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.


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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