Microsoft wants the Surface Pen to replace your mouse

Patents recently filed by Microsoft suggest some serious upgrades are coming to the Surface Pen – like a touch-sensitive retention clip, for example, which could mimic the role of a mouse's scroll wheel and maybe tempt you to ditch your mouse device altogether.

The patent particularly makes note of being able to use the upgraded clip to scroll through long documents and webpages, as MSPowerUser reports. You wouldn't have to spend quite as long fiddling around trying to find the scroll bars at the side of the screen, or making huge swiping movements acr…
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