Logitech was present at Apple’s conference for its new iPad 2018. The computer and mobile accessories company showed off the Logitech Crayon, a great budget option for students who want the Apple Pencil, but can’t afford the $89 price tag.
The $49 Logitech Crayon is designed for educational purposes and to specifically work with any of the new iPads, allowing teachers to walk around and use it on their students’ devices. It offers similar features to the Apple Pencil, having the same precision, palm rejection technology, and a bonus on/off switch.
Unlike the Apple Pencil, it does not connect via Bluetooth and cannot offer pressure sensitivity. Instead, it connects almost instantly with the iPad and offers almost zero latency. It also has an LED button to let you know when it’s working or if the battery is too low.
According to the specs sheet, each replaceable tip provides 1.25 miles of writing or drawing. The Logitech Crayon battery lasts up to 8 hours, charges with standard lightning cable, and has a fast-charge option that gives 30 minutes of battery in 90 seconds.
The Logitech Crayon for the newly unveiled iPad is also designed to fit perfectly with the recently revealed $99 Rugged Combo 2 case. Both will be sold to schools and students through Apple’s Education Purchase programs. As they were designed for the iPad, there’s no word yet on whether the Logitech accessories will hit the market for general consumers.