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Crayola ColorStudio HD Available Now For iPad

David Gilbert

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Crayola ColorStudio HD

We still remember vividly the joy and excitement we got from opening a new packet of Crayola crayons when we were younger – but somehow we don’t think the experience will be as magical with the new iMarker on the iPad.

iPad accessory company, Griffin Technology, has announced the availability of Crayola ColorStudio HD for the iPad, “an accessory and app combo that blends colouring with cutting-edge mobile technology.” It will pair the innovatively named iMarker with a free app for the iPad. The iMarker will combine the functionality of crayon, marker, pen and paintbrush in one digital stylus. Young (or indeed old) artists will be able to use the stylus in conjunction with an animated interactive colouring book. The Crayola ColorStudio HD App is able to differentiate automatically between a child’s finger input (taps, swipes, etc.) and the input from iMarker.

Crayola ColorStudio HD

“We love creating technology for kids, and our partnership with Crayola allows us to elevate their signature blend of kid-friendly creativity into the digital world,” said Mark Rowan, President of Griffin Technology. “ColorStudio HD is the first of many offerings to come from this exciting partnership.” As well as the 30 animated colouring pages, pictures, sound effects and music, your potential Picassos have the option to design an unlimited number of their own pages using the built-in library of backgrounds, music, sound effects and other elements. Artwork can then be emailed, uploaded to Facebook or printed directly from the iPad to any AirPrint-enabled printer.

The iMarker will set you back $29.99 but is yet to make an appearance in the UK, but we’re meeting up with the people from Griffin next week and will get a chance to use the Crayola ColorStudio HD and we'll will let you know what we think.

Source: Griffin Technology

lensmann

July 8, 2011, 5:27 pm

"...the innovatively named iMarker ..."

*chuckle*

I can see this appealing to parents facing a long journey by train or cattle-class flight. Much easier to carry and use than colouring pens and a colouring book. Of course, it also creates the risk that you may never get your iPad back.

Brian ONeill

July 8, 2011, 6:36 pm

Or you can buy a stylus for £1 in poundtown.

David Gilbert

July 8, 2011, 7:03 pm

Or at the very least get your iPad back covered with sticky fingersprints from sweet-eating children....

Gk.pm

July 8, 2011, 7:28 pm

@Brian ONeill
You may be able to buy a stylus for £1, but it's not going to be powered and do what this one does: let the iPad differentiate between it and fingers.

Essentially kids can have their palms and fingers on the screen and use the pen at the same time, but only the pen actually draws.

Brian ONeill

July 8, 2011, 11:44 pm

@Gk.pm
If that is the case I stand corrected. Sounds cool.

Mind you kids are pretty sharp these days. My nephew is 3 and he knows how to use the ipad I got my dad. He calls it his 'computer', and he is surprising good at angry birds.

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