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Microsoft - Surface Go Type Cover - Black

Model: KCM-00001SKU: 6261228

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Portable Keyboard & Trackpad

    Posted
    Steve
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    I bought this to complement a Surface Go I recently bought, and cannot say enough good things about it. I am still evaluating the Surface Go itself and can't say it's as good as my iPad Pro 10.5", but I CAN definitively say this Microsoft keyboard is vastly superior to the iPad's more expensive and less capable one. Note that the iPad's keyboard has no trackpad, and you can't use a mouse with it. This keyboard has keys with excellent travel, decently spaced considering its size, and a wonderful trackpad that rivals Apple's. I have never seen a Windows trackpad that could compete with an Apple one for smoothness and precision, but this one does. The left-click feel and pointer precision and speed were perfect out of the box, and I didn't have to make any adjustment at all. This keyboard also has a lighted Caps lock button and adjustable backlighting, unlike the portable Apple keyboard for the iPad, and soft felt-like palm rests. It clasps magnetically to the Surface in a very similar way that the iPad does to its keyboard, which also serves as the power connection, so no batteries are needed, nor does it ever need to be charged. The keyboard also lays flat against the Surface's screen and magnetically clasps to the frame. Overall thickness and weight between the iPad Pro and the Surface Go with keyboards attached are very similar, though the iPad tablet is about 2mm thinner than the Surface tablet itself. The iPad keyboard itself is smaller and narrower when set up, though Apple chose to also use the keyboard as a stand for the iPad, which adds some bulk when you fold it to stow - whereas the Surface keyboard is entirely flat, since MS built the stand into the Surface itself rather than the keyboard. End result is the Surface keyboard is much larger and more usable than the iPad's, includes a trackpad and more keys, yet is less bulky and takes up no more space when stowed. I can say this keyboard/trackpad makes the Surface go very usable as a laptop if you're sitting at a desk in a hotel, and makes using applications such as Excel and Powerpoint much more usable and easy to manipulate than they are on an iPad. If you want a portable computer that's easy to tote and very usable as a PC when traveling, the Surface series with an MS Surface keyboard is the way to go. It also has a full set of function keys, as well as keys for brightness, sound, etc., which the iPad's doesn't. See photos - Surface on left.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Steve,

      Wow, thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review! We’re ecstatic to hear you’re loving your Surface Go Type Cover. Our team worked hard to create a detachable keyboard that could be both functional and protect your screen. We hope you continue to enjoy your Surface Go Type Cover, and we’re glad to have you apart of the Surface family!

      Cheers,

      Heather
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Come here my lovely...keyboard

    Posted
    surfaceGo
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    You know i love the look of the fancy colored GO MS keyboards and wanted to get a blue or red one. Instead I got the plain old basic black one, it was open box from BB and looked ‘new in box’ to me when i got it in the mail...thanks BB. And I have to say I am glad I got this basic black one, I have a ms Surface pro 4 with that fancy fabric coating, gray’ish color. And yes, it feels fine and probably hides dirt a bit though if I got to pick a fancy fabric color it would be a color like blue or red...not gray (it was a package deal when I got the surface pro). Ok, so the GO keyboard feels great to type on, size is workable...after all it is only a 10” tablet guys/ladies. Three, yes three, as I recall black light settings...now you don’t get to pick colors...this is MS after all. Keyboard travel is great, keyboard protects the device when carried...well the screen is covered just don’t drop it. Actually, I don’t like carrying the GO without my keyboard cause it gives you something to grip instead of the glass side of the tablet if you follow my thought. Folds back for tablet view. Worth buying new or as open box and would not want a ms GO tablet without it, Plus I like how the plain black material feels, seems it will take dirt and other spills both of which will come off. Well don’t go and toss soda all over the keys you all, but a few drops on the frabic ‘type’ material will not be any issue at all. Now GO, I say, go buy one if you want the perfect GO keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Big enough for the job

    Posted
    waltzmn
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    The first tablet PC I owned was an 8" HP toy. There were a number of keyboards for it. And... they were useless. Because they were small? Yes, to an extent -- but mostly because THEY REARRANGED THE KEYS. Keys such as the quote key weren't in the right place -- they were moved next to the space bar, or required some special key combination. Maybe it would have been workable -- if you never used any other keyboard and could learn its quirks. But since I had other computers that I used more, it just tangled my fingers. Hopeless. This keyboard is right. The keys are where you need them. Yes, it's small -- if you are going to use the Surface Go for real work at a desk, you might seriously want to consider getting a bluetooth keyboard as well. But for on the go -- this is a usable keyboard that takes almost no space and weight almost nothing AND protects your screen. Neither the Surface Go nor its keyboard is a full substitute for a proper laptop. On the other hand, a proper laptop doesn't have LTE and won't fit in such a small space. For what it does, it's a great combination.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're delighted to hear how Surface Go Type Cover has been an excellent addition to your Surface Go. Thanks for calling out some of your favorite features including its sleek lightweight design, as well as added protection this provides to your device. We hope you continue to enjoy!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Good Keyboard

    Posted
    TexasBrit
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    Too many tablet keyboards are more of an "afterthought" & this is reflected in their quality. Not so with this surface keyboard! Firstly it detaches & attaches to the Surface with a reassuring click. ALSO the keys are backlit unlike most of the competition & you can control brightness of the keys AND the screen from the keyboard. Most importantly, it FEELS like a real keyboard with the key clicks and reassuring sensation of the slightly raised keys making the user feel as comfortable as if they were using a regular keyboard on a computer. Is it worth an extra $129 to get as it doesn't come standard with the Surface is debatable but when you consider the alternatives out there, like me, you will probably decide it is worth the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for sharing your excitement about Surface Go Type Cover with the community. We're glad you called out some of your favorite features like the powerful magnetic connection, back-lit keys, and comfortable typing experience. We hope you continue to enjoy!

      Happy typing,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good accessory to have

    Posted
    GoCowboys
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    The keyboard provides a very good input device for the tablet when used to create documents. The touch and feel of the keyboards is good when on a flat hard surface but on the lap it's a bit tricky. Moves a little and makes me feel I've missed a keystroke. Since most of my work is on a desk, this isn't a big issue. Wish I could disconnect it and get the screen a bit further away. Maybe a cord to hook it up to the tablet would allow this as making it Bluetooth would require a battery and additional electronics which would add weight. Like that it protects the screen when shut.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for sharing your honest review of the Surface Go Type Cover. We're glad this has been a good on-the-go typing solution for your Surface Go, as well as providing extra protection to your device. If you're looking to add a desktop set-up to your Surface Go experience, try checking out the Surface Keyboard at Best Buy here: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-surface-keyboard-silver/5663301.p?skuId=5663301. This is a Bluetooth option that gives you a full size typing experience we think you might like.

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect companion for Surface Go! Slay!

    Posted
    a777

    There is absolutely nothing to dislike about this keyboard. The key travel is exceptional, its comfy and sturdy. It is backlit and well spaced, very easy to use. Its trackpad is big, smooth to the touch and just incredible. I am a lifelong Apple fan and I have an iPad Pro with the Apple Smart Keyboard. The Surface Go keyboard is better than the apple keyboard in every possible way. I am awe struck by Microsoft attention to detail and truly Im impressed how far their industrial design has come. Love it, enough said!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the phenomenal review! We work hard to ensure our customers have an exceptional experience with all our products, and we're thrilled to hear we hit the mark. The Surface Go and accessories were designed to be more portable than ever, yet comfortable and efficient. We're delighted to hear that you're loving the track pad, as well as the sleek look, and comfortable design of the Surface Go Type Cover. We appreciate you taking the time to leave some great feedback for the community!

      Happy typing,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must buy for your surface go

    Posted
    Rick
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    If you are getting a Surface GO and intend to do some typing either for work, email, web browsing, this one is a must have. I decided to go for this keyboard and not the alcantara mainly for pricing (plus I prefer my devices to be black). The keyboard has a nice texture and the front has the same texture as previous surface keyboard. The trackpad is a lot bigger which is nice and it suppots lots of shortcuts on it (three finger scrolling to lower volume, four finger scrolling to swap between taps, etc. all of it can be set for your personal preferences). I highly recommend it. It also has lit keyboard too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Rick,

      We're thrilled you're loving your typing experience with Surface Go Type Cover so far. It sounds like this has been the perfect addition to your Surface Go so far. Between customize-able gestures, to the comfortable design, we're thrilled this has added to the versatility of your new device. We hope you continue to enjoy!

      Happy typing,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Posted
    cubby61
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    I got this keyboard for my new Surface Go (which by the way is awesome), and the keyboard is great. The keys are backlit, it magnetically clips on and off easily, and the keys have enough travel to them to feel like a normal keyboard. The magnet is strong enough to keep it attached when I use it to hang on the back of an airplane seat and never detach . I do wish the other side of the keyboard had a small magnet to keep the cover closed like the iPad covers do. That would be my only negative about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great add on

    Posted
    SamG
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    This magnetic snap on keyboard is great. It is durable enough for protective ease of mind when you close it yet doesn't add much weight to your tablet. It comes off easily (with slight pull) but holds strong when you are not pulling on it. I do wish however they had some sort of sliding panel than covered the keys when you weren't using the keyboard. For example, if I have the keyboard completely turned around so I could hold and use the tablet like a standard tablet I end up holding many of the keys which feels slightly awkward.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Sam,

      Thanks for the great review! We're so glad that the Surface Go Type Cover has been a wonderful addition to your Surface Go experience so far. With the powerful magnetic connection, as well as added protection this adds to your device, it's no wonder this accessory is easy to take on-the-go in combination with your device. We greatly value all your feedback, and we'll be sure to pass your thoughts along to our team.

      Kindly,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    surprisingly comfortable to use!

    Posted
    rosalie
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    I got the Surface Go to take meeting notes at work and track actions, to-dos, and to follow slide presentations. I resisted getting the Type cover as I already have a blue tooth keyboard. But connecting, charging, carrying - my old keyboard was not very convenient. I got my Type cover - it snaps right onto the "Go", no charging, always available - and the keys are far enough apart to avoid most typos, the track pad is sensitive enough without picking up random motions near it. I like it a lot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're thrilled the Surface Go Type Cover has been a wonderful addition to your Surface Go experience. We're delighted to read your excitement for the ease of use, as well as accuracy of this unique accessory!

      Happy typing,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A necessary edition to the Surface Go

    Posted
    MRam
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    The Surface Go is a good secondary machine, but like the bigger Surface Pro is not an ideal tablet. To be productive, you pretty much need the Type Cover. The Type cover for the Surface Go is slightly smaller. For those with bigger fingers, it might take some getting used to. It also does not do well when it is in the incline position. The keys when pressed are not always recognized. Still, it's something a Surface Go user needs for their Surface Go, despite its flaws.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for reaching out and letting us know about your recent experience with the Surface Go Type Cover. We certainly expect our accessories to be high quality, and we're sorry to hear you're having some difficulties. It is possible that the particular issue you are experiencing can be remedied with a simple update. Find out how to troubleshoot your Surface Go Type Cover here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4023473.

      If you should have any further questions or concerns, our support team is always here to help you out! Feel free to reach out to them here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/.

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very handy

    Posted
    FLdiver
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    Like the title says this cover is very handy. I had a wireless mouse that uses a nano receiver and that used up my one port. This type cover touchpad leaves the port open. The keyboard also means no more turning on/off a Bluetooth keyboard. The keys are very responsive, no hard pressing needed, and silent typing (you only hear your fingers tapping). I highly recommend this to anyone who purchased a Surface Go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the great shout-out! We're delighted to hear that the Surface Go Type Cover has been an excellent addition to your Surface Go experience so far. We hope you continue to enjoy the easy to use connection, as well as luxurious typing experience.

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good operation and quality

    Posted
    agauv
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    The Microsoft keyboard for the Surface Go is a good quality keyboard for a compact tablet device. It has a magnetic catch that snaps it right in place every time so it can be easily attached or removed. Keys are a decent size and have good spacing for typing. I only wish it had a backlight option but I guess that would affect the tablet's battery life. Overall I am satisfied with the product but not the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for sharing your honest review of your Surface Go Type Cover. We'd like to chime in and let you know that this keyboard does in fact include back-lit keys. It's possible this feature may be turned off right now. To change the settings on the brightness, simply use the F7 key to adjust. If you experience any questions, our support team is always happy to help: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/.

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    RanPer
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    I must admit, I wasn't expecting much from this keyboard/touch-pad. The touch-pad is almost as good as my Mac, and that is saying a lot. It is butter smooth. Having experience with the second gen butterfly keyboard from Apple, I assumed this low profile keyboard would be just as bad yet serviceable. I was wrong. The keys feel fantastic. I love the way it attaches to the tablet, and the overall way it functions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the high compliments. We're delighted to hear you're pleasantly surprised with the quality design of the Surface Go Type Cover. It sounds like this has been the perfect addition to your Surface Go experience. We hope you continue to enjoy this comfortable combination!

      Happy typing,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect add on to the Surface Go

    Posted
    ComicCreator
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    Ideal addendum to the Surface Go to make it a very light, portable laptop that can fit easily on an airline tray table and not add a ton of weight when running through airports. Keyboard is a little tight for those of is with big fingers, but given the size, it's full featured and doesn't skimp on functionality. Mouse pad is relatively large for a small keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're so glad the Surface Go Type Cover has been the perfect compact addition to your Surface Go experience. This certainly makes for the perfect travel companion with its simple yet powerful magnetic connection. Thanks for sharing your experience!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    MS GO Keyboard

    Posted
    Pickles
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    Not bad but for virtually the same price the keyboard which came with my MS Surface 5 is much better in every respect. It is functional and works as it should but does not feel premium. Seems to flex much more easily then other surface keyboards as well. That said I would have purchased anyway as it protects the screen when not in use or travelling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for taking the time to reach out. It's possible that for your fifth generation Surface Pro, you may have purchased the "signature" version of the Type Cover, which has a slightly different feel than the basic Type Covers. If you're looking to match the same feel, try checking out the Surface Go Signature Type Cover at Best Buy: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-surface-go-signature-type-cover-cobalt/6261241.p?skuId=6261241.

      We hope this helps!

      Kindly,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard and more!

    Posted
    Raheem1
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    This keyboard like clicks on to the Microsoft surface and is there for your typing and searching needs. It’s light, sleek and all Microsoft. Best accessory for the Microsoft surface. You can use your surface as just a tablet and do just reading, and they have cases that cover the tablet, but I love to type and I highly recommend Microsoft products and the surface go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the stellar shout-out! We're thrilled you're loving the convenience along with the quality build of the Surface Go Type Cover. We are proud to provide our customers with this sleek design that is useful for not only an exceptional typing experience, but also as added protection to your device as well. We're delighted to know we hit the mark!

      Happy typing,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Keyboard Very High Price

    Posted
    Mike
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    I loved my surface go and this type cover is great for making it easy to type with, but the biggest bonus is the protection it provides for the screen. Its your typical suface type cover which is great, my only issue is the price. The keyboard ends up being a huge percentage of the actual device price and I just wish it were $50 instead of $100.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but overpriced

    Posted
    JamesG
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    While smaller in form and in key distance than a regular key board it has a nice tactile feel. I don’t know that I’d want this as my daily driver, per say, but it’s not unpleasant to type on. It fits very snuggly to the Microsoft Go and is very thin in form.....but $100 for it seems steep. Overall though it’s the best option for a keyboard and cover.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi James,

      Thanks for your honest review of the Surface Go. We are always delighted to hear from customers like you who have great things to say, as well as helpful thoughts and feedback. We hope you continue to love all the Surface Go in combination with the Surface Go Type Cover has to offer.

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surface Go Keyboard

    Posted
    violoredo
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    I am SO happy with this keyboard! I planned to use my surface go as a tablet & wait to buy a keyboard, but this was offered as a “package” so I bought it. It acts as a cover, so it protects the computer, is light weight, is magnetic, & it lights up so I can use it in the dark! Highly recommend buying it with your Surface Go!

    I would recommend this to a friend