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Surface to “click in” to a separate accessory

One of the details about Surface that has been revealed is the price of the device which, at $499, is competitive with the current iPad. But that includes a significant asterisk, which is the $100 for the well-highlighted touch cover and even more for the thicker version with tactile keys. ¬†The closest counterpart to this on the iPad is the Logitech Ultrathin keyboard which, unlike the Surface add-on keyboards, require a battery and Bluetooth and lacks a touchpad. But without such a relatively pricey peripheral, Surface users will have to rely on the device’s integrated kickstand for that satisfying ¬†clicking sound. At least that kickstand will allow users to have device propped up unattended in landscape orientation, something that requires an accessory for the iPad.