Microsoft this week showed off a new range of aqua-colored Surface accessories, including a Surface Pro Type Cover, Surface Pen, and Surface Arc Mouse. All of the new devices will debut October 17, alongside the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Additionally, the firm revealed some new Surface accessories from a Finnish fashion design company called Marimekko. These are available immediately.
“Beyond new magical experiences from Windows, Office, and other app partners that help people create in new ways with our innovative hardware, we want to celebrate the intersection of technology and design,” Microsoft’s Eric Lovelin writes. “You should feel proud to pull a Surface—the ultimate laptop—from your bag, wherever you are. And the influence of fashion, aesthetics, texture, and color make the technology more personal, an extension of your style and personality, like your favorite sweater, handbag, fragrance, and home accessory.”
The aqua Surface accessories are easily understood: They’re existing devices, in an aqua color. That said, Microsoft gets a bit of mileage out of it.
“Aqua is a soft and approachable color,” the firm notes. “When creating Aqua we drew inspiration from our natural surroundings which helped develop its friendly attributes. This color works beautifully with our materials, from the richness of Alcantara through to the depth and sheen of anodization on our pen. It complements the rest of the existing palette while adding a hint of lightness.”
The Marimekko designs are a bit more flamboyant. They bring four of the design firm’s most iconic prints to the Surface family via sleeves for Surface Laptop and Type Covers and skins for the new Surface Pro.
“All four patterns represent the creativity and spirit of Marimekko and give Surface users an opportunity to customize their devices – and since these devices are used on a daily basis, what better way to bring joy and happiness into people’s everyday lives than with an accessories line that brings a pop of color to your life,” Microsoft notes.
And you thought there wasn’t going to be a Surface release this month. 🙂