It will start shipping in April.
what you need to know
- Logitech announces the USI-enabled Chromebook stylus.
- The Logitech Pen is rechargeable and guarantees up to 15 days of battery life on a single charge.
- Its soft silicone body and trefoil shape provide a comfortable, non-slip grip.
The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) was established in 2018 to develop a standard for cross-device stylus compatibility, and several OEMs have strongly supported this effort. Since then, HP and Lenovo have been among the companies making touchscreen Chromebooks that support the USI stylus.
On Tuesday, Logitech announced its answer to the best stylus for Chromebooks that is compatible with the USI standard. At $65, the Logitech Pen is significantly more expensive than most styluses on the market, such as the Lenovo USI Pen.
When choosing a stylus for your child’s small hands, it’s usually best to choose a stylus with a wider grip. The Logitech Pen has a silicone grip and a non-slip design that the company says is “designed for children at all stages of motor development.”
It is 151mm long and 10.42mm thick. The stylus is also light; at just 15 grams, it’s easy to sketch and write on the screen for extended periods of time.
The Logitech Pen also works with any USI-enabled Chromebook without first pairing. Logitech claims its 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity allow users to draw lines or characters that are sharper than with a finger.
Its intelligent power management feature automatically enters sleep mode when the stylus is not in use, and lasts up to 15 days on a single charge. You can also charge it with the same USB-C cable that came with your Chromebook. Logitech claims 30 minutes of use on a 30-second charge.
The stylus has military-grade durability. It should be able to withstand drops of up to 1.2 meters. You also don’t have to worry about water splashing on the table where the stylus is, because the pen is splash-proof.
You can order the stylus through Logitech education resellers in the U.S. and select markets starting this month. Shipping starts in April.