Last week, Microsoft announced Surface Dial, a new peripheral designed for the creative process. It integrates with Windows 10 to work with Surface for a faster and more intuitive way to scroll, zoom and navigate. You can manipulate images, adjust volume, change color hues and much more, all with simple gestures. According to Microsoft, the following apps will support Surface Dial accessory on launch.
Drawboard (Drawboard PDF)
Mental Canvas (Mental Canvas Player)
Silicon Benders (Sketchable)
Smith Micro (Moho 12)
Word, PPT, Excel (Office Win32)
OneNote (UWP version)
Surface Dial features:
- Press and hold: For menu
- Rotate: Freely/continuously (both directions); 0.30 N-cm resistance torque
- Click: Activates a momentary switch with 300g force; Rotate detection functional in up and down button positions
- Dynamic feedback: Provides tactile feedback in software adjustable increments
- On-screen detection: Touch digitizer reports the onscreen location through a capacitive pattern (Studio only)
Surface Dial is now available for pre-order today in the U.S. through Microsoft Stores, MicrosoftStore.com, select Best Buy locations and at BestBuy.com, and will be available for $99 ERP USD starting Nov. 10.