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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1147 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not cheap, but it's not cheap

    Posted
    pinballtec
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Responsive and Easy Care of all Keyboards

    Posted
    dalan66
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    I have had my Surface Pro for almost a year. I purchased the standard Microsoft Surface Keyboard in black. Decided I wanted a bit more color, so I purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro Signature Type keyboard in Gray. Excellent keyboard, however, the light color showed a bit of dirt/oil even after very thorough cleaning. I rest my hands on the keyboard as I type. The Cobalt keyboard is just as responsive as the other Microsoft Signature Type, but because it is a slightly darker shade of blue, the wear / oil / dirt is not noticeable. I tend to keep cleaning both the Gray and the Cobalt keyboards as I continue to use both...I simply feel the Cobalt much easier to keep looking new.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Versatile Device

    Posted
    Mahmoud
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very solid

    Posted
    Bobes
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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium feel, good backlighting and key feel!

    Posted
    jerel132
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    Though these are pricey at $160, it feels like a high quality detachable keyboard. The Alacantra gives it a luxurious feel and the keys are among the best with tablet/notebooks. The touch pad is definitely on par with the Macbook Pro's touch pad. I got this for productivity as well as to protect the screen during transport. I got the Cobalt Blue version and it looks really cool with my Black Surface Pro 6. Great job Microsoft. My only gripe is that, for the price which is pretty up there, Microsoft should have put a USB Type-C port instead of a USB A port. But it's not a deal breaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Same as the older one

    Posted
    CTowhee
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    I don't see any difference between this one and the one I had for the Pro4 except for the backlight key. The older one had 1 toggle key for the backlight and this has 2. So if you have the previous version don't bother with a new one. These are comfortable to use and make a perfect screen cover in portable mode. The fabric on them is soft, luxurious-looking, and durable. Hardly adds any weight to the screen/computer/tablet. Folds so easily out of the way in tablet mode or removes just as easily if you don't want it attached.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for sharing your honest insights with the community. We are proud to make updates over the years to impress our customers with features such as the smooth Alcantara material, back-lit keys, and powerful magnetic connection. With the Surface Pro Signature Type Cover, they are specially designed to be the perfect fit for Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 6. We hope you continue to enjoy your typing experience.

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard for surface pro, but pricey

    Posted
    JSH1
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    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

    Better than I expected

    Posted
    Janelle
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    This little keyboard exceeded my expectations. I bought the surface to use mostly as a tablet so I didn't really expect to get much use out of the keyboard, but it's so convenient, lightweight, and easy to deal with that I ended up keeping it attached full time. I thought I would only attach it when needed. But the fact that it acts as a cover when closed and it's so easy to move out of the way when not needed that I literally just leave it attached full time now. Very glad I picked this up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must-Have for Surface Pro

    Posted
    downeaster59
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    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

    Excellent Keyboard/Trackpad

    Posted
    fajitas21
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great and stylish!

    Posted
    Sauce
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    I love the color and really like the feel and spacing of the keys. It's extremely easy to attach to the Sun. There are magnets at the top of the keyboard that snaps into place on the Surface. Really strong hold. The keyboard is very comfortable. A little pricey: makes it hard to recommended to someone because of the costs, but if it drops to $80 I would say go for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    surface pro is practically useless without it

    Posted
    Troy
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolute needed accessory to the Surface Pro

    Posted
    mountainmama
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    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

    Love this keyboard

    Posted
    Lori
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    When i bought my surface pro, i knew i also needed a keyboard. This one is awesome. It works as a cover for the tablet. It connects and disconnects easily with a magnetic system. The best part is that the keyboard is backlit, so I'm able to work on my novel with no lights on to disturb my husband. Definitely worth the money. An excellent investment!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    delightful to use

    Posted
    AkUsa
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    What more can I say, Easy and delightfully use to use all day long. Its a proper laptop keyboard and extremely light and thin. Perfect for travel and accompanies the Surface Pro like a charm. Cannot live without it. Highly recommend purchasing this at the time you purchase your Surface Pro or Laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard case out there...

    Posted
    Steve
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    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

    Better than Apple's Smart Keyboard for iPad

    Posted
    Overpriced
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    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

    Easy to snap on and off and stylish

    Posted
    Lisa
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    This keyboard comes with backlit keys which if great for working in low light situations. There is no lag, paired automatically and the feel is soft. I love the fact that you can use the keyboard flat or you can slight it gently forward to give it a lift. It also is a great way to protect your screen. Well made with the alcantera leather

    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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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well built and a must purchase for the surface.

    Posted
    Chris
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    Well built and a must purchase for the surface. If you want to get as much use out of the surface then you must buy the keyboard, it feels great to type on it with the perfect tactile feedback you would want if you type a lot. The alcantara material also feel great and is comfortable to type on after long periods of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for the great shout-out! We're delighted you're loving your Surface experience so far. We're glad the signature Alcantara material has proven to be a comfortable fit for your typing experience. We hope you continue to enjoy!

      Happy typing,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft