Wish I read up some of the thread before I bought mine...could have avoided the screen issue. Anyway here is a few more questions 1. what is the metal ring that came with the pen for? 2. When I use the dock, I notice there is no Sound from slate's speakers. Its probably meant for use with an external speak, but can I still enable the slate's own speaks when dock? 3. Where does everyone stores there pen? 4. Anyone tried fixing the screen separation issue? 5. Is there any recommended screen protectors and case?