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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1134 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice light keyboard

    Posted
    Rubbertoe87
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    I'll start by saying that this keyboard is great if you need a simple keyboard for your Surface Pro. I've had no performance issues with it, aside from when Windows decides to download a rogue update, and the keyboard stops working with some apps. Install the Windows update, and all gets fixed. Yay windows. My only real complaints are these: 1) The keyboard is LIGHT, which means if you type too forcefully, it will bend a bit in some places. This also means that resting your hands on it might make it bend in some spots. I've been using it for one month and haven't had any permanent issues, though. 2)I like a full keyboard, with the number pad on the right in addition to the numbers at the top. Some of my work requires a lot of data entry, and a number pad is very helpful for that. 3) The light on the Caps Lock button is very dim and white, so it can be hard to tell if Caps Lock is on without typing to find out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    mostly good, few glitches

    Posted
    Happycamper
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love but missing a key feature

    Posted
    BizMan
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    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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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slightly Larger than Original Keyboard for Pro 4

    Posted
    Scooby214
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    I purchased this keyboard cover for my college age daughter's Surface Pro 4. Her original one fit the Pro 4 perfectly. This new one is slightly bigger, causing it to stick out a little bit when the cover is closed. I venture to guess that the newer models of the Surface have a slightly larger dimension, and that this cover fits the newer ones well. My daughter doesn't mind, as she keeps the Surface in a zipper pouch case when not using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Luv it... but...

    Posted
    Teckky
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    This is my 2nd surface pro computer and 2nd keyboard. The keyboards are very durable. I gave it 4 stars "only" because of the low illuminating light level - under the keys - on the keyboard. It needs to be much brighter. The new keyboards are not as brightly lit as the originals. The new keyboards have (3) levels of illumination.... but even at it's highest level of illumination, it is not as brightly lit as the original keyboards used to be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Thin and Almost Wonderful

    Posted
    Diandria
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    I love how seamlessly the book and keyboard go together, and think it's a no-brainer for you to get it with your surface. I don't like how quickly there are wear patterns on the sides from where my husband rested his wrists while writing for a weekend... I probably would have e gone with a different one, more for looks then function.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mostly Great

    Posted
    PalmDragon
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    This keyboard is way better than what I use with my tablet which had delays and couldn't keep up with the speed of my typing. This keyboard does not have any issues keep up and my only problem is the I keep hitting the touch pad with my thumbs and I have not figured out if there are 'buttons' within the touch pad like the mouse buttons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear your Surface Pro Signature Type Cover is keeping up with you. If you'd like to learn all the different ways you can use the touch pad on your type cover, check out this link here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17206/windows-10-try-touchpad-gestures.

      Happy typing,

      Heather
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surface Keyboard is great

    Posted
    Hero
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard!

    Posted
    KellyMac
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    Owned a Microsoft Surface previously that had a plastic or rubbery keyboard casing that was black. This new one has a gray material covering. Worried about it showing dirt from wear. I think I liked the older version better just for that reason. Functionality is great, which is the most important!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the backlighting

    Posted
    Bert
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    The keyboard is easy to attach and remove from the tablet. The backlighting is perfect when I’m working in low lit areas. The only complaint is how loud the clicking of the keys are. Is there a way to turn the click off as does other keyboards that are attached? That would be a nice feature. Only reason for 4stars The color (grey?) is perfect. Many ‘awes’ from friends about the color!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Bert,

      Sounds like your Surface Pro is dressed to impress with the platinum Alcantara case. Nice! We're glad the backlighting is working out for you in low lit areas, too. There is currently no way to turn off the clicking sound you mentioned, but we will relay this feedback to our team for consideration. Thanks for taking the time to write us a thoughtful review.

      Best,

      Amanda
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome keyboard

    Posted
    Nuggetap3
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    I got the new surface pro type cover after years of using the old style type cover. On the new cover, the keys have enough separation to allow me to type comfortably without mashing two keys at once. Also, the new material is very comfortable to rest you palms on for an extended period of type. I’m very impressed with the new cover

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for taking the time to share how you're loving your typing experience with Surface Pro Signature Type Cover. We're delighted to hear you are enjoying the quality comfort of the Alcantara material, as well as the versatile functionality this adds to your device!

      Happy typing,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, mouse could be a little more sensitive

    Posted
    Doug
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    Keyboard works very well; attaches and detaches from the computer very easily. Protects the screen of computer well during transport/storage. Only thing that doesn't work as well as it could is the mousepad when I go to click--seems like it takes more force than it should to click sometimes, and with it being such a thin keyboard, it feels like I need to be more gentle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but pricey

    Posted
    Jules
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    This is a good keyboard, but it’s pretty pricey! Thankful BB did a price match on amazon. The keys are easy to type on and they are a good size, I think surface pro should include it since it is a key feature of the device. The texture is nice a soft and it adds very little bulk. Overall I recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding performer

    Posted
    ArkayEs
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    New Surface Pro 2017 with Intel i7 is an outstanding performer as a tablet and more than expected as an ultralight Windows PC, but is just a tad short with 8GB of RAM to run Photoshop CC and Lighroom CC concurrently as these apps are designed to do. (These apps run fine one at a time.) Stepping up to 16GB, though, prices this system out of the reasonable range for its purpose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    decent

    Posted
    MJP1
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    It's a decent keyboard, although on the small side. That is understandable being how it is for the Surface, but the arrow keys (especially Up and Down arrows which are half-sized) being as small as they are make it difficult to navigate sometimes and this causes frequent mis-strokes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its a keyboard

    Posted
    goodbetterbestbuy
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    Not much to say for this keyboard. It works and is pretty durable. As far as the type of keyboard it is, it works fine. It is not great for extended time typing, but that's not what it is designed for. It is durable, feels great, and looks fantastic with the Surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but expensive

    Posted
    Fifi
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    Design is sleek. This keyboard and trackpad are excellent. Fine craftsmanship. The look and feel are amazing. Only downfall is the $150 price tag. Since owning one of these is more of a necessity to all surface pro owners it should be priced a bit more fairly. Nonethless, excellent piece of equipment and a staple if you have a surface pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thank you for reviewing the Surface Pro Signature Type Cover. We're glad to hear that you're enjoying your device, and that you're appreciating the craftsmanship and quality of the keyboard, as well as the way it runs! We'll be sure to pass your feedback in all aspects to our team, and appreciate you taking the time to fill us in on your experience so far.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    In Love, but Disappointed

    Posted
    Mollie
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    I love this keyboard attachment. It's sleek and a nice material. Its keys are very easy to type with and it attaches so easily. However, the keypad on the left side has fallen in a sometimes doesn't pick up my clicking. It's a great purchase if you add the warranty onto it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Mollie,

      Thanks for taking the time to reach out. We're sorry you're experiencing some difficulties with your Surface Pro Signature Type Cover. To help you out, we have some easy troubleshooting tips that help fix most minor issues. Check them out here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4023473.

      If you should encounter further questions or concerns, please know that our support team is happy to assist you. Feel free to reach out here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/.

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft