It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Microsoft one ups other tablet 'smart' covers with Surface's Touch Cvr and Type Cvr Microsoft one ups other tablet 'smart' covers with Surface's Touch Cvr and Type Cvr
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Microsoft one ups other tablet 'smart' covers with Surface's Touch Cvr and Type Cvr
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 19th June 2012, 09:47   #1
[M] Reviewer
 
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 47,350
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Microsoft one ups other tablet 'smart' covers with Surface's Touch Cvr and Type Cvr

What's 3mm thick, crafted from the finest Polartec and attaches to a tablet magnetically? If you guessed an iPad smart cover you might be right, but right now we're pretty enamored with Microsoft's Touch Cover for the newly announced Surface. See, it works almost exactly like that other "smart" tablet shield, but this one actually earns it's smart moniker. When you peel the plastic shroud back it turns into a fully functional keyboard and touchpad. Obviously, being a thin plastic sheet, the cover is relying on touch for key presses, not the actual depression of mechanical switches. So, while that means it's theoretically possible to touchtype on this bad boy, it remains to be seen just how pleasant of an experience it actually is. Our guess -- it'll be fine for quick emails and Google Bing searches, but we probably wouldn't have to write the Surface review on one.

Now, the Type Cover on the other hand, perhaps we'd consider drafting lengthy posts on. It's safe to assume this one is thicker and heavier, turning your tablet into something more closely resembling an Ultrabook. But, it does have a traditional keyboard with solid plastic, separated keys as opposed to a pressure sensitive pad. Perhaps one of the more interesting features though, is their ability to force Win 8 to color coordinate with your chosen shade of folio. Click the blue Touch Cover on to the Surface and the background switches to a soothing shade azure. There's even an accelerometer inside those 3mm-thin softer covers -- which is an impressive feat of engineering. The Touch Covers can easily distinguish between you simply resting your hands on the keyboard and actually typing, which should help minimize accidental key presses. We'll be back as soon as possible with some hands-on.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/18/m...-surfaces-key/
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Microsoft reveals its own Windows 8 tablet Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 19th June 2012 09:47
Microsoft to unveil Windows 8 tablet on Monday Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 18th June 2012 09:50
Microsoft about to release a tablet Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 18th June 2012 08:30
Microsoft buys every 'Smart Glass' domain it can think of, E3 goers nod approvingly Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 4th June 2012 09:40
Manhattan Introduces Stealth - A Touch Mouse for the Tablet Generation Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 25th April 2012 08:52
Wacom Bamboo Capture Multi-touch Tablet Review Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 14th November 2011 07:46
Microsoft Touch Mouse Review Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 3rd November 2011 08:27
Dell Unveils Latitude XT2 Touch-Tablet, Gets 11 Hours on a Charge jmke WebNews 0 10th February 2009 20:42
Microsoft Reveals Nine New Ways to Get in Touch With the PC Sidney WebNews 0 8th September 2004 19:58

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:14.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO