Video: A look at the background that led to Microsoft’s Surface TouchCover

Video: A look at the background that led to Microsoft’s Surface TouchCover
Amidst all the new coming out of Cupertino via New York City today, Microsoft is maintaining its momentum leading up to their Windows 8 event in a couple days, and the Windows Phone 8 event next Monday.

Now we are granted a view of some of the background behind the concept leading up to the 3mm thick TouchCover keyboard which is available with the Surface. It turns out that this idea was floated nearly 10 years ago, but the technology was not ready to bring the concept to reality.

Microsoft kept its cards close to the vest and made sure that the TouchCover, and its 6mm thick cousin, the TypeCover, would be ready to put on a good show when the time was right. Of course all this information is flowing one-way right now, but if the initial impressions carry over to mass acceptance after the release later this week, then we expect to hear (and read) a lot of raves over these two innovative keyboard companions to the Surface tablet.

source: Surface (YouTube) via wpcentral


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6 Comments

1. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

2. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 196; Member since: May 03, 2012

You're actually comparing that crappy keyboard to the surface touch cover? go to sleep.

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

As long as it works and serves same purpose how is it crappy?

5. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Uh that thing is about as thick as an HTC Thunderbolt. These guys spent all of this time, money, and effort into creating a 3mm thin touch keyboard that minimizes not only your carry-load but it makes the feel of the device a thousand times better. Not to mention it's probably more durable and a billion times cooler than that cheap ass piece of Chinese plastic.

4. Motatrola

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Does Microsoft really have a following in this area?

6. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

They have just started ...

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