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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highest Quality BT Keyboard

    Posted
    JayRaf
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Just 5 years ago Microsoft hadn't made a footprint in the area of designing and manufacturing PC's, tablets and accompanying accessories. Today, when I think of Microsoft not only is the name synonymous with Windows and their MS Office Suite, yet what's imore significant is that I want Microsoft hardware to power my Windows based software! I own the Surface Book, a powerful yet sophisticated workhorse. When I don't need a full laptop, I default to using my iPad Pro, who's on screen, virtual keyboard isn't suited for big time word processing. I didn't want a standard keyboard case, to eliminate the slim form factor, nor did I type long enough on the iPad to justify buying Apple's Keyboard Cover. Fortunately Microsoft's mobile keyboard fit my needs perfectly, and the deal was sealed when I came across the keyboard as a part of BestBuy's Deal of the Day promotions. From the moment you inbox this keyboard, you'll feel the build quality placed into making the keyboard one fit for usage with the top 3 operating systems today. The entire package is quite compact, yet large enough to offer a comfy, real-feel keyboarding experience. The keyboard has a case to keep your keys clean from the dust and random crumbs that like to find their way onto keyboards, and show themselves just on the day you intend to use it in the office or during class. What I like most regarding the cover is that when flipped over you have an instant, highly capable tablet stand. Microsoft took no shortcuts when thinking out the design of this product, which is why you feel the soft lining, in what has become Microsoft's signature gray color, to protect the edges and sides of your tablet. One can easily prop up a tablet and work with confidence, assured that the casing of your devices won't be scratched due as a result of the tablet rubbing against harder plastics or metal. Being that the keyboard is ambitious enough to tackle Windows, Apple, and Android products, its suprisingly simple to setup and pair different hardware running operating systems. After initial pairing, you only must slide a button to connect with your hardware of choice. Since I need my iPad Pro's Pencil more so for productivity, it's great to have a portable keyboard stashed in my book bag when the need arises to type a document or send/reply to emails on the go. Aesthetically Microsoft's product coordinates well with white or black iPads, and would be perfect mate for Surface Pro 3 or 4 user who doesn't have much need for $120+ Type Covers. Also when using the Surface Book in tablet mode, the keyboard is an effective quick fix for typing a reply, without reattaching the SB tablet to its standard laptop-like keyboard. They come together to create a great high tech look, so much that you could forget the battery life of the Surface Book in tablet mode only.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    Posted
    John
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    I am writing this review on my iPad 3 using this exact keyboard. *Quick and straight forward review: If you value getting the job done, and don't have time for nonesense then this is the keyboard for you. My time is highly valuable and my work very important. This keyboard does it all* *Longer review* This is a quality product, I am truly impressed, and I am one of the most difficult customers to please. I believe Microsoft recognizes the serious threat of existing and emerging competitors (including Apple). You can tell that Microsoft is beginning to take steps to maintain its power. This keyboard is one of those steps. It has everything I am looking for in a mobile keyboard, even after spending months of viewing others. This keyboard is stylish, small but not cramped, durable, easy to use, and effective. I simply open the cover, the keyboard switches on, and automatically connects to my device. I can seamlessly switch between my iPad, Note 4, and Windows pc. I type letters, briefings, and statements with ease. The button layout is typical of a QWERTY keyboard and spaced beautifully, small enough to ensure a compact design but not too much to result in a cramped disaster. The two angle stand holds my devices securely and allows for different viewing options. Additionally, being able to separate the keyboard from the stand is great, adding to your choice of typing positions. Charging is quick and the battery life is great. Its just a great keyboard! After searching all that there is to buy I have to say this is definitely one of, if not the, best keyboards around. Do your research and then buy this keyboard, you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's frustratingly fantastic

    Posted
    gldoorii
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I just got home from purchasing this keyboard and I'm using it to type this review. I've got to say that I'm impressed with the quality of the keyboard overall. I fully expected a really cheap plasticy feel to it since it's Microsoft, but it's put together nicely. The keys are nice even though they are small and I didn't have any issues with the bluetooth connection. My one big gripe about this device is the cover. The outside top has that soft rubber stuff on it, which feels high quality, but gets dirty incredibly easy and is very difficult to brush off. Also, I wish the area that the tablet rests against was covered in rubber or some sort of protection other than just being hard plastic. I feel like I have to be very careful when I place my iPad into the slot because only the portion the back touches is rubber, not the bottom (that the side or bottom of you tablet touches). Since the cover/stand can be completely detached and I can use my iPad Smart Cover as a stand, it's not so much a big deal. Other than that I like this keyboard a lot, but will be returning it because it's cheaper on Amazon right now and Best Buy told me they won't price match. I'd recommend this to anyone that doesn't want a keyboard case/folio because of the bulkiness and would like a quality keyboard that can connect to multiple devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft has improved my tablet experience!

    Posted
    Red5
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    I am using an Asus Vivotab Note 8 (M80TA). I was looking for a Bluetooth keyboard with a rechargeable battery that would allow me to leave my laptop at home and still be able to type up notes while going to classes during the day. This keyboard is it. Pairing the keyboard to my windows tablet was easy. I was also able to pair to my girlfriend's ipad mini (non-retina model, to be precise). This was done just as easily after moving the switch on the keyboard from windows to ipad/iPhone. Once paired, all of the functions on the keyboard worked as they did on the windows tablet. I also noticed that by moving the switch back and forth I could easily go from controlling one tablet to the other. Build quality is solid. My tablet is 10.95mm thick and I can use the keyboard cover/stand at two different viewing angles. Depending on the thickness of the tablet your viewing angle will vary. The magnetic strip on the keyboard cover works fantastically. As I just bought the keyboard I can't comment on battery life, but overall I am very satisfied with this keyboard. I know there are cheaper options out there for tablet keyboards, but for a rechargeable battery keyboard/stand, Microsoft has created a great product. If you're a multi-operating system user, this is certainly a keyboard to consider.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent if you get a good one

    Posted
    1sttimer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The Microsoft Mobile Keyboard is an excellent accessory for tablets. It is wireless, with easy connection via Bluetooth. It is compact and well-designed.  The magnetically detachable cover can be used to prop up the tablet at two convenient angles for easy tablet viewing.  However, this option does not work with covers attached to the tablet. Charging of the keyboard is via USB cable (included). Charges can last up to a month or more. The only negative for this keyboard is that some have been shipped with defective batteries which do not charge or which fail early. As the warranty is for three years, the only inconvenience is exchanging a defective unit for a new one.  Replacement of a defective unit should not be a problem. Best Buy replaced mine from stock the same day. Overall, I'm quite pleased with this well-made product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing functionality, great productivity

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    First off, I'd like to say how terrible the service at best buy is. The wait was ridiculous, they didn't know where their inventory was, and lastly they communicate poorly with one anther. That being said, I'm lucky to have found this thing at all while I shopped there. The only saving grace was that best buy price matched an online source, so hoorah for that. The keyboard is great. Easy to connect, Excellent feedback from the keys, and swapping between android, Apple, and Windows was easy. It's very comfortable and handles well. The removable lid makes it a great way to put your device on a higher level while you keep your keyboard in your lap. The lid protects the keys so traveling with it feels safe. It is easy to use, convenient, and worth the money. Only complaint I have is that the backspace or delete button is small so hitting it with accuracy is difficult at times. Great device!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product but a little overpriced

    Posted
    amitkapur
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this keyboard specially because I have 2 tablets and I do most of my email for work using these... and it means a LOT of typing! I bought this as a Open Box item because I do find this a little overpriced. Having said that, its a good product with nice tactile feedback and almost no delay. Setting-up was easy and switching between devices is easy and seamless. I would have however preferred that this keyboard becomes a cover as well so that I don't have to carry a second item with me. Also, they should have included a lightning charging port so that the use of a single cable can make it work with Apple devices. However, I still like it and would recommend it to others as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    To date the best "portable" keyboard I have used

    Posted
    LittleAVguy
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    I purchesed this keyboard to use with my ipad and iphone and have been extremely happy. I had been using another small portable keyboard for about 6 months and this one vastly superior. The keys are not as spongy and I haven't had a problem with "missed" keys that I know I hit but didn't register. I really like the fact that the keyboard has an integrated cover that doubles as a stand, particularly when used with my phone. This has allowed me to type lengthy emails/responses when away from my office computer without struggling with the very small touch keyboard on the phone in particular. The battery life has so far been excellent and it recharges quickly. Very happy with this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard for a tablet or smartphone!

    Posted
    amaris627
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    This is an amazing keyboard for a tablet or smartphone. I use it with a 9.7 Samsung Galaxy TabS2 and it connects quickly and easily, and provides enough support with the integrated stand. Two minor drawbacks (if I'm going to nitpick), would be the material on the outside of the case - it's a soft rubber-like material, so it picks up a lot of dust and other particles. Second, since the lid/stand detaches from the actual keyboard, it makes it difficult to use it all together on your lap. Having a flat surface is definitely more comfortable. Overall, great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well built, reliable quick connection

    Posted
    snowrain
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    I used it for my Windows 10 Tablet, and when the tablet is started, it was already paired/connectd so that I could enter by PIN using this keyboard. This happens reliably. This is in contrast to other Bluetooth devices, for which occasional pair/reconnect were common. It is very well built and ergonomically designed. In my recent trip abroad, I brought my 8" tablet with this keyboard and a blue tooth mouse. They all fit into my bag nicely much more compact than any laptops, ready for use any time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Thoughtful Product

    Posted
    Jerry
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this keyboard to compliment my iPad Air 2. Immediate and easing pairing. Extremely light but solid construction. Keyboard key spacing is good and allows me to reach comparable typing speed as when I'm on the Apple Wireless Keyboard. Tray separates from keyboard and offers iPad Air 2 different angles. Depending on the device you use with the keyboard will dictate the number of angles. Handily recommend this keyboard and would purchase again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft keyboard for iPad

    Posted
    Doditika
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Keyboard takes some getting used to. Directions to pair were not great. Had many issues and attempts. When it finally did pair and I shut off iPad for the night the next day it didn't just automatically re-pair. I was back to square one for some reason. Not so sure I would recommend this. My options are either yes or no...not "maybe/unsure" so for now will say no. I did get a great deal on it, but even so if I were able to return at this point, I would.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect mobile solution

    Posted
    epochmuas
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    I am a engineer on the road most of the time and hate carrying around heavy equipment. Its design and function is perfect for my iPhone 7 plus. I can get all my mobile work, on-call work, done easily without carrying a lot of heavy equipment. I even get regular work if I really want to stair at a small screen for a long time. I used it on my iPad Pro 12.9". Works great there too. However, I like to travel light so it perfect for what I need it for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Posted
    Rosie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I'm so glad that I purchased this Universal Keyboard to use with my Tablet. Since I use my Tablet while in my recliner, it was hurting my hand holding it. I wish it was just a little bigger, as the keys are very close together & I make more mistakes when I type. I don't think I would recommend it for men, due to there fingers being larger than mine. Overall, I'm pleased with this product & price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard!

    Posted
    Craig
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    Seems well made and I like it so far. The case is cool and easily totable. My only complaint (and the reason it is 4 instead of 5 star) is that it doesn't give you a way to have the phone stand/keyboard cover "stand-up" instead of laying flat, at least with my heavy phone. I like the magnetic connector for the cover though. Overall I like it a lot just wish it had a means of locking the stand/cover in an upright/tilted position.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Microsoft P2Z-00001 mobile keyboard

    Posted
    MCDST
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    I purchased the Microsoft P2Z-00001 mobile keyboard for my daughter who was looking for a small wireless keyboard. She has a Windows8 laptop that she uses to hook up to a TV to stream media. She wanted a wireless type keyboard to use in order to have keyboard input to he laptop that is wired into the HDMI port of a TV. She found it very easy to pair the keyboard to her laptop's bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    Posted
    Derek
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    Well designed keyboard...thanks Microsoft for addressing a shortcoming in the portable keyboard market. Connects quickly and works great. Battery last long time, like the phone slot, like the magnetic detachable cover. If I had a complaint, though it is a minor one, the rubbery surface is hard to keep clean. But don't let that stop you, this is currently the best portable Bluetooth keyboard on the market as of 7/25/15, IMHO.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft finally got it right!

    Posted
    Tekknophile
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    I am NOT a fan of Microsoft, but after field testing the Microsoft - Mobile Keyboard for Select Smartphones and Tablets, I have nothing but praise for this product. It is small enough to throw in a tablet bag, without all the folding. No folds means you can type on ANY surface, not just flat ones. It pairs easily and reconnects without having to re-pair or reinstall it. This product impressed me enough to buy two (Best Buy's sale price was a plus!).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice portable iPad keyboard

    Posted
    msoti
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    Works great with iPad even thought its not an Apple product. Just the right size, I use with iPad Mini 2. Only complaint is why they would use the tacky (as in touch/tactile) material on the front cover??? It draws lint, dog hair, fuzzies, etc....to it like moths to a flame?! If they would have just used the same plastic they use on the bottom half, it would have made it basically perfect. Still recommended though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality keyboard

    Posted
    FatTireRider
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    This is a nice compact style keyboard. Good feel to it, built in battery, and good connectivity to a variety of devices. Like all compact keyboards, it's a different feel from a full size keyboard, and of course, there is not a full size, dedicated numeric keyboard. Ultimately, this is great for portability and limited use with a tablet or phone, but is not suitable for "everyday" extensive use if that is your goal.

    I would recommend this to a friend