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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: 3 out of 5 stars

    5 star idea; 3 star execution

    Posted
    TigerXtreme

    I'll be honest. I'm not a kid, and I don't have kids. I'm not an artist. But I am a geek and I've always loved to color. I bought the Crayola Color Studio HD pen because I wanted to understand how it worked and wanted to see if it would be fun to color as an adult. The idea is great. The pen is battery powered and emits a fun color changing LED to show that it is on. It also emits a soft ticking sound when it's on but the color LED is just fun. The pen is a bit fat but probably great for little hands. When the pen is on, you can color, but when the pen is off, you can't. So what's the advantage? Well, if you touch the screen with your palm or finger, then it won't color, which turns out to be a great feature for the iPad's big surface where you are likely to be touching the screen a lot by accident, even if you are an adult. So what about the app? Well, here's where it falls apart a bit for me. The app has so much potential. The layout is good and most of the pictures are fun. You get some good musical sounds and even animation. But then there are the bugs! Most of them are around the animations. You color something and then when you color an animation near the other object, the colors bleed across. Just little things like that which are a bit frustrating. And the thing is - the app is just software and it can be fixed. So Griffin, you are almost there but I've had the app for a few months now and no bug fixes. What's up with that?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could be more kid friendly

    Posted
    Mannyboii

    I initially was sold on the concept after reading some reviews. Thought this sounds like a great product for my two year old. Once she started coloring with it she put it down and started using her finger. She could not get used to having to really push down on the iPad to color. Not sure how this marker or stylus is supposed to be better then just using your finger but I can tell you my daughter was not impressed. However I did like the options it opens up. All the colors are nice and it's a really nice app but the marker was a let down. I returned it for a refund at best buy. Just an FYI the features that the marker unlock are still active even after I returned the marker I guess it just works as a key initially and once you've unlock the extra features you don't need to ever do it again. At least up until know. Hope this helps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, better with fingers or regular stylus.

    Posted
    Andrea43123
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I was convinced we were doing something wrong until I read the reviews on this product! It's such a fun, neat idea for little ones, but the stylus is definitely a joke if you have any kind of heavy duty protector on your screen like I do (Zagg Invisible Shield). I can't speak for ease of use without it, but I'm really disappointed overall. It just so happened that I purchased a regular stylus for my iPhone and iPad the same day -- it works a thousand times better than the Crayola stylus! My advice? Return the game and buy a plain old stylus compatible with the Apple platform #less than half the price). The Crayola Studio HD app is free, so you can still use it. This is what I'll be doing very soon!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its Ok

    Posted
    FemaleConsumerFL

    My daughter just had to have this when I bought the IPad. Everyone in the store told me how fabulous it was they had just done a demonstration on it the kids all had a blast. The pen is not easy to use you have to have it straight up and down for it to work. To color some of the smaller items on the screen you end up out of the line no matter what you do. The tip of the pen is quit large and makes the fine details difficult.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing special

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Its a bit cumbersome. Also, when the device is turned on, it makes a high pitched sound that is almost inaudible - yet you can still hear it. The pen is just ok, and the app is not that much better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun for the kids

    Posted
    Stuart1964

    My kids like the ability to color with the ipad. The stylus is some what hard to get to work. All in all it keeps the kids occupied and using their imagination

    I would recommend this to a friend