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Logitech - Crayon Digital Pencil

Model: 914-000033SKU: 6293294

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 224 reviews

91%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to Apple Pencil

    Posted
    samsamsaaam
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I own a latest gen iPad Pro 12.9 and was disappointed that my Apple Pencil would not work with it. I bought this after hearing there was support, but I don't feel like I compromised at all. Unless you're an artist, you'll be happy with the Crayon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the Pencil

    Posted
    NavinRJohnson
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The Logitech Crayon is a cheaper alternative to the Apple Pencil (1st Generation), however, it is not as feature rich. The Crayon does not work with all apps. Pressure sensitivity does not work consistently. The Crayon does feel good in your hand and does not roll off the table like the Pencil does.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent alternate to Apple Pencil

    Posted
    Caballero500
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    I have been using this for the last 3 weeks and here are the observations Pros: 1) Cheaper than the Apple Pencil 2) Battery life comes approx a week Cons: 1) The shape of pencil - its so flat and I dont get the design reasons. It sometimes hurt a lot to hold. 2) A bit heavy and longer in size 3) The pen holders are not compatible due to its shape. I went for this due to its brand (alternate to Apple) and cheaper cost, so if you are looking for a decent & cheaper option then this is a good option to consider.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great idea but more comparability needed.

    Posted
    dlowen
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Logitech crayon is an awesome concept. It works just as you would expect it to. It offers precise drawing or navigating, tilts functionality, and palm rejection technology just like the apple pencil. I actually prefer the feel of the crayon because it has more grip and not completely round. It is easy to charge and also does not take extremely long to charge. I also like how you can plug the charger in unlike the apple pencil which needs an adapter. The biggest downfall to this device is its compatibility. Currently it is only able to be used with one iPad which is a huge downfall for users of the PRO line that would like to use it as well. Overall if this is compatible with your iPad I would highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Crayon fits the name

    Posted
    CAPNDigital
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 25 ContributorTop 25 Contributor

    The name Crayon fits it well compared to an Apple Pencil, it is more child like and less mature. Out of the package and fully charged I could not get it to work with my iPad Pro (turns out mine is 5th generation and not 6th). It may or may not work with your 6th generation iPad either, I could only get it to work with 3 out of 4 different ones I tried it on. There are no instructions included and trying to find helpful information on how to use it was quite difficult even at the Logitech site. At first it would not work with any of the 4 iPads I tried it on, only after taking a photo and going into edit mode did it finally connect and start working. I personally do not like the feel of the crayon, it is a little awkward in shape and not as comfortable compared to using the Apple Pencil. If you are a designer or artist looking for detail work, do yourself a favor and pay the extra for the Apple Pencil. If you are a someone looking to highlight documents or do some coloring in an app, this might work for you. Overall, with the lack of instructions and fact that it was not "turn it on" and it works as described, I will pass on this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Stylus with Pinpoint Accuracy

    Posted
    gadgetguy11
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 25 ContributorTop 25 Contributor

    The Logitech - Crayon Digital Pencil for iPad is a versatile creative tool for the Generation 6 iPad. Featuring tilt support (Crayon is not pressure sensitive), you can make a pinpoint line to a wide brush. The beautiful design & exceptional build quality are immediately evident. The aluminum squared design keeps it from rolling off of your desk. It feels strong & unbreakable to your hands & does not have the fragile plastic feel so common with the pencils offered today. In the hands of children, this tool, thankfully, feels less breakable than plastic competitors. The Crayon does not work with the iPad Pro. I hope future iPad Pro versions work natively with Crayon, or Crayon can work with existing iPad Pro's. The iPad Pro is my go-to tablet & I would love to use Crayon on the Pro. Any Lightning Power Cord can be used to charge Crayon, which is a huge plus. The line accuracy is spot on with no visible lag, with a high precision feel. Battery life is exceptional, with 7.5 hours of use & automatic shut off after 30 minutes of no movement. CONCLUSION: The Logitech - Crayon Digital Pencil for iPad is an exceptional performer for the iPad 6th Generation & is Highly Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to Apple Pencil

    Posted
    MarkusMN
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I would have rated this as a 5 star if it supported the iPad Pro models. I am disappointed that the product was designed to only work with the Generation 6 iPad. In all fairness, Logitech does disclose this and the consumer has an opportunity to know of this ahead of time. Now for how it works with the Generation 6 iPad... It works great. I cannot tell the difference between this and its competitor. The design is actually superior due to the cover over the charging point and the fact that it does not require pairing with the device. I tested it with two color applications and it worked flawlessly. It was accurate and very responsive. If you have a Gen 6 iPad, this is a great pen to use with it. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that will work with an iPad Pro. I would be very happy if this same device would work with all of my iPad products. I hope that Logitech keeps this in mind for future releases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great For Appropriate Use Scenarios

    Posted
    JBCTECH
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Logitech CRAYON Digital Pencil iPad (6th Generation) is a worthy, less-expensive alternative to the Apple Pencil. There are, however, a couple of details to consider before purchasing: It only works with the 6th Generation iPad introduced in early 2018 and it doesn't support pressure sensitivity. So, if you're an artist, you should go with the Apple Pencil. For most uses, though, this is a completely competent alternative to the Apple Pencil. Especially for casual or occasional use. It is very responsive and does support the tilt feature. The issue of the long-term confort of the Crayon versus the Pencil is probably a matter of personal preference. The CRAYON also has a couple of welcome design elements. - It uses a female lightning charge connection and thus is simple to charge using the same charger as the iPad 6th Generation. This is much nicer than Apple's male connection with requires a special cable or sticking it into the lightning port of the iPad which is very unintuitive and awkward. - The charging cap is attached to the pencil so you don't have to keep track of it as you do with the cap on the Apple Pencil. - It doesn't roll around. So, unless you're using the iPad 6th Generation for serious artistic purposes, the Logitech CRAYON Digital Pencil is a great choice. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because it doesn't support pressure sensitivity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful accessory for the 6th Generation iPad

    Posted
    SwigglesMilam
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Shaped like a carpenter's pencil, this CRAYON fits perfectly in my fingers allowing for the wrist movement needed to create great sketches and renderings. The CRAYON can replicate the markings of crayons, pen & ink, water coloring, markers, sharpie, etc. freely and easily because the CRAYON works at all angles and interacts well with the functions of the iPad. The CRAYON works only with the 2018 iPad Generation 6. As of now, it does not work with iPad pro. However, with the 2018 Generation 6 iPad it is a must to have. I love the shape. My father was a known craftsman builder and I have been writing with pencils this shape since before grade school. The action and results of the CRAYON is much like another window based stand-alone sketching pad and pencil that I have often used in the past. I also like the fact that this product is free and simple, and not attached to anything. It's powered by a battery charge, but otherwise it simply works just like an actual pen or pencil. Using the apple technology of the iPad pencil (which I also regularly use) the CRAYON is unlike the Pencil in that no pairing is necessary. Instead of pairing the CRAYON to the iPad, you simply turn it on. With the Generation 6 iPad, the connection and response time is immediate. It's very simple to charge, and it is very well designed with all necessary working and charging parts contained within itself. This aspect of the design is another plus in that there is nothing to keep up with but the CRAYON itself. I have not had the opportunity to use the CRAYON for seven straight hours in one charging, but the specifications state this to be a feature. I have used the CRAYON several times throughout the day and have not had any issues with it not retaining the charge. It also seems to have a rapid charge and I do charge it daily. I recommend this product and feel it a great choice for someone in business who sketches a lot, and the best choice for K-12 users.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The pen for the rest of us

    Posted
    aarondr
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    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    The Logitech Crayon, while designed for the educational market, is really the apple pencil for the rest of us. By that I mean non-creative/drawing uses. Not that the Crayon can't draw, it certainly can, and features tilt sensitivity, It does lack pressure sensitivity, which would be a deal breaker to any serious artist. If you can get past this limitation, in some ways it's more Apple than the Pencil. So what sets the Crayon apart other than its lack of the pressure sensitivity feature? Well for one, the charging cover is attached (hurray! @@@@@@@ so you won't lose it. On that same note, the charger is a female lighting jack, so you'ren't forced to have it sticking out from your iPad in an awkward way (or feel like you'll break your lighting port on your iPad or the Pencil). I can't imagine being in a scenario where the Pencil's ability to plug directly into the iPad helps charge it on the go as between battery banks and lighting charging cables it's hard to be without a way to charge. The Crayon's ability to just use any old lighting power cord is a god-send. Another great feature of its physical design is the material. Not only does the aluminum feel solid and welcome in your hand, but it also feel super sturdy, unlike the Pencil. I feel like the Pencil could easily be snapped, while the Crayon feels like it could handle some serious mayhem. Furthermore the fact the body isn't a cylinder, but is more rectangular keeps it from rolling away. The color scheme might throw some off, but honestly I like the orange combo w/ the aluminum as it helps it stand out just enough without being gaudy. The top cover is a silicon and actually does come off (and is replaceable), but it does take some effort to remove. The tip is also replaceable, and requires a specific tool to remove the tip. This is a nod to its educational roots, where small hands might remove the tip and make it disappear. It actually is preferred in my use case as well, as my children would and have unscrewed my Pencil's tip before. There is one button on the top that powers the Crayon on, and has an LED that shows the status. Another note: the Crayon auto powers off after 30 minutes. You're supposed to be able to get 7 hours of usage out of it, and I doubt I'll push that limit much and it's cinch to charge. Now how does it write? Quite well. It feels a lot like the Pencil in my ham hands with excellent tracking. Just like the Pencil, it works in the OS natively (swiping on the home screen, through web pages, and notating screen shots). Unfortunately I can confirm that it only works with the iPad 6th gen. My daughter's 5th gen doesn't work, and my iPad Pro 10.5" doesn't work either. However the 6th gen iPad it works right away without any pairing. This is probably where the Crayon is most impressive, as it 'just works' as they say (I had a bad Pencil when I first got my Pro and it did not 'just work'). Tilt sensitivity seems to be on point (pun intended), and allows basic sketches to turn out quite nice when using it for shading. I'm no artist, but I was able to draw relatively well with the Crayon. Unlike some other pens, it doesn't have a native eraser feature or button, but neither does the Pencil, so no huge loss there. My primary use case besides just being curious about Logitech's foray into near first party Apple accessory land is to give my small children a stylus they can really express themselves with. They're both small, with my son pushing 4 and my daughter just 2. They both need supervision when using the Crayon, but I feel much better about them using this rather than my Pencil. They both enjoy drawing on the iPad - and I enjoy them not using actual crayons on the floor (which they still do, but a father can dream right? @@@@@@@ . I like that the Crayon just turns on and writes. The strong physically design makes me worry less about my son cracking the Pencil in half and potentially causing an injury. In my testing and writing though, I found myself actually enjoying the feel of the Crayon over the Pencil (it's a bit more chunky), and wished it worked on the iPad Pro. If the next generation does indeed support this more passive pen, I may just sell my current pro and Pencil and get the Crayon. That said I'm no artistic professional, but I do annotate screenshots, documents, and draw some POCs. In these scenarios, I don't miss the pressure sensitivity. Tracking was excellent, on par with my experience with the Surface Pen and Pencil on their respective devices. That said, again I'm no artist, but I'm sensitive to lag, of which I did not detect. The only thing I found myself wanting was a pen clip, either to somehow secure it to the iPad or another surface. All in all the Crayon is an excellent stylus for the iPad 6th gen. I wish it worked on more iPad's, but hopefully future iPad iterations will support it natively just like the 6th gen. I don't think you can go wrong if you're in the market for a stylus for the 6th gen iPad, as the Pencil is most likely overkill for you on the iPad (let's be honest, if you're buying an iPad for creative work, the Pro is definitely the better fit). Combine with the fact that it's cheaper, it's hard to make a case for the Pencil over the Crayon. This is an excellent product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Dethrones the Apple Pencil

    Posted
    jailoliv
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    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    One of the main attractions of the Logitech Crayon is price but I was glad to see that the compromises are somewhat minor. I usually try to avoid comparison with other products. Usually, it is not fair because they often target different consumers and price ranges. However, it is definitely hard not to compare it with the Apple Pencil since they clearly designed it as an alternative. My experience was mostly enjoyable and I was already convinced Logitech had a better product than Apple's until I tried to add shades to a drawing. I quickly realized the lack of pressure sensitivity support. In fact, I kept trying repeatedly thinking it was something wrong with the settings somewhere. It was not. The good news is that I found many similarities and even advantages compared with the Apple product: Similarities: . Same response. . Supports tilting. . No lag or jitter. . Shorter. Advantages: . Instant connectivity. No need to pair with Bluetooth . More comfortable to hold. . Does not roll due to different design. . The female Lightning port allows you to use the same cable as you use for the iPad. Disadvantages: . Does not work with iPad Pro. . No pressure sensitivity . Very different design. This is personal and I actually like the design although not the color of the cap. Since most functionalities are just the same plus some improvements, I would almost recommend the Crayon instead of the Pencil. You would save at least $30 and have a better product. The only reason I am not doing that is that it does not support pressure sensitivity. The Pencil wins here. The fact that it does not support iPad Pro is only an issue if that is what you have. Summary: I still recommend the Crayon if you do not care about or need pressure sensitivity or if you prefer to select it within the software itself. It is a very nice product and you can't compare it to those passive cheap stylus. This is much better and worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend