Logitech has released a new pen called Logitech pen designed specifically with K-12 students in mind. It will work with touchscreen Chromebooks that support the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) standard and is Works with Chromebooks certified. Google supported the initiative in 2018 and joined other supporters like Intel and Lenovo in its quest to create an open active pen standard, and several manufacturers have released USI-compatible Chromebooks over the years since.
Logitech Pen works with various models from brands, namely Lenovo, Acer, HP, Asus and Samsung. Michele Hermann, vice president of mobility and head of educational solutions at Logitech, said in a statement: “As students and educators increasingly use Chromebooks as an everyday tool in schools and at home, we created the Logitech Pen to unlock the potential of Chromebooks in the classroom.”
The Logitech Pen has a silicone handle, non-slip design, and comes in a size that even kids can comfortably hold. Its active tip has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity – the same pressure levels as the Surface Slim Pen 2 – and can simulate writing on paper more closely than a rubber-tipped pen or finger can. As per the standard, the Logitech Pen does not need to be paired in advance, so students can simply pick it up and use it.
The pen battery can last up to 15 days with regular school use and can be charged using a standard USB-C charger. And because it’s designed for students, it’s also spill-proof and has military-grade drop protection of up to five feet. It will be available this month at retailers across the United States and in select markets for $65 USD.
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