Earlier today, Microsoft announced two new Surface tablets – the Surface Pro 2 and the Surface 2. Both will go on sale starting next month, and come with Windows 8.1 preinstalled on them.
Alongside the new hardware announcements, Microsoft shared a number of videos that show off what its new Surface tablets are capable of. As you might expect, the first few were your typical promo videos.
Now this is where things start to get interesting. Microsoft will be releasing an accessory for the Surface called the Surface Music Kit. It’s takes the design of Type Cover, but replaces the keys with a mixing table. Here’s a video of Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn playing around with the Surface Music Kit to quickly create a track:
In another video, Microsoft worked with students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California to come up with new accessories for the Surface. The Surface Music Kit makes another appearance, but the focus is on the creativity exhibited by these students. They come up with a number of potential new accessories, including tools for doctors, government officials and more, that may or may not show up in future designs.[Image: Microsoft}