What do you get when you cross an iPad with a colouring-in book? As fully grown-up gadgeteers it’s not something we’ve ever considered. But the boffins over at Crayola have because their Crayola ColourStudio for iPad manages to meld the two to perfection, allowing kids (and adults who should know better) to colour away to their hearts’ content, digital-styley.
This multi-activity HD drawing app works in conjunction with the amazing iMarker, a custom-built intelligent digital stylus that looks and feels just like a regular Crayola marker. Simply swish it across your iPad and it replicates the strokes of a pen, pencil, crayon or paintbrush.
Share your finished picture
But there’s more to this amazing new product than mere colouring in. You can design unlimited colouring pages using a huge, ever-expanding library of HD backgrounds, and add special effects, music, sound effects and much more. You can even upload and share your artwork. Pens, paper and scanners? Pah!
An ideal way to entertain kids on long journeys, the Crayola ColourStudio also lets you design and print off colouring pages so kids can colour them in the old fashioned way when you want your iPad back. ‘Yay, I’ve just given Cinderella a green beard!’
Not that they’ll be colouring in the traditional way too often because once you experience the benefits of ink-free, mess-free colouring you’ll gladly hand over your beloved tablet in exchange for a bit of peace and quiet so you can tap, swish and surf on your… er hang on a sec.
Compatible with iPad 1 and iPad 2 (iPad not included!)
Crayola's multi-activity drawing application for iPad, with iMarker, a custom-built intelligent digital stylus
iMarker looks and feels like a Crayola marker, but is safe to use with the Multi-Touch display of your iPad
iMarker works with the ColourStudio HD app as marker, pen, crayon and paintbrush, in one
Colour and interact with animated coloring book pages combining custom-produced sound, touch interaction, and special effects
Design unlimited coloring pages using ColourStudio HD's library of backgrounds, music, sound effects and other elements, then print them out to colour on paper with your own Crayola crayons and markers
Free content updates with new picture sets and animations
Parents can share their children's work by printing (requires iOS 4.2), email, or Facebook