Another Microsoft Pen Patent

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  1. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    Have to admit.....took my Pro 4 pen and started trying to get a feeling for how that would work........they would need to make the clip longer.....cause naturally to go from drawing to rubbing your thumb against the clip isn't a natural movement to make. But I like the idea...in essence they are turning the clip in a scroll strip....like the ones on the back of the Cintiq 21ux. If they improve the practicality of it.....this could actually be a very very useful feature. Provided they allow you to customize it for Brush resizing, or RGB scrolling.
     
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    I dont want or need a scroll wheel on my pen. Yes, would be awesome to have, but if I am using a pen, that means my hands are already on the tablet. Which means I can simply scroll with my fingers.

    Management of the pen/storage is a bigger necessity. Please find an elegant solution. Pen loops, lanyards, magentic mechanisms that just weakly attach... We've all been down this road and no matter how much you try to make it work, it still never beats the silo option.

    The best implementation of pen storage that wasn't a silo was the Toshiba Encore Write system. The pen clip actually clipped physically inside a small chamber, granting secure storage of the pen. Even when in your bag, it doesnt come loose!
     
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    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    The only pen patent or upgrade I'm interested in from Microsoft right now?

    I'll leave those of you who know me to complete this post....

    Anything else they're doing i'm uninterested.
     
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    If microsoft can somehow manage to fit a full sized pen in that hinge gap. It's a good hinge company after all.

    But in any case i would prefer a better pen experience (Note8 spen like, with low IAF and better digitizer frequency) instead of a touch sensitive pocket clip.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Is one that works?:vbrolleyes:
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Is one that works?...>>

    ...Don't poke the bear. Or else!
     
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    Man, you guys and your obsession with pen silos. You do realize that for the 100’s of years people have been sketching in sketchbooks, nobody was demanding a sketchbook with a pencil silo. And nobody has been demanding canvases that have little pockets to hold brushes stitched to their side. Or slabs of marble with little glove compartments built in for stowing your hammers and chisels. The /pen is not part of the computer/. It’s a tool you can use to work upon the computer with.
     
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