Microsoft Type Cover 2, Keyboard Cover for Surface, Black

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The ultimate accessory for those who love to type, the Type Cover 2 for Microsoft Surface is backlit and thinner than ever.

An integrated backlight will help you work in any lighting conditions, with a sensor automatically activating the backlight as it gets darker.

The ergonomic, mechanical keys feel responsive and make fast typing easy. Type Cover 2 features the full range of shortcuts, function keys and media controls that you'd see on a much larger keyboard. A trackpad will let you control the cursor, just like on a laptop.

Keys are automatically disabled when the Type Cover 2 is flipped back, so you won't start typing when you just want to browse. Closing the Type Cover 2 will turn of your Surface's display, helping to preserve battery power when you're not using it.

The easy attach and disconnect magnets make it easy to remove your Type Cover 2 when it's not needed.

Type Cover 2 is compatible with all models of Microsoft Surface.

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Microsoft Surface tablets
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Microsoft Type Cover 2, Keyboard Cover for Surface 4.5 5 11 11
Good product The keyboard is easy to use, light and acts as a good cover too. I like the fact that it is backlit, so good for using in the dark. Only trouble is the key pad, sometimes you have to tap it pretty hard to make it click, but I find that I use the touchscreen to click anyway. This is the only place I could find the purple type cover 04 February 2014
much easier than the on-screen keyboard yes its expensive, but it makes the whole experience better and far more usable as a business machine with the type keyboard. backlight is nice too at night. had my surface pro for a week before getting the keyboard and so glad I did. well worth it in the long run. 31 January 2014
Essential for me Excellent product, light up keys great idea, love it, would not be without one. My only criticism is the pad area to move the icon is already showing signs of wear after a month of use, this is rather disappointing considering its cost! 29 January 2014
Backlit type cover - in pink! Absolutely fab. Having used two touch covers before, this is a vast improvement. The type is far better, easier and more accurate. I am a soft typer so was always missing key presses. Also the touch cover keys kept sticking every now and then. Really pleased with John Lewis service they swapped the touch cover for the new type and I got a stunning new pink version too! Thanks JL, you just made my already brilliant Microsoft surface experience even better. 18 January 2014
Key board with Microsoft Surface Pro2 I recently purchased the Tablet with tactile keyboard. I was pleasantly surprised on the performance of the keyboard. The keys are quite positive and adequately spaced to give the ability to touch type. It is much better than the cheaper alternative and worth the slightly higher price. 14 January 2014
Essential for Surface Pro 2 If you have any MS Surface product this is worth getting. Type cover is much nicer than Touch cover since it has actual keys. Keyboard feels good and with version 2 it lights up too! It fold to cover Surface screen when not being used. You can also fold it other side to keep keyboard on and use it more like tablet. It turns off keys automatically. Now for down side, touch pad mouse feels pretty terrible to use. Increase sensitivity and it doesn't feel accurate. Fabric material cover touch pad too and it doesn't feel smooth like normal touch pad, although still usable. Overall must have for Surface Pro 2 (Or any other surface). 07 January 2014
nice device Turns the surface into a very portable laptop. Easy to type with. 01 January 2014
Another Microsoft success This is the clip-on keyboard for the Surface Pro. Firm and easy to use on your lap. Virtually auto clip-on. 04 December 2013
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