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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 649 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not cheap, but it's not cheap

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

    I balked at the price of this, but I couldn't deny the other reviews either. I wasn't overwhelmed with other keyboard choices, and I know I didn't want to rely on the pen or virtual keyboard, so I begrudgingly opted for this one. It's a beautiful keyboard as far as the covering is concerned. They call it "Alcantara" which means nothing to me, but it feels like soft felt. It connects to the Surface seamlessly, and you only have to bring it near and the magnets pull it in and align on their own. It covers the Surface screen perfectly as well. The keyboard is backlit, but only stays on for a few seconds after the last key press. This may be a setting, but I'm fine with is and really seems to have zero effect on the battery. The keys feel fantastic, and I'm a fat handed ham fist typer and this never feels like it's going to break or bend. The trackpad is awesome and it does "click" when you push to execute a left or right mouse button push. The only concern I really have is longevity. The edge of the keyboard where the seam of the covering lies reminds me of the edge of those trapper keepers when I was in school, and that's where the bulk of the damage would occur. I hope that doesn't happen here, not that it's being rough handled.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're so happy to hear that you have been loving the Alcantara material on your Surface Pro Signature Type Cover! You should find that this premium fabric will show little to no wear as time goes on! We appreciate your feedback and will be passing it along to our team.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fancy alcantara fabric, but.....

    Posted
    InfiniteDrag
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Bought this for my new surface pro. I love the fabric on the keyboard. Feels really nice and lux. This is a good keyboard attachment and serves the purpose. Typing is alright, track pad is not bad, could be better. Occasional misses here and there.. Trackpad is not good as a macbook or probably any good laptop trackpads out there. But i will take that for the portability and feel. After all, this is an attachment keyboard cover. All said, the build quality of the track pad is very questionable. 1) The track pad click is not consistent on the corners/ anywhere. Eg. If you click on bottom corners it clicks better, click top right and left corners and it is harder to click. It seems like an outdated track pad system. 2) The worst thing about this type cover is there is an annoying track pad rattle.If you flip the type cover upside down or shake it once upside down, you can hear that annoying click sound- as if something is loose inside the track pad. First i thought it was normal, then i checked the macbook trackpad and it didn't make any rattle or click sounds when flipped upside down. So i did some googling and found this used to be an issue with the surface pro 3 and 4 covers. Somebody mentioned replacing it solved the issue for them. So i went to best buy store today hoping to replace. The replacement had the same issue. I checked the display keyboards and all the new covers they had in stock, flipping upside down and shaking each and listening to each of them. Each and everyone of those had the same issue. So this is the way it is? I don't think this can be justified at this price.This is probably some serious design flaw microsoft overlooked.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Versatile Device

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

    I bought this device for class and it is amazing!!! It is super responsive and supports full Microsoft programs and not just apps, has the full windows 10, and incredible battery life. Always had the device on the highest brightness and performance settings and lasted me most of the day. Was charging almost towards the end of the day. Great for media and content creation as well. The keyboard is awesome. Excellent key travel, well laid and responsive trackpad and every key has independent lighting. The pen is very responsive, fluid and is available in a variety of colors, also magnetic so can attach to the device without fear of losing it and has applications on almost every app and program. All in all excellent device, also very quiet and fabless Which makes it easier to use and does not overheat even with CPU and RAM intensive work. Would definitely recommend. Price is a bit on the high side but with Best Buy installments won’t be an issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Let us be the first to say, wow! Thanks for the excellent review! We appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed account of how you're loving your new device. The Surface Pro Signature Type Cover definitely transforms the Surface Pro into a fully functional and powerful laptop with ease! We're so glad that you're loving this stellar combination.

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    mostly good, few glitches

    Posted
    Happycamper
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this keyboard with my surface pro since all my previous computers had one and I am used to typing on a keyboard rather than a tablet screen. I use it every day and travel with it. The great features include its light weight, dark color (does not show dirt as much), and the fact that it snaps easily onto the tablet. There are few negatives. Few times the keyboard did not respond but the tablet's keyboard still worked. When I turned the computer off and on, the problem got fixed. Few times, when I typed the key "y" I got "z" instead and the numbers did not respond, instead I was getting the upper case symbols event though the caps or the caps lock were not pressed. Again turning the computer off and on fixed this problem. The third problem was when the cover for "a" key came off but I found it in my briefcase, snapped it back on and it is fine. Even with these minor glitches, I still love it and am glad that I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thank you for reviewing your Surface Pro Signature Type Cover! We're glad to hear that you have been enjoying your device overall, and we appreciate all of the feedback you've given us here. We'll be sure to share this all with our team, but in the meantime, if you're still having any troubles, please reach out to us at SurfaceCustomerCare@microsoft.com, and we can try to help you out.


      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very solid

    Posted
    Bobes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I owned the regular black typecover with my Surface Pro 4. I decided to upgrade to the pro signature series typecover. The difference is quite significant in quality, comfortablility, and design. Immediately you notice the fabric that is used to line this keyboard. It is very soft and durable and easy to clean. Functionally, the keyboard buttons are slightly larger and makes it easier to type, I felt that the original keyboard was a little too small and had some difficulty with it. The track pad is slightly larger as well but the material (glass I believe) seems to make it feel more responsive and smooth. The function buttons have been rearranged, adding a screen brightness +/- in addition to the keyboard backlight adjustment. Overall to me this is a great upgrade and I am very satisfied with my decision to purchase it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello,

      Wow! First off, let us thank you for taking the time to leave such a thorough review on your experience with the Surface Pro Signature Type Cover. We're really happy that you are loving your device so far, and that it's been a great addition to your Surface device.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love but missing a key feature

    Posted
    BizMan
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I started off with the original Microsoft Surface Pro that was before you could angle the keyboard, it had a smaller mouse pad that was plastic and the keys were much closer together. This keyboard is a marked improvement over the original type cover as well as the type cover 2 and both the spacing of the keys the quietness of typing especially in quiet meetings, and the mouse pad is amazing. One of the best I've ever used on any device. However these upgraded Alcantara keyboards are missing one key feature that would make that would make it the best keyboard on the market and that is backlit keys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We appreciate that you took a bit of time out of your day to leave a review on your experience with the Signature Type Cover! It's great to hear that you've been enjoying it overall, and have passed your feedback along to our team about the back-lighting!

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The same old Type Cover, but sinificantly improved

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

    Comparing with the previous model, the new Type Cover feels a bit softer on typing and there is a significant improvement over the track pad. Some of the function keys (F1, F2, F7 onwards) are slightly re-purposed, making it more intuitive. The Alcantara material has a nice welcome feel, however I think it may accumulate grease over a period of time. Also, I found the new type cover shows signs of bending at the attachment area on regular use. Overall, the product is good; it would have been far more useful, if it had a finger print reader as in one of the premium models backdated in 2015.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard for surface pro, but pricey

    Posted
    JSH1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this for my surface pro 4. The fabric covering feels great, I wouldnt use while eating though and I'm sure it's not a great match and will stain from greasy fingers. The BB employee said it well, you spent a lot of money on your surface because it's a premium machine, this is a premium keyboard, treat it as such. I had a surface pro one, and let's just say this keyboard is light years ahead of that. Close to a regular keyboard experience but very thin and light. Cobalt to me is the best color, cool but still professional.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your input! We couldn't agree more when it come to the Signature Type Cover. We're glad that you love the look and quality, and hope you continue to enjoy it!

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard/Trackpad

    Posted
    fajitas21
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    What really surprised me was the quality of the keyboard/trackpad, and how securely it connected. It isn't completely as good as a real keyboard but it's light years ahead of cheap keyboards and tablet-centric ones. The trackpad on it is sensitive and only outshined by a mac trackpad IMO. This takes the surface from just a tablet to a workable PC while keeping the footprint tiny and easy to travel with while still having a quality interface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're thrilled you're loving the comfortable and portable design of the Surface Pro Signature Type Cover. We're glad to hear that this has greatly enhanced your Surface experience. Thanks for sharing your great experience with the community!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keybpard, but touchbad is lacking

    Posted
    SeanD
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The keyboard itself is nice. Feel and travel of the keys is just about right. It looks good too and the Alcantara ic comfortable on the palms. The trackpad however is lacking. It is small, a bit too small and input is a bit hit or miss. I thought perhaps the first one I had was flawed, so I exchanged it for another, but it is exactly the same. I would still recommend it, because they keyboard itself is good and it is pretty much the only option, but I would say 4/5 for the keyboard 2/5 for the touchpad giving it an average score of 3/5

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must-Have for Surface Pro

    Posted
    downeaster59
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The only "con" I can think of is that this Type Cover isn't included with the Surface Pro, as it's almost essential. Microsoft has gradually improved the Type Covers over the last few years. Now, the keyboard has a "laptop" feel, and the trackpad is definitely better. Not quite MacBook Pro, but surprisingly close. The Alcantara fabric cover adds a nice touch. Its durability remains to be seen. I believe that this Type Cover is compatible with the SP 4 as well as the new SP. A worthwhile upgrade for SP 4 users.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thank you for reviewing your Surface Pro Signature Type Cover. We're glad to hear that you've been enjoying your Type Cover, and have passed along all of your feedback to our team for consideration.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolute needed accessory to the Surface Pro

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

    I wouldn't think twice about purchasing the keyboard/cover. It also protects the screen and just makes it easy to use the surface pro in laptop mode. My only "hmmmm" is that the touchpad is too sensitive, often picking up "commands" before I even touch it making it a bit annoying at times. I'm still looking for a way to turn off the touchpad since I prefer to use the blue tooth mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for providing us with your honest feedback regarding the Surface Pro Signature Type Cover. We're glad you're enjoying the ease of use as well as extra protection this provides. We have some tips to help troubleshoot your Surface Type Cover here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4023473. This might help ease some of the extra sensitivity you're experiencing. If you're still encountering any questions or concerns, our team is here to help! Feel free to contact our support team here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/.

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard case out there...

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

    I've used a lot of tablet keyboards, and most of them are lacking in something. This one gets it right. Keys are spaced nicely, typing is snappy, with as good a feel as my HP laptop. Backlit keys are also a nice touch. The trackpad works flawlessly, and feels just like one on a laptop. Love the color and the material this is made of. Feels well made, and upscale. Very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Steve,

      We're pleased to hear you're loving the Surface Pro Signature Type Cover. We appreciate you calling out some of your favorite features that bring a classic feel to your typing experience including the back-lit keys, and signature Alcantara material that make it so unique! Thanks for the great shout-out!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    surface pro is practically useless without it

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

    This should be included with all surface pro tablets. At the very least offer a bundled discount for purchasing all at the same time with surface pro and pen. As a keyboard, no complaints. It's sturdy and keys are very easy to use ... great clickability. Material is still clean after a few weeks of use and is comfortable to rest wrists on. Not sure how well it will hold up over time, but I'm not overly concerned. I hope it holds up well over time

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not light up like my old one.

    Posted
    Phyllis
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is my 3rd keyboard. I was very happy with the first two as they lit up in the dark really well. After 3 1/2 weeks, the light has dimmed poorly in this new one. Unfortunately, you only have 2 weeks to exchange. I am VERY disappointed to have paid $120 for a keyboard that does not light up brightly (like my older ones) at night.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Phyllis,

      Thanks for sharing your experience. We're sorry to hear you're having difficulties with the brightness of your device. Your back-lit keys on your Surface Pro Signature Type Cover have adjustable settings. Please try using the "F7" key to adjust the brightness to your preference. If you should encounter any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our support team here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/.

      We hope this helps!

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surface Keyboard is great

    Posted
    Hero
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was hesitant at first to purchase the new keyboard since the last model was cheaper but I don't regret it. The salesperson told me that the material was really the difference because if you spill something it will bubble then wipe off. I was shocked but it actually worked. The only thing that could be improved is the mouse pad. I right click a lot and the bottom right corner has sunken in some.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Hero,

      Thanks for the review! We're glad you were impressed by the Alcatara fabric. Any heavy use will result in wear on the item, so maybe adjusting the sensitivity of your Touchpad or changing clicks to taps will alleviate some of what you are noticing. To do this, visit the Windows settings and open the "Touchpad"settings.

      Hope this helps!

      Take care,

      Amanda
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Apple's Smart Keyboard for iPad

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

    I like the feel of the keyboard, both the keys and how far they depress, as well as the overall feel of the Alcantara. Is it enough to justify an extra $60? No, but you can often find it down to around $120 and then the price isn't as hard to swallow. I tried a couple of the different colors, but in the end I chose the platinum color. It's close to the color of the magnesium body and neutral.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice combination of cover and keyboard

    Posted
    nt5acs
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I find I am more inclined to use the keyboard than I had expected... As a cover I like the feel in hand. not slippery nor overly tacky. The magnets align the cover and also holds the angle of the keyboard when in use. It fits nice with the UAG cover. Makes for, depending on perspective, a beefy tablet or a slick laptop. You decide, which ever you prefer, it works well..

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thank you for leaving such a thoughtful review for the community! We're delighted to know that you're loving the convenient Surface Pro Signature Type Cover. Like the Surface Pro, the Signature Type Cover was designed to be a sleek addition for on the go use. We're so glad you noticed!

      Best regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great with a couple of disappointments

    Posted
    RyanD
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    Functionally, the keyboard works great. The keys are very responsive, the trackpad decent. As far as type covers go, this blows the Apple iPad Pro type cover out of the water. I have this new version, and a previous version for the SP4, and notice that the keyboard backlight is much dimmer in this new one, which is a bit disappointing. The function key shortcuts are a bit more intuitive, and the felt feel of it is nicer than I anticipated.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Daughter Loves It!

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

    My daughter is entering her senior year in college, and the type cover on her Surface Pro 3 wore out....she's used it 24/7 for years and years. We went to BB to get a new one, and saw this beautiful burgundy cover. The typing is wonderful, and her 4 year old Surface Pro 3 now looks and feels like a brand new machine. She is very happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the great shout-out! We're glad your daughter is loving her new addition to her Surface Pro 3. It sounds like she found the perfect color and style that suits her, and we're thrilled to hear about her excitement. We hope she continues to enjoy her experience!

      Happy typing,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft