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Logitech - Crayon Digital Pencil

Model: 914-000033SKU: 6293294

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The pen for the rest of us

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    aarondr
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    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 aren’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 am 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good alternative to Apple Pencil

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    btb2k
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    The Logitech Crayon is a great alternative to the Apple Pencil for certain uses, and would be great for kids. In terms of comfort, I actually prefer the look/feel of the Crayon over the Apple Pencil, and I prefer its shape as it doesn't roll around at all of course! The Apple Pencil was designed not to roll around as well but I just like the shape of the Crayon better and it feels more like you're holding an actual pen/pencil so feels more like you're writing with a pen/pencil. Using it is as easy as turning it on and going straight to work. As it promised no pairing was needed on mine, it just worked right out of the box. Pretty cool. It really was easier to setup than the Apple Pencil. Writing with it feels much like the Apple Pencil where it's smooth and accurate. It doesn't necessarily feel like you're writing on paper but once you're used to it, it does begin to feel more natural. The Crayon is great for note taking and simple artwork but it does NOT support the pressure sensitive writing that the Apple Pencil does. The tilt of the pen does affect how lines show but pushing harder has no effect on the line. For everything I do, this is great and I'd prefer it to the Apple Pencil. In short, if you are looking for a pen that you'll just use for writing notes and doing simple drawings this would work great. On the other hand, if you are looking to do artwork like with paint brushes, pencils, or other art tools where pressure sensitivity is essential to your art then this is probably not the best for that specific use case. Battery life was good lasting several hours of use and it never ran dead. It does have the ability to be turned off to preserve battery life and can be charged with a lightning cable with the charge port under the cap. What is not so great it is does not include a lightning cable so you'll have to use the one that came with your iPad or purchase another. It is fair to point out that the Apple Pencil also doesn't come with a cable but does plug in to the iPad where the Crayon does not. In all, I'd recommend it if you're just taking notes or doing simple artwork. It'd be ideal for kids but I would definitely steer away from it if you are doing artwork that requires the pressure sensitivity. Pros: No paring needed Power button Great for notes Shape/feel Cons: No charge cable/adapter - you will need to use your own lightning cable No pressure sensitivity

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful accessory for the 6th Generation iPad

    Posted
    SwigglesMilam
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    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 is 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    cheap alternative to apple pencil.

    Posted
    cad8099
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Save Money and Buy This Instead!

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    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

    Almost Dethrones the Apple Pencil

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    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

    Solid Apple Pencil Alternative, High Quality

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    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 is not being used and that helps mitigate the shorter charge time. If you won any iPad other than a 6th Generation, the Logitech Crayon will not 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing substitute for the Apple-labeled one

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    APFLORES413
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    I have the new iPad with iPencil support. I have been using their own product but have issues with it. I was very happy to see that Logitech came out with their own Pencil stylus for the iPad. I am very impressed with this product for the various reasons. Pros: - Price. Why am I starting with this? Even though the new iPad is cheaper compared to the Pro models, spending another $100 takes a toll on your budget. Thankfully the CRAYON is $30 cheaper and does the same things, and is better alternative to the other stylus' available. -On/Off button: I can turn this off and save battery time. There is a physical On/Off button on the top of the CRAYON that you can toggle. This saves me battery time. -Set up: no pairing. Just take a picture of a QR code and the CRAYON is ready to go. -Weight: for me, it is lighter and easier to hold than the iPencil. It is not completely round, has flat surfaces which allow my small hand to grip it better ergonomically. Cons: -You cannot use it on another iPad. Once synced to an iPad, it is only for that iPad. Battery life: yes, you can turn it on and off, but using it continuously, gave me about 7 hours. That is less than it's major competitor, but who will be drawing for that long? I like the CRAYON a lot, although there are some noticeable differences. If you are on a budget and don't like the other brands, the CRAYON is great. It feels better for those with smaller hands, and can do the same job as the big named one. Great purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Digital Pencil Limited to One Gen of iPad

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Stylus with Pinpoint Accuracy

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    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

    Great For Appropriate Use Scenarios

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    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 does not 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 does not support pressure sensitivity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you have an newer iPad; this is a must have

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    Ebonovic
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    This is takes your iPad (6th Gen or newer) to an entire new level... do more with it, then ever before. So the Apple Pencil has been around for a while, but it is expensive... this option makes it affordable and works just as well... if not better. First, it works the moment you take it out of the box, and turn it on. No syncing, No fancy Bluetooth setup, no nothing... (it may need a quick charge though). You can then use it all over your iPad. Charges using your existing lighting wire that came with your iPad. (doesn't come with a cable or adapter, and doesn't use Micro-USB like other accessories do). Charges completely in about 30 minutes, and the charge lasts a LONG time. We downloaded a couple free drawing apps, and my daughter is now drawing away and having a blast. so much easier and more functional then just using your finger. For the student or office person, there are apps, that allow you to use the ipad as a digital note pad. and you can HANDWRITE your notes, instead of using the screen or add on keyboard. Which also allow you to draw figures or diagrams (or just doodle if the meeting/class is boring). If you have a 6th gen or higher iPad, this is a no-brainer accessory to add.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this

    Posted
    Kygal
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    I got a new iPad and really was looking for something to use to sign documents without printing and to draw and just odds and ends. I have a bunch of different styluses tried them and they were ok but hard to really get valid signature that didn't look like you did it with a paint program. We looked at Apple pencil but reviews kinda scared me and I didn't want something that had to be bluetoothed or charged by having it stuck out port. The crayon looked like best choice. First of all I can charge it with the regular cord. I love it has the triangluar shape so it doesn't roll of table and less likely to break. I like the cap on charging port is attached so I won't lose it. As far as writing for me it's great. I have my iPad in an OtterBox with screen protector and it still works good. I love that I just push the button to turn it on to right. I don't have to wait to sync it or anything else. It's also good for note taking. I can't say as far as battery because I only use it like 20 or 30 min at a time but I know in month ive had it I only have charged it twice. Plus we bought it at $69.99 and then it went on sale for 49.99 so with price match even better bargain and a cheaper alternative for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Creative digital tool to write and draw

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

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

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    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 haven'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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice alternative

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Active Stylus for the iPad

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    zero325
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    The Logitech Crayon for iPad is a no-nonsense alternative to other iPad pen options. The construction and design are done well. The flat shape and power button are welcomed physical features. Getting the pen to work out of the box with a 6th generation iPad was a breeze. No issues, and instant usability. The Crayons palm rejection is great and is hands down better than any “dumb” stylus. Logitech claims about 7 hours battery life – which can easily be recharge with the onboard lightning port. Compared to other pens that plug directly into the bottom of the iPad to charge, this design seems like a much better option. Overall, the Crayon is great. Battery life is good, palm rejection is great, design is fantastic. My only word of warning is with regards to pressure sensitivity. If your primary goal is art, this may not be the pen for you. Paying a premium for a pressure sensitive option is likely the way to go. However, if your primary use is writing, note taking, or any other non-art based activity – it's an excellent choice at an excellent price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A cost effective alternative

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    henkster
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    This colorful tool for the iPad (6th Generation) is an inexpensive alternative to the Apple Pencil without sacrificing any of the quality. I was so happy to find out that it is compatible with nearly all apps that are Apple Pencil enabled making it easy to use right out of the box. I personally really like the grip that the Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil offers providing a sleek, triangular shape. The pencil for me allows me to edit very detailed aspects of photos, and I find myself using the pencil for even writing lists as it is more convenient when brainstorming or writing quick reminders. In addition when drawing, coloring or any other detail-oriented task, the Logitech Crayon allows you to rest your palm on the surface of your iPad without you having to worry about "smearing" or disrupting your creation! The Crayon also works just as a real writing instrument would with the ability to make the lines thicker or thinner with just a slight tilt. Overall, I find this to be a wonderful budget-friendly alternative for any iPad (6th Generation) owner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to Apple Pencil

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    MarkusMN
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    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