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Griffin Technology - Crayola ColorStudio HD for Apple® iPad® and iPad 2-Front_Standard

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Rating 1.7 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with the IPad screen protector

    Posted
    IPadToddlerMom
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    So you bought the Crayola ColorStudio, got it home, downloaded the free app, unlocked the app using the ColorStudio Pen, and low and behold the pen doesn't seem to work? Does your toddler really have to mash down on the pen this hard to color the pages? Why does the pen seem to work intermittently? Did you buy a defective product? The answer is no. But it sounds as though you have a protective plastic shield on your IPad to prevent your toddler from scratching the surface. Because we all know how gentle our little ones can be with electronics. The Crayola ColorStudio Stylus pen has a 3 second delay before the colors start to appear on the page. Plus, the stylus pen does not have the sensitivity to make contact with the IPad through the protective plastic cover. So now what? You just spent $30 plus tax on a toy that won't work on your IPad? There is no way you're going to remove the plastic shield and risk your precious little one from scratching your several hundred dollar electronic. The answer is yes, take it back to the store BUT don't return it...exchange it. Pick up the Bamboo Stylus pen instead. The Bamboo Stylus pen is thick enough for your toddler to grip, does not have a real built in pen (which could be a disaster for your walls), and has a rounded rubber tip to prevent the IPad from getting scratched. This pen has an instant reaction time for coloring on the pages of the Crayola ColorStudio app and is not affected by your plastic cover. The Bamboo Stylus pen is the same price as the Crayola ColorStudio stylus, so it will be an even swap. See, not such a waste of time and money after all for your toddler to have hours of fun coloring on the Crayola app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, bad product

    Posted
    Ibeabluedevil

    This crayola studio pen thing is a great idea and is especially appealing to those who like to draw or do anything art related. It is also a great idea for kids, however the pen is not very good. You have to apply way too much force to the iPad screen and it does't fill in the colors too well. Overall I was initially excited at the idea of this product, but was greatly disappointed at how bad it operates. It is not worth the money, maybe if it cost like 5 or 10 dollars I could see splurging on it, but for 30 dollars, it is definitely a waste of good money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not great, but not useless either

    Posted
    GrubJr

    We should have read reviews before purchasing this. As most others state, takes way too pressure to make the pen work as you would expect. My 5 year old became very frustrated as I did after trying to show her how to use it. However, the app works fine when using the fingertip mode. Beats having to carry a couple coloring books and a box of crayons when you want to keep them busy. If they would design the pen to actually work with how much pressure a kid uses in the real world, it would be a 5 star. It's really only a 2 star product at best.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as I thought it would be.

    Posted
    Scuttles
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Overall it is a neat idea. The selection of pictures are decent. The pen however is not very kid friendly. You have to push pretty hard to get it to work. And where is a clip or something to connect it to the iPAD protector??? With the touchscreen of the iPAD I should actually be complaining that it is to touchy. My suggestion is just by a box of crayons and a coloring book.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Is not worth the price

    Posted
    pepgirl
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The pen turns itself off after being on for 10 minutes, The way I read the instructions it was supposed to do that when it was not being used. The pen won't stay together and I found out from someone who own a pen also that mine was actually put together backwards. Definitely not worth the money I paid for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    LezlieJ

    I am a huge Crayola fan and was very disappointed in this stylus. I got the app a few days before and it works way better with your finger than the stylus. It is very slow to respond, if I could get it to respond at all. I will be returning this today.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    ForMyBoy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The pen is the only item in the box - and it's just like other stylus sold - so nothing special. Performance is not always accurate, which can be frustrating for kids. Many coloring apps are available and perform much better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    App works better with using finger not the pen

    Posted
    JPriv
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    App was free - wish I would have tried the app first. Then I wouldn't have even bought the digital stylus. My kids and I use the app alone. Stylus was a waste of money =[.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Hard to get stylus to work on ipad

    Posted
    jtrep
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was so excited to get this for my son, but he got frustrated really quick because if you are not holding the pen just right it does not work. Great concept, just needs improving.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work

    Posted
    WhodatNana
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Does not work when you have a screen protector on the screen. I am not going to trash my $40 zagg to color with a pen when you can do the same thing with your finger

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, poor design

    Posted
    CatesMom

    This pen performs poorly. After using it for about 10 minutes my 6 year old turned off the pen option and went back to using the coloring book with her finger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend