Microsoft showcases what the Surface Dial is capable of

Microsoft announced the Surface Studio last month – the launch video sits at over 9 million views on YouTube, which should be enough to judge the hype that Microsoft managed to generate; deservedly so, the Surface Studio is Microsoft’s most ambitious hardware project yet.

Along with the Surface Studio, Microsoft also announced the Surface Dial; Microsoft has now published videos showcasing exactly what the Surface Dial is capable of.

The puck-like device introduces a new way to interact with a computer – you don’t see innovation like this every day; at the launch, however, the Surface Dial looked more like a gimmick than something you would actually use – despite Microsoft’s best attempts.

In the videos embedded below, we can see how the Surface Dial works with the various creative tools built for Windows; whether it is a gimmick or not, depends on you – the consumer – to decide, but the videos sure are impressive, to say the least.

The videos showcase applications such as StaffPad, Sketchable, Mental Canvas, Drawboard, and Bluebeam running on a Surface Studio – the main star of the show is Surface Dial, however, with its unique interactions.

Microsoft’s Panos Panay mentioned that the Surface Studio was being manufactured in limited quantities during his fantastic presentation at the event – and he wasn’t lying, the Surface Studio sold out all of its pre-order units in a few days.

For the majority of those who couldn’t get a preorder for Surface Studio, the All-in-One launches sometime in early 2017. The Surface Dial, however, launches on November 10th, for the price of $99 – it will work with all of the current Surface devices, including the Surface Book.

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