In his recent article “Everything wrong with the new iPad”, Hammad tells us the problem rests with the new iPad’s incompatibility with the latest Apple Pencil 2nd generation, thus making you use the first-generation Apple Pencil.
Now, the problem is that the 1st generation Apple Pencil gets charged through the lightning connector of the old iPad design, which the new iPad has replaced with a USB-C connector.
A better solution?
The Logitech Crayon stylus is the updated collaboration with Apple to produce a slightly refreshed design and a USB-C port and the power button at the top was replaced by a power switch.
This updated version of the Crayon stylus is in fact an “inessential addition” to Apple’s new iPad. Well, it’s useful after all, because it features a USB-C charging port rather than Lightning.
Given the change in the 10-generation iPad from Lightning to USB-C, you’ll need an easy-to-lose adapter to charge that pencil up. The $9 adapter is available for purchase on Apple’s shop.
There’s a USB-C connector on one end and a lightning connector on the other. Now, you don’t necessarily need this for older iPads limited to the first-gen Apple Pencil as the device features Apple’s own lightning connector. For such models, the pencil can directly connect to the iPad to charge it. Else, the lightning-to-lightning adapter charges up the pencil with the same cable that comes with the iPad.
Anyways, the upgraded version of the Logitech Crayon stylus coincides with the announcement of Apple’s new iPads. The new and upgraded Logitech Crayon stylus is the only made-for-iPad crayon stylus officially endorsed by Apple that can quickly switch between iPads based on proximity. You just need to switch on the power and begin writing on the display with no pairing necessary.
The new Logitech crayon stylus costs the same as the old model, $69.95. However, it is a lower-cost alternative to the more expensive Apple Pencil.
Even though some might feel a little hesitant to use a crayon stylus if they have already used Apple Pencil, however, the helpful change means that the Logitech Crayon has a better charging mechanism than the $99 first-gen Apple Pencil when used with the base-level iPad.
The crayon stylus from Logitech now charges using just the USB-C cable that comes with the tablet – removing the irritable USB-C-to-Lightning Adapter.
Since the second-generation Apple Pencil isn’t compatible with Apple’s entry-level iPad, the upgraded Logitech Crayon Stylus helps with the problem. The new Logitech Crayon can crank up to seven hours on a single charge compared to the twelve hours for the Apple Pencil.
As MacRumors and AppleInsider note that Logitech stylus has angle detection but does not have the pressure sensitivity it should have if we compare it with the Apple Pencil model.
However, we also get a good price as well as the added benefit of a USB-C port for the entry-level 10-generation iPad 2022. Therefore, for those looking to find a more affordable, more elegant, and less of a hassle pencil for their new entry-level iPad, Logitech Crayon Stylus is for you!