Debuted alongside the Surface Studio desktop PC, the Surface Dial is a hockey puck-like device that allows users to access a new radial menu using haptic touch inputs. Additionally, the Surface Dial can be placed directly onto the screen, producing additional screen controls directly on the display.
The Surface Dial will allow users to easily access and control the Surface Wheel, a feature which has leaked previously. Whether you're using the Surface Dial for creativity or more mundane functions, the Surface Wheel can be customized in the Windows settings, giving you access to volume controls, browsing features and more. The Surface Dial is designed to sit next to your Surface device on your desk with the keyboard and mouse.
The Surface Dial will work with other Surface devices using Bluetooth, but it's unknown whether the physical on-screen placement functionality will work with devices like the Surface Pro and Surface Book at this time. Stay tuned for more as we get it.
You can pre-order the Dial on the Microsoft Store in the US for $99.
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