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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and 4 get Alcantara fabric-made cover

Signature Type Cover for Microsoft Surface Pro 4 now available
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with Signature Type Cover
The new accessory is a bit lighter than a normal Surface Type Cover, featuring a full QWERTY keyboard and magnets for attaching to the slate.

Until now, those who own a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 were only able to choose one of the two covers offered by the Redmond giant - the $130 USD Type Cover or its variant with an integrated fingerprint scanner that retails for $30 USD more. Fortunately, the users looking for something more fashionable now get a third option, namely the Signature Type Cover covered in two-tone gray Alcantara fabric.

While the Signature Type Cover for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Microsoft Surface Pro 4 does not deliver any new features compared to the standard Type Cover, its goal is to look and feel better than its sibling. According to Microsoft, it takes no less than five weeks to produce each cover that uses Alcantara fabric, "as the material is extruded and crimped, needle-punched and dyed."

The Signature Type Cover is slightly lighter than the normal Type Cover, weighing about 0.62 pounds. It features a full QWERTY keyboard and magnets that allow it to attach easily to the tablet. The dimensions of the cover are 11.6X8.5X0.2 inches.

Priced at $159.99 USD in the US, the new Signature Type Cover is also available in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, and a few other markets. This accessory retails through Microsoft stores, but can also be purchased via select retailers.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-13 (Update: 2016-04-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.