11-28-2012, 11:47 AM #1
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Think like the iPad smart cover. Sometimes I just need a tablet and a plain jane cover. If it could connect to the magnets on the surface that would be great!
The touch cover is too expensive and heavy to use just as a cover. I primarily have the type cover but I always find myself ripping it off when I just want to browse the web.
- 11-28-2012, 12:00 PM #2
The feel of the Type Cover made me choose the Touch Cover as i wanted a cover first/keyboard second.
I agree, they should have a cheap cover as well, but i think they want to push the productivity factor of the surface.
EDIT: though they have publicly said 3rd parties will have access to the Touch Cover connector area at some point.
- 11-28-2012, 12:44 PM #4
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11-28-2012, 10:29 PM #7
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I hope there will be third party covers as I refuse to pay so much for a keyboard cover. There's actually a lot of third party covers that work with the magnets on the iPad and activates it. Some are probably not even licensed, the vendors (mostly from China) must have worked out the connectors.
- 11-29-2012, 03:08 PM #9
Actually I would not mind a non-keyboard version of the touch/type cover, that probably would be my usual daily cover using it as a tablet, and would mean less wear and tear on my touch cover - save that for when I am traveling or otherwise will need the keyboard.