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    SP3 Portable power question

    If I understand your response Olvrick, you are saying that the SP3 only needs the 12v input. If that is correct (I want to be sure that we both understand the question and the answer), then what are the other contacts for on the SP3 charging cable?
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    SP3 Portable power question

    I bought one of these Intocircuit Power Bank pcastle26000 along with a XIEMIN portable charger cable (has the exact little magnetic power connector that the SP3 uses on its side), but the other end of the XIEMIN cable is just a two conductor connector (as far as I can see). I also noticed that...
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    Tethered Photography with the SP3

    OK, I think that answers my question. It is not so much some special camera interface feature, but just a collection of reso, RAM, and SSD improvements that MS is touting to claim its better photographic use (and I don't blame them). As for the price of admission, for me, it's not, because I...
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    Tethered Photography with the SP3

    That's the one. It was motivating enough that it made me want one... And then I wondered - why is this any different than what I already have (SP3). So now I'm asking. And so far it sounds like it's not.
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    Tethered Photography with the SP3

    Have you seen the ad? They may not state it, but it sure hits home without them saying anything!
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    Tethered Photography with the SP3

    I'm very aware of Camera Control Pro and that can be used on any laptop (as far as I know). Personally I use CamRanger with my iPad and it works just fine (so I'm not at all inclined to spend the $$$$ on Camera Control Pro just to make use of another laptop). So let me rephrase my question...
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    Tethered Photography with the SP3

    Thanks Mike. I guess I'll have to look around for the Nikon application, but I don't know of any right off hand that doesn't cost a few hundred bucks. What is the Olympus application?
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    Tethered Photography with the SP3

    I notice that in one of the SP4 commercials there is is a woman using the SP4 tethered to her camera (I didn't notice the camera brand). Is there any special capability for the SP3 for tethered photography? Thanks,
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    keyboard cover interface

    That's a valid question - let me try it... OK, this is what I found: With the cover hanging straight down from the SP it continues to work, but as soon as it passes the vertical (on the way to being folded back) the SP goes into 'autorotate' mode and the keyboard stops working (I was using the...
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    keyboard cover interface

    Don't feel bad, there are a lot of folks that don't understand the uses of accelerometers. In cases like this, an accelerometer detects orientation because gravity is a force of acceleration - in the case of gravity 32.2 f/s^2. Of course there is very little gravity in space (we in the space...
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    keyboard cover interface

    Ahh! Thanks. Interesting though, so it probably won't work in space... :) And if I am laying in bed or in some other odd position, there is a chance it won't work there either. :)
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    keyboard cover interface

    You're headed in the right direction Jeff, but what I really wanted to know was how the keyboard knows that it is folded behind and to ignore keystrokes while being held in that configuration (sorry if I wasn't clear).
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    keyboard cover interface

    Lee, I don't really have an issue. I'm just wondering what the interface is. Is it a bluetooth connection? And how does it know that I don't want to use it for input (while it is still attached)? Mine actually works great when it's folded behind the tablet, and I am so impressed I want to...
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    keyboard cover interface

    This may be a dumb question, and I'm sorry if it is a waste of time or bandwidth for anyone, but here it is: when I flop my keyboard cover onto the back of my SP3 it is disassociated from the SP3, that is, no depression of keys (while on the back) creates any inputs. what tells the SP3 that it...
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    Great Surface Pen 4 Performance on Surface Pro 3

    Yep. I thought that was my imagination, but your confirmation was valuable.
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