1. rdubmu's Avatar
    If you own a Surface Pro, I highly suggest you get the Power Cover. It is $199 and I am getting anywhere between 6.5horus and 8 hours on a full charge. So worth it. The keyboard is an improvement over the type cover 1 as it isn't as noisy. I am not a fan of the touch pad on the Power Cover and Type Cover 2. (no clicking)

    When carrying the device in a bag you don't notice the added weight, as well as when it sits on a table.

    How it works if you don't already know:

    When using the device off of a charger.

    The power cover drains first, than the device itself, even if the power cover doesn't have any power, the keyboard still works.

    When you charge the device it will always charge the device first than the power cover. It takes about 2 hours to charge both of them.

    Sent from my Surface with Windows 8 Pro using Tapatalk
    05-04-2014 04:08 PM
  2. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    Thanks for the post, we've been looking for real world information like this. What are you doing with your Pro when you say you get 6.5hrs out of it? We currently get in and around 4hrs with ours, however, when I put it through the Netgear 3000, I'm lucky if I can watch two movies.
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    05-05-2014 06:51 PM
  3. rdubmu's Avatar
    I am getting around 6.5 hours just using productivity apps,like outlook, word, excel and rarely PowerPoint. I also use the Facebook app, and tapatalk. I rarely play games as I use my surface pro for pretty much school and work. I get around 8 hours with the screen dimmed and in airplane mode
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    05-06-2014 11:59 PM
  4. soulenigma's Avatar
    I definitely need to invest in one of these. Good to see actual customer use on it.
    05-07-2014 09:02 AM
  5. rdubmu's Avatar
    I am lovin it :)

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    05-08-2014 10:03 PM
  6. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    I am getting around 6.5 hours just using productivity apps,like outlook, word, excel and rarely PowerPoint. I also use the Facebook app, and tapatalk. I rarely play games as I use my surface pro for pretty much school and work. I get around 8 hours with the screen dimmed and in airplane mode
    AAppreciate the info, it helps in our decision.
    05-09-2014 08:58 AM
  7. gernerttl's Avatar
    I have the Power Cover as well, and yes, it does add some weight and a little bulk. But, it is worth it. It don't feel tethered to a power cord any more. If my Surface Pro is getting low on juice I just hook up the Power Cover and I get a few hours more without having to plug in. Then before I go to bed, I plug it in and let it charge over night.
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    05-18-2014 07:01 PM
  8. lemonsteveo's Avatar
    This may sound kinda strange, but I'm seriously contemplating getting an original surface pro with the huge discounts on offer and free type cover included. And hearing the good reviews of the power cover here, if I need the extra battery down the road, I can buy that as well probably on eBay.
    05-24-2014 02:20 PM
  9. fc000's Avatar
    I was thinking about picking up a power cover to extend the usage of my Surface Pro, but after having taken a look at one at the Microsoft Store, it seems to add too much heft to be useful. I'm contemplating picking up a Pro 3 mainly because the kick stand, more than anything else on the Pro 1, is too limiting. That, and the battery life limitations on the Pro 1 limit it's usefulness without having to constantly carry around a power adaptor.
    05-31-2014 11:27 PM
  10. rdubmu's Avatar
    I don't notice the heft at all. Yes the power cover "feels just as heavy as the Surface Pro, but when it is on a table or in a bag you don't notice it. It is still light. IF you are carrying it you might notice a little bit.

    Getting a Surface Pro 3 instead of the power cover, if I could do that I would.

    Sent from my Surface with Windows 8 Pro using Tapatalk
    06-01-2014 02:13 AM

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