By Stephen Schenck | September 7, 2013 9:29 PM
We’ve been hearing a lot about the next generation of Microsoft Surface tablets in recent days, and while some of that has been talking about the tablets themselves, we’ve also been picking up rumors about the sort of accessories that Microsoft may be making available. For instance, there’s that Power Cover, a Type Cover with an integrated battery to help extend how much use you can get out of your Surface on a charge. Now we’re learning about another potential add-on, a full-fledged Surface docking station.
While that Power Cover was rumored to support both new Surface 2 models, Pro and RT, as well as the original Surface Pro, this dock would be Pro-only, though would once again support the original Pro in addition to the Pro 2. What little we’ve heard of the design is tricky to wrap our heads around, with the dock apparently being quite large and using a pair of arms to grip the Surface from its sides and hold it at an angle.
Connectivity-wise, the dock would support Display Port, gigabit Ethernet, audio in and out, and have four USB ports: three 2.0 around back, and one 3.0 on its side.
For the moment, there’s been no suggestion of what Microsoft might hope to charge for this dock.