Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 gets a luxurious Type Cover

It's made from a premium fabric called Alcantara.
3 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is having to do battle with a slew of tablet-hybrid competition that includes Apple's smaller iPad Pro and the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S. It's a little early for an all-new Surface, so instead Microsoft has come out with a new, luxurious keyboard accessory. The company calls it the Signature Type Cover, and it's made a from a high-end fabric called Alcantara, which feels a little like suede. You'll have to pay a little extra for those premium looks, however, as it runs $159.99 in the Microsoft Store -- 30 bucks more than the regular Type Cover.

In a teaser video, Microsoft gives a relentless pitch about the keyboard's fashion and design credentials. Rachael Bell, a color and materials designer for Microsoft Devices, says: "There's an intersection there between technology, textiles, fashion and design. It's the most premium experience we've ever been able to bring to a device." That's all well and good, provided the keyboard is also nice to type on. Any improvements over the standard Type Cover would be a welcome bonus for Surface fans.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
3 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Jennifer Aniston lands Apple TV+ a SAG award for 'The Morning Show'

Jennifer Aniston lands Apple TV+ a SAG award for 'The Morning Show'

View
ESA opens plant that turns moondust into oxygen

ESA opens plant that turns moondust into oxygen

View
Opera accused of offering predatory loans through Android apps

Opera accused of offering predatory loans through Android apps

View
Huawei will use TomTom for maps now that it's cut off from Google

Huawei will use TomTom for maps now that it's cut off from Google

View
Elon Musk expects SpaceX's first crewed mission between April and June

Elon Musk expects SpaceX's first crewed mission between April and June

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr