Surface Pro 3: Pen Can Be Paired With Other Devices

You can pair your Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3 pen to other devices. This is more interesting than compellingly useful, but here’s what I found. I picked up  an HP Stream 7 at the Microsoft Store last week. I was trying to capture a screen shot with the thumb keyboard but trying to do that with the Windows-Volume_Down combination wouldn’t work because pressing the Windows button dismisses the keyboard. Then remembered that a double-click on the Surface Pen button opens OneNote Screen Clipping Tool. I paired my Surface Pen via Bluetooth to the Stream-7. I was actually surprised that … Continue reading Surface Pro 3: Pen Can Be Paired With Other Devices

Surface Pro 3: My Pen Wakes up my Surface At The Worst Times

One of the great moments with the Surface Pro 3 is when you click the button on the Pen and the system springs to life. This is great when you want it, and it not so great when you don’t. The worst times are when I reach into my backpack and jostle the Pen, and it wakes up the system while it’s in its case. Starting the system up when it’s in the case causes it to run, run down the battery, and of course it gets hot. If you put the Surface Pro 3 into Hibernate mode, the Pen … Continue reading Surface Pro 3: My Pen Wakes up my Surface At The Worst Times