Does Microsoft Want to Put Solar Panels on the Surface Pro?

| January 17, 2020

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Microsoft has filed a patent for a solar panel built into the cover for a device. The company’s application confirms it’s for a Surface Pro-style of device, where the cover includes a keyboard and, in this case, solar panels as well. Besides the saleable environmental qualities of a solar-powered device accessory like this, Microsoft has always made a lot of money off of Surface peripherals like interchangeable covers. Microsoft sells supplemental “type covers”—the now-familiar term for the combination cover and keyboard sold for Surface tablets since the beginning—for prices that begin at $130. Other branded accessories include a $150 stylus, $80 wireless mouse, and $250 wireless headphones

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