Microsoft is getting all fancy with a new keyboard for the Surface Pro 4.

Called the Signature Type Cover, the new keyboard has the standard glass trackpad and wide key spacing found in other Surface Pro keyboards. The thing that makes this new one unique is that it is cloaked in Alcantara - a luxury, proprietary material from Italy that grows darker in colour as it ages over time.

Alcantara is often found in high-end headphones. Microsoft is marketing the fabric as "unlike anything you've ever experienced". It comes in a "two-tone grey mélange color" for the Surface Pro 4 and costs $159.99, which is still less than the $169 iPad Pro Smart keyboard that Apples sells.

Microsoft has a whole page dedicated to its new keyboard, as well as an announcement video, in which you can see Ralf Groene, Microsoft Device's Head of Devices, talk about the product in a very Jony Ive-like manner.

Microsoft has made the Signature Type Cover available in stores today.