Adobe today announced a major shift in its software strategy, stopping further development of its Creative Suite line of products, and focusing its efforts Creative Cloud instead. During the announcement, Adobe also unveiled two new hardware accessories — the “Project Mighty” stylus and the “Napoleon” digital ruler.
Both these products are “cloud-enabled,” that is they store and retrieve their associated settings and preferences from the internet.
The Mighty stylus is, like most other iPad styli, pressure-sensitive, letting users vary the width of their strokes based on the amount of pressure applied on the sylus. It’s integrated into Adobe’s Creative Cloud software products and connects to iPads and other tablets via Bluetooth.
What differentiates Adobe’s accessories from others is the digital ruler, which when coupled with the Mighty stylus makes a killer combination for creative professionals, allowing them to easily draw straight lines, arcs, squares, triangles etc.
These two Adobe products combine the best parts of the analog and digital world, and enable things like copying objects you drew on the iPad to your iPhone with a few clicks and taps of the stylus, as can be seen in the demo below:
Adobe says these tools are still under development, so there’s no word on availability or pricing. The Might stylus connects to the iPad and other devices using the new Bluetooth low energy standard and comes with a rechargeable battery and inbuilt-memory. The app in the video demo is also in development, and was created specifically for the two hardware accessories.
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