will i regret giving away my apple pencil in favour of going all in on the logitech crayon?

nicho

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long story short, I've had the 2018 iPad since it came out along with Apple Pencil. Work gave me another one this september for work purposes, and I bought a logitech crayon to use there because I'm afraid of the pencil getting snapped while charging etc.

I quite like having two ipads, and using them simultaneously. It's slightly more real estate than a 12.9" pro, with the benefit of being able to run two instances of the same app if needed. With the crayon, I can also
use the same pencil to write on both ipads without fuss if i'm note-taking.

I'm not an artist, I think I can live without pressure sensitivity for the most part. Will I regret giving my pencil away to my mum (who's getting an ipad of her own for christmas)? Does anyone else prefer the crayon?
 

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long story short, I've had the 2018 iPad since it came out along with Apple Pencil. Work gave me another one this september for work purposes, and I bought a logitech crayon to use there because I'm afraid of the pencil getting snapped while charging etc.

I quite like having two ipads, and using them simultaneously. It's slightly more real estate than a 12.9" pro, with the benefit of being able to run two instances of the same app if needed. With the crayon, I can also
use the same pencil to write on both ipads without fuss if i'm note-taking.

I'm not an artist, I think I can live without pressure sensitivity for the most part. Will I regret giving my pencil away to my mum (who's getting an ipad of her own for christmas)? Does anyone else prefer the crayon?
I doubt the pencil will ever snap.
 

nicho

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Sounds like you really did not need a Apple Pencil to begin with.
I use the crayon anywhere up to 3 hours a day at work. But yes, I probably didn't need the pencil and would have just got the crayon in the first place if it was available at the time.

I think my mind is made up
 
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long story short, I've had the 2018 iPad since it came out along with Apple Pencil. Work gave me another one this september for work purposes, and I bought a logitech crayon to use there because I'm afraid of the pencil getting snapped while charging etc.
There is an included adapter with a female connection on both ends you can place on the Pencil. It allows you to plug a standard lighting cable into the Pencil. You can even leave the adapter on the Pencil if you want. Plugging the Pencil directly into the iPad is only necessary to pair it and if you need to top the Pencil off without a cable around.
 

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Has anyone got the crayon to work with the new (thin bezel) iPad pros? I bought a new crayon yesterday, among with a new mini. It works with the mini, but not the pro.
 

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There is an included adapter with a female connection on both ends you can place on the Pencil. It allows you to plug a standard lighting cable into the Pencil. You can even leave the adapter on the Pencil if you want. Plugging the Pencil directly into the iPad is only necessary to pair it and if you need to top the Pencil off without a cable around.
I’m surprised how many people don’t know that it can be charged via cable. I bought one of those little silicon holders for the cap and female adaptor.
 
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lajollaguy

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Has anyone got the crayon to work with the new (thin bezel) iPad pros? I bought a new crayon yesterday, among with a new mini. It works with the mini, but not the pro.
I can answer my own question. You MUST unpair (forget on bluetooth) the apple pencil before using the crayon. Once the pencil is forgotten, the crayon immediately works, no pairing required. To repair the apple pencil, just magnetically stick to the top of the iPad Pro. This deactivates the crayon.
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Has anyone got the crayon to work with the new (thin bezel) iPad pros? I bought a new crayon yesterday, among with a new mini. It works with the mini, but not the pro.
My bad - it DOES work, you just have to unpair the Apple pencil first - you forget the pencil in bluetooth.
 

nicho

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I can answer my own question. You MUST unpair (forget on bluetooth) the apple pencil before using the crayon. Once the pencil is forgotten, the crayon immediately works, no pairing required. To repair the apple pencil, just magnetically stick to the top of the iPad Pro. This deactivates the crayon.
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My bad - it DOES work, you just have to unpair the Apple pencil first - you forget the pencil in bluetooth.
This was one of the reasons I went crayon-only and got two crayons instead of a crayon and a pencil. Now the crayon just works on either of my iPads (work or personal) and if I pick up a mini 5, it’ll work too.

That said, I wouldn’t give up a pencil 2 if I had a pro. I think apple need a better solution for quickly unpairing the pencil.
 

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I’m surprised how many people don’t know that it can be charged via cable. I bought one of those little silicon holders for the cap and female adaptor.
I bought the same set when I bought my first iPad Pro. I keep the adaptor clipped to a charge cable on my desk so it’s not in the way when I’m using the pencil. The price on amazon is $4.99, half what I paid when the pencil cozy first came on the market.
 
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