Pensa gotenna A1


Game-changing off-grid connectivity

How do you communicate when cell service isn’t reliable or available? The challenge was to design a device that would allow users to stay connected even off the grid.

The original goTenna pairs with your smartphone and allows you to text and share your location with other users, providing communication when cell service isn’t reliable or available. The first in a line of products designed by Pensa, we’ve been privileged to work with goTenna since their early days, to help bring their product experience to life.


  • Inc. Magazine Best in Class - 2015
  • IDSA Gold - 2016
  • Fast Company Innovation by Design Finalist - 2015


Design Strategy
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering
Manufacturing Liaison
Sourcing / Production Support

GoTenna is part disaster relief, part slick smartphone accessory

— Wired

No service? No problem

GoTenna addresses the needs of users in a variety of different scenarios, from remote outdoor adventures, to overcrowded networks at music festivals, to emergency situations. goTenna creates a decentralized, encripted, peer to peer network.

Pensa Gotenna 1
Pensa Gotenna A2

Refined utility

We designed and engineered the original goTenna to have a paired down and elegant feel with robust and flexible functionality. It weighs in at only 1.8 ounces and has a unique multi-functional strap designed to be clipped in multiple ways to backpacks or other gear.

Pensa go Tenna Summer
Pensa gotenna A5
Pensa go Tenna Winter
Pensa go Tenna App
goTenna Credits

: photography and videography provided by goTenna

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