In this thread I would like to introduce and support rooDial, a solution to use the Microsoft Surface Dial as a wireless volume control for Roon.
I would be happy to answer here all questions from interested parties and all rooDial users.
rooDial is my first Roon Extension and part of the rooExtend platform (https://rooExtend.com) that I will gradually expand with further Roon extensions. The aim of rooExtend is to make useful Roon extensions easily accessible to Roon users without in-depth IT knowledge.
rooDial supports Roon cores on all platforms (Windows, MacOS, Linux, roonOS), all Roon Tested DACs and all Roon Ready playback devices including the free Roon Bridge.
The rooDial Extension itself runs on a tiny RaspberryPi zero w, which is used to translate the Bluetooth signals from the Microsoft Surface Dial to Roon. The software for the RaspberryPi can simply be downloaded and copied to an SD card. The RaspberryPi is then ready for use. You only have to connect the RaspberryPi to your LAN or WiFi and pair the Bluetooth Dial.
So that the solution can be used quickly and easily by laypeople, four videos are available that explain the procedure step by step.
A small license fee is payable for the rooDial Extension. I offer an annual subscription for $ 12 and a lifetime license for $ 29.
I wish everyone a lot of fun using the Micosoft Surface Dial with Roon.