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Logitech - Crayon Digital Pencil

Model: 914-000033SKU: 6293294

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 240 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine

    Posted
    Zaid
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    First off. This Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil is designed "specifically" to work with iPad 6th generation only. Offers all the features you find in Apple Pencil but has no pressure sensitivity, I dosen't need any type of connection to be working with it just charge it and its ready to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great offbrand stylus

    Posted
    Jeteye
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    I have used this stylus with an iPad for several weeks. It takes notes and even draws without lag, and with great precision. It lacks the pressure sensitivity of the Apple Pencil, but I have found that I have not missed that feature. Well worth purchasing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the Pencil

    Posted
    NavinRJohnson
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fancy Stylus

    Posted
    Maclemoor
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    Fancy stylus This little guy doesn't have pressure sensitivity, so heads up. It does have tilt support, which lets you adjust line weight depending on the angle you're drawing at. Also, palm rejection goes a long way toward how much you'll like writing on your iPad. With a wireless connection of up to 7 hours, you can do a lot so go for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice alternative to Apple Pencil

    Posted
    Cliff
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    This doesn't have a pressure sensor like the Apple Pencil. So if your primary goal is drawing, go to Apple Pencil instead. This is nice for people who have kids since it doesn't require pairing process. It just connects via simply turning on the stylus and getting closer to the iPad. Also, this doesn't roll off the table like the Apple Pencil. And you can simply charge with Lightning cable, which is pretty much convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylus Pen - Evolved

    Posted
    Nabob
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    I have an iPad 6th Generation and wanted to try a new stylus as my Apple stylus was getting old. This Logitech "Crayon" digital pencil is an evolved version of a tablet pen. I particularly like the flat design of the pen as the Apple pen was round and kept rolling away from me when I needed it. The charge lasts a long time on this pen and it connecting immediately when I started it up. My only negative is that this pen doesn't do a good job of responding to pressure. With the Apple pen, you could press harder and make a thicker line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but limited to 6th gen ipads

    Posted
    redderr
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    The ease of pairing is great. The size, feel and rectangular shape is both functional and aesthetically pleasing to use in the hand and fingers. The inclusion of tilt sensitivity but lack of pressure sensitivity makes the crayon less functional for consumers desiring greater creative control. For the layperson it is a great price point, ease of use, comfort and battery life. But in the end the Apple Pencil has longer battery life, more functionality and more device can be used by the Apple Pencil. Not sure why Logitech limited use to 6th generation iPads only and excluded IPad pros.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Budget Digital Pencil

    Posted
    GeekGirl10
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    This is obviously aimed at kids, but if you're looking for an adult alternative to the Apple Pencil, this isn't a bad choice with a few quirks. It supports tilt to vary line thickness, as well as palm rejection so you can rest your hand on the iPad. It doesn't offer pressure sensitivity, so if you're really looking for an artist tool, this won't work. It is very easy to pair. I didn't have an issue with the flat shape, but some might. I knocked off a star because it only works with the 6th generation iPad and not the iPad Pro, which limits its use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great For Appropriate Use Scenarios

    Posted
    JBCTECH
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lower Cost Alternative to Apple Pencil

    Posted
    TheHodster
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    The Crayon Digital Pencil is a lower cost alternative to the Apple Pencil. It is thicker and more rugged feeling than the Apple Pencil and I found it to be more comfortable. The Crayon also does not need to be paired like the Apple Pencil. Just turn it on and it is ready to use. The Crayon functions similar to the Apple Pencil except it is not pressure sensitive. Thus, it is good for highlighting, annotation, etc. but is not as good as the Apple Pencil for artistic endeavors. The other limitation is that the Crayon only works with the 6th Generation IPad and not the IPad Pros. In summary, I would recommend the Crayon to anyone who has a 6th Generation IPad who primarily wants to highlight and annotate documents. The more rugged feel of the Crayon also possibly makes it suitable for younger users.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Dethrones the Apple Pencil

    Posted
    jailoliv
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    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

  • 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

    Creative digital tool to write and draw

    Posted
    JKinSYR
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    This is an intriguing tool to utilize the ability to write and draw as if you're sketching on a regular paper or notepad. I have played around with the Apple Pencil in store and was impressed by it's ability to be so precise and it's pressure control. This Logitech Crayon is a nice tool, but more for a youthful audience. I liked the fact that it's easy to hold and write/draw. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the lack of pressure control to make a thin line or a thick line. It gave a nice way to show my child's creativity and allow her to draw free hand or scribble things. I do like how this Crayon is able to allow you to draw when your hand is resting on the screen and palm is touching the screen. It has a lock out style feature that recognizes your hand is resting on the screen while you're writing. I think this is an ideal tool / crayon for a child from 5 - 13 years old maybe. Older than that I would think an actual Apple Pencil may be a better tool for precision and drawing. It's a very cool idea and very useful to allow creative thinking and expression of thought. Useful, creative, and fun to play with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It!

    Posted
    Bestbuyer
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    Wasn't sure about buying the Crayon, but bought it anyway. Glad I did. Find that I like using it if I'm on the iPad for a while. Like using it more than I thought I would. Design, feel, function all good. The Logitech keyboard cover has a holder built into it. The Crayon would be a pain to keep up with without the holder. Tried out the Apple Pencil at Best Buy after using Crayon for a week. Like the Crayon better. Crayon is not pressure sensitive, but I don't use that and it only worked in pencil mode. It doesn't work in ink mode. I Like the rubber cover to keep the charging port clean and that it can be charged with cables. Don't like that the Apple one only plugs into iPad to charge. Wish I could turn it off when I'm finished. It turns itself off after inactivity, supposedly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Save Money and Buy This Instead!

    Posted
    Indiaj0nes
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    What's in the box ----------------- Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil for iPad Owner's manual Pros ---- Sturdy design, made of aluminium Has a On-Off Button to save battery Replaceable tip! Battery Meter to tell you how much battery is left. 2 minutes of charging = 30 minutes of battery life. always ready to go, no pairing required. Cons ---- Wish it came in different colors than orange. looks childish Review ------ The Logitech Crayon is made of aluminum and rubber and the rubber's puts on the orange accents on the aluminum. Its got more like a flatter design and it has a on/off switch and also has a battery meter to tell you how much of battery is left. The Logitech Crayon can be used on any of the 6th generation iPad instead of 1:1 pairing which is great because you can share crayons across multiple iPad in the house. The Logitech crayon is a ready to go, no pairing required and once you push the button for 1 second it turns on. There is no pressure sensitivity like the apple pencil which means that if you want to vary the stroke you have to angle the pencil. I am still not sure if this is good or bad, time will tell. the design is not round, so it will not roll out when you place it on a table. I think its a well thought out design! On a full charge, I have gotten about 7.5 hours thats close to the 8 rated run time. Its 30$ cheaper than the apple pencil and I think this is a better design as compared to the apple pencil. I will take it anytime as compared to the 30% more expensive apple pencil and be rest assured that you are not missing anything!

    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

    A Digital Pencil for the Rest of Us

    Posted
    TimothyTrimble
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    When I first opened up the package for the Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil for the iPad, I was a little put off by the orange rubber cap and stylus tip shroud. I was used to the smooth and solid feel of the Apple Pencil. However, after spending some time with the Crayon, I quickly became comfortable with the grip and feel of the rubbery touch for my fingertips while also providing a firm aluminum grip of the body. Combined with the flattened shape, which prevents it from rolling off the desk, I soon fell in love with the comfortable feel of this digital pencil. Aside from the comfort of this device, it is a solid contender for the digital pencil space for the iPad. I always grumble a little when my iPad forgets about the Apple Pencil, and I have to plug it into the iPad slot for pairing. This is not the case with the Crayon. Just turn it on, and the iPad automatically connects via Bluetooth. However, you do have to make sure to un-pair the Apple Pencil if you want to use the Crayon. Charging of the Crayon is a breeze. Lift the orange cap and plug a standard iPad charging cable into it. Mine took around 20 minutes to charge fully. If you need a quick charge to hold you for approximately 30 minutes, you can plug it in for a couple minutes for a quick boost. The battery life is around 7 hours, which is 5 hours less than the Apple Pencil. That being said, you can turn off the Crayon to make it last longer. You can't do that with the Apple Pencil. Personally, I like being able to charge the Crayon with a cable. I'm always fearful of snapping the connector off the end of the Apple Pencil or worse - destroying the connector in the iPad itself. The Crayon is just as precise as the Apple Pencil when it comes to drawing and writing. It supports palm pressure cancellation, which is an absolute requirement for me. While it does not support stylus tip pressure for ink flow, and other painting options, it does support tilt for thicker lines. I tested mine with Pixelmator, Paper, GoodNotes, Linea Sketch, and OneNote without any problems. The precision was just as good as the Apple Pencil us and I'm not a graphic artist who needs the stylus tip pressure support. If you're a professional digital artist, I would say stick with the Apple Pencil, especially if you're already used to the stylus tip pressure support. For the rest of us, I highly recommend the Logitech Crayon. At a lower price point with a quality feel and a comparable precision, this is a deal hard to pass up. Pros . Palm Pressure support . Quick charging . Does not roll off the desk . Microlight status indicator . Can turn it off when not using . Automatically pairs with the iPad . Tilt support for thicker lines . Comfortable to grip and use . The tip is just as precise as the Apple Pencil . $30 cheaper than the Apple Pencil Cons . Stylus tip pressure not supported . Shorter battery life than the Apple Pencil . Requires a cable for charging . Requires 2018 or newer iPad

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Digital Pencil Limited to One Gen of iPad

    Posted
    NickAtWTF
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    Logitech makes some of my all-time favorite peripherals... and this would EASILY be among the top, too, except that it ONLY works on the 6th Gen iPad. Does it work well on the 6th Gen? Yes, absolutely. Does it track well? Yep - on the surface level it looks as if it tracks as well as the Apple Pencil. Compared to other offerings like the 53 Pencil and other styluses, this is miles ahead. Having used the Apple Pencil extensively, I missed the pressure sensitivity (especially in my app and style of choice). The thought put into the charging mechanism (hey, the cover is attached! @@@@@@@ and the charging port is female... the indicators are simple and easy to read, charging is fast, and the balance is great. The charge lasts through a full art project or (presumably) a day of classes and notetaking... Is it a great digital pencil? Yeah, if you own a 6th Gen iPad or are planning to get one. But why oh why leave off Bluetooth for wider compatibility? As a 3rd-party peripheral maker, Logitech is already playing catch-up since Apple will always be one step ahead (and at the time of writing, having just released both a new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil that features magnetic wireless charging... they just took that step for Pro users) you'd want your device to work far and wide. Add to that, most kids in the target demo ("Crayon" branding) get hand-me-down iPads and not the latest gen.. . @@@@@@@@ aka, the iPad mini and iPad 4th gen my kiddos are learning on). Frustrating. Unless it's a software thing, this particular version of the Crayon might be one to skip until/unless they add in Bluetooth or wider compatibility - especially if you don't own a 6th Gen iPad or plan to upgrade soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for me as a student. Not so great 4 artists

    Posted
    RandallFlagg
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    First impression is I like the style vs the Apple pencil. I use 3 sided and carpenter pencils and the flat design works for me. For others it may not. I charged the crayon with my Pixel charger and the lightning to USB cable. I wish there was an indicator that said it was fully charged. The scant instructions were of no help. I Googled it and saw that it charges rather rapidly so I figured I was good. The crayon paired up and was ready to go. It works great and there didn't seem to be any lag. The only difference I could see between the Apple pencil and the crayon was the Logitech isn't pressure sensitive and it doesn't have any variation when you're drawing a line. For me using it as a pen, it's great. If you're wanting to draw with it, I'd suggest to pony up the extra few bucks and get the Apple pencil. Two things to mention. I've read that the crayon is only good for the 6th generation iPad and not the pro models. Second there is a firmware update from August 29th on the Logitech website. I'ven't installed it and the site doesn't state what the update does so maybe it adds features that currently don't work with my crayon. Overall it's great for me, but should I want to use it with apps and pressure sensitivity, I'll have to purchase an Apple pencil too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Apple Pencil Alternative, High Quality

    Posted
    GH06903
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    Having used the Apple pencil for quite some time now, I can honestly say there is a lot to like about the Logitech Crayon. First of all, the shape. I can't tell you how many times I have set the Apple pencil down and watched it roll right off my desk. The Logitech Crayon's shape is like a carpenter's pencil where it lays flat and does not roll. It also feels much more durable that it's apple counterpart. I love the fact that the cap is tethered to the pencil meaning it won't get lost. Also, it can be charged with a standard lighting cable instead of hanging it off the Ipad's charging port or using an adapter. The Logitech Crayon does lack pressure sensitivity which, for me personally, does not matter. But if you are using it for artistic purposes, may impact your decision to use it. I use the pencil mainly for notes, so no issues. Also, the battery does not last as long as the apple pencil, so if you are using it quite a bit without access to a charging cable, may cause you some problems. My feeling is any tool you might use for business should at least last an entire work day without having to charge it. However, you can turn off the Logitech Crayon when it's not being used and that helps mitigate the shorter charge time. If you won any iPad other than a 6th Generation, the Logitech Crayon won't work. I am not sure why it was designed this way, but perhaps a firmware update in the future will change this. I would like to be able to use this with my iPad Pro as well someday. Overall, this is an excellent Apple Pencil alternative.

    I would recommend this to a friend