Adobe to Release iPad-Compatible Cloud Stylus and Digital Ruler in 2014

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Earlier this year, Adobe unveiled two cloud-enabled hardware offerings: the "Mighty" stylus and the "Napoleon" digital guide and ruler. The tools were in the development phase at the time, but Adobe has now announced that both Mighty and Napoleon will be released during the first half of 2014.

To bring the products to fruition, Adobe is teaming up with Adonit, known for its own line of Jot styluses. Both tools are constructed with brushed aluminum and feature Creative Cloud connectivity via Adobe software to allow users to store preferences and save their work remotely.

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Bluetooth LE is enabled on both tools, and Mighty, Adobe’s "cloud pen", is pressure-sensitive, letting digital artists create line drawings with variable widths based on pressure. Napoleon, the digital ruler, is designed to function alongside the stylus, allowing users to draw straight lines and arcs.

With our first tools for the new creative — Project Mighty and Napoleon — we are confident that we can help make digital creativity both more accessible and more natural by combining the accuracy, expressiveness and immediacy of pen and paper with all the advantages of our digital products and the Creative Cloud. As we shared in our initial demo, Project Mighty is pressure sensitive, which helps it draw a natural and expressive line. It is also connected to the Creative Cloud, giving you the ability to carry all of your favorite personal digital assets, brushes and colors with you, copy/paste across devices and more.

Along with a release date for its upcoming hardware, Adobe announced that its Creative Cloud apps have garnered more than 1 million subscribers since being released earlier this year.

The company's Photoshop Photography Program has also gone live today, giving current owners of Photoshop CS3 or higher an opportunity to purchase both Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99 per month.

Top Rated Comments

fh-ace Avatar
96 months ago
Shouldn't that statement at the end read "an opportunity to rent both Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99 per month" ?:rolleyes:
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
96 months ago
And in a world-first, Adobe hardware handily disappears from physical reality if you decide you don't want to keep paying for it for the rest of your life!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pancakedrawer Avatar
96 months ago
Nice tools but I won't pay a subscription for Adobe software.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nagromme Avatar
96 months ago
Wait... I'm going to buy, charge and carry a RULER?

They do know there's another way to make graphics software draw a perfect line... don't they?

And oh, how I crave more ways to tie into Adobe's "Creative Cloud" subscription!

The pen could be nice; you can keep the ruler and the cloud.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
upthetoffees Avatar
96 months ago

Adobe is becoming more and more irrelevant.


They are rapidly becoming the EA of the application world. It's thankfully all downhill from here.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shurcooL Avatar
96 months ago

Shouldn't that statement at the end read "an opportunity to rent both Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99 per month" ?:rolleyes:

Be thankful you don't have to purchase the opportunity to rent it. :rolleyes:

Edit: Apparently that's only if you're already a current owner of Photoshop CS3 or higher. Never mind.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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