The Apple Pencil boasts an exquisite design, reminiscent of a classic artist’s pencil. Its circular form and delicately tapered tip set it apart from the conventional styluses, which often feature a stepped lip where the tip meets the pen body.
While this design exudes elegance, it occasionally poses minor practical challenges. To prevent it from rolling off surfaces, Apple has added a subtle weighting mechanism, a clever touch that’s not entirely foolproof—momentum can still lead to occasional rolls. Additionally, there’s a magnetic end cap that secures the charging plug, a feature both enjoyable to fiddle with and easy to inadvertently detach and misplace. Consider investing in one of the excellent Apple Pencil grips to enhance your grip and reduce the risk of losing it.
That being said, the Logitech Crayon is crafted with versatility in mind, catering not only to work but also to the demands of the classroom environment. Its design deviates from the sleekness of the Apple Pencil, embracing a chunkier form with squared edges, eliminating any worries about it rolling away. Unlike the circular profile of its counterpart, the Crayon sports a rectangular cross-section, enhancing its grip.
One standout feature is its practical flappy plastic cover, ingeniously designed to remain attached, so you won’t have to worry about losing it. You have the option of a playful orange on a grey body or a more understated grey-on-grey version.
Durability is another area where the Crayon excels, making it a robust choice that can withstand being sat on or accidentally dropped—a level of sturdiness we’ve come to appreciate, even though we’ve never personally encountered such mishaps with the Apple Pencil.