By Stephen Schenck | October 25, 2013 5:07 PM
It’s been just over a month since Microsoft launched the 2013 Surface models, along with a bunch of new accessories. While some of that stuff – like the Music Kit – might be of questionable value, one really stand-out addition that was announced was the docking station for the Surface Pro 2. With extra ports for connection to a monitor, wired network, and USB devices, it looked like it would offer users the potential to really tap into the full-on Windows 8 power of the Pro 2 (or the original Pro). The only real hiccup was that Microsoft revealed the dock wouldn’t be coming out until sometime in 2014… or at least, that’s what we thought. It turns out that the dock has already hit retail, though look seriously limited.
In fact, they might already be gone. While Microsoft unexpectedly started early sales of the dock this week, word is that there are only so many to go around this year, and they won’t arrive in significant numbers until 2014, as we originally heard. While orders placed earlier this week have already ended up in the hands of users, Microsoft’s site is currently showing the dock as out of stock. We don’t know if that means there won’t be any more at all until next year, or if we might see a few more trickle out now and then as Microsoft makes more available in the coming weeks.
If you do get a chance to put an order through, the dock will set you back just about $200.