A few random SP3 questions

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  1. spinachpie

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    Rather than starting a new thread for each, I was hoping for some help as to a couple of questions:

    • The fabric style of the keyboard - it's nice, but is there a reason apart from aesthetics that MS went down this route? I can imagine it getting dirty in time and wondering how easy it is to clean?

    • External portable HDD. I have a WD elements portable 1TB HDD and am wondering if there is a clip or anything else designed which can attach to the SP3? I am planning on taking the SP3 away quite often and something which holds the external HDD in place for movies etc would be ace.

    • Any type of protector for the back of the SP3 which you know of? My SP1 had many scratches on the back and don't want the same for the SP3

    • USB extension - any clips which attach to the SP3 for the USB slot to increase the number of available USB slots?
     
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    The fabric does get dirty. I have not tried cleaning it yet, but the web site does have a recommendation for cleaning it.

    I do not know of any clip for the HD. But it does set nicely between my leg and the arm of the chair. The usb cable is also long enough, that I can set it on a side table or TV tray.

    I do not know of any protector, I suppose you could put packaging tape or other clear tape on the cover. I would not know how well the sticky gum would clean up, but rubbing alcohol should work. Again, I do not know what the alcohol would do to the back of the surface. So these steps would have to be a try at your own risk.

    There are some, I found searching Amazon, but a simple usb hub may work as well. I would make sure it is usb 3 instead of usb 2.

    I wish I could be of more help, but like you I have not had the surface very long.
     
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    1. The material is almost irrelevent. Like with anything, buy the colour that makes sense. No marks yet on my black cover.

    2. Buy a case and some adhesive velcro strips, job done.

    3. There are countless covers and skins for protecting your sp3, just google it

    4. See point 3. I continuously have adds popping up on facebook etc for them. Just a bar that sits flush to the sp3 and has usb ports as well as network.
     

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