Griffin and Crayola are coming together for a pair of new products for the Kids. iMarker works with an iPad 2, 3, 4 both generations of the Mini, and the Air. It pairs with the Color 360 app (and several others) and allows them to draw virtually on the iPad in all 64 of Crayola’s colors so they’re not drawing on your wall. The child can even erase by flipping the iMarker around. Also available is the Trace & Draw, which works with select iPads and Samsung tablets. It allows the child to trace a collection of pictures stored on the tablet onto a piece of tracing paper secured above the device. It takes the digital realm into the real.
The iMarker costs $29.99, while the Trace & Draw is $19.99. They’ll ship in October.
Griffin and Crayola Announce Next Generation iMarker and Trace & Draw, Accessories that Inspire Kids’ Creativity
The new Crayola iMarker and Color 360 app bring your iPad to life with fun coloring activities that are easy to use. Kids can also create their own coloring pages with the new Crayola Trace & Draw.
Nashville, Tenn. September 16, 2014 Griffin Technology, one of the worlds foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, and Crayola, whose products have inspired creative expression in children for more than 100 years, are proud to announce the newest versions of their popular Crayola iMarker and Trace & Draw accessories for iPad. Combined with a suite of compatible Crayola apps, Crayola iMarker and Trace & Draw enable young artists to blend traditional coloring activities with mobile technology.
New Crayola-inspired coloring accessories and apps keep children entertained for hours, making them the perfect companions for long road trips and holiday travel. The vibrantly colored iMarker, $29.99, is a kid-friendly stylus that packs all your favorite crayons, pencils and markers into the perfect shape for little hands, and is easy to take on-the-go. When paired with the free Color 360 app, your iPad (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPad Air and iPad mini are transformed into a fun and interactive digital coloring book with animations and sound effects. Color 360 transports your childs imagination out of the car and surrounds them in a world of color, all they have to do is move the iPad left, right, up, or down to explore new parts of a wrap around 360-degree animated coloring page.
All iMarker compatible apps automatically differentiate between iMarker and a childs finger, allowing intuitive, creative play with color only going where the child intended. This palm rejection feature prevents frustrations from stray coloring marks messing up the childs artwork.
Set-up is easy: simply insert the single AAA battery (included), turn the stylus on, install any of the compatible apps and its ready to go. Children will have access to the 64 classic Crayola colors and an array of tools: pens, markers, crayons, brushes and more. And, when they flip the stylus around, it functions as an eraser. Road trips have never been more fun for kids.
With the new iMarker, the possibilities are endless as young artists can work in a whole suite of other apps available from the App Store including Crayola Color 360, Crayola Paint & Create, Crayola ColorStudio HD, Crayola ColorStudio HD Barbie Edition and Crayola ColorStudio HD Hot Wheels Edition. Check out the interactive colors and sounds that Crayola iMarker and Color 360 can bring to your world: http://youtu.be/qCPJp5fqOMU.
For even more road trip entertainment Crayola Trace & Draw, $19.99, lets kids create their own coloring pages. It clips onto compatible iPad or Samsung tablets and securely holds a sheet of paper over the screen. Using the free Trace & Draw app, kids choose from over 75 pictures to trace. Light from the tablet shines through for easy tracing with the included marker. Then, kids can color their work of art with their own Crayola crayons and markers. Watch this video to see just how simple and easy Crayola Trace & Draw is to use: http://youtu.be/iJC6TaPyKB8
Both products will completely change the way kids color and create. Crayola iMarker is available for order today (shipping October 2014) at http://store.griffintechnology.com/crayola-imarker and Crayola Trace & Draw is now available for purchase at http://store.griffintechnology.com/crayola-trace-draw-2014.
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 www.griffintechnology.com, www.facebook.com/griffintech and on Twitter, @griffintech.
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.