Episode 012 – Don’t lose your Stylus

In this episode we review the CleanStylus device from CleanInt

CleanStylus Review Summary

First Impressions




Build Quality


Expected Reliability


Ease of Use




Gets Surface Ethos


Overall Score


Order any product from CleanInt and receive a 20% discount by using the promo code “SurfaceNation” until September 30th, 2015.

Listen to the episode to find out how to win one of 3 free CleanStylus devices from CleanInt

Episode Summary

1:00 – Drinking Game – Our new regular feature encourages our listeners to have a drink whenever we say our keyword of the week.  This week’s keyword is “Surface Nation”!

3:00 – News & Rumours – Microsoft releases Cumulative Update #3 for Windows 10 to save time when building a new system or upgrading to Windows 10.  The Microsoft Windows 10 Store was broken for many users and was finally fixed. A new Windows 10 Mobile Build has been released — time to try it as our Daily Drivers. Laptops, including Surface, are selling with Windows 10 pre-installed at many retailers including CostCo.  The 84″ Surface Hub has been delayed until January.

5:00 – Surface Pro 4 Rumors – Thinner, Lighter, 12″ and 14″ and not USB-C.

10:00 – Band 2 Rumors – Speaker Phone and more water resistant

12:00 – Minecraft – Beta vailable for Windows 10

13:00 – Windows 10 Installation Experience – In David’s quest to install Windows 10 on his old Atom has spent his whole weekend installing Windows 7 patches.

14:30 – Stashpad Kickstarter – This is a flask in the size and shape of a mini-tablet.  I think this will make a great future product review too.

14:46 –  MIA – Colin’s Surface is getting fixed – so what is it like to use a traditional laptop again?

20:30 – Bridgewaysis an innovative software company that provides Operations Risk Management solutions for businesses large and small. Our products include Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)/Cloud monitoring solutions as well as Microsoft System Center Management Packs for VMware, Oracle Database and more.

21:30 – Gestures – Colin’s top 10 Windows 10 gestures that work with both a touch screen computer and a precision touchpad.  Audio is a little off here as David looks at his Surface and moves his head away from the Mic.

27:00 – Contest – Twitter based contest for accessories has limitations as Colin and David are having trouble tracking re-tweets.  Please follow us @SurfaceSmiths and re-tweet us!

31:00 – Product Review – Clean Stylus from www.Cleanint.com is a much improved system for keeping your pen connected to your Surface Pro 3.  Both Colin and David love it.

Note:  we got the price wrong (it’s $19.50) and didn’t know it comes in 7 colours!  Win one by retweeting our tweet

46:00 – Outro – Call for your help with the podcast, please…

47:00 – Whiskey of the Week Royal Suntory from Japan

Updated: September 17, 2015 — 2:20 pm

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