Your iPad is a precious tool and a big investment, even if it was purchased solely for your kids. Protecting it can be a daunting task, especially when enthusiastic hands are just dying to tap, touch, swipe, poke and prod the screen with their fingers and anything else within a 20 ft radius. For all of those reasons, the thought of handing your 4 year old a stylus to use on your iPad screen is especially horrifying. There has to be a better way, right?

Thanks to Griffin’s newest kids technology, there will be a better way, coming this spring. Released at the 2013 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, Griffin has created the Crayola Light Marker for the iPad and it might just be the solution to all of your kid/iPad relationship woes! The Crayola Light Marker allows children to draw and color by simply waving their hands (and the marker) through the air. Crayola

The stylus-like Crayola marker is battery operated and looks a lot like a conventional Crayola marker, only white. Making good use of already existing iPad technology, the Crayola Light Marker senses hand movement and communicates with the forward-facing camera on the front of the iPad. This allows children to be able to stand away from the iPad and wave their hands in the air while the Crayola Light Marker does all the work! As children motion with the marker, drawings appear on the iPad without little hands ever making contact with the screen. How great is that?!

All that is needed to make the Crayola Light Marker work is a quick, free app download. This app features a ton of fun activities such as coloring, puzzles, paint splattering and, of course, traditional drawing.

The Crayola Light Marker by Griffin will be available for purchase in spring 2013 for $29.99 and is compatible with all camera-equipped iPads.

Source: Gizmodo

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