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Low-Cost Apple Pencil Alternative, The Logitech Crayon Now Available to Schools

Low-Cost Apple Pencil Alternative, The Logitech Crayon Now Available to Schools

The Logitech Crayon is now available for purchase by schools for $49.95. The low-cost Apple Pencil alternative stylus debuted alongside the new iPad in March. The Crayon was promised for a summer release, but it’s already on sale via Apple’s education channels.

Low-Cost Apple Pencil Alternative, The Logitech Crayon Now Available to Schools

The Logitech Crayon Stylus operates similar to the Apple Pencil, but is designed for kids. The Logitech website says the Crayon has been designed for, and is compatible with, the new 9.7-inch 6th-generation iPad.

The Crayon uses the same technology as the Apple Pencil, with the same latency, tilt, and palm rejection features. The Logitech stylus lacks the pressure sensitivity of the Apple Pencil. Thicker lines are drawn by tilting the Crayon. The stylus  uses short-range RF to connect to the iPad, and is incompatible with current models of the iPad Pro.

Logitech Crayon is the first digital pencil designed for the new iPad and leverages technology found in Apple Pencil to deliver sub-pixel precision, low latency and support for tilt in a design that’s perfect for students. iPad features palm rejection technology and can tell the difference between Logitech Crayon and a hand resting on the display so students can write and draw naturally, just as they would with traditional pencil and paper.

It can be used for up to 8 hours before needing to be charged via an included Lightning port. The Crayon works with apps that offer Apple Pencil support.

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