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Adobe brings new life to the iPad stylus market with Ink and Slide

Serenity Caldwell | June 19, 2014
For a few years now, Adobe's been teasing its followers about Project Mighty, its iPad stylus and ruler prototypes. The day has finally come: Those prototypes have graduated to full-fledged products in the form of Adobe Ink and Slide, available in the United States for $200. The accessories are also paired with two new iPad apps from the company: Adobe Line and Sketch.

Do you need Slide to accomplish amazing things in Adobe Line? Not really. But it feels so good to work with tangible tools that you may not care.

Bottom line

The message I took away from Adobe's latest hardware offerings is this: We may work in a digital landscape, but you can still delight in hardware tools. Depending on your relationship with your iPad and drawing, the first iteration of Ink and Slide may not be must-buy items, but they're impressive entries in an accessory field crowded with rubber-nib boredom. And moreover, they have potential to grow into something truly great.


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