Type Cover 2 (Charcoal)

Type Cover 2 (Purple)

Type Cover 2 (Cyan)

Type Cover 2 (Magenta)

Type Cover 2 (Charcoal)

Type Cover 2 (Purple)

Type Cover 2 (Cyan)

Type Cover 2 (Magenta)

Type Cover 2 is rated3.5893 out of5 by56.
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$129.99

$129.99

$129.99

$129.99

Take your Surface from tablet to laptop and back again with this super-thin and lightweight backlit keyboard.
Take your Surface from tablet to laptop and back again with this super-thin and lightweight backlit keyboard.
Take your Surface from tablet to laptop and back again with this super-thin and lightweight backlit keyboard.
Take your Surface from tablet to laptop and back again with this super-thin and lightweight backlit keyboard.

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Take your Surface from tablet to laptop and back again with this super-thin and lightweight backlit keyboard.
Take your Surface from tablet to laptop and back again with this super-thin and lightweight backlit keyboard.
Take your Surface from tablet to laptop and back again with this super-thin and lightweight backlit keyboard.
Take your Surface from tablet to laptop and back again with this super-thin and lightweight backlit keyboard.

 

 

Overview

Surface Type Cover 2

Surface Type Cover 2

Type Cover 2 is backlit so you can work in any lighting conditions. With the speed and comfort of a classic keyboard in a super-thin, lightweight design, you can truly work anywhere, anytime.

Colorful, backlit mechanical keyboard

Colorful, backlit mechanical keyboard

Work like you always have in even more places. Type Cover 2 has the speed and functionality of a classic laptop keyboard. It’s backlit so you can continue working after the lights go out. Easy attach and disconnect lets you set up and get going right away.

Windows shortcut, function, and media keys, and trackpad

Windows shortcut, function, and media keys, and trackpad

Windows shortcuts, function keys, and media controls make it easy to navigate your Surface without taking your hands off the keyboard. Ultra-thin trackpad lets you control the cursor with your fingertip.

Doubles as screen cover

Doubles as screen cover

Fold Type Cover 2 back like a book cover to get the full touch-screen experience. Type Cover 2 keys are disabled when the cover is flipped back. Close Type Cover 2 to shut down your display, and help protect the screen from bumps and scratches.

Tech specs

Compatibility

Surface, Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2

Dimensions

7.4 x 10.9 in x 5.0 mm thin

Weight

255 grams / 0.55 lbs.

Available colors

Black, Cyan, Purple and Magenta

Keys

Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1 – F12) • Dedicated buttons for Windows shortcuts and media controls

Interface

Magnetic

Sensors

Accelerometer

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty

Ratings and reviews

Rated 4 out of5 by fromMust-Have for your SurfaceI bought this right with the purchase of my Surface and couldn't imagine not having it. It is super-thin and won't take more than a few days to get your muscle memory up to speed. I can type at around 90% of my usual WPM on my mechanical keyboard with my desktop, which I think is great for a little thing like this.My only complaint is that the track pad is OK. The mouse buttons really need to be tactile like the other keys. I ordered a Wedge touch mouse to help with extended use with certain software (like Excel and Premier Pro) and I'm very satisfied.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of5 by fromAn absolute must have for every Surface ownerI can't imagine having a Surface 2 without a Type Cover 2. The keys feel great and it doubles as a very effective case. The trackpad is decent but could use some improvement (having a Macbook Pro raised the standard for trackpads), especially the scrolling which isn't as smooth as I would have liked. But overall, it's a great buy. I just wish it wasn't so expensive, it's a bit overpriced
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 4 out of5 by fromAwesome KeyboardI have been using the Type Cover 2 for about 3 months now, and I think it's great. If you get any cover for your Surface, get this one. The backlighting is adjustable. It's thin, and typing is easy on it. The keyboard doesn't feel artificially small, either.My only complaint is the trackpad, and that's why I took away a star. If I could have, I would have only taken away 1/2 a star. I should first mention that the trackpad functions as it should, works well, and has nice features built-in (such as, swipe gestures, two-finger tap right click, and more). The trackpad is covered by the same material that also covers the Type Cover, itself, and that's what I have a problem with. This covering makes the trackpad hard to use because it isn't set apart very well from the body of the cover. Oftentimes, I'll find myself accidentally doing swipe gestures, or completely missing the trackpad. Active use of the trackpad requires me to constantly look down at it to make sure I found it before I can look back at my screen to click on whatever I wanted to click on. Additionally, the texture of the covering material works well for the Type Cover, itself, but I find it irritating to rub against when I use the trackpad. The trackpad would have been better if it had been some sort of hard, slick surface, distinctly set apart from the rest of the cover.Overall, the Type Cover 2 is a great product, and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 4 out of5 by fromGreat keyboard but too priceyI've tried many ultra portalble keyboards and they have all suffered the 'compact' flaw. None of them we comfortable to type on because the keys were so cramped. The Type Cover is not like the others and has avoided that flaw. I would have given it 5 starts but $130 is to much this keyboard imo, reguardless, I still bought it because it's the most functional keyboard for my Surface Pro 2.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 4 out of5 by fromExactly what I expectedI have a larger (15.6 inch) laptop that is great for around the house, but it dominates the smaller tables at coffee shops. Because of this, I'd been thinking about adding a second notebook; something more like an ultra light. After some research, I picked up the Type Cover 2 instead for the Surface I already owned. There were many reviewers that said the touchpad is of poor quality. Yes, it isn't ideal, however I find that it gets the job done well enough. The keyboard itself is good though a bit small for my man hands (not surprising based on the physical size of the Surface), but I found I am adjusting to it well enough. The bottom line is that I am happy with the investment and would definitely purchase the cover again.
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 5 out of5 by fromCant Ask for anything better for my Surface Pro!Lightweight, backlit, protects my device. Its all I need it to be. Yes, its a tad too expensive (should be $99 at the most) but I dont mind paying the price when the keyboard/cover is this good.
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 4 out of5 by fromGreat Keyboard/Cover, Touchpad is Sub Par.Extremely Heavy User for 4 monthsPros: Awesome keyboard for the Surface Pro 2. The backlit keys are really nice and effective. The touch on the keys are precise and I rarely mistype. It acts as a really nice cover too. It protects it though a ton of wear and tear.Cons: The touchpad is not that great, okay, it is totally terrible -ish. I have had a few laptops with worse touchpads. It can start to fray (peel) at the corners of the product with heavy use - although mine has not started to fray yet. I think it is inevitable because the Surface never sees a sleeve, only a desk and backpack.Other Thoughts: If you have the Pro 2, I use the pen for tricky situations like in Visual Studios. I rarely use the touchpad because I a very proficient with the pen and touch gestures. Ultimately I would recommend buying it, it was well worth it for me.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 4 out of5 by fromGood keyboard cover, a must have for long typingI tried the first Type Cover and like that with my first Surface Pro. Now I sport the Type Cover 2 with the Surface Pro 2 and it is very much as solid in touch typing like a normal keyboard, even the key's footprint is about the same size as a normal keyboard, all conforming to the size and travel friendly aspects of the Surface Pro. This allows basically the same typing efficiency on the go as a PC workstation or a full laptop, but in a more compact manner.Since this folds with the Surface, you can basically be more nimble in deploying the cover out with the Surface versus a typical laptop or a typical swivel hinge tablet PC. And being physically wired by the magnetic cover attachment, you do not have to worry about wireless syncing or another battery for a peripheral. Speaking of magnetic attachments, you can definitely hold both a Surface device and Type Cover attached to it by holding the cover, leaving the Surface hanging (not that I would suggest it anyways and not for long in a violent manner - but this shows how much force the magnets have).Being a cover, it also protects my Surface Pro 2's screen. More often than not, the soft side of the cover acts as a cushion when I place my Surface Pro 2 on a hard or rough surface too.Also, the cover can flip all the way back, if you want to solely handle the Surface device it is attached to as a tablet form, and the keys do not get in the way as they are disabled when the cover is folded back. You can also reverse the cover, if one does not like to feel the keys, since the attach points are symmetric.For those that mention the trackpad on the keyboard cover being not as great to being bad, they are right. For the footprint, how can anyone expect a good trackpad to begin with? But if one is using a Type Cover or Touch Cover (1 or 2), one surely has a Surface device in hand (Pro, Pro 2, or RT variants) which means you have access to a much better trackpad... the Surface's touch screen.This is even more relevant that software is out there that can basically turn the HUGE (in comparison to the trackpad) 10 inch touch screen into a pointer trackpad. I am surprised that this isn't an option like the built in on screen keyboard with Windows 8. And Microsoft did think of this before with the touch screen mouse pointer - if you look at the Modern Remote Desktop app that has this pointer option.Search for TouchMousePointer, you won't be disappointed in missing the Type Cover's trackpad.Even if the trackpad on the Type Cover 2 is a bit lacking - and for me is used as a last resort (same with the first Type Cover), at least the first Type cover had some physical pressing left and right click buttons. The Type Cover 2, basically feels like a cushion, almost like it wants to be like the keys on the Touch Cover. This is where my dock of a star comes in.Other things worth mention, the lighted keys and their variable brightness. That is a welcome change in this version that should have been in the first cover devices. Great that this is a feature.
Date published: 2014-03-29
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