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Power Cover, Type Cover 2 for the 2-gen Microsoft Surface announced

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Power Cover, Type Cover 2 for the 2-gen Microsoft Surface announced
And just like that, the second-generation Surface Pro tablet by Microsoft is now official. It is better than the previous model in more than one ways, as it has a better processor, improved screen, and longer battery life. Speaking of battery life, Microsoft announced an accessory for its new Surface Pro tablet – the so-called Power Cover.

The Power Cover works a lot like last year's Type Cover, providing a physical keyboard for those who just can't stand the virtual one on the Surface tablet. However, there's a battery in side it, and a pretty large one, for that matter. It provides 30Wh of additional juice, adding 150% more battery life to the device. That ought to power the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 all day. The accessory clicks right in, attaching itself firmly to the Surface Pro 2 and sports a fabric finish for added premium feel.

In addition to the Power Cover, Microsoft demonstrated the Type Cover 2, which is an upgraded Type Cover attachment for the Sufrace Pro 2 tablet. It is thinner as a whole millimeter has been shaven off, but it isn't any less functional. In fact, the Type Cover 2 is silent and sports a backlight. It will be available in purple, pink, blue, and black.

Pricing for both covers is to be announced at a later date. As far as we can tell, the Type Cover 2 may not be available for purchase soon. Check out our announcement article to get more info about the Microsoft Surface Pro 2.

Power Cover, Type Cover 2 for the new Microsoft Surface tablet
Power Cover, Type Cover 2 for the new Microsoft Surface tablet

Power Cover, Type Cover 2 for the new Microsoft Surface tablet


Images courtesy of The Verge

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posted on 23 Sep 2013, 10:15 3

1. Xavier1415 (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


nice love it!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 10:24 2

2. papss (Posts: 3376; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Another beautiful offering by m$. Looks like I'll be selling my pro when this comes out.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 10:47 2

3. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


Any word on if these will be compatible with the 1st Gen Surfaces?
Hope they will be as they are still going to sell them.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:12 3

4. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


I agree with you and question this myself. That power cover will help the first generation surface pro battery life which is what I really hate on my pro.. Crossing my fingers on this one haha.

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