Logitechs Apple Pencil alternative is on sale for 50

first_img $69 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Logitech Crayon Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Logitech’s school-only iPad keyboard and Crayon stylus are here Best Buy Logitech Apple See It Apple The Cheapskate Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $76 CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more.  Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! See it $49 Amazon Tablets Mobile Accessories Share your voice Logitech’s iPad school tools include a pretty nice Crayon See It $49 Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Mentioned Above Logitech Crayon Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See All reading • Apple Pencil alternative: The Logitech Crayon is back on sale for $50 See It 3:23 News • Logitech Crayon now works with more iPads, thanks to iOS 12.2 Now playing: Watch this: Logitech’s Apple Pencil alternative, the Crayon, is on sale for $50. Sarah Tew/CNET The Apple Pencil is one of Apple’s best iPad innovations, a “smart” stylus that’s great for things like taking notes, sketching ideas and creating art.But $100? Come on. That’s kind of outrageous even by Apple standards. Thankfully, there’s an alternative: The Logitech Crayon, which was originally available only to the education market but went on sale to consumers last year.Price tag: $70. Still a little steep, if you ask me. However, for a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Logitech Crayon for $50 shipped. (Should you prefer, it’s also available from Best Buy for the same price.) Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it at AmazonThe Crayon works with all current-gen iPads that support the Apple Pencil, including the newest iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Pro.Despite being priced less than the Pencil, the Crayon actually has some advantages over it, as Scott Stein detailed in his Logitech Crayon preview: “Its wider, flat design is easier for me to hold, and could be easier for young kids to hold, too. The stylus also pairs instantly without requiring entering Bluetooth settings. It’s fast and angle-sensitive, too.”It also charges via a standard Lightning cable and has bright orange tips, which hopefully make it less likely to go missing. Similarly, the cap stays tethered to the Crayon, so you can’t lose it as easily as the Pencil’s end-cap.There’s just one missing feature: pressure sensitivity. Although it can produce different line weights depending on how you angle the tip, it can’t make your strokes fatter or thinner depending on how hard you push.Assuming that’s not a deal breaker, this is a solid deal on an otherwise great Apple Pencil alternative.Note: This post was published previously and has since been updated regarding pricing and availability. • Preview • Logitech Crayon finally becomes available for any iPad owner to buy Tags 18 Photos Comments Apple Walmart 4last_img

Leave your comment