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Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR) Rugged xCase for Microsoft Surface Pro - Re-Engineered and Coming Fall 2020

Currently in the Microsoft Designed for Surface certification process, the next generation of rugged Surface Pro case has been re-engineered with a new, sleek design that integrates a magnetic stripe reader (MSRs) into the case, replacing an external bolt on attachment. The new rugged xCase will still have superior protection and will include a removable bottom rail to allow for type cover compatibility.  Likewise, our engineers are keeping the shock-absorbing rubber bumpers and rigid shell which are designed to fit securely around and protect your Microsoft Surface device while you work.  

Rugged xCase with MSR will include:

  • Case with integrated MagTek MSR
    • HB or KID emulation
    • Level 2 or 3 encryption
  • Back Hand Strap
  • Briefcase Handle
  • Type Cover Loop
  • Snap Mount Plate

MobileDemand also offers a MSR Surface Pro Bundle which includes everything you see here pre-assembled:

  • Surface Pro Laptop/Tablet
  • Premium Rugged Case
  • MagTek MSR
  • Pre-applied Screen Protector


Currently in the Microsoft Designed for Surface certification process, the next generation Surface Pro case is designed for peace of mind investment protection with a Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR) productivity enhancement.  This case turns your Surface Pro into a mobile store enabling on-the-go credit cards swipes for line-busting, events, kiosks, mobile stores, informal retail stands, and more. The back hand strap and briefcase handle attachment, make the Surface Pro tablet easy to carry.

Engineered for enterprise productivity, the MobileDemand Rugged xCase for Surface Pro is made to fit the Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Surface Pro LTE, Surface Pro (2017), and Surface Pro 4. Improvements to the shock absorbing rubber corner bumpers, enhances a structurally rigid shell that supports additional productivity enhancements, like chip & pin payment modules, barcode scanning, or 3D camera technology.  

The newly added removable bottom rail, when removed, allows for type cover compatability.

An option for companies purchasing multiple devices is the ability for MobileDemand to apply custom asset tag labels to each individual case. Asset tags allow users to maintain an efficient, effective system for controlling and tracking the tablets.

For on-the-road applications, MobileDemand recommends the use of the tablet vehicle mount. It keeps the device safe and secure and is an ergonomic way to utilize the tablet when not in-transit.

MobileDemand also offers bundles which include the Surface Pro tablet, our protective rugged case, and screen protector, all applied by MobileDemand tablet experts.

Note: The SIM card slot is covered and inaccessible when the rugged case is on the tablet.


Installation and Warranty

Product Videos

Marketing Resources

File Name Size Description
Surface-Pro-6-Fact-Sheet 170 kb

Tech Specs

 xCase for Surface Pro - Physical characteristics


 1.04 lbs. (472g) - standard case


11.79" W x 8.22" H x 0.64" D  

(299.49 mm W x 208.90 mm H x 16.13 mm D) - includes bumpers

Drop / Shock

MIL-STD 810G, 516.6 IV: 26 repeated drops to 1 operating unit on to plywood over concrete from 48 inches


Shell: PC/ABS plastic

Rubber casing: Silicone rubber, Shore A 60 durometer

Seal door: Silicone rubber, Shore A 60 durometer

Included with MSR Case

Standard Rugged Case

Snap Mount Plate

Mounting Compatible  (additional components required)

Type Cover Loop

Protected Ports

Back Hand Strap

Briefcase Handle

Removable Bottom Rail

MagTek Magnetic Stripe Reader  - Tech Specs available soon


File Name Size Description
Rugged Case Surface Pro 4 195 kb Spec Sheet
xCase Warranty and Limited Liability 105 kb Terms and Conditions

Case Studies

Manufacturer Relies on Forklift-Mounted Surface Pro

Manufacturer Relies on Forklift-Mounted Surface Pro

Rimports streamlines inventory operations using rugged Surface Pro tablet on forklifts.

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Construction Company Mobilizes Data Capture Processes

Kirlin Florida deploys Surface Pro tablets with protective cases to construction site foremen.

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Steeltek, where deploying Windows 10 rugged tablets revolutionized the way they worked. Productivity and efficiency followed.

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