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A software giant tries its hands at hardware

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Adobe's first foray into hardware includes a highly capable set of accessories for sketching on the go, but its great design and great companion apps come with a somewhat steep price.

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8.0
Engadget Jun 18, 2014

Adobe's first foray into hardware includes a highly capable set of accessories for sketching on the go, but its great design and great companion apps come with a somewhat steep price.

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8.0
Macworld Jun 18, 2014

You may not truly need Ink and Slide to make art, but it feels so good to work with tangible tools that you won't care.

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8.0
PC Mag Jun 18, 2014

In unison with the Sketch and Line apps, Adobe's Ink and Slide hardware can help anyone produce art and design work on an iPad without professional training.

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9.0
SlashGear Jun 18, 2014

Ink is user-friendly, slickly designed, and so comfortable to wield that I found myself navigating through apps in general with it, not wanting to put it down in-between sketching.

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8.0
Mashable Jun 18, 2014

Overall, I loved drawing with Adobe Ink and slide. The pen’s tip is made of hard, PET plastic, but it provided a near-perfect amount of friction on the iPad’s glass screen. I do wish, though, that it auto-recognized hold angles.

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8.0
TechHive Jun 24, 2014

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.

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7.0
The Verge Jun 18, 2014

... calling up saved color palettes makes it hard to justify the price of Ink and Slide. There are a lot of iPad styluses out there already. And with the right software, your finger isn't so bad either.

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Engadget Sep 17, 2013

It now uses only capacitive touch and a single button (see above) to act as a selector for options within apps. Mighty will ship with a non-replaceable tip that's just under 2mm, but it's otherwise the same [as the prototype].

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Gizmodo Jun 18, 2014

Ink and Slide are a lot of fun. Whether designers find them useful and inspiring enough to cough up $200 is another story. However sales turn out for Adobe, it's really cool seeing them dip their feet into the hardware game.

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Pocket-Lint Sep 26, 2013

The non-working model did give us an idea of the weight and feel of the pen and we can safely say that this will be a premium product. It is solid and beautifully designed with ergonomics very much in mind.

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The Next Web Jun 18, 2014

Adobe Ink & Slide are very cool tools and can be of huge help to artists who need to sketch from a mobile venue — like the couch. I was especially impressed with Ink, which was extremely light and comfortable to hold for long periods of time.

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