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Logitech - Crayon Digital Pencil

Model: 914-000033SKU: 6293294

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 226 reviews

91%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good pencil alternative but noisy

    Posted
    Steve
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this as a stylus to write on my 6th gen iPad and ended up returning it. The crayon worked perfectly as advertised with a virtually lag free response but I feel that it needs a slightly softer tip as the tapping sounds it makes when writing/drawing become annoying. It is too noisy for taking notes in a classroom or meeting environment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    Amy0000
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is a great pencil for my 4th grader! It doesn't support touch sensitivity like the Apple Pencil, but that is actually better for my child to not have that feature. The only thing that could make this better would be a lower price point, because I know he will lose this at some point, and a battery life indicator. Otherwise, we really like this! Makes classroom worksheets a breeze to complete.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Digital Pencil for the Rest of Us

    Posted
    TimothyTrimble
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice alternative

    Posted
    KaeL
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    cheap alternative to apple pencil.

    Posted
    cad8099
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    i love the color as orange is my favorite color. that said though, tried to like this more then an apple pencil but cant. its not so bad if all you own is a ipad 6th gen. which is all this supports. its stated as such, but its also a reason I don't recommend. being the ipad 6 is new, I cant say for sure if this will work with new models of ipads coming out or not yet. I can confirm as well that again only works with 6th gen. the tip is the same as the apple pencil but wont work with other ipads that work with the apple pencil. that said, it does have an on/off button. something the apple pencil does not have. it also does not use Bluetooth so it instantly works on the ipad without needing to sync. so for schools or those using multiple ipad 6th gens, this is great for that. you don't have to sync the pencil each time etc. the design is more ovalish shaped. I don't find it as comfortable as the apple pencil but not to uncomfortable either. the tip is not pressure sensitive, so if you are an artist I don't suggest this at all. it adjust line weight and shadowing according to the angle you place it down on the screen. where as the apple pencil is pressure sensitive. if don't care about that and just use for signing things, general writing etc then its fine. battery life is about 8 hours compared to apple pencil that is 12 hours. and takes a little longer to charge. the apple pencil gives 30 minutes from about 15 seconds of charge where this gives you 30 minutes from 90 seconds of charge. it uses the ipad cord to charge. where as the apple pencil plugs into the ipad to charge. one reason I like how the apple pencil charges is if you are out and about and don't have the cord, no worries, you just plug in the pencil to ipad, let sit for 15 seconds and you can use it for 30 minutes. where as with the Logitech crayon, you are out of luck. overall, for the price, I rather pay more, get the pencil that can connect to other ipad devices and not limited to just the ipad 6th gen, and you get a pressure sensitive tip for it. I also love Logitech and there stuff. if you only have an ipad 6th gen. then its not a bad alternative to the apple pencil if you don't mind the things I stated like no pressure tip. and may or may not work on future ipads. and really nice if you run a class and have ipad 6th gens. as you wont have to worry about what apple pencil goes with what ipad as this will work with any.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend