Surface Power Cover

If you’ve been loving your Microsoft Surface, but looking for battery life expansion – get excited. The long awaited Power Cover for the company’s line of tablet PCs is right around the corner. According to Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite, the new accessory will be available “after the launch of [Microsoft’s] second-generation tablets”.

The new Power Cover will be compatible with the Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and Surface 2 – the unit will not be compatible with the Surface RT.

The unit itself will charge while attached to the Surface and will have the same keyboard feel as the existing Type Cover (it will not be a flat Touch Cover style keyboard).

There is no word yet on the battery life that the new accessory will bring, but sources of Thurrott’s say that it “significantly” expands the battery life of the Surface devices it is attached to.

The Cover will be thicker and heavier than the Type Cover: .38 inches compared to .21 inches and 1.1 pounds compared to .55 pounds. In essence – be prepared to add some heft to your tablet PC.

Who has been waiting for this announcement and can’t wait to run out and purchase a Power Cover as soon as it’s available?

Source: WinSuperSite