Will they ever release a "Hard Cover"?

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  1. BigBoiii

    BigBoiii New Member

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    What do you guys think, will they ever come out with something like a "hard cover" for the surface pro? Something that supports the display without having to use the kickstand, thus improving the laptop use experience. Also something with a better trackpad with clickable mouse buttons.

    I owned a surface pro 2 and my biggest complaint (and reason I got rid of it) was that the type cover trackpad was terrible. Small and unusable mouse buttons.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you used the pro3 type cover? The mouse is great.
     
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    Nope.... they have said this in the past. The traditional 2 and 1 keyboard dock is covered by the OEM Partners and is not part of the design ethos of the Surface Products.

    The Trackpad is much improved on the Gen3 Devices.
     
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    :( that's unfortunate. I know one problem with the current covers (even tho pro 3 cover took steps to improve this) is that using it on your lap in laptop mode isn't ideal. It doesn't have a sturdy base. Something like a hard cover could greatly improve this.
     
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    I cant really agree with that. I know it seems like it would be more *something* with more bulk but it's not really the case. I was just comparing an Asus with battery keyboard dock and there's very little difference. I think the real issue is size, unless you increase to 14" it's going to be about the same. This is all a psychosomatic illusion, and somewhat of an Internet Meme fostered by certain blogger analysts, the power of suggestion, these are not the droids your looking for.
     
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    I was imagining something with more "bulk" to help stabilize the base, along with support at the connection hinge to enable laptop use without using the kickstand.
     
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    A hard keyboard cover in the same material as the actual Surface would be awesome. I know they are currently leaving this to the OEMs to produce, but I kind of get the feeling Microsoft aren't going to end up caring as much about them...
     

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