Ever since Apple came up with Apple Pencil for the iPad, there have been several attempts by many brands to compete at this “Apple Pencil vs XYZ” section of the tech world. But none of them could stand a chance here because Apple Pencil is way too perfect for the iPad until Logitech came up with Logitech Crayon. Without wasting any time, let’s find out the difference – Apple Pencil vs Logitech Crayon.
We don’t see any other competitor between Apple and Logitech for the best stylus for the iPad. There are so many cheaper options at $20-30 but all of them give an unpleasant experience in some way or the other. Apple Pencil is known for its consistency and its rich experience while using it. But Logitech seems to figure out the formula to compete with Apple Pencil.
At $69.99 (7,495.00 INR) Logitech Crayon gives a tough competition to the $99.00 (8,500 INR) Apple Pencil 1st Gen from its affordability. That’s how the whole “Apple Pencil vs Logitech Crayon” section started.
Let’s talk about does the price difference really makes any major disadvantages between them or not.
Logitech Crayon is better on the affordable side than the Apple Pencil but it had to make a significant sacrifice to be significantly cheaper. Logitech Crayon doesn’t have any pressure-sensing capabilities which Apple Pencil just nails down. To make it 30$ cheaper, Logitech is betting that people will adjust to the pressure sensitivity removal and use its tilt support to draw any thick lines.
So, this puts the Logitech Crayon behind the Apple Pencil quite a bit because pressure sensitivity is big deal to a lot of artists & some pro-stylus users. So, it could be a deal-breaker for them but at $70, Logitech is targeting the Logitech Crayon more towards the new iPad users who want to experience stylus and for them, the price is more important than having one less feature.
Let’s take a look at the specifications when both are head-to-head:
|Feature||Apple Pencil||Logitech Crayon|
|Battery||12 Hours||8 Hours|
|Price||Check Price||Check Price|
As we can see here, the differences between Apple Pencil and Logitech Crayon are quite a bit and even more than the list has shown. We just put the most important ones there. More are coming up in the next section.
Apple Pencil vs Logitech Crayon: Differences in detail
Here are some differences between Apple Pencil and Logitech Crayon in detail.
Apple Pencil vs Logitech Crayon: Construction
The body construction of both stylus is different from each other. Apple is using just the plastic and it feels a bit on the delicate side because of that. The chances of getting the Apple Pencil snapped in half while charging is a topic to worry about for most people.
Whereas, Logitech Crayon is solidly built with aluminum and carries the headline of 4 ft drop protection as well. So, Logitech Crayon doesn’t have any delicateness to itself. You can treat it with less care and it will be fine with it.
So, in the matter of construction, Logitech Crayon looks easily beat the Apple Pencil with its metal build and smart construction decisions like having a silicon rubber cap & grip so you can grip it well even with your sweaty hands.
Apple Pencil Vs Logitech Crayon: Design
The Logitech Crayon is having a deconstructive design rather than the traditional pencil design which Apple Pencil follows. Apple Pencil has its bonus as being the more ergonomic artist-friendly design because the Apple Pencil can work more concisely while taking care of fine details. It is aimed towards the professional world of fine artistic & illustration kind of work.
Logitech Crayon is good for tasks like quick notes and basic drawing because of its rounded-flat design. People will appreciate the strong grip that this design offers to them and also the fact that it won’t roll on a table on its own.
Logitech Crayon is aimed towards the new stylus users and designed with keeping them in focus. It is also easy for kids to be comfortable with it and start using it because they require more grip to write.
So, as we can see both the stylus have a different view for a different group of people that they target individually. Although, both the stylus are fairly usable for the same group of people as well because they both are designed well.
Both of the stylus use replaceable tips so there is peace of mind but the Apple Pencil offers one extra tip out of the box which is a nice touch for long term usage. The Crayon doesn’t seem to sell its tips (Pack of three for $14.99) in most countries so if you are one of them, you can find a workaround for using the Apple Pencil’s tip with the Crayon. Because the tips that Apple sells seem to work with the Crayon as well but of course, it’s not the best situation.
There is a downside as well which criticizes the Apple Pencil for having a glossy finish which will be an issue for grip in longer sessions of use. The Logitech Crayon has a matter-feeling finish which is very helpful for grip and the extra size is just lovely to the gripping area.
Apple Pencil vs Logitech Crayon: Battery & Charge
They both offer a very good battery but the Logitech Crayon falls around 3 hours shorter than the Apple Pencil. Apple Pencil offers about 12 hours of use with its full charge and Logitech Crayon offers about 8 hours. Although, this isn’t a big issue because no one is going to use a stylus for more than a couple of hours. But having the convenience of a longer battery is always better than finding the charger after a shorter amount of time.
Apple Pencil and Logitech Crayon both offer quick charge support but Apple Pencil takes the lead here as well. You can quick-charge your Apple Pencil for 30 minutes usage in just 15 seconds of charge. You can get the same 30 minutes of usage with Logitech Crayon but in 2 minutes of charge.
To charge your Apple Pencil fully you only need 15 minutes so you really don’t need to charge your Apple Pencil for long. You have a huge advantage of longer battery life and short charging time with it. One extra point for Apple Pencil is it comes with a charging adapter in the box.
The Logitech Crayon uses the regular Lighting port for charging. Of course, you need a cable for it as compare to the Apple Pencil. On the other hand, you don’t need a cable, just plug Apple Pencil into the charging adapter. So, this is a lot easier for Apple Pencil.
It’s not just about the Apple Pencil here. There are a few useful battery-efficiency features that Logitech Crayon uses to impress consumers. It has a power-off button that saves it from wasting power unnecessary. On the other hand, Apple Pencil doesn’t have any power-off button so you lose battery when it’s not in use.
Logitech Crayon has another power-saving feature that is built into the software that turns it off automatically after 30 minutes if you are not using it. There is also an LED light indication on the Logitech Crayon to indicate how much battery it is having.
Apple Pencil vs Logitech Crayon: Compatibility & Connectivity
The story for compatibility is different here. Apple Pencil 1st Gen works with every iPad which supports Apple Pencil but it doesn’t support the new re-designed iPad Pro models. We are talking about 2018 and 2020’s iPad Pro. Except those, Apple Pencil supports all iPads including the old ones.
Talking about old iPad Pro models, they aren’t supported by the Logitech Crayon. But the Crayon supports every model that came after it – the 10.2-inch iPad; the old 9.7-inch iPad, the current iPad mini, the current iPad Air; and the current iPad pros including the one that came in 2018.
So, great compatibility Logitech Crayon is having because it supports the current iPad Pro models as well which Apple Pencil lacks. So, most people will be happy with the Logitech Crayon.
Now the connectivity of both stylus is different. Apple’s first third-party stylus (the Crayon) connects to any iPad without any hassle of Bluetooth pairing.
There isn’t any set up so you are ready to use it instantly on any iPad but you can’t use it on an iPad that is already paired with an Apple Pencil so just keep this in mind and you can use one Crayon on multiple devices at once so this is really helpful.
You might have guessed now that which stylus serves your needs better. If you are into professional artistic work or any work which requires some extra-detailed precision then Apple Pencil would work for you at its best. Its pressure sensitivity will do a brilliant job in it as well.
Both of them draw flawlessly without any lag. Both give you a rich experience and both have really good palm rejection so you won’t find it difficult to work with any of them. Some apps work better with pressure sensitivity which isn’t present on the Crayon but remember, everyone doesn’t need that.
If you find yourself not going towards the pressure sensitivity side then the Logitech Crayon is for you. It is precise for normal day use with a little bit of artwork and easy to grip; great for long sessions, and excellent battery features to save battery. Its uniqueness has its advantages.
The Apple Pencil is 30$ more expensive than the Logitech Crayon; so if you are a new iPad user and you don’t want to spend some crazy amount of money on the stylus then just go with the Logitech Crayon.
Apple Pencil is the best stylus till now.
The main reason is that Apple Pencil provides best features that made it popular & expensive.
Yes it is totally worth it as it is the best stylus for iPads till now.