Microsoft Unveils Pride Surface Type Cover to Celebrate Pride Month

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft, Microsoft Surface with 30 Comments

Ahead of the Pride month, Microsoft is introducing new special edition Pride skins and covers for Surface devices. The company is introducing a new Surface Pro Pride Type Cover, as well as a Pride Skin.

The Pride Skin is a $14.99 skin that comes with all the 16 flags of the LGBTQI+ communities. You can simply stick it onto your Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 5, or Surface Pro 6 to show your love for the community. “The Pride Skin was inspired by the rich and varied tapestry of the LGBTQI+ community. It combines the colors of major LGBTQI+ flags to evoke both technology and the digital age. The result is a single, bold graphic that stands as a symbol of the strength and unity of the LGBTQI+ community—for today and in the future,” Microsoft says.

And the Pride Type Cover comes at $159.99, and it includes the Pride colors, as well as black and brown for diversity and inclusion. “The Pride Type Cover features a typographical treatment that nods to the era of graphic design at the time of the Stonewall uprising. Its simple, straightforward use of the word Pride combines with a modernized flag treatment that adds the colors black and brown to symbolize inclusion and diversity.” Microsoft said.

Microsoft will also be contributing a total of $100,000 to organizations in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada in honor of the new Pride products which is pretty cool.

The new Pride Type Cover will be available in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK on June 27, but you can pre-order it today. The Pride Skin is available today in the US, Canada, and Australia.

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31 responses to “Microsoft Unveils Pride Surface Type Cover to Celebrate Pride Month”

  1. Simon Flynn

    The people getting so upset by a laptop case and charity donation shows how far some people still have to come. But good for Microsoft!

  2. jaypit

    A perfect use for my Bing Reward Points... cashed in a few to purchase the Skin. - As for all these other negative comments, % of population, corp involvement crap ... who cares. Pride has grown over the years to be celebrated and recognized mostly during June World Wide. Visibility and acceptance by individuals and/or corporations, whether sooner or later, past or present is only a good thing for any minority. The big fight started 50 years ago, in the last 10 strides beyond belief. To know that some kid (any pronoun) that does not live in a major Urban city, can walk into a Target and see a Pride display, or walk into a Microsoft/Apple/Adidas/Macys Store as see pride merch may seem like it's a corporate sellout, but I see it as support to be out and proud.

  3. mattijzz

    I think nobody cares about these kind of products..?

  4. Tony Barrett

    Another group MS are cosying up to. I'm actually losing track of how much MS are 'spreading the love' these days. Who'd have thought it! The sceptics in us may just think MS are trying for all the positive press they can get to offset all the bad stuff, and anyone in the LGBT community has just the same type of money as everyone else, so why not throw some in Microsoft's direction... remember, they only fit the Surface, so if you like the cover, buy a surface to fit it!

    • waethorn

      In reply to ghostrider:

      When there's money to be made exploiting minorities, woke Liberal corporations are going to be there to take advantage of them.

      • nordyj

        In reply to Waethorn:


        Not sure what the deal is with the negativity, but a simple solution would be this: if you don't like the product... don't buy it. Microsoft also used to sell NFL Type Covers. I guess partnering with the NFL makes Microsoft a "woke" corporation as well?


        If people are interested in buying a product, supplying it doesn't suddenly make you "woke".

        • prjman

          In reply to nordyj:


          Since Microsoft is going to start supporting causes with case covers, when can we look forward to a pro-life Surface Cover? Certainly there are many more in the pro-life cause than in the LGBT community. They could donate $100k to the March for Life. Think of the money to be made!

          • bharris

            In reply to prjman: I don't have a problem with the Pride cover and I also wouldn't have an issue with a pro-life cover and pro-choice cover. My only problem would be with them offering one without the other. Make both and let people decide with their money and the proceeds from both go to appropriate venues. I would rather see a publicly held company not take sides on controversial social issues, like abortion, but have no issue with them making products to allow consumers on both sides to display their convictions. The trouble with a corporation taking sides is the shareholders own it, not the CEO and it is highly unlikely all shareholders are of the same opinion. Let corporate officers donate their own money to causes, not the shareholders'


    • warren

      In reply to ghostrider:


      There are more non-straight people in the world than Americans. It's not a "group", it's a double-digit percentage demographic.

      • Greg Green

        In reply to warren:

        Hardly. Most reliable surveys indicate 2% or so. Even recent surveys show less than 5% of Americans identify that way. The numbers in Asian and Moslem countries would be much lower.


        The double digit idea is dated propaganda.

  5. prjman

    Virtue signal - Engaged!

  6. mhedman56

    Contrived and unnecessary. I am not defined by my gender or my sexuality, but rather by the difference I make in the lives of others.

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