Logitech Crayon gets consumer release

Logitech has unveiled Logitech Crayon for consumers, a versatile, pixel-precise digital pencil for the 9.7-inch iPad.

Previously only accessible to students in schools, Crayon will be available in Apple Retail beginning 12th September. With a kid-friendly durable design, Logitech Crayon features Apple Pencil technology and promises to deliver an “ultra-responsive, precise and comfortable” handwriting experience that makes it easy to markup and highlight work, take notes, or simply draw.

“First introduced to students as a versatile tool for learning, we are thrilled to make Logitech Crayon, our first digital pencil, more widely available so even more creators, dreamers, and learners can express themselves and communicate new ideas using the new 9.7-inch iPad,” said Michele Hermann, vice president of mobility at Logitech.

“Logitech Crayon works seamlessly with iPad and the most popular creativity and productivity apps from the App Store so whether you are learning to write a new language, jotting down notes, marking up a screenshot or PDF, or visualizing an idea, Crayon is the perfect tool for the task.”

Logitech Crayon takes advantage of Apple Pencil technology (but does not support pressure sensitivity) to deliver a “natural, fast and precise” experience across apps. Palm-rejection automatically ignores touches that don’t come from Logitech Crayon, which means you can rest your hand on the screen while you create. Crayon’s smart tip dynamically adjusts line weight allowing you to easily go from thick to thin lines with a tilt of a tip – just like a regular pencil.

Logitech Crayon connects instantly to iPad without the need to pair — just press the on button to turn Crayon on and start creating on iPad right away. The pen has battery that supports up to seven hours of active writing time on a full charge.

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