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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad

    Posted
    NOPENOPE
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    This is a cheaper alternative which doesn't have all the features. If you don't need to use a stylus all the time with your ipad, then I recommend the crayon, especially if you can get it on sale. The ergonomics aren't as good as the pencil, but they are ok for short uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Stylus with Pinpoint Accuracy

    Posted
    gadgetguy11
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    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

    Nice alternative

    Posted
    KaeL
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    For those that avoided the Apple Pencil is because of the price and the stories of it being too fragile to drops this may be a great alternative. Super easy to use. Literally just power it on and go. It did take me a couple of attempts to know if it was on or off. The light stays in briefly so you're really not sure. It works pretty accurately in my opinion. No lag, very responsive. It just doesn't have the pressure feature so to affect the thickness of lines when needed you have to tilt more to get the effect (or use the line thickness option available on the iPad). Battery life is pretty good but not as long as the Apple Pencil. It does quick charge if you need a short use...2 min charge gives you 30 mins of use. The shape feels more comfortable than I thought it would. The only negatives I have so far is the battery life. It's not terrible but for a student that may have a long day of classes it's possible they will have to have a charging break or carry a battery pack just in case. Also just a quick research of tip replacements on Logitech's website feels a little pricey and may be more quantity than one needs. Hopefully retailers will have them easily available also so you're not forced to order and wait.

    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