Redmond is all set to unveil its first ever yearly refresh of the Surface tablets later this month at an event in New York. But along with second generation slates, the company has also been working on several new accessories.

We first heard about the upcoming Power Cover, and now there is news that the company is designing a Surface docking station. Now this is something that will be music to the ears of pro and power users.

WinSuperSite is reporting that in along with completely new tablets, Microsoft is also working on updating its range of accessories for the Surface lineup. And one of the new accessories is a desktop docking solution that extends the capabilities of the tablets.

Unfortunately, the new dock will only be compatible with the Pro version of the Surface, meaning it will only work with the existing and the second-generation model.

The Surface RT will not support it, and neither will the rumored Surface Mini.

Anyway, the docking station is set to feature a mini DisplayPort that can be used for video out, one USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0 ports to go with 1 Gbps Ethernet connectivity and inputs for microphone and speakers — think corporate presentations.

We do not have any details on pricing and expected release date of this Surface docking station, but considering the fact that the second-generation Surface tablets should hit the store shelves by the end of the year, this new accessory could go on sale sometime this year.

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