During Apple’s Educational event last week, the company announced two new accessories designed by Logitech to go along with the newly released 9.7-inch iPad.
The Crayon Stylus features a slim aluminum body and a tip similar to the Apple Pencil, which allows students to draw or write more comfortably. This accessory is exclusive to Apple’s new iPad and connects to the iPad by a single frequency rather than Bluetooth. Another cool thing about this stylus is that Crayon works with all apps that support Apple Pencil, so you won’t be limited to the apps you can use.
“Logitech Crayon works with an incredibly wide variety of apps and software already used in classrooms, including Apple’s updated Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, Microsoft Office and Explain Everything, giving students the ability to take handwritten notes, add sketches, diagrams and illustrations to projects, markup PDFs and more.”
The rugged iPad case and keyboard combo has been designed to survive the “daily wear and tear” in classrooms, which means the case will protect the iPad from accidental drops.
“The keyboard physically connects to the Rugged Combo 2 case using a proprietary connector to deliver a secure keyboard connection, making iPad an approved device for testing.
In addition to being durable, the Rugged Combo 2 case offers an adjustable kickstand for a wide range of viewing angles and four use modes: Typing mode, for taking notes; Viewing mode, to watch educational apps and videos; Notebook mode, for writing with digital pencils and reading; and Travel mode, which protects the iPad screen during transport. It also features a pencil holder that’s a perfect fit for Logitech Crayon or Apple Pencil, so students always have the tools they need at hand.”
It should be noted that these new accessories will only be available for students and educators. Schools can purchase the iPad case and keyboard combo for $99 and the Crayon stylus for $49 this summer.