6 other ways to attach the Surface Pen to the Surface Pro 3
When we got our hands on the new Surface Pro 3 yesterday, Microsoft has already attached the Surface Pen to the new Type Cover. While it does a great job at securing the Pen, we’re not completely happy with the way it looks. Check out some of the other ways you can attach the Surface Pen to the Surface Pro 3. Head past the break to watch the video.
1. There’s space between the new magnetic strip and the keyboard on the Surface Pro Type Cover. You can use that to clip on the Pen.
2. If you’re not using the Type Cover, you can attach the Pen to the right side of the Surface Pro 3. The magnets for the AC connecter is in this general area to pull in the Pen.
3. If you’re holding the Surface Pro 3 in portrait mode, you can attach the Surface Pen on top of the left side. The magnets for the Type Cover are in this area to pull in the Pen.
4. Same as number 3, but at the bottom.
5. These next two ways are very impractical, but some of you may want to know about them anyway. If you’re holding it in portrait mode, you can attach the Surface Pen towards the top left corner of the display. There’s a magnet here for the stabilizing strip on the Type Cover.
6. Same as number 5, but towards the bottom.
I’ve already decided to take off the flap for the Surface Pen the new Type Cover. Do you think you’ll do the same when you buy the Surface Pro 3? Let us know in the comments!
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Only suggestion one is most appropriate. There is a seventh way though, it is (mostly for guys), to put the stylus in the breast pocket of their shirt, like what is commonly seen with a pen.
Edit: Good to know that flimsy and unsightly flap is only attached by an adhesive, was afraid it was completely woven in to the keyboard. This way we can move the flap if needed to a more appropriate or comfortable position.
The 1st gen was impractical because it forced you to use the AC magnet..
even the offical way sucked. I'm guessing that they don't really care about the pen that much, since there is no good way to attach it to the device itself, and they're reducing the pressure resolution (important for artists). all they needed was a little slot where you could insert the clip of the pen.