For the first time ever, the iPad will support Apple Pencil, and surprise, surprise, it will also work with third party stylus as well. Announced at Apple’s Special Event in Chicago, the Logitech-made stylus for the new iPad—Crayon, costs just USD49.99, half the price of the Apple Pencil.
The Logitech Crayon is a cheaper digital pencil that will let students handwrite notes, illustrate and draw. It leverages on technologies found in the Apple Pencil, delivering sub-pixel precision, low latency and tilt support.
The new stylus will work with Apple’s updated iWork suite—Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, Microsoft Office and Explain Everything.
Alongside the Crayon, Logitech also has a rugged iPad case and keyboard combo that costs USD99.99. The Rugged Combo 2 case offers protection from bumps, scratches and drops (up to 1.5m).
The detachable keyboard is powered by the iPad so you’ll never have to worry about charging it. It also pairs automatically with a single click. The keys are pry- and water-resistant too, in case you’re wondering.
The case offers an adjustable kickstand for a wide range of viewing angles and use modes.
The bad news is, the two accessories will only be available in the US, and… only through Apple’s online education channel.
Logitech Crayon and Logitech Rugged Combo 2 will be available this summer.