Microsoft said that its Surface slates would become available for preorder on September 24, and on Tuesday, the company made good on that promise. Rather than being a mere teaser, as it was on Monday, the Surface 2 preorder page now lets you plonk down your credit card info to place dibs on a faster, longer-lasting Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 , a revamped Type or Touch Cover, a wireless adapter that lets you use said covers away from the Surface itself, or a new version of the Arc Touch Mouse clad in Surface-esque stylings.
Any preordered gear will ship October 22, the day the second-generation Surface family becomes available to the public.
Not everything Microsoft announced on Monday is available for preorder, however, including the most intriguing Surface accessories. The new endurance-boosting Power Cover, the Surface Pro docking station, the funky music-tweaking Remix Cover, and the Surface Car Charger won’t be released until sometime in 2014 and are still only available to preview, not preorder.
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