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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    The pen for the rest of us

    Posted
    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: 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: 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: 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 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

    Posted
    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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

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

    Posted
    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It!

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    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

    Very Cool!

    Posted
    tmcgo510
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    I really like the Logitech Crayon! This is such a cool device. It feels like it was built to last. It is light weight but strong! The pen has a removable tip on one end just in case you need to replace it. On the other end is a silicone cover that keeps dirt out of the charging port. The charging port uses a standard lightning cable. On one side of the pen is the power button. That's all there is to it! Hold the power button for 1 second and the pen turns on. No other pairing or steps need to be taken to get the pen to work with the iPad (6th generation). I like that when the pen touches the iPad, palm rejection is automatically enabled. I did not have any issue pressing the screen with my palm while using the pen. The pen also works with the apps that already support the Apple Pencil. Over all, very cool device that is cheaper then the Apple Pencil! You'll love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory for the IPad

    Posted
    Longhorn74
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    My family and I love this Logitech Digital Pencil. From the start I was very impressed because it pairs up with your IPad immediately, I wish more products would have the same capability. We also noticed immediately how durable it feels, unlike some of the other stylus out there. To me this is very important if you are going to have your kids use it as well. It is very responsive and accurate with writing, which is why we primarily got it. My son and daughter also love how it feels like an actual pencil. They love drawing and coloring with it. Overall, I think this digital pencil is very versatile and fun for the whole family. We also loved that it stayed charged for a good 7 hours and it recharges very quickly. I would highly recommend this Logitech digital pencil if you are looking for something durable and easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it and recommend

    Posted
    Zsdds
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    This was purchased in regards to replacing my Apple Pencil, which I thought was overpriced. After I got the Logitech, I think it does everything the Apple Pencil does and some more. No awkward plugging the pen into the USB port risking something might break (Apple pencil). Do be aware though with the Logitech crayon, there is no actual charger that comes with the pencil. You will have to use the usb charger that you use to charge your iPad or iPhone. Overall, I’m very happy to this alternative that works just like the Apple Pencil, if not, better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    YaYa
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    The Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil works great. Excellent accessory for the ipad 6th gen. The charge lasts pretty long, I'd say minimum 6 hours. Easier to charge than apple pencil which requires you to charge by plugging into your ipad or putting on an additional piece into which you can plug the charger. The Logitech pencil you just flip open the orange cap and plug in the charger. Charges quickly, only 30 minutes. Feels comfortable in your hand and does not roll away like the apple pencil when you put it down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pen for the ipad

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    Humblegent
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    I recently purchased an iPad for my wife. Her number one request was the pencil so she could draw. Unfortunately I could not afford the Apple Pencil so I picked up the Logitech Crayon until we could spring for one. Great news the Logitech Crayon is fantastic. Although it’s not shaped like atracitional pencil, it’s very easy to use and comfortable to hold. One great feature is how long the Crayon goes in between charges. The Crayon is such a great addition to her iPad. I’m very happy we picked it up

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Logitech makes sense

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    exgyn2
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    Bought this specifically for a 6th-generation iPad, that will be used frequently, but not day-in and day-out. Consequently, I wanted to be able to perform tasks with digital pencil, while saving a few bucks. However, I soon discovered that this likely was the best option. My father, who's pretty creative, also use the iPad regularly and he loved the features including the variable width attributes. I think it's resulted in him using the table more than he expected to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kids love it!

    Posted
    DadSquared
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    I was going to purchase the Apple Pencil for my sons to use on their iPad, when a Best Buy associate recomemded this “crayon” as more age appropriate for my young boys. It seems a lot less fragile compared to the Apple Pencil. The charging in my opinion is better for the kids because it has an actual charging port you plug the lightning cable into vs pluging the Apple Pencil into the ipad and risk breaking the Pencil. Works great, holds a good charge and most important, the kids love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Price is RIGHT!

    Posted
    mrjlwilliams
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    This is what the Apple Pencil should be like, it's really good. This thing is silky smooth when using it, and I only have one complaint. It's listed below. The pen has a female charging port, so you can plug in your cable and it's not hanging out like on the Apple Pencil. It's very accurate and does very well. Charges really fast, and it's nice in the hand when using. It can feel a little boxy at times...but its okay not bad. CON: It can only be used with the 6th GEN iPad which is a shame.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent alternative to the first Apple Pencil

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    JDnLex
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    I bought his for my niece, and I’m thoroughly impressed. I have a first gen Apple Pencil, And I prefer the Logitech to it. Setup is a breeze - you just open the box and start using it. It charges through a regular lightning cable, which is much improved over the ridiculous method for the original Apple Pencil, where it is plugged into the iPad and becomes a safety hazard. The device feels great in hand as well. Great work, Logitech!

    I would recommend this to a friend