With Microsoft’s annual occasion lower than two weeks out, an inflow of stories relating to some potential new merchandise has been surfacing on-line. The newest is a patent that reveals that Microsoft’s subsequent stylus may lastly be charged wirelessly.
Based on the current FCC submitting, it mentions that it’s going to include a “charging coil” for the Floor Pen. This strongly implies that the stylus will likely be designed with an inside energy supply to cost up the product; thus rising the length of the stylus in comparison with the present mannequin, which requires one AAAA battery to perform.
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Related merchandise embrace the Galaxy Notice 10 Plus‘ S Pen have a charging coil positioned contained in the pen, with the stylus being charged straight via the telephone. Due to a dissection performed by iFixit, we now know that Apple’s Pencil 2 additionally makes use of comparable “charging coil” applied sciences with the stylus receiving a cost by attaching to the aspect of your iPad Professional. In fact, those that already personal a Floor Professional and Pen will already know that the stylus already attaches magnetically to the gadget, however with out the aptitude to cost.
It’s believable revision of the Floor Pen may launch shortly, alongside a brand new Floor Professional 7 at Microsoft’s Floor Occasion on October 2. A number of of the Floor Professional 7’s new options have been circulating, together with a redesigned keyboard to make the product thinner, in addition to the up to date mannequin with a second display, presumably impressed by the Asus ZenBook Professional 15. With a brand new Floor Professional in all probability getting introduced on the upcoming Floor Occasion, let’s hope Microsoft reveals the stylus some love too. We’d prefer to see one which lastly affords wi-fi charging, or on the very least an up to date Floor Pen that addresses accuracy points.
In fact, ought to a brand new Floor Pen come into fruition, it’s implausible that the stylus won’t be included as a bundle with the Floor Professional. Whereas pricing for the Floor Pen is up within the air, Microsoft could also be seeking to preserve it across the similar value vary as the present Floor Pen, which is priced at $99.