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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent like my Mac

    Posted
    JennFab
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    I usually have a very hard time switching from my mac computers keyboards to any other PC, I don't know why it may just be me, but I type poorly when I get on a pc. This keyboard is great though! I love the backlight which it dimmable and the keys are spaced well and feel good to the touch in response speed and a solid "click" of sorts. The physical texture feels nice too, almost a smooth soft rubbery texture, but no sloppy play (if that makes sense to anyone or is an issue haha). The trackpad is sensitive and responsive, jet I hit it with my thumb a lot while typing papers for school and my curser jumps all over the page. I recently turned the delay in the track pad up in the settings and this has helped a great deal. Sometimes I do have some issues clicking, it could be the trackpad of the compter, system, app, etc, idk. Overall not a big issue. The function/hotkeys area just ok, the F1 and F2 keys only adjust the keyboard backlighting, not the screen brightness which is holding the Fn key and tapping the Del or Backspace keys to adjust screen brightness. This seems odd to me as I think screen brightness woud be more important than the keyboard. The magnetic lock to the computer is strong and secure, and the raise up mode works just as well. To take notes with the pen I pull the keyboard off and connect it on backwards and it makes a nice surface to rest my computer on the write.Theres no sag in the keyboard when up in the angled position and no bounce either, which were concerns I had. Also the cover has stayed clean although I am still nerveous about that and how to clean it. Not much else to say other than if you get a S.P. I would highly recommend sucking it up and paying the extra cash for the keyboard, the one in the screen itself wouldn't be worthy of any substantial or expedient typing. I have heard of connectivity problems with the computer (not recognizing the type cover) I had the same problem at first, it goes away once your computer is finally up to date, which takes a week or so. PS: make sure you get the keyboard for the surface pro 4, I hear the older models aren't nearly as nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly good feeling keyboard and trackpad

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    Bazilysk
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    HUGE STEP UP from the last one!!!! I've owned my Surface Pro 3 for a while, and really like it, However, I really felt the older Type Cover was a lesson in compromise. Great integration, worked perfectly, nice added functions, and so darn thin... However it felt a little awkward to type on, and the trackpad especially while good was a little hard to use - in both cases the reason was the slight flexibility of the underlying structure... clicking the trackpad flexed the whole keyboard. The keys were ergonomic for a compact keyboard but felt odd and it was hard to type fast. Now, I had seen the new Type Cover in the store and even tried it out in passing by and noticed it seemed like a nice upgrade, but hey I already had one. I finally broke down and bought it when I had some bonus savings racked up, and OH MY GOODNESS! To be fully appreciated you need to try them side by side - a WORLD of difference better. The new Type Cover is SO solid feeling and the keys work flawlessly. Very ergonomic and easy to type fast on. The whole thing feels more solid losing the flex of the old one. I am AMAZED at the Track Pad... I am a mouse only user - can not stand even good track pads... this one is SO good I actually don't mind using it! Highly Recommend! Worth replacing your old one, and a must have if you are buying a new Surface! Finally, while Microsoft offers some nice colors, I LOVE the Best Buy exclusive dark Blue - it is rich and classy looking - my favorite color!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, I miss the fingerprint reader

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    ThisIsNot
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    I purchased this as a secondary Type Cover, my primary one is the black model with an integrated finger print reader. Both type the same, feel the same, and have the same trackpad. Overall the Type Cover for the Surface Pro 4 is a drastic improvement over the Type Cover for the Surface Pro 3. The keys are larger and more spaced out, the backlight system is brighter and easier to see (actually giving it a purpose), the series of Windows 8 buttons have been removed and replaced with more universal options (volume adjustment, media playback, backlight settings, etc.), the trackpad is larger and more sensitive, and the Type Cover is a little more rigid than the previous generation. The good news is that it works with both the Surface Pro 4 and older Surface Pro 3 so you don't have to upgrade to the Pro 4 in order to benefit from the Type Cover. The one thing I miss is the fingerprint reader. Windows Hello doesn't always recognize my face when logging in. I have gone through the improvement process multiple times but there are still some instances when my face wont' unlock my PC. When using this Type Cover, I have to type in my PIN number to unlock my Surface Pro 4. It's not a big deal but I much prefer simply resting my finger on the scanner in order to unlock my Pro 4 when Windows Hello doesn't recognize my face. It's easy, fast, and secure. I wish Microsoft would add the fingerprint sensor to more of their Type Covers than the standard black one. All-in-all, this is a must buy for any Surface Pro 4 owner. I like the teal color but would prefer it if MS added the fingerprint scanner. Other than that, it's a solid keyboard and a solid color that goes will with the gold Surface Pen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT Keyboard Cover

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    Zach
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    The Type Cover for the Surface Pro 4 is an amazing (and, really, an essential) accessory for the Surface Pro 4, or even the Surface Pro 3, if you need a new one (yes, this IS compatible with the SP3). The keys are well spaced, the blacklight keys are bright and easy to see while typing in the dark, the glass trackpad screams 'QUALITY' with every use. When folded back, the keyboard disables to prevent accidental keystrokes, and the fold length does NOT reach far enough to cover up the Surface Pro's rear-facing camera and microphone. It is, in every way, an improvement from the SP3's type cover. There are only 2 (minor) drawbacks: 1) It requires cleaning once in a while. Oils from your hands, given enough time, give it an 'unclean' feel, and you have to wash (yes, that's right, WASH) the Type Cover. There are instructions in the paper manual that comes with the type cover on how best to do this, so don't fret too much. 2) Fold-back can feel awkward. When reversing the keyboard, and attempting to hold and use your Surface Pro, having the keys 'clicking' under your fingers with every slight motion can be kind of annoying. However, if this REALLY comes to bother you, the type cover is easily removed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely needed.

    Posted
    Todd
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    Using the Surface Pro 4 touchscreen (without a keyboard) can be somewhat of a pain when using very few specific apps, or just maneuvering around the desktop. For example, I can't seem to copy and paste certain text using the touch screen, so I will have to use the keyboard. I love how it's detachable. When I take notes (writing, not typing) on a desk, I will unplug the keyboard and swap it around to avoid scratching the keys, etc. The fabric feel is nice, but I really don't like how the edges are, they stick out like a seem (I guess you can call it something like that... I don't know how to directly describe it). The edges of fabric can feel uncomfortable at times when typing with the laptop on your lap. It can be a little hard (not difficult) sometimes to type on your lap because it does feel flimsy in some areas. Overall, I feel like it's a 4 star product; it does its intended job, but it's very pricy for a keyboard. I understand it's a high tech item for what it does and the device it accompanies, but this isn't worth a $125.99 purchase. Luckily I'm a student and got 10% off, but I would think that this keyboard should be no more than $80 or $90, maybe even $50. However, you really need the keyboard. I advise to get it with your SP4 purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love the keyboard, I had a few issues however

    Posted
    Krazy
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    I love the surface pro 4 keyboard. Originally I purchased the Surface Pro 3 and encountered some problems with the device I had a best buy associate tell me that the Surface Pro 4 keyboard is not compatible with the surface pro 3. I spent about 15 plus hours reading watching videos etc.. about the surface pro 3 and the pro 4 models. All the newer videos stated to upgrade to the surface pro 4 keyboard if your using a Surface pro 3. So I had a bit of annoyance having a sales associate tell me incorrect information. I love the surface pro I decided to exchange my pro 3 for a pro 4 and even increase the processor speed I had previously selected. The keyboard is incredible how it connects and disconnects easy. It's so convenient. I sometimes flip the keyboard backwards to lean the kickstand between the letters of the keyboard to lay it up against my chest while I watch media. Its great though overall with a few hiccups not connecting properly but usually it just requires an unpop and repop of the magnetic powers of the pro 4.. Still loving it! (4 stars just because it doesn't always connect at times) but other than that its awesome! 5 stars for comfortable typing and coolness

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great, when it works...

    Posted
    MrSpecktor
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    I've had my Surface pro 4 with type cover for almost a year now. I haven't used my type cover in over 2 months as it's connection and usage is shoddy at best. over half the time when I was using the type cover it would lose connection with my surface pro 4. On most occasions, disconnecting would work, until it didn't work anymore. I would then wet my finger ever so little and wipe along the connection (figuring that it was dust or grime interrupting the connection) that worked for a few weeks, until I got to where I'm at now. The type cover works 25% of the time, which has resulted in me ditching it all together and using a old bluetooth keyboard and mouse that always respond then clicked. Portability is what makes this a great option, but the fact that I can't rely on a $130 keyboard with trackpad really kills me. I highly recommend getting another bluetooth keyboard that costs a lot less, unless you absolutely need to keep your surface pro portable

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Improvement from the last one

    Posted
    lucho707
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    This keyboard has huge new upgrades that makes it an absolute keyboard upgrade necessity. The keys are well spaces out and feel great when you type. It feels very well made and very responsive to every key that is being pressed. The mouse feels awesome. It actually feels like a real laptop mouse and not a cardboard cheap mouse like the type cover for the 3. I use this on my Surface Pro 3 and have found it to be amazing. One last thing that I absolutely needed and they added on this keyboard, was volume +/- and mute keys. That's a must for anyone. Great keyboard you will not regret it. The blue color makes it stand out and looks clean and neat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Only wish I had gotten a darker color!

    Posted
    Jamey2235
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    I really enjoy the Surface Pro, the portability and versatility of the design with or without the Type Cover attached. Lightweight, sleek and back lit, comfortable to type on. I only have one drawback, which I considered upon purchase of this color type cover - and that was how quickly it would start to show dirt. I love the cyan blue color, it matches a few other things I own (including my car) but I was disappointed that the cover starts to show dirt very quickly. It can be cleaned gently with a barely damp soft micro-fiber cloth, but in hindsight I wish I had gone with initial gut and gotten the black type cover with the finger print reader ($30 more) I would also love to see a 10-key pad on the lower right next to the track pad on future releases, but that isn't factoring into my review! (I will send that comment up to MS.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's OK, But Not Great

    Posted
    mike
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    This is probably the best compromise between portable keyboard usability and minimal size/weight that is available for the Surface Pro 4. But it's not perfect. The key press feedback is excellent and the keys are well spaced correctly. However, there is some flexibility in the keyboard, which tilts up from the front edge to the back edge which is attached to the Pro 4. Consequently, the keyboard spans 10" which allows flexibility in the middle of the span. I have made a small gadget that I place under the middle of the keyboard when it's in use, and that pretty well resolves the issue. This small drawback may not bother anyone but me, but just so you know... I personally doubt that the fingerprint-reader version is worth the additional price, but your mileage may vary. Try the keyboard out at the store and find a small center brace solution if you find it necesary. -mike-

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard Improved for Surface Pro

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    Skief
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    Bought a Surface Pro 3 in July 2015 which I use to write reports for my business. In October of 2016 the a few of the keys started failing where I would have to press the key 2-10 times to get it to function. I reviewed what was available on line and as always ended up at Best Buy. The newer keyboard has the keys spread further apart making them seem slightly more raised and definitely helps reduce the number of times the adjacent key is mistakenly used. The previous model has a holder for a mouse pen which was convenient if you A) Use a mouse pen and B) have the computer somewhat stationary. I do property inspections, sometimes 3 a day and my machine is all over the place and the pen fell out of the holder a few times. I really like the new board layout and feel. Hopefully the keys hold up a little longer than the last one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard cover for Surface Pro 4

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    HONESTLY
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    I am sorry that I purchased this Keyboard Cover for the Surface Pro-4. I should've known that this wouldn't be any better than the Unit as I had to replace it 3-weeks after purchase because it wouldn't power up. I am now experiencing the same problem with the cover. It refuses to power-up and am left using another keyboard which uses the one USB slot so I can't even attach a mouse. It takes forever to complete my assignments and I am in a jam as I am out of warranty. I didn't think I needed a warranty for a keyboard. I have already returned the Surface and the keyboard cover with ID for one less complicated. I still lost because the cost for both are outrageous and in my experience and opinion, not worth the ticket its printed on. I would've been better off just getting a small regular laptop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Is great.

    Posted
    Buddyzilla
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    It covers the device well for protection, easily snaps into place magnetically when in use and is easily detachable without risk of damage. The buttons are responsive and do not have a tendency to stick. The touch pad mouse is the best and least interfering that I have ever used. I typically do not care for touchpad mouse use and instead use a peripheral. This is the first time i feel comfortable using the touch pad. When in protective cover position, the use of magnetics to hold it in place along with how fairly flush it comes to the device on the edge makes it difucult to open up but is not a true issue. The one critisizm i have is that it is not sold with the device and is fairly expensive for such a pertinent accessory on its own. Otherwise it is very well designed and useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Cover/Keyboard for Surface Pro 4

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    hlcj
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    I purchased this product with my initial Surface Pro 4 purchase. This cover/keyboard is very high quality. The keys have the perfect touch and feel to make the Surface Pro 4 a real replacement for a laptop. The responsive of the keys allows me to type just as fast as I do on a desktop keyboard. The fact that the keyboard folds up to cover the face of the Surface or to the back of the Surface so I can use it as a tablet means I never have to remove it. When I fold it to the back, however, I do detach it and flip it around to that I am holding it with the bottom part of the felt in my hand rather than the keyboard. It just feels more comfortable to me that way. I actually got the tip for doing it this way from one of the sales reps at my local Best Buy. I can't imagine using my SP4 without this keyboard cover. You won't regret the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Should be better considering

    Posted
    LadyMsJ

    I'm writing this review a few weeks after purchasing my tablet and this keyboard. At first I was quite hapy with it, but after a few weeks (as in no more than 4-5) it is malfunctioning! The S key acts like it's stuck, and I get a never-ending line of sssssssdssssssssssss most times I try to type something! I have to constantly backspace to clear the Ssss AS I'M TYPING! There is NO WAY this thing should be doing this already! And no, I didn't abuse it or hit the keys hard; I tappped lightly, and STILL this happened! I paid too much money for this thing for it to be screwing up like this, and it's practically still new! I would expect this from a no- name brand, but from Microsoft?!? And my kids misplaced my bill of sale and warranty info, so I ca't even return it. I love the tablet, but the keyboard needs WORK. JMO

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello LadyMsJ, The Surface has a Limited hardware warranty which includes service on hardware and covered accessories for 1 year from the date of purchase. Please contact us so we can assist you with a possible replacement at: https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support . We apologize for any frustration this has caused and hope this was helpful to you. Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Actually the best mobile keyboard I've typed on.

    Posted
    MizuNoHane
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    I spent the last 7 years on a MacBook Air keyboard, which had initially given me the cushy feeling I came to appreciate from chiclet keyboards. However, over prolonged periods of time the lack of cushion and the bottom-out of the keyboard really caused the tips of my fingers to ache when trying to type out long documentation. I tried out the SP keyboard in store and was surprised by how light the keys were, how much better the travel was compared to the new MacBooks, and how typing on it didn't cause my fingers any strain at all. I think this is because the cover itself has a bit of give, which allows it to absorb the force of the keystroke a bit more than a regular keyboard would. It feels GREAT. I'm so happy I switched over to this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MS Surface Pro 4 detachable Keyboard

    Posted
    jrudyg
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    I really love using the keyboard, the color, the way it snaps on and off with the magnetic connection, they way it looks when protecting the Surface Pro, and the angle of the keyboard when typing. I am a three finger hunt and peck master who can type faster than most touch-typist, and this keyboard has a reassuring travel, springiness and click that makes typing a joy. As with most tablet keyboards, its a little clumsy when not being used on a hard surface or tabletop, i.e. when I am trying to type in bed. The pen, although secured magnetically as best as I have ever seen on these types of devices, does tend to fall off when bumped or inadvertently prodded. Although extremely pricey, the Surface Pro 4 is the best computer I have ever used! It is actually a useful device for getting work done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent key travel and very quite to type

    Posted
    miep
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    When I got my SP4 I stayed with the Type Cover from my previous SP3. But after I had the chance to test the new Type Cover for a couple of hours I replaced it. Typing is so much better because the keys have more travel and compared to the old Type Cover which felt flimsy and cheap it is really nice to use the new one. It is also much quieter which is very good when you happen to type in a meeting. The touchpad size is also bigger which finally eliminated the need for an external mouse (at least for me). Even for people who are still on the Surface Pro 3, it is worth looking into the new type cover as it is backwards compatible and can be used with the SP3 as well. There is even a version with a built-in fingerprint reader available so users of a SP3 can leverage Windows Hello to logon using a fingerprint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard covers usually don't work, this one does!

    Posted
    T12LV
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    I've used more than my fair share of keyboard covers for tablet devices and I've always found them lacking in some regard. Either the keys are unreliable or they're just too small and too close together. The keyboard/cover for the Surface Pro 4 is really a wonderful product. The keys have a nice tactile feel, are full sized, and are spaced to accommodate a high volume of keyboard interaction with the device. The attach/anchor point is solid and it has proven to be quite durable. While it provides ample protection for the beautiful Surface Pro 4 display it should not be counted on to protect the device - it's simply a screen protector and keyboard/touchpad and nothing more. As such, some may quibble over the high price but, IMO, it's worth the investment - of course YMMV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheaper than the newest one, but still good

    Posted
    Cucu
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    For artists, I actually recommend using a wireless bluetooth keyboard instead. That way the keyboard doesn't get in the way when you're drawing on it, but you can still use the keyboard. For gamers... don't get a surface. But if you really want to anyways, be warned that the keyboard has some severe ghosting issues, so you can't register more than 3 strokes simultaneously in a large number of input combinations. This can make gaming incredibly difficult. For everyone else, it's basically the same thing as that new surface keyboard but without a finger print reader. Do you really need a finger print reader? I don't. Save yourself the extra 25 dollars and get this one instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend