Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2

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  • Superb backlighting; Brilliant touch-screen functionality; Attractive design
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  • Not sufficiently rigid; Touch pad less comfortable than of previous version; App support is somewhat behind competition

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Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2 Review

The initial innovative typing covers by Microsoft easily set apart Surface products. Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2 comes as a brilliant addition to this set. It features keyboard backlighting, four color selections and a fairly shorter key throw that offers more accurate typing. It also has a new delightful felt-like covering within an even thinner package than the original version.

 

The Surface Type Cover 2 from Microsoft works for all the different Surface models. It implies that users of the first generation Surface Pro and RT devices, along with new Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 will find this upgrade very useful indeed. Type Cover 2 comes with a keyboard which offers two major improvements over the one preceding it. A crucial aspect is that it features delightful automatic backlighting, due to proximity sensors. Keys go dim in case you stop typing and fire right back up once you begin typing, even before your fingers complete pressing the first key. Typists within the audience should find the second change equally important. Type Cover 2 has requires shorter distance for pressing the key and getting it to respond than for the original. It means you are able to type faster than ever before and enjoy the exact same accuracy, as the keyboard remains same from width/height perspective.

 

The initial Type Cover was in corporate black, which seemed rather plain. You will find that Type Cover 2 comes in four distinct colors, namely magenta, black, cyan and purple. Such availability may however vary across countries. Users of this device as well get to experience new covering. Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2 employs pleasant felt-like material. This is based upon that utilized by Touch Cover as well as Touch Cover 2. The chief gain here is that the touch cover does not pick up skin oil and offers the cover shiny appearance over time. The new material also feels better to hold.

 

The track pad of Type Cover 2 is wider compared to the original, which makes it easier using it, especially for gestures. Hardly any person complained of how thick the original Type Cover was and the new version is even thinner. Compared to the original 6mm, it clocks at 5.4mm thin only. Its weight is roughly equal, with the Type Cover 2 having .56 pounds, relative to .55 pounds for the original version. Surface users will find the upgrades done on Surface 2 both delightful and convenient, whether using a fairly new or older type of Surface.

 

The Surface Type Cover 2 from Microsoft does have a few challenges as well. No affirmative action is available for clicking as happened with version 1. One has to try roughly three times before dragging something across screen. The backlight is nonetheless much impressive, which goes on by simply moving the finger over keyboard. It is subtle and functions in flawlessly manner. Sealing of the trackpad keeps it free from debris getting underneath.

  • The Good :
    Superb backlighting; Brilliant touch-screen functionality; Attractive design
  • The Bad :
    Not sufficiently rigid; Touch pad less comfortable than of previous version; App support is somewhat behind competition
Our score:
4 / 5

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  • The Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2 is manufactured by Microsoft and was added in December 2014 in the Tablet Other Accessories section
  • This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5

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