1. dkp23's Avatar
    How do you like it?
    10-26-2012 01:08 PM
  2. apoc527's Avatar
    No, but I saw one last night and I want it now. I want one of each. Cyan Touch COver for everyday use, Type Cover when I need to get more seirous work done. $130 is much cheaper than a second machine. A Pro plus Type Cover = goodbye normal laptops.

    By "saw," I mean 'played around with briefly and tried typing on it.' It's actually a great keyboard.
    10-26-2012 01:10 PM
  3. mase123987's Avatar
    I went to the Microsoft Store today to get my Surface so I tried out both keyboards. The type cover is only a little bit bigger and feels more like your using a laptop keyboard and touchpad. That said, I am able to type full speed almost right away on my cyan keyboard so it didn't bother me not having that "normal" feeling.
    10-26-2012 01:32 PM
  4. DougB541#CB's Avatar
    Playing with both i think i'm a TypeCover man. Its liteally the speed i type on my keyboard on my desktop.

    I wasn't bad by any means on TouchCover but i have to look down more i find. I'm sure it would get better over time, but the only negatives i have of TypeCover is only one color and when folded behind its kinda weird pressing in keys.
    10-26-2012 01:42 PM
  5. illidanx's Avatar
    i got the touch cover because it has a much nicer feeling when it is on the back.
    10-26-2012 02:15 PM
  6. inteller's Avatar
    the touch cover seemed risky to me, but I went with it ans so far so good. using Shift key seems a little wonky but I'll use it a while before thinking about a Type Cover. If they had just given me the choice of color I would have got a cyan touch cover and been done with it.
    10-26-2012 02:25 PM
  7. DougB541#CB's Avatar
    the touch cover seemed risky to me, but I went with it ans so far so good. using Shift key seems a little wonky but I'll use it a while before thinking about a Type Cover. If they had just given me the choice of color I would have got a cyan touch cover and been done with it.
    I think you have it backwards.

    Type Cover - Physical keys
    Touch Cover - Pressure sensitive keys
    10-26-2012 03:08 PM
  8. jwcdis's Avatar
    I could type on the Type Cover as if it was a normal keyboard.
    The touch cover has some learning curve needed in order to use so I held off on covers for now.

    Ideally i'd like to use a touch cover but i'll probably play around with it at the store a little more.
    10-26-2012 04:04 PM
  9. csiguy1's Avatar
    Bought both keyboards and both work great.
    10-26-2012 04:06 PM
  10. smoledman's Avatar
    Brilliant. Now people will spend an additional $120 for the Type Cover. Pure profit for MSFT.
    10-26-2012 04:28 PM
  11. power5's Avatar
    Yeah, and apple will sell you a flat piece of material with some floppy areas in it so you can roll it up into a triangle and hold your iPad up. That only will cost you $40.

    Type cover is $130. If you are going to troll at least do it well.


    I will be getting a USB KB for home use and a touch cover for travel.

    Or, I could go get a more expensive BT one required for an iPad.
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    10-26-2012 04:49 PM
  12. Blackwood504's Avatar
    The type cover is pretty damn nice. It's much better than I thought it would be. The touch cover is nice also.

    Here is a picture I took of the type cover this morning.
    10-26-2012 05:30 PM
  13. erasure25's Avatar
    Yeah, and apple will sell you a flat piece of material with some floppy areas in it so you can roll it up into a triangle and hold your iPad up. That only will cost you $40.

    Type cover is $130. If you are going to troll at least do it well.


    I will be getting a USB KB for home use and a touch cover for travel.

    Or, I could go get a more expensive BT one required for an iPad.
    LOL! Makes the iPad covers sound so nasty ghetto now!
    10-26-2012 06:11 PM
  14. stephen_az's Avatar
    I played with the Type Cover when I picked up the tablet and it seemed like a nice design. Although it is almost flat, it did have a nice degree of key response. One person who was also picking up their tablet commented that the feel reminded him of the compact Arc Keyboard (minus the Arc part of course). FWIW though, I am sticking with the Touch Cover for the time being. They are telling everyone that it takes a day or two to get accustomed to it, but I really find it very easy - very little adjustment time at all.
    10-26-2012 06:25 PM
  15. mapexvenus's Avatar
    Anyone find the trackpad on the touch cover somewhat sluggish and not very responsive?
    10-26-2012 09:07 PM
  16. cherone21's Avatar
    Don't be afraid. It is amazing. I am getting used to it so quickly I don't know now I will go back to a regular keyboard. I just wish they made a touch number pad for when I use excel.
    10-26-2012 09:57 PM
  17. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    It the type cover sporting a rigid hinge, or is it like the touch cover?
    10-26-2012 10:10 PM
  18. Reflexx's Avatar
    Brilliant. Now people will spend an additional $120 for the Type Cover. Pure profit for MSFT.

    I think it's about time you stopped frequenting this site. You'll be happier.
    10-26-2012 10:11 PM
  19. mapexvenus's Avatar
    I have both the type cover and the touch cover. The type cover feels a lot better and I love the tactile feedback. The touch cover is sometimes a little unresponsive and irritating (when that happens)

    The type cover is a little noisy, so not sure how this will work in a meeting setting, but this is definitely what I will use. I am able to type about 3 times as fast and way more accurately on the type cover.
    10-26-2012 10:22 PM
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