Microsoft just introduced are new Classroom Pen 2 for students using certain Windows laptops. The pen is sold directly and exclusively to schools and costs only half of what the first Classroom pen cost: just $ 1
The new pen has a number of improvements over the original version, such as an extended housing for better grip and a pen clip to attach to the device. And as was the case with the original version, the Pen 2 also has two buttons, included replacement tips, and a slot to loop a string to hold it to the device.
Microsoft stated that the pen is “optimized for use with Surface Go and Surface Pro and allows students of all ages to write and draw naturally on their screen through an improved design and longer body.” The company has not shared any further details as to whether or not the Pen 2 will be compatible with other Windows devices.
While Microsoft was a bit shy about the details, this update will make it easier for students to keep learning from a distance. It’s also part of Microsoft’s commitment to rethink and improve classroom learning methods, rather than sticking to pen and paper forever. The Classroom Pen 2 is currently being sold to schools in packs of 20, which works out to a shy $ 400.