The news about the upcoming Surface Power Cover from Microsoft made the rumor mills on Thursday, and along with the updated Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 news, should make for interesting times from Microsoft. The details should give Surface users reasons to smile.
The new cover from Microsoft, is scheduled to be released with the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 units later this year. The covers will include a power cover, that will give surface users additional battery life so they can use it on the road, in a plane, and anywhere else longer.
News about the power cover from Microsoft, started on Neowin.net, and was rumored on other sites as well. Microsoft Surface users are wanting longer battery life with the Surface units and this will give it to them. What is unknown though, is whether these power covers will work with existing Surface RT and Surface Pro units. One would hope that they would to not anger current users, but technological limits and conditions might hinder that.
Charges While In Use
What will make the Power Cover exciting is that it will charge the existing Surface units while in use. It will significantly extend the life of the Surface units as rumored today by Paul Thurrott on his Winsupersite site, and a 1.1lb weight to it, won’t really add any additional weight to the Surface at all.
Shipping After Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2
One of the odder pieces of news on this power cover, is that it will ship after the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 units ship. One would think that this would ship at the same time of the Surface units, but there must be obvious reasons behind from the Microsoft side of things. Possible production issues, construction issues, or building delays could cause the delays
With the Power Cover news today, Microsoft is giving Surface users something they want. By giving users additional power for their Surface units, and an ability to charge the units on the go, users will be able to use their Surfaces all day long. It should be interesting to see these released later this year by Microsoft.