Behind the scenes with Microsoft's Surface Touch Cover

Microsoft has released a behind the scenes sort of video highlighting the Surface's TouchCover keyboard. Microsoft's first venture with a pressure sensative keyboard was back in 2003.  While designers thought is was cool, they didn't feel it was ready for prime time.

The goal was to develop a super thin keyboard that functioned like a laptop keyboard.  Enter the Surface Tablet and a need to have a cover that doubled as a keyboard.

Microsoft has put a lot of thought and work into both the 3mm thin TouchCover and 6mm TypeCover. Those that have gotten their hands on the Surface have been impressed with the keyboard's performance.  We'll soon see if that positive impression carries over to the masses this Friday when the Surface launches.

We are inclined to believe it will.

Source: Surface, Thanks, Flagz, for the tip!

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.