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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.
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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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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-13 (Update: 2016-04-13)