Trying to take on further innovations in stepping the game, Microsoft is now catering the individuals in the business world through their new Surface tablet. Most of the time, these kinds of gadgets are only for entertainment and recreation. But now, Microsoft is introducing a new Blade that will take on features that we don’t normally see in other devices of the like in the market.
Before anything else, this “blade” that we are talking about is a member of a new touch plug-in class which clicks with Microsoft’s Surface tablets. Last September 23rd, Microsoft introduced a Music Cover which has the ability to sense peripherals courtesy of the blade touch technology. Microsoft made it as a built-in into the Touch Cover 2 so it could provide better features than its predecessor. According to the company itself, this new gadget is a touch pad with higher levels of sensitivity which can sense hands and responds swiftly in just a millisecond.
The mentioned Music Cover is a part of the Surface Remix Project that Microsoft is making available for its customers. This is inclined to purposely try and make use of the sensing accessory and to make it even more appealing, the said company is releasing the Surfce Music Kit which is an application where users can remix their favorite tracks. Those who want to avail can visit Microsoft’s website for more information.
Meanwhile, according to the company, these Microsoft blades are compatible with the first generation Surface Pro and second generation Surface Pro 2 which both have an Intel processor. It can also work with Surface 2 which has ARM instead of Intel. However, once Microsoft released its Surface Pro 2 in the market which will be on October 22, 2013, the company and all its retail stores will be phasing out the first generation Surface Pro.
On the other hand, since the collaboration of Microsoft and Art Center College of Design, students of the said college were able to use their creativity skills in conceptualizing functions for the said Touch Cover 2. They were able to suggest blade functions such as reading credit cards, charging smartphones and wearing a digital track pad which can be hooked into Surface gadgets. Whether these can be put into life or not, we still don’t know. But for business users who think the new Surface can meet their standards, then they should definitely check it out.