Microsoft’s new Surface Slim Pen now has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft unveiled a new Surface Slim Pen at its annual hardware event today, which slots into the top of the Surface Pro X Type Cover keyboard.
The pen charges wirelessly when docked, replacing the AAAA batteries of the older models. Taking the pen out will automatically pop up a context menu that lets you start drawing right away on apps like Whiteboard.
Microsoft also brought some new features to inking on the Office suite in Windows 10, adding the ability to make inline edits in Word. The Surface Pen can be used to delete and add text by crossing out lines within documents. You can also use inking to add comments in Office documents, and ink within Excel cells to input data, writing over them to update numbers.