Microsoft unveils the Surface DialThis nifty knob is designed to be the ultimate artist's accessory for the Surface line.
I now want to introduce you to this thing. The surface dial. The surface dial was created as a new form of imput,we hold a pan, over the last several years that our people are using the pan and how they use their other hand to operate,whether its touching the screen,grabbing a mouse, Typing, but there's so many different flows of interaction that happen. This product was meant to help you change that workflow, give you that next option, to help you create even faster. Now we have integrated global controls into this, which are part of Windows. I know that sounds like a lot of words, but what it means is It's build right into Windows. As I hold it down, can you see right here in the middle of the screen if you bring this up? You can see that here I have the dial essentially on my screen in front of me. This allows me to select different things within Windows. In this sense I'm going to show you a new product called ink replay. You'll notice my ink went away on the screen, That was purposeful. But watch as I move the dial to the right, as the ink comes back on the screen. As you can see my hand, and you see the ink coming to life behind me. Now, here's what I love about this, I can recreate this ink, or I can take it away at any given time. But if the team gets this document, and they want to replay my emotion, you can see it cause it came out of my hand. If I had typed that message, you would not have the inner pieces of what came with it. Those three explanation points may not look the same. The writing may have looked faster or slower, which is important. Let me show you another cool trick. If I just come here, this product comes to life with the scroll wheel. So as I scroll, can you see this flipping? Just moving my hand and flipping through. Showing you how the device works off the screen. And we're going to show you how it works on the screen in just a minute. But if you have a Surface Pro 3. If you have a Surface Pro 4. If you have a Surface Book. This mode of interaction is for you, too. So don't worry if you already have one of those. You can grab a surface dial, you can turn up our volume, turn it down, change the brightness, scroll through your document like I do here. You can do all the magical things that the dial does for you to help you create.