The Surface tablet is versatile and powerful, but its speakers leave much to be desired, especially in large and loud environments. But a new Kickstarter campaign hopes to improve Surface audio volume by reflecting the sound from the tablet’s side-firing speakers directly at the user, resulting in louder volume of up to 10db.
The long-awaited Power Cover for the Microsoft Surface is finally set to ship this month. Although pricey at $200, the accessory promises to nearly double Surface running time, and will be something that all dedicated Surface users will want to check out.
Microsoft is hardly known for simplicity when it comes to products, but the company got it right with Surface. Despite lackluster sales, the Surface line is straightforward and easy to grasp with just a few minutes of research. So, of all the things that Surface can be legitimately criticized for, why do pundits bemoan its supposed complexity?
Microsoft’s flagship Surface Pro 2 tablet received a processor bump in December. After launching in late October with a 1.6 GHz Haswell-based CPU, Microsoft quietly switched to a 1.9 GHz part at some point last month.
Just as Apple is about to release an updated iPad line, rival Microsoft has launched its second effort in the tablet market. The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, which feature significant performance upgrades over their predecessors, launch in 21 countries today.