Poll SP3 Pen Grip

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by Childs Play, Feb 16, 2015.

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Would you buy this?

  1. Yes

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    54.5%
  2. No

    10 vote(s)
    45.5%
  1. Childs Play

    Childs Play New Member

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    Does anyone else think that the surface pro 3 pen could use a grip?


    I designed this guy and I'm toying with the idea of starting a kickstarter for it, but I want to get some feedback from other SP3 users.

    I find that the grip greatly improves the ergonomics of the pen as well as the utility of the two side buttons. Before I had to reposition the pen every time I wanted to use the side buttons, now my thumb is always in the right spot. Makes the writing experience that much smoother.

    Let me know what you think.
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  2. malberttoo

    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would, if it is reasonably priced.
     
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    HI,
    Yes I think the surface pen is a little in the fat side and not very nice to hold
     
  4. Maciej

    Maciej New Member

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    I'd really like to try it out, but starting a Kickstarter campaign might be a bit overhaul, don't you think?
    If you want to earn some money for that, you might use some 3D Printing pages.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No problem with the pen here. Almost too chunky as it is.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Get a grip. :) I mean, from the drugstore. Like one of these, or peel one off of another spent pen. Use scissors to cut to size:

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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The keyboard pen loop may be a problem with some grips, but you could always have a second pen handy that has grips installed.

    Cut from a cheap mechanical pencil:

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  9. Childs Play

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    Thanks! With any luck (and perhaps some advertising) I'll be able to get these made in a rubber like material and get it to the people who want it.
     
  10. malberttoo

    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice, I completely see where you're going with this, but it doesn't address the core issue: that in my hand (and @Childs Play's as well I assume) the pen rolls and wiggles. It's hard to explain, but the flat triangle shape would let me keep a precise grip on the pen that didn't move.
     
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    Alright guys, if you're interested I've opened a store on Shapeways. http://www.shapeways.com/shops/onegrip
    You can buy it there and they will 3-d print it for you and send it.

    Or if you have a 3-d printer already and want to help me beta test my model, let me know and I'll get you a copy of the .STL file.
     
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    Sweet, i'll check it out when I get home; its affordable!
     
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