchbook.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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ArtRage
Get creative with paint without the mess and expense! Explore a packed toolbox of intuitive, natural painting tools like oils and watercolors that let you experiment with color blends and textures on a realistic canvas. ArtRage places the tools of a real art studio at your fingertips.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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MyBrushes
MyBrushes is a unique painting application designed to create images and playback the whole painting process. It has 100 kinds of realistic brush styles to simulate the effect of Brush painting, Watercolor painting, Oil painting, Chinese painting, Drawing and Chinese Calligraphy.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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ArtStudio
ArtStudio is the most comprehensive, sketching, painting and photo editing tool in the App Store. Completely re-designed from the ground up the new ArtStudio features a beautiful new user interface and a powerful new graphics engine to make creating works of art faster, easier, and more fun! Using advanced drawing algorithms this is the fastest and most precise version of ArtStudio to date.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Brushes
Brushes is a painting application designed from scratch for the iPhone and iPod touch. Featuring an advanced color picker, several realistic brushes, layers, extreme zooming, and a simple yet deep interface, it is a powerful tool for creating original artwork on your mobile device.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Create
FlipBook
FlipBook HD is the most powerful animation app available for iOS. Bring your doodles to life using either frame-to-frame animation or powerful keyframe animation with a set of tools designed from the ground up for the iPad. When you're done, email your movie to your friends or share them on flipbook.tv for the world to see.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Flowpaper
Flowpaper is an interactive drawing tool that lets you make beautiful flowing paintings using your finger tip. Perfect for making a personal background for your device or for sharing with a friend.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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flipink
Flipink is a neat app for you to sketch, share and organize your ideas, thoughts, write down your memos and notes. It helps you stay organized and improve productivity, capture ideas flashed through your minds, either at home, at workplace, or on the go.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Pogo Connect
The perfect companion app for your Pogo Connect.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Image Blender
This is a simple and clean application with a single purpose, blending together images. You can use multiple blending modes like Multiply, Overlay, Screen and many more.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Zen Brush
Zen Brush is an app that allows you to easily enjoy the feeling of using an ink brush to write or to paint. It allows anyone to easily perform fluent strokes while not compromising on the fascinating texture of a real ink brush.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Drawing Box
Painting is a highly entertaining activity, so Drawing Box is conceived and designed like a leisure occupation with familiar tools and images. People of all age can draw and paint with pencils, brushes and colors. They can also play around with stencils, stickers, photos, decorative patterns, coloring images or magic pens. Artworks can be shared by email, twitter or directly in MP4 video forma
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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SyncSpace
SyncSpace lets people express and explore visual ideas together, wherever you are. It is a zoomable drawing space that can be shared in real time over the net. It is a shared whiteboard plus a whole lot more.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Animation Desk
Animation Desk for iPad allows users to create hand-drawn animations on iPad. The drawing interface provided by the app resembles the real working environment of a professional animator who completes each frame of an animation on a specially-designed desk, the animation desk.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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SketchTo
SketchTo is the most convenient way to sketch out your ideas and share them with friends, family or colleagues. With a workflow that makes it a cinch to create new sketches, you can draw freehand, doodle on your photos, annotate screenshots, maps and even entire web pages; all with a fully-fledged tool set, on an (almost) infinite canvas that can be zoomed, panned and rotated.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Sketch Club
Sketch Club provides not just great tools to create but also some of the motivation and inspiration through it’s integrated online community. You can upload your sketches to let others rate and comment as well as enter daily challenges and weekly competitions for fabulous prizes! You can see what people are creating at http://SketchClub.com
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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SketchBook Ink
Autodesk® SketchBook® Ink is an intuitive pen & ink drawing app. Built on a new resolution independent engine, SketchBook Ink lets you create beautiful line work and export high resolution images directly from your iPad.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Inkist
Inkist lets you paint on your iPad with highly customizable brushes and tools you expect from advanced painting software. Inkist eschews the trend of hiding interface elements from you, and presents you with everything you need up front.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Line Art
Line Art is a very fun interactive visual toy. Basically, there are thousands of particles that respond to your touch, and as they move around they leave behind a colorful line. Over time, the particles smoothly change color, and how they react to your touches, keeping things interesting. When you leave the app alone, the particles will start moving on their own, as though they are alive.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Pick Art
From toothpicks to Popsicle sticks, there is something magical about wooden toys & crafts. Perhaps it’s because they remind us of a simpler time. With Pick Art, we hope you will enjoy crafting scenes using our “virtual” wooden objects like toothpicks, pegs, balls and dowels; or choose more intricate “carved’ items like animals, people, houses, plants and more!
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Adobe Ideas
Adobe Ideas is a vector illustration app for your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Easily capture and explore your design ideas on the go using vectors, layers and color themes. With a Creative Cloud membership, you can easily sync Adobe Ideas projects to Creative Cloud and open them for refinement in Adobe Illustrator.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Paper by FiftyThree
Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on the new iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and instantly share them across the web.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
more | app store
Doodle Pro
You Doodle is a complete photo editing and sharing app with stamps, text, picture frames / collages, filters, layers, shapes and drawing tools.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Productivity
Explain Everything
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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SIGNificant Signature Capture
Natural signing experience like pen on paper — While signing on the screen the signature is displayed without delay and accurately like signing with a pen on paper.
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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Mobile Mouse
Mobile Mouse instantly transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless, multi-touch trackpad mouse, in-air mouse, remote, and keyboard for your Mac or PC!
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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PDFpen for iPad
With PDFpen, use your iPad to sign a contract, make corrections, fill out an application, make comments on a presentation and much more. It’s the mobile app that doesn’t feel like you left the important features back at the office. Use Pogo Connect to give your PDF mark-up that special hand-written look
Pen pressure
Palm rejection
iPad 3rd/4th generation
iPad 1 & 2
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R1
R1 This tip is built for note-taking. Its thin profile offers the most precision and a limited pressure response.
  • 4.5mm
  • Requires Pogo Connect shipped with firmware version 1.1.0 or later (how to check). Not for use on iPad mini or iPad Air.
  • Sold in pack of two. Add to cart
R2
R2 This tip provides good pressure sensitivity with improved precision.
  • 6.0mm
  • Compatible with all Pogo Connect models.
  • Sold in pack of two. Add to cart
R3
R3 This standard tip is included with every Pogo Connect. It provides good precision with the very best control over pressure.
  • 7.3mm
  • Compatible with all Pogo Connect models.
  • Sold in pack of two. Add to cart
B1
B1 This straight brush unlocks the pressure-sensitive painting simulation capability of Pogo Connect. It can be used as-is or cut to your preferred shape and length. For maximum pressure response, be sure to configure your Pogo Connect for this brush using our Pogo Connect app.
  • Straight-brush style
  • Compatible with all Pogo Connect models.
  • Sold as a set with B2. Add to cart
B2
B2 Like the straight brush, this angled brush unlocks the pressure-sensitive painting simulation capability of Pogo Connect. It has been shaped to allow easy control of the number of bristles contacting the display. For maximum pressure response, be sure to configure your Pogo Connect for this brush using our Pogo Connect app.
  • Angle-brush style
  • Compatible with all Pogo Connect models.
  • Sold as a set with B1. Add to cart