Information about the Surface and accessories continues to trickle in as we approach the Surface launch event on September 23rd in New York. This time we learned an interesting fact regarding the type covers. When Microsoft originally launched the Surface last year, the touch covers were available in five different colors: magenta, white, cyan, red, and black. There were also limited edition touch covers made available later on which included special designs on the back and some were even specific to certain markets, but in the same five colors. The type cover was only available in black, however, Microsoft has seen a lot of user demand for type covers in different colors and had stated they would consider making colored type covers at a later time.
Well it appears Microsoft will make the Type Cover available in multiple colors. Sources have not confirmed what colors will be available exactly. At this time we know white and black for sure with the possibility of magenta, cyan, an red. The possibility of limited edition type covers is also unknown at this time. The pricing of colored type covers is expected to be $130. The launch of colored type covers should coincide with the launch of Surface Pro 2. The colored type covers will be backwards compatible with the generation one SurfaceRT & Surface Pro, unlike the new Surface Power Cover (which is only backwards compatible w/ gen1 Surface Pro and not SurfaceRT)
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