Microsoft finally starts pre-orders for Surface Power Cover; will ship March 19th

The long awaited Surface Power Cover accessory for Microsoft's Surface Pro, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets is finally available for people to pre-order. The Microsoft Store website went live with the Power Cover sales page and as promised the company has priced the add-on at $199.99.

The store page currently shows that the Power Cover will start shipping on March 19th, but as we have seen with sales of the Surface Pro 2 tablets themselves, it's more than likely that date will change depending on the demand for the add-on, which is expected to be high.

The description of the Surface Power Cover claims that it will add as much as 70 percent more battery life to the Surface 2, Surface Pro and Pro 2 tablets (the Surface RT tablet is not supported). It weighs .55 pounds and is 9.75 mm thick. Unlike the new Surface Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2 accessories, the buttons on the Power Cover are not backlit.

This news comes just after rumors hit the Internet that Microsoft might be ready to officially announce the Surface 2 tablet with an AT&T LTE wireless antenna.

Source: Microsoft Store via ZDNet | Image via Microsoft

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