Following Surface tablets themselves, Microsoft set to discount Touch Covers?


If you’re rocking a Microsoft Surface tablet without either the matching Touch or Type cover, you’re seriously missing out. Unfortunately, the keyboard covers have been positioned as accessories, rather than innate parts of the Surface experience, and pretty darn expensive ones at that, running at least an extra $100 on top of your tablet purchase. We’ve already seen Microsoft take an axe to Surface prices, and a new leak suggest that Touch Covers are about to see some price cuts of their own.

Sadly, the free-with-purchase offer from earlier this year isn’t making a return, but these new savings, combined with the discounts already in place on the tablets themselves, add up to making this look like your most affordable shot at Surface to date. According to the leak, Microsoft intends to reduce Touch Cover prices to about $80, beginning August 30.

If you’re looking at bundle prices, where the Touch Cover usually comes at a $100 premium, this isn’t a stellar deal, but it gets a lot more attractive if you already picked up a Surface tablet and neglected to get a keyboard cover at the time; sold separately, the Touch Cover currently runs nearly $120 – one-third off ain’t bad.

So far, there’s no indication of a similar deal in the works for the Type Cover.

Source: WPCentral

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