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Microsoft Surface Pen will replace a mouse?
« on: February 17, 2018, 09:17:45 PM »
Would you want to?
Replace your mouse with a pen?
Is the pen mightier than the mouse?
You can Google it or read this:
Surface Pen with touch control
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    A patent filing by Microsoft reveals plans for a Surface Pen with a touch-sensitive retention clip. The clip will also enable a power-saving mode that could extend the battery life of the stylus.
    Patent applications are not an indicator of a product coming to market, so Microsoft Surface users are cautioned not to get too excited.
It is not going to happen.  8)
The idea is not new at all. How can you patent a pen?





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Re: Microsoft Surface Pen will replace a mouse?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 08:41:55 AM »
Only graphic artists could benefit of a pen vs mouse and they already have that option for free handing artwork digitally.

For gaming etc I cant see going to a pen which would be almost going backwards to a joystick feel.

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Re: Microsoft Surface Pen will replace a mouse?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 10:25:15 AM »
The Surface Pro is a tablet/laptop. There is no "Mouse" to replace...
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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Re: Microsoft Surface Pen will replace a mouse?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 02:44:32 PM »
The Surface Pro is a tablet/laptop. There is no "Mouse" to replace...
Somebody thought the Subsurface Pro should  have a mouse .
The touch screen does not have enough actuary when you  use a big finger.
The solution is to use your little  finger instead.  :P

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Re: Microsoft Surface Pen will replace a mouse?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 05:28:20 PM »
Another Geek non-relevant Topic...

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Re: Microsoft Surface Pen will replace a mouse?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 04:12:20 AM »
I have 2 MS Surfaces (1 personal, 1 for work).  For both, 90% of the time I use them with a mouse, about 8% of the time I use the touch screen and about 2% of the time I use the built-in touchpad.  I can't even remember the last time I used the pen with either so, nope, the pen isn't going to replace my mouse anytime soon.

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    Re: Microsoft Surface Pen will replace a mouse?
    « Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 04:01:27 AM »
    Pen is a step backward, as a graphic tablet owner I only use it for my job. Mouse is superior otherwise :/

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    Re: Microsoft Surface Pen will replace a mouse?
    « Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 01:49:58 AM »
    Doubt it... I have an MS Surface Book, but never use the stylus ;D
    check out my latest development here https://wisepick.org/

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    Re: Microsoft Surface Pen will replace a mouse?
    « Reply #8 on: April 02, 2018, 04:45:16 PM »
    That pen is no fun for me. Often looses connectivity. And if you break it it isn't cheap to replace. I do not even own a laptop and other than helping people on the go I really do not have any use for one. I heart my desktop PC.