The Good The Ink stylus is superbly designed and is one of the best feeling styli for iPad. The Touch Slide Trace and Stamp Packs are quite useful. Creative Cloud subscribers may also find the integration with Photoshop and Illustrator useful.
The Bad For what it offers, it's expensive, and despite working offline, you have to make sure you're logged in to Creative Cloud before you go offline.
The Bottom Line Adobe Ink is a very nice stylus, though $200 is a heavy burden to lay on the entire package's slight shoulders, and the apps are solid if not spectacular.
Adobe stylus and app bundle doesn't quite justify its lofty price
Editors' note, February 24, 2015: The apps, Line and Sketch, have subsequently been renamed Illustrator Draw and Photoshop Sketch. Adobe also dropped the price to $125 via Adonit.net (roughly £81 and AU$160), reflected below.
Morphing from the more interestingly named, the Adobe Ink and Slide is the company's first attempt at hardware: a stylus and ruler that work with your , plus a pair of apps that take advantage of their features.
Adobe refers to its Ink pressure-sensitive stylus as a "cloud pen", though in its initial incarnation at least the cloud connection seems rather underwhelming. Ink works in conjuction with Slide, which Adobe describes as a "digital ruler," and strikes me as oddly superfluous. It's almost as if the concept for Slide launched the whole development process, but after discovering it was unnecessary they felt compelled to make it a real product anyway.
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