Since Windows 10 Redstone 2 is all about productivity and improvements. So to achieve the complete productivity they also have to improve hardware. So Surface device, which they already improved. So does Surface Pen.
Microsoft has just filed a patent for a new accessory for their Surface Pen. Here’s the image of the patent.
As can be seen in the image below, the concept shows miniature strap that connects to a USB port. The strap would hold the Surface Pen while wires within it would connect to the USB connector and charge it when plugged into a powered on machine.
Microsoft describe the new accessory of Surface Pen as :
Inductive peripheral retention device techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an apparatus includes a plug configured to removably engage a communication port of a device to form a communicative coupling with the device. The plug is securable to and removable from the device using one or more hands of a user. The apparatus also includes a peripheral securing portion connected to the plug and configured to removably engage a peripheral device via an inductive element formed as a flexible loop and configured to form a communicative coupling between the peripheral device and the device.
In one or more implementations, inductance is detected of a flexible element configured to transfer power to a peripheral device via inductance. Responsive to a determination that the detected inductance is above a threshold, a first power mode is utilized in which a first amount of power is provided to the flexible element. Responsive to a determination that the detected inductance is below a threshold, a second power mode is utilized in which a second amount of power is provided to the flexible element that is less than the first amount of power.
So, maybe in future they introduce the new Surface Pen along with the successor of the Surface device Maybe Surface Pro 5 or Surface Book 2. But there is no hope that these devices come until next year. So maybe they will soon introduce the new Surface Pen with some cool accessories.