During Apple’s education event in Chicago alongside the new iPad, the company took the wraps off Logitech’s new stylus that works with the tablet called the Crayon. Costing just $49, it packs all the features of an Apple Pencil at a cheaper price and in a form factor that’s easier for students to hold and use during their daily activities.

Here’s the catch: it’s only available for schools. So before you go getting your hopes up that you’ve discovered a cheaper alternative to the Pencil, keep in mind the accessory will probably never reach the general public. But for what it’s worth, at least schools won’t have to spend a bunch more money just to get some styluses for their students.

In addition, Logitech is also announcing the Rugged Combo 2 case specifically designed for the new iPad. The case ensures students’ iPads won’t break when dropped and comes with a detachable keyboard to input text with better precision and comfort. Again, this accessory is only for schools, but it does provide a ton of usefulness for its target market.

The Rugged Combo 2 will cost $99.99. Both accessories will be available this summer from Apple’s online education store.

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Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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