Surface Slim Pen 2

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  1. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    When you buy the new $130 pen, no charging cradle is included.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    @jhoff80 - I tested the Slim Pen 2 on the Pro X - it works well enough, but what was interesting, as I was inking in OneNote (UWP) it kept popping up the "wait ring" next to the ink cursor which was distracting to say the least.
     
  3. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    Concessions for adding Thunderbolt and submarining Surface Dock sales: let's milk the Pen and Type Cover for all their worth!
     
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  4. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    Attempted to do so. No new updates appeared. Getting the same flashing O W pattern @Steve S reports with both the cradle and the SPX keyboard.
     
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  5. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...you need to connect the cradle to your PC and check for updates in Windows Update...>>

    As @Bishop reported, I tried that last night and it didn't work...
     
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    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    Best Buy will SELL you a new cradle for ANOTHER $40
     
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  7. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    I tried the same thing. Noticeable improvement in the ease and immediacy of ink flow. Tied/maybe better than Apple Pencil IMHO. True on Surface Studio 2, SPX, and SDuo OG.

    I did not have the "wait ring" experience you describe.

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  8. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    I'm on Insider Dev using the Beta Ring of OneNote on my Pro X so that could be the cause
     
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  9. COGBABY

    COGBABY Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Has anyone tried it with Adobe Fresco, using one of the pencil tools?

    Does it feel as responsive as the pencil tools in Procreate? That would be my test.
     
  10. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    sorry. I don’t use adobe
     
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