Microsoft Surface Pro powered add-ons hinted including recharging cover
During a conversation on Reditt they were asked about the new connector plate to which somebody from the Surface team alluded to future peripherals beyond adding a keyboard, and that one or more of them could carry “more current” than conventional pogo pins.
“We haven’t announced what they are for but they aren’t an accident,” the team member wrote. “At launch we talked about the ‘accessory spine’ and hinted at future peripherals that can click in and do more. Those connectors look like can carry more current than the pogo pins, don’t they?”
The only way to charge a Surface Pro is through the side mounted port, but this comment from the Surface spokesperson could mean that a charging dock or, better still, a cover with charging properties is on its way for the device.
When asked if Microsoft would make its own charging dock station they said that they defintely won’t.
The company is still to announce UK availability and price for the business-aimed tablet. It will be out this weekend to do battle with the new 128GB iPad in the US for $899 for the 64GB version, $999 for 128GB.