Microsoft Surface owners now report issues with the Smart Cover

Microsoft Surface owners now report issues with the Smart Cover
Uh oh, it looks like at least a few Microsoft Surface owners are having issues with their tablets. More specifically, the problem revolves around the device's Touch Cover – the accessory that acts as a hardware keyboard and doubles as a protective case when the tablet is not in use.

According to multiple reports, the cover's seam is literally coming apart after just a few days of usage. When one of the users went to a store asking for a replacement, the representative told him that at least two other people were having the same problem. Users from both the US and the UK have ended up with faulty Touch Covers, meaning that the issue might not be isolated to just a single defective batch.

It is speculated that the seam might be too weak, which is why it could break when the Smart Cover is folded, yet that hypothesis is yet to be confirmed. The news about the faulty covers comes only a day after we reported about the sound issues with the Microsoft Surface. As a side note, although the Smart Cover retails for over $100 online, it actually costs about $16 to make.

In case you happen to own a Microsoft Surface tablet too and your Smart Cover is also affected, spread the word by dropping a comment!

source: Surface Forums via Gizmodo

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Surface RT
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  • Camera 1 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • OS Windows RT

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