Trải nghiệm dùng Microsoft surface dial trên máy Surface pro 4…..
Microsoft surface dial -Unboxing& Review
Microsoft ra mắt : Surface Dial . Thiết bị này là núm xoay giúp bạn tương tác cuộn, zoom, xoay và điều hướng trên các máy Surface một cách dễ dàng hơn. Với Dial, bạn có thể chỉnh âm lượng, chuyển bài hát, cuộn trang web hay lướt qua các menu một cách rất tự nhiên. Anh em design và nhiếp ảnh thì có thể chỉnh màu theo từng nấc nhỏ, chỉnh kích thước đầu bút vẽ bằng cách vặn núm thay vì phải xài chuột hay bàn phím như bình thường. Khi bạn đặt Dial lên màn hình, một số công cụ sẽ mở ra tùy theo ứng dụng để càng tăng thêm tính hữu dụng của phụ kiện này. Những đối tác phần mềm đầu tiên hỗ trợ cho Dial bao gồm BlueBeam, Drawboard, Mental Canvas, Siemens PLM Software, Silicon Benders, Smith Micro Software, StaffPad…
Surface Dial sẽ chạy được với bất kì PC nào, miễn là máy đó đang cài Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Riêng tính năng đặt lên màn hình thì chỉ dùng được với Surface Studio. Giá bán của phụ kiện này là 100$.
A new tool for the creative process.
Surface Dial is a completely new way to interact with technology and create in the most natural, immersive way. Store, customize, access, navigate, and reimagine physical tools in the digital world – from concept to creation.
The Surface Studio has been designed with support for the Surface Dial from the ground up. This means that you can place it on the screen to access its functionality. On other devices, Microsoft only mentioned Surface Book and Surface 4, the dial needs to be placed next to the device for off-screen functionality.
Considering that both devices are designed for mobile use and don’t ship with large dimensions, it is understandable that Microsoft went down that route.
The main idea behind Surface Dial is to provide users with a device for their “other hand” that they may use to trigger certain functionality.
Microsoft showcased how designers could use it to zoom in our out, change colors, or use other functionality without using the mouse or touch to access those functions on the screen.
As far as features are concerned, Microsoft lists the following on the Store website:
- Press and hold: for menu.
- Rotate: freely/continuously.
- Click: activates a switch.
- Dynamic feedback: tactile feedback in custom increments.
- On-screen detection: Only for Surface Studio.
A list of apps is provided on top of that which support the Surface Dial. It comes as no surprise that you find quite a few graphics programs on the list including the “new” Paint but also apps like Windows Maps, Spotify, OneNote, or Groove Music.
Not all apps listed are Store applications. Microsoft lists the Win32 version of Office under apps for instance so that it is at least in theory possible that programs like Photoshop will support the Surface Dial as well at one point.
Support differs from app to app. While you do get some interesting functionality in Paint for instance, the functionality may be limited to controlling the volume in others.
- Easy access to shortcuts, controls, drawing tools, and more
- Adjust volume on your favorite tracks in Spotify, Groove, and Pandora
- Compatible with all Windows 10 devices
- Edit, rotate, and manipulate your creations in a single turn
A new tool for the creative process
Surface Dial is a completely new way to interact with technology. Store, customize, access, navigate, and reimagine physical tools in the digital world—from concept to creation. We draw, scribble, and sketch to organize our thoughts and communicate with others. With Surface Dial in one hand and Surface Pen in the other, you can unlock your creativity with easy access to shortcuts, controls, drawing tools, and more.
Do the things you love
Click and hold Surface Dial to display a radial menu of tools, making it easier and faster to do the things you love. Imagine being able to undo each individual line of a drawing step-by-step, change pencil color or brush size, scrub through video content, rotate 3D vectors or manipulate parameters, in a single turn.
Reimagine the way you design
Place your Dial directly on the screen and watch as a color picker or a ruler magically appears on your digital drafting table. Haptic feedback provides helpful vibrations through the aluminum body into your fingertips, to help you stay in the moment and feel totally in touch with your work.
Simplify and find your flow
Adjust the volume on your favorite Spotify track, scroll through articles on your favorite news websites without touching your keyboard or mouse. Fly through your local city in Windows Maps, zooming in and out whilst panning across the touchscreen with your fingers. Even the little things feel a little more fun.