Microsoft today posted a new video talking about the ergonomic design and performance of the latest Surface Pen with Director of Program Management, Vineet Thuvara.
As Vineet explains, the new Surface pen is designed to deliver a natural and comfortable experience for writing and drawing in the digital domain while also offering a clickable and convenient way for you to interact with your applications. This resulted in some fascinating and unique engineering challenges that required the team to solve for seemingly contradictory goals such as making the tail end of the pen tactile enough to perform and feel like an erasure, yet functional as a clickable button with enough force to fire capable of launching applications. Delivering a natural experience, also augmented the focus on building an intelligent pen that would always be ready for use. The outer casing of the pen in fact, conceals a sophisticated motion activated power management approach. A tiny accelerometer detects and fires up the pen when in motion and extends the battery life of the Pen’s standard AAAA battery, by placing the pen to sleep while not in use. This makes the pen battery capable of lasting up to 12-18 months of regular usage.
Watch the video above to know more. You can order Surface Pen from Microsoft Store here.