In addition to providing the convenience and productivity of “the most advanced Surface typing experience yet”, one of the coolest Pro 4 accessories unveiled last fall also brought one-tap fingerprint authentication to the table.
Unfortunately, Microsoft kept the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID exclusive to the US ever since its launch, a situation that’s finally about to change. Folks in Austria, Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the UK can now pre-order the keyboard dock from their respective local MS stores.
Alternatively, the magnetic peripheral should be up for grabs at Surface “partner retailers” and Authorized Device Resellers too in the 26 markets listed above, although actual shipping and release dates remain under wraps.
It can’t be more than a few weeks down the line, and it’s important to remember this particular Type Cover works with the Surface Pro 3 as well. Pricing will vary from country to country, as on British shores, for instance, the functionality and security-enhancing accessory costs £135 ($190), while Australian Windows 10 enthusiasts are charged AU$250, or USD 180.
Stateside, Redmond continues to ask $160 of Pro 4 and Pro 3 owners looking for the best laptop-replacing experience, with the non-fingerprint-recognizing Type Cover setting you back $130.
Source: Windows Blogs