Surface Power Cover

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Surface Power Cover

Surface Power Cover is rated4.1667 out of5 by42.
  • 2015-08-01T08:21CST
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$199.99

Equal parts keyboard, battery charger, and protective cover, the Power Cover is the Surface accessory you're going to want. It extends your Surface's battery up to 70%.*

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Equal parts keyboard, battery charger, and protective cover, the Power Cover is the Surface accessory you're going to want. It extends your Surface's battery up to 70%.*

 

 

Overview

Surface Power Cover

For Surface power users

Extends battery life while you work
Work with the speed and functionality of a classic laptop keyboard while extending the battery life of your Surface up to 70% with the Power Cover. It also recharges your Surface's battery while you work. You'll have plenty of juice to stay unplugged all day in the office, during a full day of classes, or on a cross-country flight.

Windows shortcut, function keys, media controls, and trackpad
The Power Cover has all the standard features of a classic QWERTY keyboard. A full row of Function keys (F1-F12), Windows shortcut keys, media controls, and a trackpad make it easy to navigate your Surface without taking your hands off the keyboard. An ultra-thin trackpad lets you control the cursor with your fingertip.

Doubles as screen cover
Fold the Power Cover back like a book cover to get the full touchscreen experience—the keys are disabled when the cover is flipped back. When closed, the Power Cover shuts down your display to preserve battery life, and helps protect the screen from bumps and scratches when you’re on the move.

Note: Windows updates are required prior to first use.**

Tech specs

Dimensions

10.9 x 7.5 x 0.37 in (278 x 190 x 9.5 mm)

Weight

18.8 oz (535 g)

Compatibility

Surface 2, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2

Available colors

Black

Keys

Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1 – F12) • Dedicated buttons for Windows shortcuts and media controls

Interface

Magnetic

Sensors

Accelerometer

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty

Ratings and reviews

Rated 4 out of5 by fromThe battery life is amazingI bought this a day after I bought my Surface 2 Pro, not because the touch keyboard was bad but because I missed having a keyboard, not to mention without a keyboard it's pretty hard to game, although until now I had just been using xpadder + x360 controller.I went from having around 4-6 hour battery life to a 16-24 (if everything is being utilized 100% then I usually get below 10 hours) hour one (at one point I got it to last up to 48 hours but that was an extreme attempt, I had disabled as much as possible, put brightness down to the absolute minimum, everything economy mode/power saving option was active and on. (Still though! 48 hours!)The keyboard took me two days to get used to completely (back to not having to look down at the keys, missing keys or losing my orientation around the keyboard.) the *ONLY* issue I have is with the trackpad, I have no idea who's idea it was to make the trackpad the same material as the rest of the keyboard (excluding the actual keys, the entire keyboard is in this suede material and--although the trackpad is outlined with a slightly shiny material--you are rarely able to see the trackpad ever, in a well lit room it will be slightly visible, and in a dim room you will likely not see it at all, from any normal typing position. The fact that the left and right mouse "buttons" are just areas on the trackpad with outlines around them to make them look like buttons but are in fact just part of the trackpad surface (a section) which if you tap on it--will perform the function of the left or right mouse click. So again, if you close your eyes and try to use your finger (relying on only one sense (touch/feel)) you will not be able to orient yourself. Everytime I'm going to use the trackpad I actually have to look at it, and where my finger is, to orient myself and be able to use it with precision. (so I basically use the touchscreen even when my hand is mere centimeters from the keyboard's trackpad.)The trackpad removed one star by itself, the battery life added one by itself, and even though I would have loved a backlit variant (of this keyboard) the battery life is just too good to allow me to take away another star from this product. Seriously, even though it isn't backlit, and the trackpad is bad. Buy it. The keyboard is pleasant to type on (just slightly compact so you'll need to adjust to it--at least I had to, it took roughly 2 days, not a *conscious* effort though.) and the battery life will open up so many possibilities in the real world. Like being able to program while I'm out and about with my girlfriend and her family, we go across the country to meet my mom's side of the family and her parents family. Driving across country being far from an outlet and with the car's charger port being used for other things, it means I'm relying on hotel rooms and restaurants/stores/etc with outlets. Now however, I can sit on construct 2 while listening to jazz, writing down ideas on Onenote while syncing old notes from Evernote--and tweeting mindless statuses in 140 characters or less--all while knowing my battery life can last me until the next, next hotel room! I haven't been this relaxed on a trip for a long time.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of5 by fromGet it, you will be glad you did.Yes it adds weight but don't all batteries weigh something? Thus it makes immediate sense that it will add weight. No it is not backlit, and although I love my backlit keyboards, it does make some sense that device created to extend your tablet usage time does not include a feature that is a decided drain upon its resources. I really think Microsoft is doing a great job in listening to their customers; case in point: the improvements bundled in the Surface Pro 3. The Pro 3 is proof that they are listening. Keep in mind that there have only been 3 pro versions which they have built upon; compared to say Apple who has been in the table biz for more than twice the amount of time and any Surface blows any of their versions away. It just seems that some of the people commenting actually do not deserve a Surface and should not be allowed to own one. It's the best product in its category in the marketplace...no it is not perfect but either are you! Smile...you have a Surface!
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 3 out of5 by fromLong battery life, but bulky, heavy, poor chargingThe good: With this power cover I can work all day long and never rarely need to look for a power outlet until I get home.The bad: You can't just plug it in at night and let it charge - the cover only charges when the Surface is on or in standby. If you leave the surface in default settings, it will go into a deep sleep that stops the cover from charging, so you need to adjust settings to stay on or in standby when plugged in. While you are messing with the settings, you can further extend the battery life with more aggressive standby timers, backlighting, and CPU throttling (in unplugged state, of course). The material on the type cover is fuzzy and loves to attract dirt and body oils. The lack of backlit keys is annoying. The added bulk is not horrible, but it's noticeable. The price is too high.You might be better off with an external battery pack, but good luck with the proper adapter: Due to the proprietary (and maddening) Surface power cord, I had to solder together a wire made from an ebay cord and another cord that I found in a junk drawer. One advantage of the power source is that it is 12VDC input, so once you make that cord, you could even use a car battery as your external power supply, and although that will be just a bit bulkier and heavier than the power cover, you could get two deep cycle boat batteries for the price of one power cover.The power cover was a key consideration for me buying a surface, but next time I'll probably get a real convertible laptop and an external battery.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 1 out of5 by fromdissappointed...I know it is a little picky but this would like... "perfect" the battery on the SP3 if there was a larger version for it... Understandably the battery life is already really good, but if I do something moderately intensive like a movie, or a game especially, the battery life is less than stellar, which is to be expected of any awesome laptop battery including the "magical" MacBook Air... Would really like to see a SP3 power cover soon :(
Date published: 2014-12-19
Rated 4 out of5 by fromGood start to a reliable Power CoverWhen i had bought this, i was ecstatic! i loved using this, but there are too many major design flaws. This is a great start for Microsoft (the power cover of course) but they need to add in some extras.Extras being a USB 3.0 (maybe 2) and have back light availability. If the dimensions of this power cover has increased (due to the extra battery) then they should take advantage of this. $200 just for an extra battery, a power bank if you may, many people might not like this. Here is what i think Microsoft should do:Do a trial run in the USA (release the power cover in the USA and see what the general public thinks of it)Fix up the design aspects of the power cover (like add in some extra USB 3.0 ports, make it thinner, add back light)Release this version and get critics (Like me!) to compare this to the original designThen release the new Power Cover Version 2 (or whatever they will call it) to the rest of the world.Now what i think, if Microsoft time this new release right (near Christmas, or the new year), They will make a lot of money from this
Date published: 2014-10-26
Rated 5 out of5 by fromNote: Also Compatible with the Surface Pro 3See here: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/hardware-and-drivers/power-cover
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 3 out of5 by fromawaiting for SP3 versionHave SP2 version, like that when docked, both tablet and cover battery will charge. Can't buy SR3 until power cover for it is ready.
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 4 out of5 by fromAlmost perfect.Everything is wonderful about this thing other than the fact there is no variant with back-lit keys :( A very important feature in a keyboard as a lot of us like that night-time orientation. As easy as it may be to follow a keyboard without looking, these surface pads are something new, and it's just not the same.Also.. I want one for the Surface Pro 3 now too. So overall I guess I still have to recommend it for those with older devices. It was useful to the very last moment, and now it's too small for my newer device.
Date published: 2014-08-02
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