What you need to know
- Three new Surface Duo bumper colors are available.
- The colors are red, blue, and dark grey.
- Each bumper set costs $40.
We've seen Microsoft tease three other colors for Surface Duo bumpers, but only the glacier white one ships with the device. As expected, those alternate colors are now available for purchase through Microsoft directly and Best Buy (coming soon).
The new colors include ember (red), graphite (dark grey), and ice (blue), all of which match the current Surface Pro Signature Type Cover colors. When combined with some third-party skins, users can get some excellent protection as well as a bit of personalization.
The bumper is very well designed and stays attached to Surface Duo with no issues. While it adds protection to the edge, it also does not interfere with the display's 360-degree rotation. It also has cutouts for the SIM card slot, Type-C connector, and the fingerprint reader.
Priced at $40, the bumpers are by no means cheap, and since they are held on by adhesive, it makes swapping them out a bit tricky. Luckily, for $8, you can buy the same adhesive and keep reusing the bumpers forever.
If you are curious about how they look, we ordered up some red and blue bumpers and will follow up later this week with some photos to help you decide. Check our roundup of best Surface Duo accessories if you need more ideas.
Protect and style
If the included glacier white bumper isn't doing it for you grab one of these new red, blue, or dark grey ones instead. Although not cheap, they do a great job of protection. Go crazy and mix and match.
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I mean, I think these could at least be $29.99... But, I will admit that it is a high quality product.
MS definitely want to even make sure their bumpers are high end prices. geez. Still gave them my money. LOL. Look forward to the new look.
Yeah.. I'm probably going to get the read one. 🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️
Ordered the Graphite. Can't stand that ugly white and never put it on. Should be here Wednesday from MS. Can't wait. Will look amazing matching the black sopiguard skin I have on currently and give my Duo that nice dark neutral look instead of white. Be cautious of ordering from BB because they have the Glacier and Graphite both showing the Graphite images.
When I looked at BB, only the Glacier (White) showed in stock. Ordered from MS.
Don't think they'd give me a $40 discount and keep the bumpers in the box?
These are very high qulality products. Pricey? Yes. Worth it? Yes. Look good? Yes. Functional? Yes.
I went to best buy link and they have all SOLD OUT! Whaaaaat? How many did they stock?
Just ordered an Ice Blue from MS - sending it to Australia. Wanted a red one as well, but didn't have enough credit. Will keep earning points and redeem. :)
Wish Microsoft had a green colour 😉, might get that blue also.
somehow the bumper doesn't keep it from completely closing, that's awesome
Because naked it never closes completely flush. MS left a millimeter gap so cases would be possible.
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