Earlier this March when Apple announced a new, cheaper 9.7-inch iPad, there were a couple of new accessories that were announced alongside it as well. This included Logitech’s Crayon stylus which is a stylus designed for use with the iPad with its selling point being that it’s cheaper than the Apple Pencil.

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For those who are interested in it, it seems that the stylus is now available for purchase. However there is a catch and it seems that this stylus is aimed more at students and those in the education industry because it is only available via Apple’s Education channel. It is possible that its affordability is being marketed towards students and schools who want access to these kinds of accessories but don’t want to pay too much for it.

However if you are eligible to purchase it, it is priced at $49 which is a whole sight cheaper than the Apple Pencil which even through Apple’s Education channels, is priced at $89. Of course there will be some trade-offs, namely that it won’t have all the features of the Apple Pencil, but it will feature tilt-detection and pressure sensitivity which should be more than capable of getting most jobs done.

It will also feature 8 hours of battery life and a charge of 2 minutes is more than sufficient at getting it back up and running for an additional 30 minutes. No word on whether Logitech/Apple plans on making it available to non-education customers, but in a statement made to Cult of Mac, a Logitech spokesperson was quoted as saying, “We don’t comment on our future product roadmap.”

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