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Logitech - Crayon Digital Pencil

Model: 914-000033SKU: 6293294

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 243 reviews

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  • 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: 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great idea but more comparability needed.

    Posted
    dlowen
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    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

    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

    New option for IPAD

    Posted
    Pwm1
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    It’s great to see another option for a pen to use with the latest iPads. I like the weight of this pen over the apple pen. This one is lighter and it has a flat side and does not roll off the desk. It will not fit in my iPad case like the apple pen will. It also skips some places on the screen when I write with it so sadly I’ve had to go back to the Apple pen.

    No, I would not 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Serves its purpose

    Posted
    AlwaysBusy
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    Reasonable alternative to brand name, Apple Pencil, for a young person. Does not seem to have calibration or battery life to take notes or get through a standard work day. Works primarily as a stylus versus a pencil.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Still got some bugs to work out.

    Posted
    Hawz
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    Overall, I like this stylus. It works well within given iPad apps, but I feel it should work throughout the entire interface, including the home screen. Had a bit of trouble linking, at the outset, but now everything seems fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for a kid

    Posted
    JayB39
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    This pencil is good for kids but not adults if you can buy an Apple Pencil it’s much better

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but....

    Posted
    Biloxibear
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    This device is very easy to use right from the box. My only complaint is the battery life is very very short

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cheaper alternative to apple pencil

    Posted
    Robert
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    It works most of the time I have a problem when I test my hand On the iPad at some points.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    great pen

    Posted
    Charles
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    my child loved it, naturally fit her hand during scribble and writing

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice and easy to hold and pair

    Posted
    Zoinks
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    Not great as a drawing tool but simpler to use than Apple

    I would recommend this to a friend