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Surface Type Cover Review

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One aspect missing from most tablets is a quality typing experience. The Microsoft Surface tablet has the Type Cover which offers an enhanced typing experience for those who want something better. The best aspect of the Type Cover is that it’s thin and has a more response than the Touch Cover. If you’re needing productivity with MS Office or extensive writing then the Surface Type Cover is your best choice. As more reviews and details are known we will be updating. We expect there to be a lot of hands-on video and updated photos of this new and exciting Surface keyboard cover. We’re not sure that it’s going to get better than this!

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Specifications and Details of the Surface Type Cover:

  • Costs $129.99 in the USA, $139.99 in Canada, and £ 109.99 in the UK
  • Can be used on either the Surface RT or Surface Pro tablets
  • Only available in black color so far
  • Will shut down the Surfact tablet display when closed
  • Works as a screen cover
  • Has Function keys from F1 to F12
  • Is only 6mm thick

Type Cover vs. Touch Cover – How fast can you type?

Of course you will like to know how big of a difference a Surface type cover provides when it comes to typing speed. You may not be a speed typist, but using a comparison between various keyboards will give you a good idea of which is easiest to use. Ease of use means a faster WPM or words per minute. Given that thought, I can tell you that based on an interview with a Microsoft employee, the type cover is impressive. This isn’t an exact test and it’s not me doing the testing or reviewing of the quality. That said, the Mircosoft employee could perform 50 WPM on a similar sized laptop keyboard. On the touch cover, he could do 50 WPM and on the type cover he could do 62 WPM. Forget about the exact WPM, but look at which one the person performed the best on. Yes, the type cover far exceeded both other keyboards. This should provide you some comfort in knowing that the type cover is indeed a quality keyboard and will provide a good user experience.

Alternatives to the Type Cover:

Perhaps you want to spend less money on a case for your Surface. If that’s true and you have regrets later, you can also look at another official Microsoft accessory which won’t tie you solely into the tablet.  You might look at the Wedge Mobile Keyboard which is an all-in-one portable solution. It’s a bluetooth keyboard for starters which means it can be used on any Bluetooth enabled device. Perhaps you have other brand tablets in your household. If that’s true, then this keyboard will work just fine with those. Beyond that, the Wedge Mobile Keyboard is compact and very mobile. The cover for the keyboard can be used as a tablet stand while you’re using the keyboard. It’s a nifty concept honestly. The price? You’re looking at around $80 to buy it so that’s quite affordable in comparison to the Type Cover which is ultimate single purpose.

 

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A closer look at the official Surface Type Cover. It’s a keyboard case for the Surface in other words. The fact is it’s very thin. Notice the side profile image to the right side. This is a big advancement for tablet keyboard cases no doubt about it.

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Microsoft Surface Accessories – Complete Buying Guide and Deals

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The biggest tablet coming for Windows 8 is Surface. Made by Microsoft has a lot to do with it. We are expecting a great deal of accessories coming to market. It appears that Microsoft with their Touch Cover and Type Cover will include those with the tablet purchase. That isn’t to say the covers and cases won’t come for the Surface tablet. I’m sure they will.

So far Microsoft is showing mainly cable accessories aside from their Touch Cover and Type Cover. We are hoping to see some Surface car chargers in the near future but for now we will let you know what cable adapters are available and how much they cost.

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This is an official Microsoft accessory for the Surface tablet.
This is a HD digital AV adapter HDMI adapter.

Price for this Surface RT HD digital AV adapter:

  • $39 USA
  • $49 Canada
  • £34.99 UK incl. VAT
power supply for microsoft surface tablet

This is an official Microsoft Surface accessory.
Power supply

Price for this official Surface power supply:

  • $39.99 USA
  • $49.99 Canada
  • £34.99 incl. VAT

 

More Official Microsoft Surface Accessories Coming Soon!

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Surface Case Cover Buying Guide

Update: We are already starting to see lots of cases and covers for the Surface tablet. This isn’t surprising because the pre order phase has just started and people will be looking for the best accessories. We will start reviews and providing you information on the top picks!

Casecrown Surface Cases and Covers

A top accessory producer is Casecrown. They really emerged with the popularity of netbooks and since then they have been making a wide selection of styles and colors or cases and covers for pretty much every computing device on the market.

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The image above shows the Casecrown messenger style bag. They come in three colors and the black is not shown there but it is available. You can see that it is either the horizonal style (like the brown case) or verticle style (like the purple case). All colors are available for both vertical and horizontal styles. Although the list price is above $50, you can buy this Casecrown case for around $30.

Duragadget Cases and Sleeves

If you want a cheap option for covering your Surface tablet, Duragadget offer a good range of protective sleeve style cases. These are neoprene so they offer a layer of protection from drop and dings, plus they protect your Surface tablet from water and rain.

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The image above is a showcase of the various cases from Duragadget. If you notice the pink case, it’s actually reversible! You can make it pink or black depending on your mood. When I said these can be a cheap option, you can sometimes find these cases for as cheap as $10 online at places like Amazon.com!

 

Microsoft Surface tablet is the next big tablet coming to market. With this announcement will come the case and covers to market. It appears that there are two Microsoft made cases that will be available at launch. These are the Touch Cover and the Type Cover. They have in interesting attaching style and we’re not sure if this is a proprietary type mechanism or if other case manufacturers like Logitech will be able to make their own similar keyboard cases. It might be pretty hard to beat what Microsoft has come up with actually. Others might come in at a cheap price so that may push people away from the Microsoft product. Time will tell. With the stand built into the Surface tablet we don’t expect to see a lot of folio type adjustable stands. From the early looks I don’t see the Microsoft Surface tablet have that slightly elevated angle which you can get easily from the Apple smart covers. It would appear that other case makers could come up with a design that doesn’t include a keyboard and allows for a few more angles. That may be what we see in terms of accessories. We will update with prices of the standard (and possible bundled) Microsoft built Surface cover products. We do know that they will come in five different colors which seems to indicate that you would buy these separately. We didn’t get details on that from the Microsoft press event but we’re sure to find out about whether the case covers are a separate purchase or not. Here is an image which shows off the color selection available.

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