As versatile as the iPad is, turning it into a professional-level graphics tablet is still a significant achievement, and it’s an achievement that the Astropad promises in full.

Built by former Apple engineers, Astropad works with any Mac app, supports most styluses, and is color-corrected to match what’s on your Mac’s screen. Using proprietary network technology called Liquid, the drawing process promises virtually no lag (less than half the lag of AirPlay) at 60 FPS. You can use it wirelessly or over USB, and you can pinch to zoom and pan in Mac apps. A host of customizable shortcuts are a touch away, and – most importantly – image quality is said to be “unbelievable” with no compression artifacts. [Purchase]