This upcoming Griffin Technology product looks like a cool, creative iPad accessory for kids. It’s called the Crayola Light Marker for iPad and it lets kids draw ‘in mid-air’ and see their creations appear on the iPad. It’s a chunky digital stylus that’s shaped like a beefed-up Crayola marker that works in tandem with a free companion app.
Griffin has been partnering with Crayola for some time now on accessories for kids and this one is being highlighted in their initial wave of CES promo materials. Here’s a little more detail on its features and how it works:
- Dot to Dot: Connect the dots and watch as animal friends appear
- Splatter Paint: Pop balloons filled with colorful paint to make an artistic creation!
- Scene Starter: Paint in the air using your Light Marker to color in scenes
- Hide ‘n Seek: Find hidden objects in dark rooms with the Light Marker flashlight
- Puzzles: Use Light Marker to put the pictures back together again!
- Free Draw: Draw whatever you can imagine with Light Marker and its built-in crayons, markers, and effects
(What’s the secret? Crayola Light Marker sends an invisible beam of light to your iPad’s front-facing camera. Your iPad translates Light Marker’s movement into lines of color you use to play games and create art you can save or share.)
It’s due out in the Spring at a price of $29.99 and is compatible with the iPad 2, iPad 3 (early 2012), iPad 4 (late 2012), and iPad mini. You can see more detail and sign up to get updates on when it’s available at Griffin’s product page for it.