The Apple Pencil is one of Apple’s best iPad innovations, a “smart” stylus that’s good for things like holding notes, sketching ideas and formulating art. But $99? Or $129 for a second-gen version? Come on. That’s vast even by Apple standards. Thankfully, there’s an alternative: a Logitech Crayon.
Price tag: $70. Still a small steep, if we ask me. However, for a singular time, and while reserve last, Verizon has a, that ties a lowest cost I’ve seen (and that was for an open-box model).
The Crayon works with all current-gen iPads that support a Apple Pencil, including a newest iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Pro.
Despite being labelled reduce than a Pencil, a Crayon indeed has some advantages over it, as Scott Stein minute in his: “Its wider, prosaic pattern is easier for me to hold, and could be easier for immature kids to hold, too. The stylus also pairs now but requiring entering Bluetooth settings. It’s quick and angle-sensitive.”
It also charges around a customary Lightning wire and has splendid orange tips, that hopefully make it reduction expected to go missing. Similarly, a top stays tethered to a Crayon, so we can’t remove it as simply as a Pencil’s end-cap.
There’s only one missing feature: vigour sensitivity. Although it can furnish opposite line weights depending on how we angle a tip, it can’t make your strokes fatter or thinner depending on how tough we push.
Assuming that’s not a deal-breaker, this is a good cost on an differently good Apple Pencil alternative.
Originally published final year. Updated to simulate new pricing or accessibility or both.
CNET’s Cheapskate scours a web for good deals on tech products and most more. For a latest deals and updates, follow a Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Find some-more good buys on the CNET Deals page and check out our CNET Coupons page for a latest promo codes from Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and more. Questions about a Cheapskate blog? Find a answers on our.