Since Apple first revealed it in 2015, the Apple Pencil has been know to offer a great note taking and digital art making experience to iPad users, with the only downside being its pricing. But what if we told you that there’s an alternative to the Apple Pencil that offers most of the same features offered by the Apple Pencil at a much cheaper price point?
The Logitech Crayon which is available at just Rs 6,895 comes with the same features as the Apple Pencil and supports all of Apple’s most recent iPads ranging from the entry-level 10.2-inch model to higher-end iPad Pro as well as the newest 2022 iPad Air with the M1 Chip. That said, we have gathered a list of Pros and Cons that to make this things easier for you:
Cheaper Than Apple Pencil: The Logitech Crayon is much cheaper at Rs 6,895 unlike the latest Apple Pencil that starts at Rs 10,900.
Easy Pairing: Just like the Apple Pencil the Logitech Crayon offers easy Pairing with the iPad, which means you can start using it without messing with Bluetooth settings right out of the box.
Improved design: Design wise, the Logitech Crayon offers a 6.5-inch long anti-roll aluminium housing which is available in two colours unlike the Apple Pencil which comes in a white flimsy plastic housing.
Lightning Port For Charging: The Logitech Crayon can be charged easily using the lightening port found at the top of the stylus which is protected with a silicon flap.
Good Built Quality: The aluminium housing makes it strong and drop resistant up to 1.2 Metres.
Lack of Magnetic Charging: Unlike the second Gen Apple Pencil which can be charged magnetically on the long side of iPad the Logitech Crayon uses wired charging.
Lack of Pressure Sensitivity: Unlike the Apple Pencil that offers both tilt and pressure sensitivity the Logitech Crayon only comes with support for tilt sensitivity.
Slow Charging Speed: Last but not the least, the Logitech Crayon comes with a seven hour battery that can be fully charged in 50 minutes which is much slower than Apple Pencil which can be fully charged within 10 Minutes.
|Cheaper Than Apple Pencil||Lack of Magnetic Charging|
|Lightning Port For Charging||Lack of Pressure Sensitivity|
|Easy Pairing||Slow Charging Speed|
|Good Built Quality|
If your are a casual user, then you should definitely be getting the much cheaper Logitech Crayon. There’s not much separating the Logitech Crayon from the Apple Pencil besides the difference in pressure sensitivity and pricing, and at the end of the day they both are essentially a tool for precision note taking and illustration.
However, on the contrary if you’re a professional illustrator or an graphic designer looking for an stylus for your iPad wich offers excellent Pressure sensitivity, than you would definitely be better off with an Apple Pencil.
Would you consider using the Logitech Cryon instead of the Apple Pencil? Let us know in the comments section below. Until then stay tuned to Oyprice and join us on Telegram, Facebook, or Twitter for more tech news like this.