Arnold - When I purchased my iPadv1 in May 2010 I put a tough plastic cover on it. Not only did it protect the tablet from bumps but it kept the oil from my hands from scaring it. I like the idea of extra protection and am hoping the Surface RT will get the same treatment. Question is will the vendors create a similar functional cover... one that will allow easy use of the keyboard and kickstand. IMO that's what we need.