Logitech and Apple announce $49 Crayon stylus, Rugged Combo 2 keyboard case for new iPad

In addition to the new iPad, Apple introduced a couple of new accessories on stage during today’s event. The two more notable mentions were from Logitech: a stylus, which they are calling the Crayon, and a rugged keyboard—both of which obviously work with the new iPad.


Here’s a blurb from Logitech’s website:

Logitech Crayon is a versatile, pixel-precise digital pencil that elevates the way teachers teach and students learn in K-12 classrooms. Designed specifically for iPad 6th-generation and its large Multi-Touch Retina display, Logitech Crayon brings another dimension to learning and opens up new avenues of creativity for any class or curriculum. With Logitech Crayon and iPad together, the only limit to what’s possible is a student’s imagination

And here’s what you need to know about it:

  • 8 hour battery life
  • Charges using a standard Lightning cable
  • Shuts off after 30 minute idle time
  • Charging boost provides 30 minutes of writing time in just 90 seconds
  • Tethered cap and pry-resistant smart tip make Crayon safe for curious kids
  • Flat shape design so stylus doesn’t roll
  • One-button press connects instantly with iPad — no complex pairing
  • Zero perceptible lag time
  • Smart tip adjusts line weight dynamically as you tilt
  • Available only to education (students and teacher)

Rugged Combo 2

Again, we have a blurb from Logitech:

iPad brings lessons to life with thousands of educational apps, books and courses. Designed in collaboration with educators, administrators and IT specialists, Rugged Combo 2 is the perfect partner for iPad in the classroom – a secure case that protects iPad against drops, spills and scratches combined with a durable kid-friendly keyboard. Rugged Combo 2 lets you easily bring iPad into any classroom to better support students’ learning no matter the grade level or assignment.

And your highlighted points of interest:

  • Passes MIL Standard 810-G  drop tests, meaning it can withstand falls from up to 4 feet
  • Pry and spill-resistant, tested to protect against liquid spills of up to 60ml
  • Silent keys help prevent typing from becoming a distraction in the classroom
  • Shortcut keys provide instant access to volume, media controls, Print Screen and other useful functions
  • Kick-back stand moves freely within a 40-degree tilt so you can get the perfect viewing angle
  • Four modes: typing, viewing, notebook, travel
  • One click to connect and charge – detachable keyboard connects magnetically to case, which plugs directly into iPad’s Lightning connector

We couldn’t find details on pricing and availability (outside of Apple announcing the Crayon’s $49 price tag) and Logitech’s website says all sales and samples are handled through the Apple Education channel. We’ll update this post if we discover more information.

Source: Logitech