Logitech’s Crayon stylus became the first Apple-sanctioned iPad stylus option, aside from the Apple Pencil, when it was announced at Apple’s iPad-focused education event in Chicago earlier this year. But there was just one problem: the devices were only sold directly to schools, not the general public.
That changes today. Logitech is announcing that it will now sell the Crayon to everyone through Logitech’s website and Apple Stores starting today and with more general availability at other retail locations in October. The Crayon is also getting a price hike for the public: it’ll now cost $69.99, instead of $49.99 for education customers.
IT STILL ONLY SUPPORTS THE LATEST 9.7-INCH IPAD
The rest of the Crayon is still the same: it doesn’t need to be paired via Bluetooth, but it can still measure angle, manage palm rejection, and offer comparable precision to the Pencil (although there’s no pressure sensitivity). As an Apple-approved MFi-certified charger, it even charges via a built-in Lightning port, which is convenient. It can last about seven hours on a charge.
Logitech says that the Crayon is only compatible with Apple’s most recent sixth-generation iPad, not the iPad Pro or older iPad models. But if you still use one of Apple’s cheapest tablets and have been longing for a stylus, your options have now doubled.