Charity Auction Surface Battlestation

Because I love the Surface community so much, last month I offered a full ergonomic workstation build for a charity auction. I wasn't sure anyone would be interested, but two people bid multiple times. Thanks to Glenn for the winning bid and allowing me to take a photo of his beautiful hand-built desk and the... Continue Reading →

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How to launch Edge -inprivate by default

IE, FireFox, Chrome, Opera and almost every other browser lets you start in a private mode by default without having to remember to right-click or navigate a menu. Why not Edge? Well here are simple steps to create a desktop or taskbar shortcut that will launch Edge inprivate every time. Right-click on the desktop -... Continue Reading →

Surface Book/Book 2, Surface Pro 3/Pro 4/Pro 2017, Surface Laptop, and docking station power supplies

Some folks on Reddit and SurfaceForums.net were interested in the various power supply options for Surface products. Here is a list of frequently asked questions followed by power supply specs and product links. Which USB type-C chargers work best with the Surface Book 2? Any charger that is USB Power Delivery 2.x/3.x compliant and provides... Continue Reading →

Surface Pro 2017 / Pro 4 / Pro 3 – VESA-mounted ergonomic docking station

Don't have access to a 3D-printer or public maker space and still want an ergonomic VESA-mount? Order yours at http://docks.bigcartel.com.   This quick guide steps through the process to build a VESA-mounted vertical docking station for the Surface Pro using the brick-shaped Microsoft Surface Dock. Why a VESA mount? Reduces neck and eye strain by bringing your... Continue Reading →

Sneak Preview of SP4 dock

Ready to use your Surface Pro 3 or Surface Pro 4 with the newer brick-shaped MS dock for smooth portrait docking? With this latest prototype no disassembly is required so you can keep your warranty. Its just 6 plastic parts and some nuts and bolts making assembly quick! Download the design files from GitHub: https://github.com/danchar4/3-in-1-dock/tree/danchar4-patch-1/SP4Dock   Full... Continue Reading →

Surface Dock teardown (brick-shaped dock for SP3/SP4/SurfaceBook)

[I'm a Surface Fanatic. I *love* all the Surface devices, accessories, and the rich ecosystem built around this brand. I also love tearing devices apart. So in the spirit of my last teardown series lets do a teardown of the new brick-shaped Surface Dock.] Tools pliers T6 torx screwdriver 1/8" slot screwdriver Disclaimer Opening your... Continue Reading →

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