New Surface Pro Accessories: Meet The New Surface Pen

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Surface Pen

Along with the announcement about the new Type Cover for Surface Pro 3, Microsoft also revealed the new premium Surface Pen with pressure sensitivity enables a more natural writing experience. The pen does a lot more than take notes, and Microsoft has worked with some pretty amazing partners to bring this to life in a variety of apps. Artists will love the upcoming release of Photoshop CC that include powerful touch and gesture controls, amazing pen accuracy and line precision and larger touch targets. It will be on sale for $49.99.

Unleash your creativity and productivity with the new Surface Pen. Custom-crafted and cased in aluminum, Surface Pen looks and feels more like a fountain pen than a traditional stylus for a natural writing experience. With 256 levels of pressure sensitivity and Palm Block technology, you can write and draw without worrying about errant doodles on the screen.

The erase button turns your pen tip into an eraser, so you can edit notes as you work without interruption. Click once to instantly open OneNote, even if your Surface is asleep, and notes are automatically saved. Double-click the top of Surface Pen to instantly capture and save a screenshot.

 

Specs

Weight 20 grams
Supported platforms Surface Pro 3
Dimensions 135mm x 9.5mm diameter
Connector Type Bluetooth 4.0
Buttons Right-click and erase
Color Silver
Battery 1 AAAA, 2 319 coin cell batteries
In the box Surface Pen, Batteries, Pen tool
Warranty One-year limited hardware warranty[1]

 

[1] U.S. only; varies by market

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Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

  • JohnCz

    Love the added functionality of the new pen even though it does now require a battery to support this. Curious about pen storage, I don’t recall them mentioning it, but I think its on the new Type Cover instead of using the magnetic charging port which would be just fine if not better for me.

  • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

    Microsoft should make this pen compatible with Windows Phone (which also comes pre-loaded with a type of Microsoft OneNote called ”Microsoft OneNote Mobile”), there is so much potential for this on other Windows touch-devices. :-D

    • JamesSB

      Yes!!