/// Adobe to Launch Project Mighty Digital Pen for Creative Professionals, Instagram Generation

September 17, 2013  |  All Things Digital


You may know Adobe as a creative software company, but soon, it will also be in the creative hardware business. Today, Adobe announced that it plans to bring its Project Mighty cloud-connected pen and Project Napoleon digital ruler to the market in the first half of 2014. Both will be manufactured by Adonit , an Austin-based company that makes styli for the iPhone and iPad. First introduced at the Adobe Max conference in May, Project Mighty is a digital stylus that works with the iPad and Adobe’s Creative Cloud, so you can carry and work on your drawings on multiple devices. The Bluetooth-enabled pen is pressure sensitive, allowing you to draw lines of varying width. And a button near the base of the pen brings up various tools, like different pencil tips and colors. Meanwhile, Project Napoleon is a digital ruler that projects guidelines when placed on the screen, so you can can draw precise lines and edges for architectural projects and the like. In addition, Adobe developed two apps from the ground up for Napolean: a drafting app called Project Parallel and Project Contour, which is similar to Adobe’s Kuler app but for shapes. It’s all an interesting idea, and I had fun playing around with the devices when I visited Adobe last week. But why is the company getting into the hardware business? Michael Gough, vice president of experience design at Adobe, said part of the reason is because the company realized that its core customers were changing. “Our current base of professional creatives are changing dramatically

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Adobe to Launch Project Mighty Digital Pen for Creative Professionals, Instagram Generation



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