Microsoft Announces Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers

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Microsoft unveiled the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and new accessories at a press event in New York City today.  Among the new accessories was a wireless adapter for the Surface Type Covers, which transform the keyboard into a Bluetooth enabled device for wireless typing.

Connect any Surface Typing Cover to Surface using Bluetooth® wireless technology. Type emails from the couch while Surface is plugged into your TV, or work collaboratively in the conference room.

Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers:

The Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers connects magnetically to any Touch or Type Cover, letting you type from anywhere in the room using Bluetooth technology, so it is even easier to connect Surface to a TV or monitor and type from another location, such as the couch. Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers will have an estimated retail price of $59.99. It will be available for pre-order in the U.S. and Canada beginning Sept. 24.

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  • Yuan Taizong

    I think this might be a much wanted feature, but I prefer to treat my future Surface 2 like a normal P.C. (Notebook/Laptop/Ultrabook/Netbook) and keep the typing cover near the screen, maybe in the future I’ll be used to typing to a device far away, L.O.L.

    • joe_easton3

      The idea is you could connect your surface to your 50″ TV via HDMI and then sit on your couch with just the keyboard. This will make for some impressive web browsing.

    • José Villaró

      Or… like in the video promo, one scenario where it can be useful is during presentations you can connect the surface to the projector and have your keyboard more at hand with out being constrained to the projector cable.
      Or… maybe you don’t like to have your docking station so close (and you don’t have another keyboard so y can separate a bit from your monitors and stuff.
      It’s all about creativity and different folks, different strokes. It’s not MS’s fault you lack imagination. If it’s not for you, it’s not for you

  • Mike366

    Not sure why I need this. I have a Bluetooth keyboard :)

  • Allan Cantillo

    Wondering if all those new devices will work on an actual Surface RT. Looks like they have the same interface to connect to the Surface, but no idea if it will work at all.

    • José Villaró

      Up till now, I’ve just read that only the Power Cover is not compatible