What you need to know
- The Surface Hub 2 pen and camera have shown up on the Microsoft Store.
- The pen is listed at $169.99, and the camera is listed at $219.99.
- Neither item is available for order at the moment.
The Surface Hub 2's pen and camera have appeared on the Microsoft Store. While the specs and design of this hardware were already known, the store listings include pricing. The Surface Hub 2 Camera is listed at $219.99. The Surface Hub 2 Pen is listed at $169.99. The links to their entries were found by Twitter user WalkingCat. These prices aren't confirmed, so there's always a chance they could change before they're released.
The Surface Hub 2 is aimed at corporate and enterprise users. It features a 4K display that supports up to four simultaneous video conference calls. It also supports advanced inking. It can be used while plugged in or on battery power so that it can move to different conference rooms. The Surface Hub 2 is also modular, meaning that companies can upgrade the device's internals without replacing the entire device.
The camera on the Microsoft Store seems identical to the one that ships with the Surface Hub 2. It records in 4K and works well in low-light thanks in part to its large and open lens. We got to see the camera up close when we went hands-on with the Surface Hub 2.
The pen also seems identical to the pen that ships with the device. It's responsive and can be used for inking on the gigantic display. The Surface Hub 2's latency for pens is around half of that of the original Surface Hub.
Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love
Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.
VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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