Power Cover w/ Keyboard Now Extending Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Battery Life

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Last year, Microsoft promised to introduce a Power Cover for its Surface tablets, and the accessory has finally hit store shelves.

Microsoft Power CoverThe item retail for $200, and is initially available only in the United States, Canada, and Japan. Orders can be place now on the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft promises the Power Cover improves battery life up to 70%. Similar to the Type Cover, the accessory is also includes a full QWERTY-keyboard with trackpad and will connect to compatible devices magnetically via the “accessory spine.” 

It is compatible with the Surface Pro 2, the original Surface Pro, and the Surface 2. Firmware updates released earlier this month for these tablets added support for this accessory. 

The item is 9.75 mm thick and weighs 0.55 pounds, according to Microsoft’s website. The Power Cover is available only in black, and comes with a 1-year limited hardware warranty.

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