Griffin Crayola Light Marker hands-on

Jan 6, 2013
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Today at CES, Griffin is showing off a new product that shows the efforts of a partnership with Crayola. It's called the Light Marker, and it's essentially a laser pointer on steroids. Griffin demoed it for us today, and while it still has its bugs and quirks, we can't imagine that a whole lot of kids would be disappointed with it.

The Light Marker pen relies entirely on the iPad's front-facing camera, and it simply shows a red dot on the iPad's display that shows where the "cursor" is -- think the Wiimote, but not for gaming in particular. The pen and the accompanying app work together to create any kind of drawing that your mind conjures up.

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The light marker will cost only $30, and the company is also outing what they call the Digital Activity Center and Color & Play Workstation for $40 and $20, respectively. These should arrive sometime in the spring, and the specialized iPad apps for the Light Marker should arrive later this month for $3.


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