Microsoft has just revealed a new “signature” Surface Type Cover today and its main point isn’t so much its better build, but the luxurious Alcantara material that’s coating its surface.
Alcantara material is typically used by headphone makers for its soft and comfortable nature, but its been adapted for their latest Type Cover. Describing the material as a “beauty to hold and behold” and “creates a smooth, velvety experience” the Type Cover does look pretty soft, and a wee bit fuzzy.
Its pretty obvious that Microsoft is making a play for the more fashion conscious here, but we’re not exactly won over. Also, due to the nature of the material, it will grow darker over time, to match the colour of the Surface Pro 4.
However, the Type Cover has a couple of updates; with the keys being spaced out a tiny bit more and its been given a big, glass trackpad.
The Signature Surface Type Cover retails for $159.99 (about RM 620) you can check it out for yourself right here or hit the video below: