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Friday, March 11, 2011

The Crayola ColorStudio HD – iMarker and iPad App for Kids


Griffin have produced a very original looking product, with their custom-built digital stylus and Crayola ColorStudio HD.  This new digital play experience is made especially for the Apple iPad, and is aimed squarely at young kids who either have an iPad of their own or parents kind enough to share theirs.

Crayola ColorStudio HD is a combination of the Crayola iMarker and the ColorStudio HD App.  The iMarker is a specially made digital stylus that can act like a marker, a crayon, a pen, or a paintbrush, allowing kids to paint, draw, and color in a variety of ways.

The application can distinguish between pen and finger input, and automatically changes the way it works depending on the input method.  Along with the multiple drawing features, the Crayola ColorStudio HD also combines with animations, music, sound effects, and visual special effects.

The application that comes with the stylus is aimed at young kids, with a large built-in library of art that comes in a number of themed environments.  Some of the themes include undersea, jungle, and playtime activities, with various activities available in each setting.  Some examples of the kids of activities on offer include Musical Dot 2 Dot, Color By Numbers, and many other immersive games.

Completed drawings and artworks can be saved in many ways once they have been completed, with printing, email, and Facebook posting all available directly from the app.  Apple iOS 4.2 or later is required to run Crayola ColorStudio HD, as – of course – is access to an Apple iPad device.

The Crayola ColorStudio HD looks like a fun way for young kids to spend some time, and may become an absolute lifesaver for many parents on long car journeys or plane trips.  There is no release date or price announced just yet.