Microsoft Details Surface Touch Cover, One Of The Thinnest Keyboards In The World

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One of the main unique selling point for Microsoft Surface is its Touch Cover and Type Cover keyboards. Touch Cover is the one of the thinnest keyboards available on the market right now. Microsoft recently detailed the earlier design process and the technology behind it. Touch Cover is a pressure sensitive keyboard + trackpad that acts as a cover for your Surface and also comes with spill resistant technology.

The pressure sensing input technology used in the Touch Covers allows you to type more fluidly and faster than you would be able to on an on screen keyboard. A technology that’s never been used like this before, these keyboards can sense weighted pressure as keys are selected. Simply align your fingers on the keys as you would on any other keyboard and apply pressure with your fingers to the letters or symbols you desire. See those letters and icons appear immediately on your Surface screen.

Did you know that the Touch Cover, in addition to being a full size keyboard, can serve as a protective cover for your Surface too? We have included a really cool spill resistant feature to the Touch Cover, where if your three year old daughter accidentally spills her juice on your Touch Cover you can quickly wipe it up without having to replace your keyboard. We knew that integrating a protective element to the Touch Covers was important for you, ensuring that your Surface’s screen is protected.

In the spirit of keeping things as straightforward as possible, including a trackpad was a key element in the design of these Touch Covers. Navigate your Surface with ease simply by moving your finger and clicking. You can switch between programs, right click to a new browser tab, and copy and paste with ease.

Read more about in the source link below.

Source: Surface Blog

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  • sadsdsadsaadsdsa

    How’s this news worthy?

  • number

    It’s not a Surface TouchCover in the picture. You can see a numeric pad on he right side while the Surface has only the normal keyboard with the numbers only on top.
    Maybe it is the new TouchCover with battery inside, specially designed for the Surface Pro…

    • Franki86

      The original source captions this image with – “This is the inside of our early pressure sensitive full keyboards prototypes.”