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.
“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