What you need to know

  • June is LGBTQ+ Pride month, and Microsoft is celebrating with new skins and a special Surface Pro Type Cover and skins.
  • Microsoft hasn't officially announced the ne Type Cover and skins, but a leaked video dives a bit into their design process.
  • The Surface Pro Pride Type Cover is now up for preorder for $160.

Updated May 31, 2019: The Pride Type Cover is now up for preorder for $160. Microsoft also has a listing up for the Pride skin, but it's currently listed as out of stock. The original story follows.

LGBTQ Pride month begins in June, and Microsoft is preparing some new Surface accessories to celebrate. In a promotional video posted by prominent Microsoft leaker WalkingCat on Twitter, Microsoft shows off a special Pride Type Cover and skins for the Surface Pro that, presumably, will go up for sale next month.

In the video, Ralf Groene, head of Microsoft's device design, goes into the design process behind the skins and Microsoft's Pride campaign. You can check it out below:

June was chosen as Pride month to pay homage of the Stonewall riots, one of the most important events in the struggle for LGBTQ rights in American history. The Stonewall riots took place in June of 1969, so this year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the event.

We expect Microsoft will debut the new Type Cover and skins once Pride month kicks off in a couple of days.

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Surface Precision Mouse ($77 at Amazon)

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Every Surface owner needs this Pen. Period. It supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt support for shading density, and enjoys supremely low latency. When paired with a Surface PC, the potential is endless. And it comes in a bunch of cool colors.

Surface Dock ($136 at Amazon)

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