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01:11 – Hardware Overview
01:34 – Charging Port
02:05 – Power Button
02:46 – Tip replacement cost
03:02 – Compatbility
03:37 – Keira’s Experience
04:03 – iPad Pro Experience
04:28 – Angled Writing
04:46 – No Pressure Detection
05:42 – Final Thoughts
Typically the new iPad Pros require the 2nd generation pencil that is double the cost of this one.
The Crayon functions largely the same as the actual Apple pencil, featuring the same low latency and wrist detection. As someone who’s been using the Apple pencil for the last couple of years this felt very similar if not identical to the original’s functionality. This is using Apple’s pencil hardware which is better than the many capacitive based styluses out there.
The Crayon will mirror the Apple pencil’s ability to do an angled/tilted line in apps that support it but the Crayon does not support Apple’s pressure detection. The lack of pressure sensitivity means this is not a good choice for artists but it should function just fine for notetakers and children. I also like that it can be shut off to preserve its rechargeable battery.
Overall this is an excellent alternative to the Apple branded stylus. Here’s the full compatibility list:
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd gen)
Model Numbers: A1876, A2014, A1895, A1983
iPad Pro 11-inch
Model Numbers: A1980, A2013, A1934, A1979
iPad Air (3rd gen)
Model Numbers: A2152, A2123, A2153, A2154
iPad mini (5th gen)
Model Numbers: A2133, A2124, A2126, A2125
iPad (6th gen)
Model Numbers: A1893, A1954
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23 thoughts on “Logitech Crayon Review – The Less Expensive Apple Pencil Alternative for iPad and iPad Pro”
Lon, what's the drawing app your daughter was using? My 3 year old would probably love it.
I ended up going to Best Buy and getting that $249 iPad…I mainly use it for gaming..considering getting the pencil or crayon but I dont know if I will use it enough to justify the cost….but I do use the iPad daily 🙂
Dad: I got you a new pencil how do you like it?
Kid: will how DO YOU like it Dad?
I bought this as an adult for medical school and I love the feel. It isn’t just for kids!
Thanks Lon. I bought this because of this review. I only do handwriting.
Again, I think your disclosures about sponsors at the start of the video are great. They also have a singsong pattern to them, makes them not get in the way.
Your reviews more than any other YouTube tech channel make me feel you are doing me a favour. Thank you.
What’s d app ur daughter was using to draw? She is artistic 🥰
Can you do a video with any recommendations you have about securing qnap's & synology's against the new ransomware targeting them. While keeping Plex remote access in mind. Thanks Lon!
Can you review the Adonit Note stylus, it is the newest Pencil alternative?
Is that rubber charging cap safe with a 3 year old.
I got mines for 49. + on I Amazon
Thank you. Your daughter's drawing is lovely.
Great review and cool Pencil. If it had pressure sensitivity then I'd say with its other features like power on button it would be better than the oem apple pencils! Since my daughter is 15 yrs old she likes the pressure sensitivity for her artwork. But the crayon defiantly is an option for people who don't need pressure sensitive pencils!
Poor kids but it was great review. Thanks but, 😊who the hell have cleaning the mes
"I brought my pencil!!!..hey, give me something to write on!!!!"
– "Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen 😀😀😀😀😀
This goes on sale for $49.99 from time to time on Amazon. I’d imagine maybe during Prime Day, it might hit that price again, so if you’re in the market for one, keep an eye out!
This channel has a strong 90' vibe, don't know why exactly.
Hi, where did you get the iPad for $25?Can you supply a link please?
How do you sync it with the iPad? and do you need to re-sync every time if you use it on 2 different iPads? Thanks.
We replaced our 3 kids (10,8,6) 2nd generation iPad minis with the new 9.7" iPads and got 1 of the Crayons for them to share. They love it, and are good about sharing it. My daughter, the youngest really uses it the most, she loves to color on her iPad.
The Adonit Note is another option if you are an adult and don't want or like the Logitech Crayon shape and want something more traditional looking.
Very good Review, but the Pressure Sensitivity of the original Apple Pen has always been one of it's major benefits over similar styli and is the reason why this crayon was already out of question for me when I looked into alternatives.
Always thank you for the tech reviews of very practical products 🙂