September 23rd 2013 11:14 am

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9.2
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    9.6
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    9.6
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    9.6
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    6.8
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    10

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First Looks

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TechCrunch Sep 23, 2013

Along with the new Touch and Power Covers, Microsoft has remade its Type Covers to include quieter keys, backlighting, and different colors. So, if you want to have a keyboard that includes moving keys for your Surface, you can get it in magenta, or blue. Whatever strikes your fancy.

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SlashGear Sep 23, 2013

The new Type Cover 2 works with a new collection of colors, including a stark black and bright blue, pink and purple. Blue and Pink are also called magenta and cyan here by Microsoft. These new units work with a newly enhanced touchpad for Windows 8 gestures.

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SlashGear Sep 23, 2013

The Touch Cover 2 also comes with a set of boosts, starting with a renewed blast of sensors. You’ll find that this unit also works with backlighting now, and will cost $10 less than the Type Cover 2.

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9.0
lhmlihaomin lhmlihaomin

Some keyboard shortcuts in case you didn't know: 1. fn+Caps to lock/toggle the first row and function keys (e.g. mute gets locked as F3, search as F5) 2. fn+Del/Backspace to adjust screen brightness 3. fn+up/down/left/right as pageup/pagedown/home/end

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