The Logitech Crayon is an Apple Pencil at half the price!


Update: it seems that Crayon will only be available to schools and it's launching beginning this Summer. That's a bummer.

So, Apple has now released a cheap iPad that supports the Apple Pencil. That's pretty cool — it's an amazing stylus and it was a shame that it was barred behind the expensive entry-price of an iPad Pro. Now, you can enjoy it on one of the new $329 iPads!

But the stylus itself is still a separate buy and sells for $99. Ouch, that's one third the price of the iPad in question — still a tough price-tag!

Well, Apple has partnered with Logitech and the latter will now be selling the Logitech Crayon. With basically the same features as the Pencil, it will set you back $49 — half the price of the Apple product! Pretty nifty.

It's also worth noting that while these new iPads don't support any Smart Keyboard, Apple did mention a robust Logitech Keyboard that it will be selling for the machine. Thus far the latter company has been offering keyboard cases that range between $99 and $129, so we assume we are talking about a similar price point.



source: Logitech

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6 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7028; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If these are geared towards schools. Then having a separate pencil and keyboard accessories in schools will not Fair well. Especially at those prices.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's not true, schools will have them, the prices aren't bad at all and the school's don't need the keyboards, that's what computer labs are for. My HS had brand new iPads back in 2013, costed way more then.

2. japkoslav

Posts: 1465; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Wow that Logitech stylus looks so much better than Apple one. Logitech Create vs. Apple "Smart"cover and now Crayon vs. Pencil? Logitech is really capable of delivering good accesories to iPads ... unlike Apple.

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1758; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I don't think so. I read somewhere that this crayon uses a different tech than Apple Pencil and this will only work on this one new iPad model. Besides, it's lacking in functionality. The Apple Pencil uses bluetooth connection to give pressure sensitivity. This crayon doesn't have any pressure sensitivity. That really sucks for 50 bucks. (but anyway, I also heard the general consumers can't buy this crayon so it doesn't matter anyway lol.)

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1465; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

You kidding right? You telling me, that Crayon ... is pretty much a crayon? Like a passive stylus? O.o For 50 bucks? I can have three pasive Wacoms for that price.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Check the last picture, it (probably) show that crayon have tilt sensor to adjust line thickness, so probably it's not pressure sensitive...

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