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.

Top Rated Comments

dearlaserworks Avatar
127 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.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
komodrone Avatar
127 months ago
Every inanimate object is getting smarter, and we're all getting dumber.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johnny5k Avatar
127 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!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adildacoolset Avatar
127 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
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Some guy Avatar
127 months ago
This doesn't compensate for what you've done with your Creative Suite, Adobe.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
needfx Avatar
127 months ago
I really hope they are 4g enabled so I can ok-glass them
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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