A new range of Type Covers for its Surface Pro devices, building on its partnership with the NFL—just in time for the 2016-2017 season are announced.
Launching as on today, the new Microsoft Surface Special Edition NFL Type Covers, officially licensed by the National Football League, let you support your favorite team in style with beautiful full-bleed NFL logos printed on premium and durable material.
And of course, it takes advantage of the latest Surface Pro keyboard technology to give you the perfect amount of travel in every keystroke, spaced keys for fast typing, and a large glass trackpad.
Despite launching alongside the Surface Pro 4 in October, these latest Type Covers are also compatible with the Surface Pro 3.
With designs for all 32 teams, from the Arizona Cardinals to the Washington Redskins—"the new Surface Special Edition NFL Type Covers are decorated with full-color designs for each teams," the devices team wrote.
The new Special Edition NFL Type Cover costs USD 159.99 USD at select Microsoft Stores and microsoftstore.com in the US and Canada.
This cost is identitical to the Type Cover with Fingerprint ID or the Signature Type Cover with Alcantara fabric available since earlier this year.
If you buy a Surface Pro 4 with any NFL Type Cover on or before January 1, 2017, you'll also get a 15% off an NFL Game Pass.
Check out at SurfaceNFLfan.com.
Best Buy and Amazon will start selling August 29 onwards.
In other news, Microsoft has published a 30-second video entitled "What's a computer? Just ask Cortana", on August 16 that pits the iPad Pro against the Surface Pro 4.
The video spot -- presented as a conversation between Siri and Cortana -- highlights the differences between an iPad Pro, which is fitted with Apple's detachable keyboard (something Apple has been touting in a new commercial), and a Core i7-based Surface Pro with its detachable keyboard. The Apple keyboard doesn't have a trackpad, and the iPad Pro doesn't have multiple USB ports like the Surface Pro does, as Microsoft's ad makes sure to mention.