Adobe is teaming up with Adonit to manufacture and ship Mighty and Napoleon in the first half of 2014.
The Mighty pen features a three-sided, twisted form and is pressure sensitive, which helps it draw a natural and expressive line. It is also connected to the Creative Cloud through the software and a local Bluetooth LE connection. The Napoleon digital ruler aims to bring back some of the feeling of drawing with analog tools like the t-square and triangle. More details on both can be found here.
The company is also working on software to work with the two devices.
"Today we are unveiling two sneak peaks in this realm that we think really move the combined hardware and software experience forward: Project Parallel, a drafting iPad app designed and developed from scratch for the Project Napoleon hardware. The second, Project Contour, is essentially Kuler for shapes – take a photo of a favorite object or shape on an iPhone and access it with Napoleon on the iPad to simplify architectural line sketching, drawing and ideation. Together, they enable what we like to call “straight line sketching,” a simple and expressive way of getting your creative ideas recorded."