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Microsoft’s foldable device is still a mystery. We had numerous patents from Microsoft over the last few years and that fueled the rumor of a foldable device from the Surface maker.
While the rumor of a foldable Andromeda died last year with Microsoft saying that it’s put the project under cold storage, it looks like the company is still working on the project to bring the foldable device to the world, or at least that’s what its recent patent says. The windows maker filled a patent named ‘FLEXIBLE CARPENTER’S STYLUS WITH DOCKABLE EARPIECE’ back in 2017 and published by USPTO, shedding some light on the latest development of the much-hyped foldable device.
But, this time the focus area is the stylus and not the foldable device. This foldable offers a Stylus and in it, you’ll have the capacitive stylus nib and an earpiece dock. The latter includes a speaker, an earpiece battery, and a wireless radio.
Except for the fact that it’s flexible, there is nothing crazy about it. You get a charger so that you can charge the peripheral.
“The flexible portion has an integrated dock that can hold a dockable wireless earpiece. The earpiece dock securely stores the wireless earpiece and provides power to charge a battery of the wireless earpiece. The flexible portion of the carpenter’s stylus can be bent into a headset shape, allowing the whole peripheral to be worn over a user’s ear. When the carpenter’s stylus is worn as a headset, the earpiece remains fully functional. Thus, the user can wear the carpenter’s stylus on their ear, while also using the peripheral as a hands-free headset. Alternately, the earpiece can be removed from the carpenter’s stylus and used independently of the stylus body as the stylus body is used as a touch input device,” Microsoft explains.
What do you think is the purpose of introducing a flexible stylus for a foldable device? Do let us know in the comments below.