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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: 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

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  • 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Active Stylus for the iPad

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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

  • 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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well with 6th gen ipad

    Posted
    RacineTechie
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    This is a stylus, a really nice stylus with some extra features, but essentially just a stylus. It is designed to lay flat, you can adjust line width; how well depends on the app that you are using it with. Battery life is as advertised. I'd give it 5 stars, but the advertising makes it look cooler than what it really is. It's still you drawing that picture or painting it in, it just makes doing that easier. I'd say it's better used for productivity than creativity (in my case at least) and does make markups easier on documents. If your old enough to remember having to use a pen to compose and correct you work, then this will make some tasks on the tablet more comfortable.

    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

    "Logical" Choice

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    mamaof3lilbrats
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    I bought this for my daughter who loves to draw and uses her iPad and programs to do many things. She loves the "Crayon" because it is lightweight and easy to use with little to no set up. It is easy to charge and last approximately 7 hours on a charge. It also has a flat side so it doesn't roll away. While it doesn't have the Apple Pencils' pressure sensitivity it still works great for casual sketcher. Great purchase at a more reasonable price than Apples' Pencil.

    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 Kids!

    Posted
    TyDaddy
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    I bought this for my six year old son’s iPad. He loves to draw and color, and this is way more kid friendly than the Apple Pencil. You can charge it by plugging a lightning cable under the top cap. No crazy adapters or having to stick it in the side of the iPad. It works really well, only missing the pressure sensitivity, but he could care less. Great product for the price just make sure you have the newest iPad or it won’t connect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great pen for note taking!

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    Julio
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    Awesome little pen, use it for mostly note taking for school and coloring. Definitely a cheaper alternative to the Apple pencil and does the job. Also a pretty durable/ and premium looking device. The writing is comparable to Apple pencil and charges with lighting cable Only compatible with iPad 6th gen. Only downside is that I find it uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time due to the shape. Also I wish there were more accessories available like the apple pencil.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    Amy0000
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great stylus but not for creatives

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    George
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    This is a great alternative to the Apple Pencil for general use only. It’s a great stylus for an iPad but it lacks pressure sensitivity which in my opinion is crucial for any serious creative work. Overall I actually prefer the feel of this crayon compared to the first gen Apple Pencil. Going to exchange it for the Apple Pencil 2nd gen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    Posted
    Joyceb
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    Love the Logitech Crayon. Very happy with price. My only complaint is that I have a glass screen protector on my iPad 6th gen and when I write with the Crayon you hear the contact when the tip touches the screen. Not really loud, but not totally quiet either. Other than that, very happy that I purchased and sure beats the price of Apple and appears to do the same thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for kids

    Posted
    Shopaholic
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    Bought this for my 7 year old son. He wanted the apple pencil badly so we compromised with this. It’s supposed to work the same as the apple pencil however it seems it doesn’t do shading quite the same. Still pretty good product, just don’t expect it to work the exact same. The battery life lasts us longer than the ipad so that’s a win.

    I would recommend this to a friend