You've got the pOO000WWWEEEER - PowerCover for Surface Pro 1 and 2 coming Mach 19

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  1. GoodBytes

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    The Verge reports that the Surface Pro 1 and 2, and as well the Surface 2 Power Cover, a keyboard with physical keys like the Type Cover 2, but with a battery inside will be available on March 19!

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    The PowerCover is said to provide an addition 30Wh, which is 70% more battery life to the Surface 2, and 60% for the Surface Pro 1 and 2.
    Microsoft is taking pre-orders: Buy Surface Power Cover - Microsoft Store
    It can be yours, for a low low price of 199.99$ US and Canadian.

    Source: http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/10/5492978/surface-power-cover-release-date-features

    So, how many PowerCover will you buy?
     
  2. kevinlevrone

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    This is great news for those with Surface Pro 1.

    A Surface Pro 1 at the cut price of $499 (if still available) + power cover at $200 would be a great value.
     
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    Curious, this is or isn't backlit? Backlit I'll take one now and replace my Type 2, otherwise gonna wait.
     
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    No backlit keys, sadly, as they initially said "to maximize battery life" as they said back at the original and first announcement.
     
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    Not backlit.
     
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    But is shows backlight control keys on F1/F2 :confused:
     
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    It's listed as having the same weight as the regular Type Cover 2. Is that true?
     
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    I can see no official text from Microsoft saying that the cover is or is not backlit. The Verge article may or may not be right. Also, the F1/F2 keys show backlight controls. For me, such a cover is useless without a backlight. I still keep some hope for a backlight.
     
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    When it was announced, I saw a pre-production version and Panos Panay stated that it isn't backlit and is based on Type Cover 1.
     
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    According to PC World, no backlit keys.

    Microsoft's Surface Power Cover set to ship next week | PCWorld
     
  11. be77solo

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    I just wish it was based on the Type Cover 1!! I TOTALLY prefer the touchpad on the 1 to the 2, and that alone would be reason for me to ignore the lack of backlight and buy the Power Cover. However, if the images on the MS store are correct, it appears the Power Cover is a Type 2 keyboard/touchpad minus the backlight... very very disappointing.
     
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    Yeah I was waiting for the power cover but it looks like it sucks.... no backlight?! And almost 10mm thick!! Still crappy touchpad texture... disappointed and not going to buy.
     

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