Logitech’s Crayon was introduced last year as a cheap alternative to the Apple Pencil alongside the sixth generation iPad. At its debut, the Crayon was sold exclusively to the education sector and only in the US. Earlier this year, Logitech quietly released the Crayon in Australia, and it is now available wherever you can purchase an iPad.
Despite this history and a name that clearly suggests the Crayon is designed for a younger audience, this is probably the best iPad stylus for most people.
Before the Apple Pencil, styli for the iPad were capacitive touch. Even the best of them, which for the record was the Adonis Jot Pro, were still just mimicking a big dumb finger pressed against glass. The worst of them felt like drawing with a partially thawed sausage; certainly not conducive to signing documents or detailed note taking.
Logitech’s Crayon has all the pinpoint accuracy and zero latency of the Apple Pencil without the pressure sensitivity that allows for shading and detailed drawing. The thin, flat Crayon is easy to hold, its battery lasts for weeks in standby, and the cheerful orange rubber highlights makes it easy to find in a bag.