by Brent Dirks
April 18, 2013
First showcased at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Griffin’s Crayola Light Marker is now available to purchase. Continuing the longstanding partnership with Crayola, the marker is unique because budding artists don’t have to touch the iPad’s screen. Thanks to an invisible beam of light sent from the marker to an iPad’s front-facing camera, movement is detected and interpreted to create drawings on the screen. The marker is used in conjunction with the free Crayola Light Marker app for the iPad and iPad mini. Along with a digital crayon box that contains markers, crayons, stamps, paint brushes, and more, there are six other activities in the app that should easily keep your children’s attention. Two of the standout activities look to be the hide-and-seek mode where you can find hidden objects in dark rooms with the Light Marker flashlight and the puzzle mode where pieces can be moved together with the marker. Artwork created in the app can be sent via email, uploaded to Facebook, and printed directly to any AirPrint-enabled device. Here’s a quick video that shows the marker in action. Click here if you can’t see the video. Available for $29.99 from Griffin’s website and other retailers, the marker also comes with a stand to hold the iPad.