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Crayola ColorStudio HD

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Clever digital coloring book becomes costly with stylus.

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Combine the timeless pastime of drawing with the popularity of tablet computers and you'll end up with CRAYOLA COLORSTUDIO HD, an iPad app and stylus pen that resembles a magic marker. This app isn't the first coloring book for iPad, but it has a few things going for it: the pages are animated; you get a number of crayons, brushes, and markers; and you use a familiar magic marker-like stylus on the tablet.

While the iMarker stylus is a clever idea -- and has colored LEDs inside so it lights up when in use -- at $30 it's a pricey product for what it is. Plus, you'll need to press fairly hard on the pen for it to work, which might be an issue for some kids. You can choose to color the pages with your fingertip in the Options screen, however. Price notwithstanding, this app and stylus serves as a clever present for a young iPad user.

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