Surface Power Cover already out of stock at Microsoft Store website

As expected, Microsoft has run out of its first shipment of the Surface Power Cover accessory, less than a week after the company announced that it was finally accepting pre-orders for the tablet add-on product.

The listing for the Power Cover on the Microsoft Store website now indicates it is "out of stock" and is also no longer showing up on the list of available accessories for the tablet family. Microsoft first announced the Power Cover as part of its Surface 2/Pro 2 launch event in September.

There's no indication when Microsoft will get more units of the Power Cover to sell on its site. Meanwhile, the people who were lucky enough to get their pre-orders in beforehand should start seeing their shipments arrive on March 19th. It's currently unclear if any of the company's retail store locations in the U.S and Canada will begin selling the Surface Power Cover this week as well. We have emailed Microsoft to get some clarity on that subject.

Just a reminder: the Power Cover works with the Surface 2, Surface Pro and Pro 2 tablets and is supposed to boost the battery life of those products by as much as 70 percent, in addition to serving as a cover and keyboard.

Meanwhile, we are still awaiting the official word from the company that it has started selling the promised Surface 2 tablet with an AT&T LTE wireless antenna. Earlier this month, rumors hit the Internet that secret shipments of the tablet had already reached some Microsoft Store locations ahead of its full reveal.

Source: Microsoft Store | Image via Microsoft

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Result: A two-piece laptop with a keyboard designed for small hands. Unless there is some very compelling need for a lightweight content consumption device; a laptop is still a much better value.

TsarNikky said,
Result: A two-piece laptop with a keyboard designed for small hands. Unless there is some very compelling need for a lightweight content consumption device; a laptop is still a much better value.

Wow, you guys are pulling out all the stops today. So, do you think a laptop keyboard is fullsized? Funny, the keyboard on my desktop is much bigger that the one on my laptop. Using your logic, doesn't that mean that they keyboard on my laptop is designed for people with small hands too?

This is both IMPRESSIVE and NOT IMPRESSIVE at the same time.

It's impressive that demand,...overwhelming demand,......is big.

It's NOT IMPRESSIVE because,.....(IMO) the Surface Pro Tablet is so bad with battery life, that it actually needs it.

Kinda like that whole Windows Onecare discussion some years back. Why does Windows sell and anti-virus solution when their product, Windows, is virus vulnerable in the first place. Shouldn't Windows give Onecare away? I remember this was the argument alot of Microsoft tech people were making, like Chris Pirillo, a number of years ago.

VictorWho said,
This is both IMPRESSIVE and NOT IMPRESSIVE at the same time.

It's impressive that demand,...overwhelming demand,......is big.

It's NOT IMPRESSIVE because,.....(IMO) the Surface Pro Tablet is so bad with battery life, that it actually needs it.

Kinda like that whole Windows Onecare discussion some years back. Why does Windows sell and anti-virus solution when their product, Windows, is virus vulnerable in the first place. Shouldn't Windows give Onecare away? I remember this was the argument alot of Microsoft tech people were making, like Chris Pirillo, a number of years ago.

Without figures on how many power covers are being shipped, it's hard to tell how "overwhelming" demand really is. Don't get sucked in by "sold out" announcements. All manufacturers do it to boost publicity to an extent. This is why there's always stock shortages of things like the iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy flagships.

VictorWho said,
This is both IMPRESSIVE and NOT IMPRESSIVE at the same time.

It's impressive that demand,...overwhelming demand,......is big.

It's NOT IMPRESSIVE because,.....(IMO) the Surface Pro Tablet is so bad with battery life, that it actually needs it.

Kinda like that whole Windows Onecare discussion some years back. Why does Windows sell and anti-virus solution when their product, Windows, is virus vulnerable in the first place. Shouldn't Windows give Onecare away? I remember this was the argument alot of Microsoft tech people were making, like Chris Pirillo, a number of years ago.


Um, the surface pro 2, which is what the power cover is for, does not have bad battery life at all.

aviator189 said,

Um, the surface pro 2, which is what the power cover is for, does not have bad battery life at all.

He's never used one so he wouldn't know. He just posts the same filth in every article.

aviator189 said,

Um, the surface pro 2, which is what the power cover is for, does not have bad battery life at all.

It is also for Surface 2, Surface Pro and Pro 2 tablets - some people with original Pro's have noticed their battery life worsen since purchasing on launch day.

It is also for Surface 2, Surface Pro and Pro 2 tablets - some people with original Pro's have noticed their battery life worsen since purchasing on launch day.

Such is the inevitable fate of lithium ion/polymer batteries.

este said,

some people with original Pro's have noticed their battery life worsen since purchasing on launch day.

Has nothing specifically to do with Surface Pro, this is something that is normal over time for all battery powered devices.

Hmmmm. Wonder why they decided to change the trackpad/buttons back to the Touch Cover style. I liked it better the way it is on the Type Cover with the physical buttons.

I imagine that is to add some extra space for the battery? that whole space under the track pad would be battery I expect.

I'm surprised they didn't offer the cover as a touch cover, to add more space for the battery/make it thinner. I guess the power cover is a business accessory...and business people need the better keyboard.

Eh, extra space, thickness, etc. I don't care about these things. Its not like its going to be FAT like a brick or some similarly shaped object. Its still going to be relatively thin. I would have sacrificed the extra inch or whatever it is to get the physical buttons back (if that is the real reason they chose to produce it like this, that is.)

The battery life on my Surface Pro 2 is already pretty awesome. I guess if I traveled a lot I would really like having the power cover.

Stokkolm said,
The battery life on my Surface Pro 2 is already pretty awesome. I guess if I traveled a lot I would really like having the power cover.

It's really targeted at first gen Surface Pros that only had around 4hrs of battery life. Though if you do travel a lot then it's worth it even for Surface 2 and Pro 2 owners IMO.

It would have been amazing if it was also compatible with the 1st gen Surface, but it's still something I'd see myself getting if I had the newer versions.