Griffin announces “Crayola Light Marker” for iPad

Griffin Technology has some cool products, but this “Light Marker” that it partnered with Crayola to make look awesome, however it is mostly a children-targeted product. This product, when I first watched the above video, made me think of Samsung’s S-Pen, which can be used while hovering above the screen, and not actually touching it. I can see why this might be a kid-centric product though (that would explain it being in a Samsung product), as it would allow the child to use the iPad without having to actually touching the device (other than opening the app, which a parent could do). The Light Marker is available for $29.99 and includes a stand for the iPad. Here is the full press release:

Nashville, Tenn. — April 18, 2013 — Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, and Crayola, whose products have inspired creative expression in children for more than 100 years, announce the availability of Crayola Light Marker, a new way for young artists to create digital masterpieces using innovative mobile technology.

“iPads are wonderful for young artists, giving children an interactive landscape to engage and create,” said Erica Tober, Youth Product Line Manager at Griffin. “Using the front facing camera, Crayola Light Marker allows children to play and produce digital works of art without touching the screen. It’s a magical new way to create!”

Griffin Light Marker

Crayola Light Marker, combined with a free downloadable multi-activity app, delivers hours of colorful fun. Play games, solve puzzles and create with glow-in-the-dark color. Light Marker sends an invisible beam of light to the iPad’s front-facing camera and the movement is detected and interpreted into drawings that magically appear on the screen. The app has a digital Crayola Crayon Box with digital markers, crayons, paintbrushes, stamps and more. The Crayola Light Marker app includes multiple activities such as:

  • Dot to Dot: Connect the dots and see what appears
  • Splatter Paint: Pop the balloons for colorful splattery fun
  • Coloring Pages: Paint in the air to color coloring pages.
  • Hide ‘n Seek: Find hidden objects in dark rooms with the Light Marker flashlight.
  • Puzzles: Move the pieces into place with your Light Marker
  • Free Draw: Draw with neon crayons, markers and effects.

Artwork can be e-mailed, uploaded to Facebook and printed directly from iPad to any AirPrint-enabled printer. Crayola Light Marker comes with a stand for the iPad and is available now for $29.99 at select retailers and

To see the Crayola Light Marker in action, visit

For more information about Griffin Technology, visit

About Griffin Technology
Founded on Paul Griffin’s kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world’s foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin’s entire range of ingenious designs at and on Twitter, @griffintech.

About Crayola
Crayola has inspired artistic creativity in children since the first box of Crayola crayons rolled off the assembly line in 1903. Whether it’s providing tools to put a purple octopus on the moon, or enabling teachers to bring arts-infused learning into the classroom, Crayola is passionate about helping parents and educators raise creative and inspired children. For more than 120 years, the company carried the name of its founders, Binney & Smith, until 2007 when the company changed its name to Crayola. A Hallmark subsidiary, Crayola has called Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, its home since the turn of the century. Crayola helps unleash the creative originality that exists in every child with colorful, innovative tools that transform the wonder of the imagination into visible form.

What do you think? Interested in this product? Will you be picking one up? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.

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