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Surface event: Microsoft announces new docking station, Power Cover and Type Cover 2

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Sep 2013 21:02 User comments (2)

Surface event: Microsoft announces new docking station, Power Cover and Type Cover 2 In addition to showing off two new tablets today, Microsoft also unveiled new and updated accessories for the devices.
The Type Cover 2 now comes with backlit keys, the Power Cover adds typing ability and will add 2.5 times more battery life, and the new docking station pretty much turns your tablet into a full-fledged PC.

Via Microsoft (with pictures added):


Touch Cover 2. Thinner and lighter than the original Touch Cover, measuring only 2.75 mm thin, Touch Cover 2 features backlit keys for even better readability. Touch Cover 2 is more rigid, registers keystrokes with greater accuracy and features updated sensors that support a variety of gestures across the entire keyboard. Touch Cover 2 has an estimated retail price of $119.99. It will be available for pre-order on Sept. 24 in all markets where Surface devices are available for pre-order.



Type Cover 2. Type Cover 2 features the same super-thin, lightweight design of the original Type Cover, but it's now backlit and will be available in Cyan, Magenta, Purple and Black in the coming months. It's also more rigid, providing a better lap-typing experience, and is designed to be noticeably quieter when striking keys. Type Cover 2 will have an estimated retail price of $129.99. It will be available for pre-order on Sept. 24 in all markets where Surface devices are available for pre-order.



Power Cover. Power Cover delivers the same great typing experience you get with Type Cover while extending the battery life of your Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 by up to 50 percent to help you make it through that late-night meeting or the entire flight. Power Cover will have an estimated retail price of $199.99 and has a projected release date of early 2014.



Docking Station for Surface Pro. The Docking Station for Surface Pro lets you quickly connect Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 to desktop PC peripherals in a single step, taking you from laptop to desktop in an instant. While Surface Pro or Surface Pro 2 is docked, it can connect with an external monitor, Ethernet, speakers and power supply. PC peripherals connect via its one USB 3.0 port and three USB 2.0 ports. The Docking Station for Surface Pro will have an estimated retail price of $199.99 and has a projected release date of early 2014.



Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers. The Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers connects magnetically to any Touch or Type Cover, letting you type from anywhere in the room using Bluetooth technology, so it is even easier to connect Surface to a TV or monitor[4] and type from another location, such as the couch. Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers will have an estimated retail price of $59.99. It will be available for pre-order in the U.S. and Canada beginning Sept. 24.

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2 user comments

123.9.2013 23:58

The docking station is nice......I'm curious though, is that a Displayport on the back???

230.9.2013 16:51
OldLnWolf
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Surface Pro 2 dock wields three USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 jack, a mini DisplayPort, Ethernet connection and audio input / output. The peripheral can also power up 3,840 x 2,160 resolution display -- something Microsoft is touting as "the full power of a PC in a tablet form factor."

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