Microsoft has announced a total of 7 new and improved accessories for Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, which includes Power Cover, Docking Station, Type Cover 2, Touch Cover 2, Wireless Adaptor for Typing Covers, Car Charger with USB, and an Arc Mouse.
Power Cover is a new cover accessory that has every best of Type Cover along with a built-in extended battery. It gets charged while it’s connected and gives more than 10 hours of life to Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. This new cover will cost $200 and is expected to arrive in early 2014.
Docking Station is solely for Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 tablets, which turns these tablets into a laptop, and a high-powered workstation. This new add-on include Mini DisplayPort video output, three USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port, an Ethernet port, and 3.5mm audio in and out. Like Power Cover, the Docking Station will also arrive in early 2014 for $200.
Touch Cover 2
Touch Cover 2 is more responsive and quieter than the original Touch Cover and is now available in different color options. It measures only 2.75 mm and features backlit keys with proximity sensor to light it up as your hands approach the keys. It will be available for pre-order for $120 from tomorrow alongside Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 in all the markets.
Type Cover 2
Type Cover 2 appears same as the original Type Cover, but it’s now backlit and will be available in Cyan, Magenta, Purple and Black. Type Cover 2 will also be available for pre-order from tomorrow for $130.
Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers
The Wireless Adapter connects magnetically to any Touch or Type Cover using Bluetooth technology, and allows typing within room. The adaptor will be priced at $60 and will be available for pre-order in the United States and Canada from tomorrow.
Car Charger with USB
Now, charge your Surface on the road with the Car Charger with USB, and get unlimited play and standby time without the need for an additional adapter. As it features a USB port, you can also charge a phone or other device simultaneously. Car Charger will cost around $50 and will be released early next year.
Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition
It’s a special-edition of Arc Touch Mouse to match with the look of Surface. Like other Arc Touch mice, it connects via Bluetooth 3.0, freeing Surface’s USB port for other purposes.
Starting tomorrow, Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition will be available for pre-order for $70 in the U.S. and Canada, while other markets will follow in the coming months.