1. Phillip Childs's Avatar
    Hey all,
    Ive owned my surface pro 3 for a few months now and I love it. Ive noticed a couple minor bugs here and there but nothing to bat an eye at. I use one note almost daily for my classes. Its made note taking a breeze. I have one qualm with the surface pen though. Its a tad too heavy and too sleek. It likes to shift around in my hand while I write. Every time I want to use the buttons on the pen I have to take a moment to reposition it.

    Is anyone else having this problem? Ive created a design for a pen grip exclusively for the surface pen. The 3-d printed prototype should arrive tomorrow. Im wondering if other surface pro 3 users agree with me and would consider buying such a product. Let me know what you think!
    jmaporras likes this.
    01-28-2015 11:24 PM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    I like the weight far more than that of the Stylus that came with the very first Surface Pro. That being said, I prefer more heavy pens when writing. I agree with you on the buttons though, I'm facing the same.
    01-29-2015 12:15 AM
  3. jmaporras's Avatar
    I am having no problem at all with the weight. In fact, I like it, it makes it feel more "real". I use one note a lot, and I agree with you on the buttons. Finding the right one requires you to change the position of your hand many times, a grip would be great! But, would you be able to use the pen loop with the grip on?
    01-29-2015 12:33 AM
  4. Phillip Childs's Avatar
    would you be able to use the pen loop with the grip on?
    I didn't take that into account when designing the prototype. I don't use the pen loop with my surface. I just stick the pen to the magnetic point on the charger input when I'm not using it. When the prototype arrives I'll experiment with the pen loop to see how it'll interact with it.
    01-29-2015 12:45 AM
  5. Phillip Childs's Avatar
    I like the weight far more than that of the Stylus that came with the very first Surface Pro. That being said, I prefer more heavy pens when writing. I agree with you on the buttons though, I'm facing the same.
    I agree with you, I like the weight, but the weight plus the sleek metal throws me off just a little. But my prototype is meant to keep the thumb near the buttons so it's more fluid to press the buttons
    01-29-2015 12:48 AM
  6. eds817's Avatar
    01-29-2015 06:35 PM
  7. Phillip Childs's Avatar
    Wouldn't that cover the buttons though? And the surface pen is a bit thicker than a regular pencil. (at least that's how it feels)
    01-29-2015 11:50 PM
  8. Phillip Childs's Avatar
    Here is the prototype! Let me know what you think.

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    02-05-2015 09:44 PM
  9. willgill's Avatar
    You're on to something. I hate "feeling" for the buttons and having the pen rotate

    However, I also tend to grip the pen a little harder than others and want a gel-like soft feel.

    Maybe you could reverse print a mold and mold it out of rubber.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    Phillip Childs likes this.
    02-12-2015 11:30 PM
  10. Phillip Childs's Avatar
    This is just a 3-d print. I'm thinking of starting a kickstarter to get the funds to produce some of these guys in a more rubber like material (like a traditional pen grip).
    02-16-2015 11:44 PM

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