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Microsoft Introduces New 'Surface Dial' Accessory

Microsoft Introduces New 'Surface Dial' Accessory

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Microsoft today unveiled 'Surface Dial', a new input peripheral with haptic feedback.

Surface Dial integrates with Windows 10 to work with Surface for a faster and more intuitive way to scroll, zoom and navigate. It's similar to the Griffin PowerMate for Mac.

The Dial also enables a set of unique experiences exclusive to Surface Studio. When you place the Dial directly on the screen, it brings up a set of digital tools specific to the app that is open, allowing people to more seamlessly move through their workflow. For example, with Surface Dial, artists can change the color or the size of their brush tip as they paint without ever moving the pen away from the screen. The combination of Dial, pen and touch creates a more immersive and tactile way for people to create in digital environments.

Microsoft Introduces New 'Surface Dial' Accessory

BlueBeam Inc., Drawboard, Mental Canvas, Siemens PLM Software, Silicon Benders, Smith Micro Software, Inc., StaffPad, and others have already optimized their software to take advantage of the new experiences Surface Dial provides.

Pricing and Availability:
Surface Dial is available for pre-order today in the U.S. through Microsoft Stores,, select Best Buy locations and at, and will be available for $99 ERP USD starting Nov. 10.

Microsoft Introduces New 'Surface Dial' Accessory

The Truth - October 28, 2016 at 4:58pm
MS has zero innovation. It's as lame as the MS surface.
Great! - October 27, 2016 at 1:27pm
So if instead one uses 2 finger touch and slide up or down, won't that also provide the same functionality as the dial? And then when you want to select something just press a bit harder...oh wait, that's 3D Touch feature of Apple. Sorry.
SayingWhatEveryone'sThinking - October 27, 2016 at 2:54pm
I was going to say the SAME THING! Microsoft, man, wow. They just can't stop the stupidity. Epic fail. They will sell 2 of these to morons who can't figure out their own fingers.
MUKAI - October 27, 2016 at 12:14pm
JimmyBrown - October 27, 2016 at 9:53am
Good share.
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