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CES 2009: The HP tx2 and the Pogo Stylus

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pogostylus While checking out things at The Digital Experience tonight Rob got a bright idea. He’s evaluating a Pogo Stylus which is aimed at us for the iPhone or iPod Touch. While looking at HP’s Tx2 capacitive touch device, Rob thought he’d give the Pogo a try on the screen. To his amazement (and also to the amazement of the HP reps in attendance) the stylus did the trick as you’ll see in the video. Obviously you won’t get multi-touch with the Pogo Stylus as it is a single point touch device.

Also of note, when we queried the HP reps as to why they chose to go with an N-Trig capacitive touch digitizer instead of a Wacom digitizer, the answer was a simple but telling one. They wanted to go to market and N-Trig had the goods at the moment. Timing is everything. 

Check out the video after the jump.

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

3 Comments

  1. sbtablet

    01/08/2009 at 11:34 am

    Nice discovery!

  2. Sarah

    01/08/2009 at 1:39 pm

    Not too surprising. The N-trig digitizer combines a Wacom-like pen input tablet with a capacitive touchscreen, just like the iPhone uses.

  3. hmmm

    06/04/2009 at 7:52 am

    A capacitive touch stylus works on a capacitive screen!? Brilliant!? And if you had 2 you can do multitouch, but of course the “Pogo Stylus as it is a single point touch device”, whatever that means.

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