Microsoft Surface 2 will have a new Power Cover with a built-in battery

Microsoft Surface 2 will have a new Power Cover with a built-in battery
There are new Microsoft Surface tablets on the horizon. We've seen Microsoft drop the price on last year's models, as well as dropping the price of the Touch Cover. But, new word has it that the next generation of Surface tablets will have another cover to go along with the Touch and Type Covers. This time, there will be a Power Cover, which as you could guess will have a built-in battery.

The Power Cover will obviously be compatible with the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2, as well as the original Microsoft Surface Pro. The only device that will be left out is the original Microsoft Surface. It seems that one of the improvements to the Surface Pro was a new connector which would allow for covers with battery packs, so the original RT Surface tablet won't be able to use the new accessory. 

According to the news, the Power Cover will have the same style keyboard as the current Type Cover, meaning it will be a proper keyboard, and not just the rubber nubs of the Touch Cover. The Power Cover will add a fair bit of heft though at .38 inches (9.75 mm) and 1.1 pounds (520 grams), which is quite about double the size of the Type Cover. 

No word yet on how much battery life it will add to the tablets, nor what the price will be. As far as availability, the Power Cover will come along when the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 do. 

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Surface Pro
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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8 Comments

1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Good idea. I'm not enamored with super-thin devices anyway, so additional utility is welcome.

2. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

that i heard Nokia was going to bring with its windows tablet..now guess everything Nokia people innovates within the company its of microsoft's now.

3. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

All I want is a haswell surface pro... No tablet can touch it all it needs is mac book air battery life everything else could literally stay the same except battery life and price and this will be the perfect device for me

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

It will make a great hackintosh!! :-)

5. eleveneleven

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 06, 2013

The speaker placement could use a significant improvement. Cup your hands around and facing you from behind the top left and right corners of the Surface Pro. Lo and behold it's suddenly almost twice as loud.

6. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

7. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Read the article you posted TPM was created in Germany it is nothing but fear mongering unless Germany knows something about TPM that we don't considering it's a German product and if you think that Android is more secure than windows you need to finish your lobotomy

8. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Did i mention Android anywhere?

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