Microsoft Video Shows Surface Touch Cover Design Process

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A large part of what makes Microsoft’s Surface tablets so appealing is the thought Microsoft put into designing the tablet’s various covers. Whether you’re going with the Touch Cover or the Type Cover, they both look right at home on the tablet, and greatly enhance its functionality. Since learning just what kind of premium price these options demand, we may be suffering from a bit of sticker shock, but that doesn’t detract from how cool they look. If you’re interested in getting a little insight into how these guys came to be, Microsoft just released a short video talking about the Touch Cover design process.

The basic pressure-sensitive key elements that make up the Touch Cover have been in development since all the way back in 2003, but it took the Surface to act as the catalyst to mold that technology into the finished product we now see. Microsoft’s confident that the Touch Cover should deliver a typing experience that’s on-par with laptop keyboards; we’ll withhold judgment until getting a chance to try one ourselves, but it’s reassuring to know that even if the Touch Cover doesn’t end up feeling quite right for everyone, there’s always the only-slightly-thicker Type Cover to fall back on.

Source: Microsoft (YouTube)
Via: WMPoweruser

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