“The number one feature of the Microsoft Surface tablet announcement that had people excited wasn’t anything on the tablet itself, it was the detachable keyboard cover,” Jay Yarow reports for The Business Insider.

“Microsoft has a touch keyboard that acts like Apple’s smart cover,” Yarow reports.

“It’s only 3 millimeters thick and it attaches magnetically,” Yarow reports.


MacDailyNews Take: Ooh, sooo ingenious! Likely, it would seem even more amazing and innovative to us if we hadn’t already been using keyboard covers on our iPads for the last few months (admittedly, sporadically; iOS’s onscreen keyboard is just fine most of the time):

(BTW: We like Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for Apple iPad 2 and iPad with Retina display and for just $99.99, we recommend it heartily. When we take them both with us, we slip them into a Crumpler Fug double layer neoprene iPad sleeve ($35) which houses both perfectly.)

Yarow reports, “Here’s the catch though: Microsoft didn’t let anyone actually test the touch keyboard. It was totally hands-off. The fact that Microsoft didn’t let people actually use the touch keyboard is a bad sign. What’s worse is that no one actually typed words on a Surface tablet during the presentation using the keyboard.””

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Why wait for Microsoft’s ill-considered mess when, right now, today, you can simply get the iPad you desire and/or Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover and have instant access to the world’s richest and most vibrant platform?

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]