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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 228 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good typing feel but a little cramped

    Posted
    Metalastic
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    If you're going to be doing any kind of productivity work on the Surface Go, you'll want a keyboard. The onscreen keyboard is good for short inputs, but if you want to type up class notes, an email, or write a document, the onscreen keyboard gets tiring. Because the keyboard has to fit in the form factor for the Surface Go, it's a little smaller than the keyboards for the Surface Pro. The term T-Rex arms comes to mind. I feel like I have to keep my elbows in to type using a traditional home row style. Also, I wish they had some more music control buttons. There is a pause/play button on the function keys, but nothing to skip to the next song. I might try to find a 3rd party app to remap the PrtScn button to next song. With Windows Ink baked into the Surface Go, I don't really see the need for a PrtScn button. Overall, good keyboard. I'd pay the extra for the Alcantara one, the difference in feel when you're resting your wrists on the keyboard to type is noticeable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're glad you're loving the productivity factor that the Surface Go Signature Type Cover adds to your Surface Go experience. Like the Surface Go, this Type Cover is perfect for taking your projects with you on-the-go. If you're looking to shift your experience to more of a desktop type set-up, the Surface Keyboard might be a perfect fit for when you're at home, or in the office. Check it out at Best Buy here: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-surface-keyboard-silver/5663301.p?skuId=5663301.

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case, one issue that bugs me

    Posted
    Timothy

    I'd give it a perfect score if there wasn't one thing that just bugs me a bit. First the case feels great. The material is smooth and easy to clean. The buttons are responsive and feel great on the fingers. The keys are a bit cramped but you are using a 10" tablet so it's to be forgiven. My big issue is, when you flip the keyboard, so the keys are touching the back of the tablet and the cover is facing out, the contact points do not like up. One corner sticks out a little bit and it just doesn't make any sense. Why are the contact points symmetrical? Then if you are using the device as a tablet you would be able to hold it without touching the keys. I don't for some reason this just bugs me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Timothy,

      Thanks for your honest review of the Surface Go Signature Type Cover. Since we are always looking to make innovations that please our customers, your response is helpful for us! We're so glad you're loving your Surface Go experience so far, and we hope you continue to love all this great machine has to offer!

      Kindly,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Likely your best option

    Posted
    nmeln
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This keyboard is gorgeous, first off. The color is great, the material is fantastic, and it provides great protection for the front of the Surface Go. Is it worth this much money? Probably not, but if you're all in, you're all in. The key spacing is very small, similar to the iPad Pro's keyboard, but you get wider keys instead of wider spaces, which is great for some, but not necessarily for me. That said, the key travel is surprisingly good, and once you've adjusted to the size, you can move pretty easily. The trackpad is surprisingly large for the size of the keyboard, and it's smooth as butter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're glad you're loving the ultra portable and sleek design of the Surface Go Signature Type Cover. We're glad this has been the perfect match for your Surface Go! It sounds like you're loving the signature Alcantara material that brings such a comfortable, yet classy touch to your typing experience. Thanks for the great shout-out!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Have for a Surface Pro or Go

    Posted
    NickA
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    This accessory is almost a must have if you are getting a Surface Pro or Go. I got the Surface Go. It transformed this device into something I can use for more serious work when away from my main computer. The back lighting is great, the key travel is perfect for me. I was really impressed with the touchpad however. The Surface Go keyboard touchpad is actually larger than the Surface Pro keyboard. It supports all the normal gestures you'd expect. If you will use your Surface Go for anything other than watching videos, get the keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Nick,

      Thanks for taking the time to share your in-depth experience with your Surface Go Signature Type Cover. We're thrilled to hear this has greatly enhanced your productivity when your away from your main workstation. We hope This in combination with your Surface Go continues to empower you to accomplish more!

      Best,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for small hands

    Posted
    pnut80
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have small hands and I love this keyboard. It is very compact! It feels great and I am able to type with speed, probably better than on a normal size keyboard. I love that it snaps right into the Surface Go and I don't have to connect it. I went with the Cobalt blue, with all of my Surface Go accessories. I do wish there were more color options, as I like bright colors. The color options to me are very drab. But as far as functionality, Im happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the great shout-out! We're thrilled to hear that the Surface Go Signature Type Cover has been the perfect fit for you so far. We greatly appreciate you sharing your honest review with the community. We hope you continue to love your Surface experience!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    Rashaan
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    Has to be one of the best keyboards i’ve used on a laptop. It feels nice to type on, gives you just the right amount of feedback, and the backlit keyboard looks excellent. On top of that the alcantara fabric looks and feels good. It doesn’t make the tablet feel bulky, it protects the screen, and i think the surface looks better with it. Not to mention that if you don’t want to use it it’s easily detachable. 10/10 would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    Posted
    iteched
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    I've had the keyboard for a few days now. I would have preferred the black one but this was all they had in stock at time of purchase. The "Go" is smaller than the normal Surface models so the keys are a bit close together...but I've gotten used to it and it works well. The texture is nice and so far hasn't shown any signs of discoloring...but...only time will tell. They cost more than I'd like...but otherwise it is a good product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Little Small But Works In A Pinch

    Posted
    Carlo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Bought a few days after getting a Surface Go. The touch keyboard with the Go is not quite there yet so I opted to get the Type Cover. The key response is amazing. The layout makes the most of the space it has, however that said it's still a small keyboard and can take some adjusting to. I also noticed the trackpad sticks more than I'd like it to causing some unintended selecting or drag/dropping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent smooth feel

    Posted
    Yeni
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    When I went to buy my surface go, I was expecting to buy it as a tablet. Little did I know when I bought the keyboard it would make all the difference. It feels very smooth to type on and I love how versatile it is. When you want to use your go as a tablet, you just turn it around and flap it closed like a page from a book. Very practical. Would definitely recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid but, light.

    Posted
    mikedrod
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    I'm typing this review on the new Surface keyboard. It is the perfect balance of being light weight AND solid enough to feel good when typing. The tactile feedback of the keys is great and the layout is right so, I can type quickly. I learned to type on an IBM Selectric in high school back before Duran Duran was popular so, I've used a variety of keyboards. This is the best keyboard on a portable device of it's type.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Mike,

      We're glad you're already making great use of the Surface Go Signature Type Cover! Thanks for the great compliments. We're glad you're loving the sturdy design, and overall feel of your typing experience so far. We hope you continue to love your Surface Go experience!

      Happy typing,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    Sally
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I like the blue color. Soft touch, but still sturdy. I like that it can flip all the way around and somehow the keys turn off - become inactive. So you can pick it, flip the keyboard around and show someone something. Holds up well too. I expected it to pick up link or marks or show wear. Looks the same a month later as when new.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love it! But!

    Posted
    crazypostalbob
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The sensitivity of the mouse is the best I have had for the type of mouse included in the keyboard that it is. However, the clicking does not register right on any of the ones I have used. What I mean is sometimes it clicks, sometimes it doesn't, in the corners. It is really, really, good other than that though, so I can still give it a 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for letting us know about your great experience with your Surface Go Signature Type Cover. We're delighted to hear that this has been the perfect addition to your Surface Go. If you find yourself experiencing some sensitivity difficulties on your touch-pad, try our easy troubleshooting tips here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4023473.

      If you should encounter any additional questions or concerns, our support team is always glad to help. Feel free to contact them here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/.

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little keyboard

    Posted
    honeyalex
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    This type cover takes the surface go from an excellent little tablet to a phenomenal on the go productivity device/mini laptop. Takes some getting used to the scale of it but once you get it down you’ll be golden. Backlit keys are a nice touch too, and the trackpad works well and functions properly. 10/10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect companion to your Surface Go

    Posted
    andeker
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    solid build, responsive keys and keys are raised/built just enough so you don't really miss a stroke. might take a couple days to adjust if you're moving from a traditionally spaced input device. a bit pricey but it shows in the quality, and you don't really need it but it helps if you plan to use the Go as a traditional computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're delighted to hear that you're loving the Surface Go Signature Type Cover. It's true, this handy tool transforms the Surface Go into a full laptop experience, perfect for taking your work with you on-the-go. Thanks for letting the community know about your awesome experience!

      Kindly,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Handy keyboard for the Microsoft Go

    Posted
    Jimbo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I like the size of the keyboard; great for mobile use. Only issue I have had is with the number row. Tends to skip to different columns and rows on spreadsheets; so have to go slower than I wish and really pay attention. Geek Squad looked at it, and Microsoft did a remote fix, which seems to have helped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience with Surface Go Signature Type Cover. We're glad you were able to find a solution for your device. Please know if you ever encounter questions or concerns with any of your Surface devices or accessories, our support team is always happy to help. Feel free to reach out here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/.

      Kindly,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sexy looking

    Posted
    GiGi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This cover is very sexy - I got it in red. The keyboard is real easy to use. In fact, the entire setup (tablet, cover/keyboard, mouse, charger) fits together perfectly, is very easy to install and is totally sexy! Yes, I'm a woman. Men probably would not use that word when describing a tablet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than tablet on screen

    Posted
    CSLCW
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Tablet keyboards on the tablet are awkward. this makes the external keyboard easy snap on or off depending on if I am working with my surface or watching videos while on the treadmill. I do wish it had a number keypad though. I have to retrain myself to use keys at the top for numbers . :-( overall Great keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes typing on Surface GO much easier

    Posted
    james
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This keyboard is not absolutely necessary for the Surface GO but if you plan on doing a lot of typing then it is a must. The on screen keyboard is okay but this makes typing much easier. Although it is a little pricy...you can get a Bluetooth keyboard from a different manufacturer that would work just as well

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi James,

      Thanks for letting us know how you're loving the Surface Go Signature Type Cover. We're glad that this has made your typing experience on your Surface Go much easier and more enjoyable. We're proud to provide our customers with a seamless typing experience that they can use perfectly in combination with their device.

      Happy typing,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Necessary item

    Posted
    Anne
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    I use this with my Surface Go and would not use any other keyboard since it helps form the case. I use a mouse so any complaints about the track pad are irrelevant to me. It only takes a short while to get used to the size and I can type nearly as fast as I do on a larger key

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Anne,

      Thanks for letting us know about how the Surface Go Signature Type Cover has been a wonderful addition to your Surface experience. It sounds like you're loving your set-up so far. We appreciate you sharing your experience with the community!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This Is a Must Buy for Surface Go Owners

    Posted
    soulreaver99
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    It's expensive and everyone wishes it should come with the Surface Go which is a bummer. However, this keyboard is a must but to fully utilize the Surface Go. The keyboard is comfortable to type on, responsive, much better than the butterfly keyboard you find on the mac. Also the large trackpad is a plus too

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for letting the community know about your experience with the Surface Go Signature Type Cover. We're glad that you feel like this handy keyboard has helped you to unlock the full potential of the Surface Go. We appreciate the great shout-out!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft