During its Windows 10 event in New York last night, Microsoft has unveiled several new accessories under its Surface family including the Surface Dial. While the device might look like nothing more than an oversized aluminum knob, it is actually designed to provide additional interactions for Surface devices.
For example, it can be used to access menu, tools, colors, brush shape, and other related options when users are drawing on their Surface device without the need to reach its touchscreen. Additionally, it also supports the new Ink Replay function which allows users to rewind, forward, and edit writings that are made using Surface Pen.
Surface Dial can also be used to adjust volume on selected music apps such as Spotify, Groove, and Pandora. Furthermore, users are able to zoom in and out in Windows Maps as well as scroll through articles on websites with the nifty device. Not to forget, Surface Dial also comes with haptic feedback to ensure that users can navigate, scroll, or select their options properly.
However, the true habitat of Surface Dial is actually Surface Studio since it is the only Surface device that is built with on-screen detection for Surface Dial. This allow users to utilize Surface Dial right on the Surface Studio’s screen itself.
The new Surface Dial will be made available in United States this November for USD 99.99 (about RM 416). At this moment, it is not known whether Surface Dial will make its way into Malaysia or otherwise.