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Microsoft - Surface Pro Type Cover

Model: FMM-00001SKU: 5859011

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 207 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple, basic necessity for a Surface Pro

    Posted
    mrspoxk08
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    I've owned a Surface or Surface Pro device since the Surface 3 LTE was released, and have been happy with each in its turn. However, I continue to be mystified by Microsoft's choice to sell a solid tablet/laptop replacement device (such as the current Surface Pro) completely hamstrung as a bare-box item, which is almost non-functional as it comes. As anyone who owns or has ever used a Surface/Surface Pro can tell you, a keyboard is essential on these devices. The ability to use the surface pen to hand-write is wonderful, and the on-screen keyboard HAS improved, but a keyboard/type cover is an absolute must for any serious Surface user. Having owned multiple versions of the Surface Type Cover, I believe Microsoft has finally finished tweaking the design of these keyboards and has it where it needs to be. While the old keyboards tended to feel a bit clunky, with poor key travel/sensation, awful backlighting options, and a touchpad that was both too-small and too sensitive, these issues have been fixed in the current version. Additionally, the keyboard now has "dedicated" buttons for adjusting the Surface's screen brightness, as well as the keyboard's backlighting, something which earlier versions lacked. These buttons are the primary usage for the function keys, which does require you to be cognizant of the state of the "Fn" button lock if you're inclined to using keyboard commands to close windows or applications. There are two issues which I've noticed with this version of the Surface Pro Type Cover. The first is the habit of the surface to turn on auto-rotate mode and attempt to set itself to tablet mode, even when the keyboard is connected, when I first hit the space bar, as when waking up the screen. It seems like the Surface Pro LTE-A (2017 model) is acting like there's a keyboard shortcut for rotation mode or tablet mode tied to spacebar some of the time, but I can't find any evidence of such a command listed anywhere. Finally, there is only a single 'Control' key on the left side of the keyboard. The key layout is Control, Fn Lock, Windows, Alt, Spacebar, Alt, Menu Key (right click), arrows. I would really have valued a control key on the right side of the keyboard as well, perhaps in place of the rarely-used menu key. Overall this is a solid Surface Pro Type Cover which fits the most recent versions of the Surface Pro (4 & 2017), and will work with the Surface Pro 3. This version lacks the current Alcantara fabric covering, which makes it easier to wipe clean (the Alcantara is prone to staining). It also does not have the fingerprint scanner, which I have not found necessary given the accuracy of the IR camera. If you have a Surface Pro, you need a keyboard - this one is well worth the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Wow! We appreciate you sharing such a detailed and thoughtful review. Thanks for calling out the improvements made since the previous models. To change the settings for tablet mode, visit the Windows 10 settings under "Tablet Mode" to control when if ever your device switches into tablet mode. We appreciate your continued investment in the Surface line. We'll be sure to forward your feedback to our team for review.

      All the best,

      Amanda
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Necessary for Surface Pro!

    Posted
    LateAdopterAJD
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    If you buy a Surface Pro, you need to have a keyboard. Microsoft should just increase the price of the Surface Pro and add the keyboard for FREE. I bought the PC over a year and a half ago and have had issues using it ever since. It got so bad I was going to sell the device. Then I bought the keyboard when my primary PC wasn't working. I now love my Surface Pro! It is officially my backup PC and so much easier for travel. The only issue I'm having is sometimes there is a lag from the time you type and the time it reaches the PC, especially if you're a quick typist. The keyboard also gets in the way when you want to use the Surface Pro as a tablet. But I love how the keyboard also doubles as a protector for the PC screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for on the go

    Posted
    Evan
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    I am very happy with the way this keyboard works with the Surface Pro, the magnetic coupling is great. As soon as I get the keyboard close to the tablet it snaps perfectly into place with no adjustment needed and works. It also looks good when not in use, folds up nicely over the screen for protection and has a pleasant overall look. The only complaint I have would be that when I have the Surface propped up and the keyboard out there is nothing supporting the keyboard which can make the mouse difficult to use. I think this is minor gripe and am very happy with how the keyboard has operated so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Evan,

      Thank you for writing a review on your experience with the Surface Pro Type Cover! We're happy to hear that you have been enjoying it for on-the-go, and will pass all of your feedback along to our team.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad

    Posted
    ShoppinGrlyGrl
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    The keyboard itself hasnt had any issues, the only issue is just me getting initially getting used to not being able to pick up the computer by the keyboad like I would with previous laptop. The keyboard works much better then my previous laptop (Lenovo) which I had to send in twice to get fixed before i just dealt with its issues. This one has not cause me any troubles at this point. Its super light and effecient for travel. I also like that it magnetically clicks in to the Surface Pro (I hate calling it a tablet, because its really so much more then that. Over all, very satisfied

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello,

      We're glad to hear that you've been enjoying your Surface Pro Type Cover! Thanks for taking the time out of your day to leave this review; we hope you continue to enjoy your complete Surface experience!

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect companion for Surface Pro 4

    Posted
    Salek10
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    I use a Surface Pro 4 and this keyboard is a must. I tried a different keyboard first, which connected via Bluetooth and this Microsoft keyboard definitely was an upgrade. It connects flawlessly and it doesn’t have any sort of lag as my other Bluetooth keyboard had. The mouse pad is also amazing, very responsive to touch and gestures. It is lightweight. It clicks and unclicks to your device very nicely when you have to change from laptop to tablet mode. I would say that it is not very comfortable for extensive hours of typing. But, if you take breaks, you will be ok.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thank you for reviewing the Surface Pro Type Cover! We're happy to hear that you have been loving your Type Cover and how responsive it is!

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory

    Posted
    Myke
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    Yeah, like so many others I wish this keyboard was standard with the Surface Pro, but I can understand why it is not. Regardless, it is well worth the extra money as the magnetic attachment between the keyboard and the Pro is seemless. The backlighting is very nice also. It may feel a bit flimsy at first when comparing to a real laptop (not a 2-in-1) but the build is plenty sturdy. I also love how easily it folds up over the face of the Pro, making it oh so easy to transport, like carrying a light hard cover book.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Myke,

      Thanks for sharing your take on the device. We loved reading your review. Kudos for calling out the thin travel-friendly design and back-lighting. We're glad you are enjoying the device.

      Take care,

      Amanda
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great overall keyboard

    Posted
    AdnanD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The type cover has come along way since The first generation surface tab. The ability to raise the keyboard up is a much better design. And I find both the keys are more responsive and the touchpad is more robust. The only downside is not functionality, but aesthetics. The soft backside, which becomes the viewable cover when closed, is easily scratchable and now appears much more dated than it is. Doesn’t not affect functionality though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for taking the time to give us your honest feedback on the Surface Pro Type Cover. We're glad this has been a great addition for your Surface experience so far. We appreciate your review, and we would like you to know we're sending your insights up to our team!

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well built

    Posted
    mountainmama
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    The connection between the Surface Pro and the "cover" (which is really just the external keyboard) is excellent. Snaps into place with no effort. The stand is sturdy. My one comment is that when you close the "lid/screen" onto the "cover/keyboard", the stand, if deployed, makes it a bit topheavy. The "cover/keyboard" serves as a protective cover, but I bought a sleeve anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for college

    Posted
    Joyseeker
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    My daughter selected the Surface & accessories for her high school graduation gift and loves them. She has now started her college classes & will be able to read her digital textbooks, take notes, and highlight passages easily. She also designed her room layout and shared it with her roommate prior to stepping foot on campus. We love the versatility of the Surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello there!

      Thank you so much for sharing your family's experience with us! We are so happy to hear our Surface line of products has been able to help your daughter step into the next phase of her life. Especially, that she was able to create a bond with her roommate.

      Just like you support your daughter, know that we'll support your daughter's Surface products. Whenever she needs assistance, we're happy to help. Plus, it's all free to her. Here's our contact link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/

      Cheers to the future!

      Sincerely,
      Jo
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mostly great-two niggling flaws

    Posted
    RevA
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    The keyboard cover integrates perfectly with the Surface. It is nice to type on and the lighted keys and large trackpad are appreciated. The nits to pick: first, it's not included. Second, occasionally the trackpad doesn't track...seems to be a known issue, fixed by a restart. You're gonna buy it anyways so...just enjoy :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Cristina
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    This type cover for the surface pro is soft, light, and easy to type with. The only con I have to this product so far is the price, but it is definitely worth it because it acts as a protector and as a keyboard. Keeps dirt and scratches off of your screen when you’re not using the tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Cristina,

      Thanks for the kind words! We're thrilled you're loving the comfortable design of the Surface Pro Type Cover. We're so glad you like the extra protection the cover provides for your Surface Pro! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us.

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great feel, great integration

    Posted
    mhm9306
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    Typing and using the mouse pad are really good experiences. Comfortable to use and I don't have a lot of issues with accidentally touching the mouse while typing. The integration with the Surface Pro is really well done from the magnet "snap" on to the instant connection. It's also an attractive cover for your Surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expands the capability of the surface pro

    Posted
    CrazyLady
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    The keypad is a great addition to the surface pro, making it into a lap top. My daughter loves it because she uses it for school and it gives her accuracy in typing. The touch screen was difficult to use with her school program and autocorrected incorrectly all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for letting us know how your daughter loves her Surface Pro Type Cover. This is a perfect way to take advantage of the two-in-one capabilities the Surface Pro has to offer. We appreciate you providing us with some helpful feedback!

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential accessory for the Surface Pro

    Posted
    SteveK
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    In my opinion, Microsoft should include this in the base price of the Surface Pro. That being said, this keyboard is super easy to connect, and works great. It takes a little time to get used to the spacing of the keys, but when you do it is very easy to type with this keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Steve,

      Thanks for your opinion on the Surface Type Cover! We choose not to include it with the Pro, so it allows those who are just looking for a tablet to not have to worry about the additional accessories if it's not something they need.

      We're glad to hear that you're enjoying your Type Cover, though, and appreciate you sharing your feedback on the unit!

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes the Surface Pro a Real Laptop

    Posted
    GregInBrook
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    The Surface Pro has a pullout stand that is useful for flat surfaces but not so much on your lap. This Surface Pro case provides a real lap surface to set the laptop on a variety of non-level surfaces. It gives me another reason to leave my iPad in the drawer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard touch

    Posted
    tweeks
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    I like the feel of the keyboard. My only complaint is that I miss having a numeric keypad, but the keyboard is used for traveling and meets my desire to keep the computer and peripherals to a minimum. If I need a numeric keypad, I just use a bigger keyboard when at home/office.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thanks for the review! Travel and portability were a key inspiration for the design of this mouse, so we’re happy to hear this has been a big plus for you. If you are looking for a numeric pad on the go, switching to the touch screen keyboard offers you a traditional numeric pad experience.

      Take care,

      Amanda
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just the best

    Posted
    CurtFrmBK
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    Strong Mantic connection and tactile clicky buttons on this plush, comfortable addition to my Surface Pro. I like it a lot. The PC department @ 86th Street was so helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you too the young man, Mohammed for helping me with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're delighted to hear you're loving the comfortable design of the Surface Pro Type Cover. The magnet is extraordinarily powerful, with the ability to instantly transform your Surface into a full functioning laptop. Thanks for letting us know about some of your favorite features!

      Kindly,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surface Pro Type cover is wonderful

    Posted
    Grams
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    I am enjoying the fact that I have a portable keyboard to use with my Surface Pro. It serves as a cover when not in use and it opens halfway down so I can prop it up. The keyboard cover attaches with strong magnets so it is easy to remove and attach when I want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These are awesome

    Posted
    dawgpoundfan
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    The backlight keyboard that works perfect! I jump between PC and laptop all day at my job and this thing has stood up amazingly well. I thought the keys would give out after being subjected to acting as a base when you flip it under but it has been awesome. LOVE THIS

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're glad to hear that you've been enjoying your Surface Type Cover! Thanks for leaving a review with some feedback; we've made sure to pass it along to our team for a read!

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fullfills the promise of laptop-tablet convergence

    Posted
    MATT
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    This is shockingly good. Never before have Microsoft gotten it right -- and now they have. A keyboard with great key travel and spacing, wonderful tactile feedback, backlight, and a responsive trackpad that supports Microsoft Precision Touchpad for gesture control.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Matt,

      Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that we have changed your opinion with the Surface Pro Type Cover and are happy that you love it! We'll make sure to pass your feedback along to our team, and appreciate you taking the time.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft