Microsoft Surface Dial

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Microsoft Surface Dial
Key Features
  • For Select Surface Devices
  • Customize, Navigate, and More
  • Fast & Easy Access to Shortcuts
  • Haptic Feedback
The Microsoft Surface Dial is designed to be used with select Surface devices such as the Surface Pro 4, Book, and Studio to provide you with a different way to access and navigate your system. Pair the Dial to your device via Bluetooth 4.0 LE to access its features. With it, you can easily adjust the volume of your music, scroll through web pages and documents, zoom in and out of pictures, and more.
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Microsoft Surface Dial Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Transition Seamlessly Through Tasks
  • 3Simplify Actions
  • 4Partners with Pen
  • 5Use Directly On-Screen
  • 6Feel Your Work
  • 7Apps for Surface Dial
  • 8Other Compatible Apps

The Microsoft Surface Dial is designed to be used with select Surface devices such as the Surface Pro 4, Book, and Studio to provide you with a different way to access and navigate your system. Pair the Dial to your device via Bluetooth 4.0 LE to access its features. With it, you can easily adjust the volume of your music, scroll through web pages and documents, zoom in and out of pictures, and more.

Transition Seamlessly Through Tasks

Press and hold the Surface Dial to display a radial menu of tools that let you easily do the things you love.

Simplify Actions

With the Dial, you can adjust the volume of music, scroll through news articles without using a keyboard or mouse, and even fly through your local city in Windows Maps.

Partners with Pen

Combined with the Surface Pen, you'll have quick and easy access to shortcuts, controls, drawing tools, and more.

Use Directly On-Screen

Place the Surface Dial onto the screen of the Surface Studio and watch as a color picker or ruler magically appear on your digital drafting table.

Feel Your Work

The Surface Dial features haptic feedback, so you can stay in touch with your work.

Apps for Surface Dial

  • Sketchable
  • Mental Canvas
  • Drawboard PDF
  • Moho
  • StaffPad
  • Bluebeam Revu

Other Compatible Apps

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Groove Music
  • Windows Maps
  • Plumbago
UPC: 889842103502

Microsoft Surface Dial Specs

CompatibilitySurface Pro 4, Surface Book, Surface Studio
Operating System: Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Connector TypeBluetooth 4.0 LE
Touchscreen detectable (Surface Studio only)
Power2 x AAA Alkaline batteries (included)
DimensionsAccessory diameter: 2.32" (59 mm)
Accessory height: 1.18" (30 mm)
Base diameter: 2.13" (54 mm)
Base height: 0.16" (4 mm)
Weight5.11 oz (145 g) with 2 batteries
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.565 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.3 x 5.1 x 2"

Microsoft Surface Dial Reviews

Excellent, I do not have a Microsoft Surface PC

By Romeo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-21

I do not have a Microsoft Surface and I am using the dial on a regular PC. I am using it as a volume control, to scroll, and also to zoom when using a drawing tablet. So far so good. I love the feeling I get when using it and how cool it looks.

Perfect cordless volume control.

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-19

When I learned the Surface Dial can be used with my non-Surface Windows 10 PC, I bought it as a perfect solution to having a volume knob to mute and control the volume as I listen to video with widely varying volumes between program segments and advertisements. And it does many other tricks as well. Great price on B&H.

Excellent product!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-29

New Windows 10 feeling!!!

Surprisingly useful

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-21

Turns out this unassuming little silvery puck is kinda useful. If you need a dedicated jog wheel for video scrubbing, you may want a dedicated option with plenty of customizable buttons, but if you're a casual video editor, this'll really come in handy. Just assign the wheel and single-click functions for the video editor you're using to the editor's relevant shortcuts. It's that easy. The dial knows what app is in focus and changes the settings accordingly. But don't limit yourself to video editing: undo/redo, brush parameters, canvas rotate, next/previous track with play/pause for the button actuation, ink replay in OneNote ... the sky is the limit. And it's tiny and wireless! Just know two things: you can't assign shortcuts that use the Windows key, and the Dial will fall asleep after a while, which doesn't bother me but might bother you.

Not as powerful as I would have liked

By Lyan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-12

I use it on my desktop Windows 10 PC (not a Surface model) and it works fine, even without the touch screen. It connects via bluetooth and it responsive, though you usually have to wake it up if you haven't used it in a while, but it hardly ever fails to do so. It is easy to configure, feels great to the touch (even if it is a little smaller than I thought it was) and the little vibrations it gives off when turning while executing certain commands provides great feedback. You can configure custom commands that work generally over Windows, or specific commands for specific apps. These commands are simulated key presses and there is lots you can do with these, but sadly, the Windows key on your keyboard is not an option, so no commands using it are possible. Also, no commands emulating mouse actions (scrolling, clicks) are possible. Additionally, I've had issues with some apps not recognizing commands properly or at all (namely, music production software Cubase only get the standard scroll function - no custom commands are triggered -, and even the standard zoom function works differently than expected.) I would have liked a few more options for configuration as well as better compatibility. As it is a bit of a niche product, I haven't found any custom drivers or anything that could elevate its potential, but it does what is advertised. (I provide a photo for size reference; my hands are on the small side)

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question

Is this compatible with MacBook Pro, and which programs?
Asked by: Thorsten
As far as I know the dial is compatible with any Windows 10 compatible computer (and not just Microsoft Surface series, which is the case for Microsoft Pen). So yes, it is compatible with Apple H/W BUT NOT in native (MacOS) mode: ONLY if you are in Windows compatibility mode (via Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop etc).
Answered by: Efstratios K.
Date published: 2020-10-22
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