Logitech Crayon Review: Logitech Crayon Is A Strict Apple Pencil Equivalent


Bethany Walsh

Aug 02, 2022

"Crayon" is a word that conjures up images of rough-and-tumble playing, which is precisely what Logitech Crayon is all about, taking the notion of the Apple Pencil and putting it in a new light. Only schools with a 2018 9.7-inch iPad were initially supposed to be able to purchase Crayon when it was first launched. For iPad users looking for a new tool, Apple and Logitech made it available to the general public on September 12th. Compared to the Apple Pencil, it is a little more practical. It's more complicated. 1

Most importantly, it's only $69.99, a great deal compared to the Apple Pencil's $100 price tag. Setting it up is a breeze if you have Apple's 9.7-inch iPad 2018. When you hold the Crayon near the iPad and push the power button at the "eraser" end of the Crayon for around two seconds, the device automatically couples. It's that simple. 2

Unique Stylus

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Apple Pencil Technology is used in the Logitech Crayon, but it's a very different experience from Apple's stylus regarding precision and responsiveness. 4 For starters, the Logitech Crayon is only compatible with the iPad 6th generation. If you have an iPad Pro, you'll want to stay with the classic Apple Pencil because it doesn't function with any of the current iPad Pro models. For this fall's iPad Pro launches, however, Logitech Crayon will probably be supported. This means they may be the first new devices to function with Logitech Crayon compatibility.

To begin with, at $69.99, the Logitech Crayon is $30 less expensive. People on a budget will like it for this reason alone. Imagine getting an iPad 6 plus a brand-new Logitech Crayon for $399 before tax. In terms of general design and construction, there is a vast difference. The Logitech Crayon looks and feels quite different from the Apple Pencil. 3

Compared to the iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil is longer, sturdier, and has a brighter white glossy finish. Although it has been weighted to prevent it from rolling off a table, it's more likely than the Logitech Crayon to roll off the table. Designed for kids, the Logitech Crayon has a flat form that prevents it from rolling. Additional features include an orange cap, a power button, and an intelligent tip area. The Logitech Crayon has a lid that covers the female Lightning connector for charging and is connected to it, so it doesn't get misplaced. 5

Slightly Less Enigmatic

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That's a shame because there's not much to look at. The orange rubber and silver medal on the Apple Pencil looks particularly out of place next to the smooth curves of the stylus. They resemble an iMac and a traffic cone when placed side by side.

Moreover, this pragmatism is reflected in the actual performance as well. This means that the Crayon doesn't have the gorgeous, diverse strokes the Apple Pencil can put down depending on how hard or softly you press down. When drawing with the Crayon, the lines are almost always the same unless you tilt the stylus slightly.

Logitech Crayon: How to Use It?

You can use the Logitech Crayon in apps that enable pen input, just like with the Apple Pencil. For example, palm rejection and the quick, precise feedback offered by the Apple Pencil are still in the mix. It has a distinct feel when you hold it in your hands. The Logitech Crayon, in my opinion, is more user-friendly.

For me, the Apple Pencil's thinness has never been a good fit, and it's always been a source of frustration. However, Logitech's Crayon has a squared-off shape that makes it easier for your hand to come into touch with the device's surface. The Crayon's feel was more appealing to me than the Apple Pencil's in both short and extended periods of use.

Logitech's pen lacks pressure sensitivity, a prominent selling feature of the Apple Pencil for artists. Anyone switching from an Apple Pencil to a Crayon will be disappointed. This feature makes these two gadgets distinct in terms of general functionality. Your Logitech Crayon's stroke weight is not affected by pressing down on the screen, which is essential from an aesthetic standpoint.


The Logitech Crayon is a good option if you require a stylus for taking notes, marking stuff, and a limited amount of artistic application. In terms of creativity, though, it isn't an exact match for the Apple Pencil. When it comes to elements like stroke weight, the absence of pressure sensitivity significantly impacts how drawing applications are utilized. The Logitech Crayon may be a better option than the Apple Pencil for those who don't care about drawing, painting, or the like; for that hardcore note-taker and markup folks, the Logitech Crayon may be more comfortable.

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