I just wanted to let the team know of a potential design concern for long-term fit-and-finish of the V.
Over time, most Surface Pro devices I’ve seen have developed a flex outward from the middle of the kickstand body. This can be seen in this picture of my Surface Pro 4 (I’ve owned it for nearly a year).
The kickstand body develops an outward flex from the middle, but it’s only noticeable when closed (obviously, being a slight flex). It does look quite odd; other than this flex, the lines on the Surface are PERFECT. I’m usually careful to open the kickstand with even pressure from both lips on the side, so it isn’t due to uneven pressure or misuse of the mechanism. It just naturally develops over time. Just an alert, if the mechanism is similar at all to MS’s this is an issue that could pop up that we could try to design around.
P.S. Thanks to @Konstantinos for updating us on the improvements made to the hinge connection (adding a third screw) to prevent the kickstand from sliding vertically, because that does start to happen on my Surface after months of use when you apply vertical pressure. Smart fix.