Adobe Unveils iPad-Compatible Smart Stylus and Digital Ruler

Alongside new Creative Cloud software, Adobe today announced two new cloud-enabled hardware offerings: the "Project Mighty" stylus and the "Napoleon" guide and ruler.

The Mighty is a pressure sensitive stylus that connects to the iPad via Bluetooth to allow digital artists to create line drawings with variable widths based on pressure. According to TechCrunch, the pen is able to store a number of preferences and settings, including color palette themes, brushes, and assets saved in a cloud clipboard.

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The Mighty pen itself looks similar to something like the Jot Touch 4 pressure sensitive pen, but with full access to Adobe's Creative Cloud services behind it. It's a little like an entire artist's box in a single device, judging by what Adobe has shown us on stage today. It also takes advantage of non-stylus touch, too, in a way that looks novel, allowing users to do things like erase with their free hand.
Adobe's Napoleon is designed to function alongside the stylus, allowing users to draw straight lines and arcs, much like traditional drafting tools.

Both the Mighty and the Napoleon remain in the development phase, with few details available and no launch date announced.

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Posted: 18 months ago

Am I the only one who feels like the name for the ruler is odd? Not that I'm criticising it, but naming a digital ruler after a French emperor who wanted to conquer an entire continent is a bit... strange


Because he was also a short ruler.
Rating: 11 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
Every inanimate object is getting smarter, and we're all getting dumber.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
Am I the only one who feels like the name for the ruler is odd? Not that I'm criticising it, but naming a digital ruler after a French emperor who wanted to conquer an entire continent is a bit... strange

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I hope adobe release an SDK, and it gets widely adopted. This looks like a good idea
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
This doesn't compensate for what you've done with your Creative Suite, Adobe.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago

Am I the only one who feels like the name for the ruler is odd? Not that I'm criticising it, but naming a digital ruler after a French emperor who wanted to conquer an entire continent is a bit... strange


Funny you should mention that.. I was at the announcement, and the presenter actually said "We called it Napoleon because it's a short ruler." No lie.

EDIT: Gah! Beat to the punchline!
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
Maybe they'll come out with a gadget that just draws stuff for us.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
I really hope they are 4g enabled so I can ok-glass them
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
Or Adobe could just make a decent vector based app, like Inkpad, that allows you to work more accurately and faster with fewer, better optimized drawing commands and requiring no hardware and no monthly subscription fee just to access a few tool settings. But then, where's the bilking in that?

Adobe's really batting em out of the park today...
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago
Are these subscription only as well? :rolleyes:
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 18 months ago

Are these subscription only as well? :rolleyes:


Even worse. You have to be connected online... connected to "the Cloud" in order to operate the devices. :eek:
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