Adobe Ink and Slide

84
Engadget
Score
84

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Adobe Ink and Slide review: A software giant tries its hand at hardware

Summary

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.

Pros
  • Premium design
  • Quick and easy setup
  • Access to Adobe's Creative Cloud platform
  • Stellar companion apps
Cons
  • Only sends PNG files to desktop apps
  • Hardware scuffs easily
  • Pricey compared to other styli
Adobe Ink and Slide review: A software giant tries its hand at hardware

As big as Adobe is in the software space, the company only announced last spring that it planned to dive into hardware, starting with a cloud-connected stylus and a drafting ruler. The Ink and Slide, as they're called, are accessories that allow the company's creative-pro customers access to Adobe's Creative Cloud service on mobile devices. Now, the final versions are available in the US, and as you might expect, Adobe has a smattering of companion apps in tow for making the most out of what could otherwise be a dear $199 purchase. With hoards of more affordable styli to choose from, are Adobe's efforts really worth the premium? As is often the case, the answer's a bit more nuanced than a simple "yes" or "no."

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Scores

Engadget

84
 

Breakdown

Features
8.0
Design and form factor
8.0
Ease of use
8.0
Durability
5.0
Battery life
9.0
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Specs

Ink and Slide

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Other
Storage type
Internal storage
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Specs

Ink and Slide

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Other
Storage type
Internal storage
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