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Five Star Reviews:
Fenominal product, fenimonal quality.
June 16, 2017
Another solid product from Microsoft, this keyboard is fantastic if you do a lot of typing on the go, or if you need to pair with multiple devices. The keyboard doesn't fold meaning that it is very easy to use on a lap, a must for me as I'm often typing in conferences. The keys have great travel and don't feel at all spongy making for a very solid feel when typing. I like that I can switch between paired devices with a slide-switch, handy because with other keyboards, I either forget which keys i need to hit to change devices, or the keys to change are so small that they're just difficult to press. All-in-all, I couldn't be happier with this keyboard. My only complaint is that it would more easily fit in my computer case if it were to fold, but then it would be far less solid.
I am so glad I took a chance and ordered it!
April 5, 2017
I have to say, I was very hesitant about buying this keyboard after reading all of the negative posts about it not holding a charge. I received mine today, and I am typing this review on it right now. I love it! Once I got it out of the package and tried to pair it to my iPad Air, it wouldn't work. I got so worried. I kept thinking, "I got a dud. I got a dud. I should have listened to all the reviews." I read in the owner's manual that a "quick charge" would only take 10 min and a "full charge" takes 90 minutes. So I plugged it in and crossed my fingers! I impatiently waited about ten minutes, unplugged it, and powered it on. Guess what? IT WORKS!!!! Once the numbers popped up on my iPad Air, I was able to pair it flawlessly. Yes, you do have to press "enter" after you input the numbers, which you aren't told to do. I read a post where someone was upset that wasn't explained properly. Well, that is how I have had to pair every bluetooth keyboard I have owned. And I have owned a few.Ok...About the keyboard: it works great! The keys feel great under my fingers! They are slightly concave, so your fingers rest very comfortably on them and they are spaced apart perfectly. I would consider my fingers to be average in size and they fit very comfortably on the keys. The responsiveness of the keys is great! There is virtually no lag time at all, from the time the keys are pressed until the letters appears on my screen. The keys are almost completely silent while typing, too. I also like how the keyboard can be separated from the cover, which when opened is the integrated stand for your tablet. It almost seems like you are using a desktop computer, since they don't have to be connected together to work (albeit, a very small desktop, lol). Well, I have to say I am very impressed with this keyboard, and I am so glad I took a chance in ordering it.
Who Knew Microsoft Makes the Best Portable Keyboard for iPad??
December 30, 2015
I am using this keyboard with my iPad Air 2. I never thought I'd buy a Microsoft keyboard to use with my Apple products, but this is GREAT. I did a lot of research on options, and here are a few reasons why I picked this item. 1) It is portable with its own cover to keep the keyboard safe. 2) While it is smaller than a regular keyboard, it is definitely easy to type on. 3) My iPad fits in the groove with its cover on, and the keyboard cover can be removed (it's magnetic) from the keyboard to allow me to place the iPad as far back as I'd like. I can also use my iPad in its own stand if I choose. 4) The keyboard syncs very easily to devices and has a good battery life. 5) Because the keyboard is not built in to a cover for my device, it make the iPad more versatile: I can use it as a tablet to read on, or I can easily use the keyboard with it to make it more like a laptop.I'm on a trip now, and I chose not to bring my laptop with me, but I knew that I would need a keyboard in order to make my iPad a suitable replacement for my laptop. This is the perfect keyboard for my needs. I absolutely recommend this to anyone in the market for a portable keyboard (especially one that is not built in to a tablet case).Update: After using the keyboard with my iPad during my three-week international trip, I am even more impressed than I was initially. The picture I attached is just a quick shot of the iPad and keyboard in use at the airport. I love the versatility and ease of use this keyboard adds to my iPad. Well done, Microsoft!
Two Things You Need To Know Before Buying This Keyboard.
March 26, 2015
1. It will pair with three different devices but not three of the same kind. I have and iPad Air 2 and my wife has an Ipad Air. If she’s been using the keyboard, I have to re-pair with my Air 2 when I want to use it. The pairing process is easy and quick so it’s not a big deal but some people are under the impression that you can pair up three iOS devices at the same time. Three simultaneous pairings only work if you have MS, Android, and iOS devices. However, you can pair a second iOS device under the Windows setting and it will work but you lose the iOS specific keys. I’m only mentioning iOS devices because that’s all I own since giving up Windows a decade ago.2. MS is coming out with another portable keyboard that folds in half later this year so if that is important to you a short wait might be in order. (I’m guessing that is why this KB was on sale for $50, to clear out some inventory).The small keyboard is excellent and I have no trouble using it with my medium-sized hands. It is a little heavier than I expected but that makes it very stable with the iPad in landscape mode. I’ve not used it in portrait mode and am not likely to so I can’t speak to that.My iPad is space gray and when set in the keyboard slot, I’m amazed at how much it looks like a very small laptop. For the first time I can see taking the iPad and keyboard on a trip instead of a laptop if my needs are going to be simpler.I’ve got the Apple protective case (overpriced but very nice) and it easily comes off so I can use the keyboard. If I leave the case on, it causes the iPad to sit up too straight in the holding slot. If your case is a pain to remove, as some are, you should take that into consideration.I really dislike the onscreen keyboard on iPads and this makes it so easy to actually touchtype a few hundred words without swearing like a sailor with Tourette’s Syndrome.
This is a great keyboard. I'm using it mostly with my Samsung ...
January 4, 2015
This is a great keyboard. I'm using it mostly with my Samsung Galaxy Tab S, but I also use it with my Galaxy S4 phone and my wife's iPhone. It works well with all three.Only one drawback. With the description saying that you can easily switch between 3 devices, I expected to be able to have it paired with both my tablet and my phone and easily switch between them. This hasn't worked out as planned. What I do is pair my phone with the switch in the windows position (even though it is an android phone) and my tablet with the switch in the android position. This allows me to have both devices side by side and type on either one by moving the switch to the corresponding position. This meets my needs, but I haven't determined if I lose any functionality by have the switch in the windows position on an android device.I really like the size of the keyboard, the cover that protects and turns it on/off, and the response. All in all, it is the perfect choice for my needs.
October 19, 2014
Very beautiful keyboard. it feels solid to type on and very compact and perfect for travel. you can switch seamlessly between platforms, I am actually typing this review with it on my iphone5 :). I also used it with a Nexus7, very convienient on the road and in the future with any device. Microsoft did a good job with this keyboard. the only thing is that your fingers might feel a little crunched becuase there is not a whole lot of space but you can separate it so that there is a distance between the keyboard and your screen.
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Four Star Reviews:
Nice product, need better QC
April 19, 2017
Mine has no problem for charging but it has two deep scratches on bottom even it was sealed and totally protected by inner poly film.I doubt it from the factory before pack it. Poor Q/C.Anyhow it is one of the best bluetooth mobile keyboard ever I had.PROS:+it has everything except F# keys on minimal size+has some special control keys which works well on iOS+comfort typing for small keys wow~+has cover with tablet/phone stand+long better life, easy switch between deviceCONS:-hey MS! I'm a windows user need F1~F12!!-poor placement of "ESC"/"~" and I hate small back space cause lots of typing error-some keys not works fine on iOS. "~" and language select key is Control+Space on my iPhone while the manual said Fn+Space-no backlit-material is week for scratches for mobile purposeI really recommand it who has small windows tablet and iOS device with MS office apps.
First one bad, second one good.
January 13, 2016
Count me in: The first one I received (Jan 11) would not work unless plugged into a charger.I used a USB charging meter DROK Dual USB 2.0 Digital Multimeter Ampere Voltage Capacity Power Meter 7 Modes Monitor for Fast Charging Data Sync DC 3.2-15V 0-3A Volt Amp Charger Detector Mobile Solar Panel Alignment Testerto see what was going on: Zero. No electrons flowing to the bad keyboard. Something about these bad keyboards NOT accepting a charge.I was ready to thrown in the towel but took a chance on a replacement from Amazon. It arrived the next day (Jan 12).Keyboard #2 worked! It charged, and kept a charge. Rate of charge measured at 0.25A this time: It's obvious THIS keyboard happily gulps down the juice.I like the keyboard a lot. One star deducted for the irritation of the bad one.
Good keyboard, but cramped key spacing
October 29, 2015
This is mostly a great keyboard. I use it with a Lenovo tablet. It was pretty easy to pair, and now that it's paired, it's even easier: I open it, and the keyboard is on and ready; I close it and it turns off. No need to even fiddle with the power switch. I'm typing this review on it, in fact. The keys are thin but have enough travel to feel comfortable. There are some handy buttons such as volume on top.A couple of minor points could be better. The keys themselves are full-size (I measured against a full-size keyboard), but the key *spacing* isn't. The keys are very close together, maybe 2mm compared with probably 5mm on a standard keyboard. So your fingers will be quite close together. Also, I've found that the top row (the numbers) can be a bit unresponsive; I find fairly frequently that a key I thought I typed there failed to register. And the backspace key is a bit smaller than normal.Still, within these constraints, it's a nifty little keyboard, and it's a lot better (and faster) than typing with the on-screen keyboard.
For travelers - Like me - Nice choice. But consider also....
July 26, 2015
Why i bought it?I travel a lot, and since there are a lot of apps in the iOS platform, using the macbook became unnecessary during short period trips.What's good:1) internal battery chargeable by miniUSB, it lasts a lot and so far i didn't have to charge it more than 3 times (i've had it since... i don't know, 2 months?)2) The "switch" to other hardware is convenient, you can change the typing from one device to the other, however it lags a little until the iOS device recognizes and enables the keyboard... takes like 5 seconds, but it's not a dealbreaker3) the "logos" on the "switch" are suggestions. You're not obligated to keep the android switch to an android device, the windows to the windows, and the iOS to... X devices at once! The android logo is one hardware (and it can be android, iOS or windows, your choice!), the windows logo is another hardware (same rule), and the iOS logo is another hardware. So happens that you can sync only 3 devices at a time... If you "remove" one from the keyboard, it will be fixed in another. But it can sync only 3 devices at a time, one in each "switch" position.4) I bought this device while using iOS 8.0, so there is a lot of complaints regarding the "send" feature in iMessage, that doesn't support external keyboards. Other issue that is not clarified by Apple and takes some time to adjust is the keyboard "US-International" for punctuation: This is easy configured in the iOS configuration menu, under keyboards.The "Inconvenient"1) The cover is magnetic, and it serves as a dual position for a tablet like the regular iPad, however the iPad Air 2 doesn't have this versatility, even with the smart cover. You can remove it but try not to loose it somewheere.2) The cover has a rubber texture around it. After a while (Since i travel a lot i throw it inside my hand luggage all the time) it gets kinda sticky... this is the biggest complaint that i have so far. Other than that, the keyboard is fine.3) The keys are good, but not THAT good. Considering is a portable keyboard for a better use in a tablet, it beats typing in a display. It can't be perfect but does the job well.
Nexus 6, Moto X 2nd Edition, beware!
May 24, 2015
Great little keyboard, portable, action is on the money, and does all the things you'd expect from a, well, a keyboard!There's a notch inside the cover that doubles up as a propup stand for a phone or tablet. You'll probably want to skip it if you've got any of the newer style phones that have ultra thin edges. I've got a Nexus 6 and a Moto X version 2. I can use both in landscape mode but as soon as I put them in portrait they fall too far back to be useful. It's not the fault of the keyboard, it's that the edge of the phone is simply too thin. If you do get this keyboard make sure you also pick up a stand for your svelte phone.
Great Keyboard if you want to use multiple devices with it
January 3, 2015
Bottom line: if you want a keyboard that can be used for multiple devices (for instance, a phone and a tablet), especially if they have different underlying operating systems, this keyboard is a great choice. However, if you want a keyboard primarily for a tablet, there are probably better choices out there, such as the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad Air.Full Review:Overall, the Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard is a very good mobile keyboard. I have now used it extensively and it does a very good job. I have used several other mobile keyboards with my iPad and my favorite is the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover (http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Ultrathin-Keyboard-Cover-White/dp/B00EZ9XG62/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420310766&sr=8-1&keywords=iPad+air+keyboard+cover).The primary advantage of the Microsoft Keyboard is that you can use it more easily with multiple devices. It did an admirable job as a keyboard for both my iPhone 6+ and my iPad Air, including providing a stand that worked for both that provided two different viewing angles. The way it folds up and provides its own cover for transport is also a positive.Relative to the Logitech Ultrathin, though, this keyboard has two drawbacks:1) While the typing "feel" is pretty good, I found it difficult to adapt to the odd placements of the number keys - I found myself constantly mistyping numbers.2) It is heavier than the Logitech Ultrathin.One other minor note is that the switch the keyboard provides for switching between operating systems does allow you to switch between two iOS devices easily (my iPhone and iPad) but since one of them will be linked as either an Android or Microsoft device, the function keys are not setup properly. And I was not able to find an easy way to switch between two iOS devices. I wish they had made the switch just "Device 1", "Device 2" and "Device 3" and allowed you specify in some way what OS to use.Bottom line: if you want a keyboard that can be used for multiple devices (for instance, a phone and a tablet), especially if they have different underlying operating systems, this keyboard is a great choice. However, if you want a keyboard primarily for a tablet, there are probably better choices out there, such as the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad Air.
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Three Star Reviews:
Does Amazon care if wireless keyboard can retain its charge after I received it ?
December 12, 2016
I ordered the MS Universal Mobile keyboard that supported all 3 OS of tablets. It was a brand new keyboard.Since I always sit at the same desk with this keyboard power charger attached, it would work like as if the battery within the keyboard can hold the charge. Today when I went out on the patio with one of the tablet, I realized that the keyboard's battery have no juice. I try the keyboard without the charger attached after another hour of charged. Still no juice without the charger attached. Could it be that the MS Universal mobile keyboard was sold with a dead battery. Is it possible to get a functional keyboard replacement with a battery that can retain its charge.The keyboard is nicely crafted, but the battery just dead on arrival. If the new keyboard had arrived with a still working battery, it would have been a five star rating. For now, buyer needs to ask for a replacement and see what happens.
Nice if you get a good one.
December 6, 2015
Quality control issues, first one didn't hold a charge. It only worked when plugged in. Second one was noticably warped and wouldn't hold my nexus 9 in the most upright position. It also rocked side to side when typed on. Rather than return it I bent it back so it was flat. I also had to bend the "back stop" piece towards the keyboard slightly so it would hold my nexus 9 in the most upright position. I'm happy with it now, but don't be surprised if you need to bend it before it works right.
Solid product with a few key design faws
September 14, 2015
If I could give this 3.5 stars, I would. There are a lot of things to like about this keyboard, with a few issues.Pros:-Great key feedback, comfortable keys. I have a Dell Venue 11 Pro, now with Windows 10 installed, and was looking for a replacement to the proprietary Dell "Slim" keyboard/cover. That keyboard had barely any travel, the board was flimsy (making it hard to sit in your lap), and often the magnetic folding back would slip out of place and the tablet would fall backwards. What's worse, it started wearing out and certain keys would start registering less. It was very frustrating--especially since it cost $120 when I bought it.-Build quality seems good (at least for now). I just bought this, so I'll review if it starts to wear out quickly, but it at least seems better than the Dell counterpart. The automatic shut off when it gets folded certainly helps.-Very compact. It folds up to be around 9-10" long and about 4" in width-Great battery life. I probably have charged this thing a total of 60 minutes in the couple weeks that I've used it and it has not died on me once.-Connecting via blue tooth was a breeze. I've also had no problems having my computer recognize it every time it's turned on.-Surprisingly effective stand. I wasn't sure how the gravity based slot would work, but it actually does so quite well. What's more, I was happy to find out that there are actually 2 different notches (not just one), which allows you to adjust the screen angle.Cons:-No track pad - While I prefer (and use) a mobile mouse anyway, sometimes you just want to quickly get in and out of something without needing to get out/turn on/plug in my mobile mouse. Sure, you can also try to use touch, but this is often inaccurate and right-clicking can be a problem.-Perhaps a little TOO small - My tablet has about an 11" screen, and it's clear that this is mostly geared towards iPad users and the default 9.7 inch screen, as my tablet is actually a good inch or two wider than the length of the keyboard. The width is also quite small, which leads me to the next issue...-LACKS significant keys - All of the F-Keys, Insert, Print-Screen, etc., are all missing. I think there might be a way to press combinations of keys buried somewhere in the user guide, but not sure. Either way, I would actually be more that willing to have the keyboard be half an inch longer in width (like 4.5 inches vs. the current, minuscule 4 inches) just to add another row of these types of keys. Things like taking full screenshots with Control+Print Screen, quickly editing cells in Excel with the F2 key, etc.--as of right now, I don't believe there is a way of doing these. This is probably my biggest gripe.In Sum:Altogether it's certainly better than my Dell "Slim" tablet keyboard based on build quality alone. But it certainly is not perfect, unfortunately.
June 25, 2015
This keyboard is disappointing in several ways. But let's start with the pro's:It's set up to work with Android, Windows, and IoS devices. It will "remember" up to three devices, though I have not tried this yet. It charges via USB, so you don't need the batteries that were (infrequently) required on my Microsoft Wedge keyboard. Because the top hinges open and sits flat behind the keyboard, you can place your tablet on it and it won't tip the entire keyboard backwards. This makes it fairly easy to use on your lap.Now for the cons:I bought it to replace the Microsoft Wedge Keyboard, which was terrific but would not support more than one Bluetooth device. Inevitably, therefore, I am comparing the Universal keyboard with the Wedge keyboard.The Wedge keyboard has broad, contiguous keys. The Universal has chiclets. The action on the Wedge is firm: the Universal has that uncertain wobbly feel that comes with chiclets. Overall the Wedge is wider: the Universal seems to be narrower for no discernible reason.The Wedge sits at an angle to the horizontal, making it easier to type on. The Universal lies virtually flat, and so is harder to use. The Fn (function) key on the Universal lies on the right-hand side, so to use it for one of its frequent purposes (Fn->arrow key for PgUp etc.) involves moving one's left hand to the right.The "furrow" in which your tablet rests is not designed for tablets with any sort of cover on them. Most users with tablet covers will have to remove them to use the rest.The finish is shiny black plastic on the Universal. The Wedge is matte black keys with a brushed aluminum surround, which looks much better.There is another problem, the cause of which is elusive to me. If I lift up or even move the ensemble of tablet and keyboard and the tablet somehow shifts, the screen keyboard appears. When this happens, the Universal does not merely cease to function. The pairing hangs up, although the device is still shown as connected. You have to unpair ("forget") the device and then re-pair. If I'm going to have to re-pair, I might just as well use my old Wedge keyboard and pair afresh every time I use it on a different device.I have generally been a fan of Microsoft hardware, but this keyboard does not have the carefully thought-out design or the quality of execution that I have come to expect. I've never returned anything to Amazon before, but I'm starting with this - thank heavens their return procedure is so enlightened!
A keyboard with a good feel but the universal fit has some compromises
May 16, 2015
The keyboard works good and the keys have good feel but the universal aspect means it won't feel as closely knit to your iPad as some of the specific keyboards for iPad. While this worked well with my iPad Air 2 there were some glitches that were difficult to figure out, even when using Microsoft apps on the iPad. Technical support was pretty difficult to get for it so I kind of gave up and replaced with this with a LogitechType +. The keyboard itself works in a simple manner but there are some things that were almost impossible to figure out such as typing accented characters.
Beautiful design, but didn't work well with my tablet
February 4, 2015
I like the concept of this keyboard. The fact that it has a cover makes it easier to carry around in your bag and it's very thin and beautifully designed. I bought this to use with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, but it didn't work as well as I expected. There was a significant lag between my typing and the words showing up on the screen. Also, if I didn't apply enough pressure to the keys, the letters didn't "read." Also, the outside cover has a rubberized finish which picks up dust and is hard to clean. I had to return it.
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Two Star Reviews:
Great design, but does not hold a charge
October 7, 2016
I really want to like this keyboard, everything about the design is great. Small, compact, has a lid that doubles as a holder for devices, etc. Unfortunately, my model does not work unless it is plugged in. As soon as you unplug it from a power source, it stops working. After several hours of charging, still nothing. It seems like this problem is more common than it should be. I'm super surprised that a company like Microsoft would make such a defective device, especially when their track record is usually pretty good when it comes to hardware. I'm returning my model, and going to try to get a new keyboard, one that hopefully charges like it is supposed to.
May 17, 2016
The first keyboard I received was defective. It worked when plugged in to an outlet. However, the battery would not charge. I first contacted the seller who referred me to Microsoft to solve the problem. I requested a replacement from Microsoft. However, I was required to pay the postage to return the defective keyboard. Didn't seem fair that I would have to pay $11.00+ dollars to return a product that was defective. When I finally received the second keyboard from Microsoft, it worked just fine and I am happy with it.
Love it! But defective battery operation.
January 13, 2016
Yeah, same here. Will not run on battery and will not charge! However I bought another one of these in white a few days ago that works and I was so happy with it that I ordered another. I already assume Amazon is going to make the bad one right - they always do. So, minus one star for quality issues, but if not for that 5 stars baby.I got this for use with an iPad Air 2. It works beautifully and (the good one) paired flawlessly. I like that it's not built into a case as I hate defeating the purpose of such a slim and light device by doubling the bulk and weight with a keyboard attached all the time. I like the idea of throwing it into the bag when I'll need it, and leaving it at home when I don't. I like that it closes on itself to protect it in my bag. I love the flexibility of having the slot with it's two viewing angles right there, or having the little folded out area to use with my iPad's Smart Cover as a stand. And - it works in portrait mode too. If you are using a separate stand and the fold out part is getting in the way, you can simply pull it off (it's magnetically attached), and place it under the keyboard, which also has the advantage of elevating and tilting the keyboard a little.I just love well thought out designs. This is one of those things I will appreciate every time I use it, rather than thinking of niggling shortcomings. The quality issue is really surprising when the rest of the design is so well executed. Oh well, I'll just keep sending it back to Amazon until the get me a good one. The wait will be worth it.[update] I received ANOTHER bad one, with the same problem. Amazon was good about it and asked if I really wouldn't rather have a refund. I told them I'd like to try one more time, but if they were just going to ship from the same location / lot, not to bother. Next day, #3 did arrive and works as it should.Too bad about the quality issues!! Otherwise it's a great purchase.
I got a bad one that won't hold a charge -- going to get a replacement -- which was equally bad -- they won't charge
December 26, 2015
Works fine as long as it is plugged into to a usb power source. Otherwise, won't hold a charge even after being plugged in overnight. Going back for a replacement. Otherwise it looks like it has potential.The replacement had the exact same issue. Looking over the one star rating here on Amazon the same issue exists. Looks like a known problem that is not being addressed and they continue to ship more of these.I even tried Microsoft's ever forwarding help line and never got anyone who could speak to the keyboard at all. Just constantly (I wish I had counted them) forwarded to someone else, eventually disconnected, and I called again to be again forwarded to a different set of offices and ... did that three times (it was humorous and I could work on other things as I waited). I'm leaving this as a two star to increase the chance others will see the issue if they don't look at one star reviews.
Either because of my Note 10. 1 tablet or ...
May 28, 2015
Either because of my Note 10.1 tablet or this keyboard, there was severe lag when typing on this keyboard, a couple of seconds behind which makes it hard to correct as you type and you have to stop frequently if you are unsure of key hit. Returned it and got cheap 11" laptop instead of tablet/ keyboard combo.
Small keys and incompatible w/ many iPad cases :-/
April 10, 2015
Well made, maybe even a touch heavy. You get the impression that you're holding something expensive, and the soft-touch plastics are nice.The issue, however, is with the keys. I went in knowing that it was not full sized, but really, it's actually quite micro. I don't have large hands, but found touch typing to be nearly impossible. To make matters worse, the little stand feature isn't compatible with any of the three cases that I have - so this thing is going back to Amazon :(If MS released a revised version with larger keys and a more robust stand - I'd be all over it.
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One Star Reviews:
BEWARE! NICE KEYBOARD, ANOTHER DEAD BATTERY!
March 26, 2017
DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND; NICE KEYBOARD (I would give it 4 stars), DEAD BATTERY! This is a nice keyboard (I do like it) but I just received the 2nd one (the first from a different vendor) with a battery that will not charge. I have had similar problems with 4 different attempts for a NEXUS folio keyboard following the death of the battery in my original (working)Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android devices, and Windows tablets - Black one. I wonder if the batteries in these devices die if left on the shelf for a long time. I will be sending this one back tomorrow.
Should be a great keyboard except for one fatal flaw
February 2, 2017
I so wanted to love this keyboard if only it would hold a charge! Everything about this keyboard is great - the size, the feel, the iOS support. It works absolutely perfectly with my iPad, iPhone and Android devices. It even has keys mapped to specific OS functions and they work great. It has turned my tablet into a replacement for my laptop. Unfortunately like so many others here - I have the problem where the keyboard only works when plugged into power.On top of that, Microsoft's support is pretty abysmal. Using the website you invariably are connected with Windows support no matter what you tell the virtual assistant. They can't transfer a chat to another department. The number they give you to call for hardware support is actually disconnected! The last tech I spoke with was nice (though unable to help) and suggested I take the keyboard to a Microsoft store. Anyone else have luck with that?
84% FAILURE RATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 14, 2016
I purchased 3 of these keyboards locally in early Oct 2016. All 3 of them refused to charge - they are Blue-tooth and obviously they should not need to be plugged in (that is the whole point of a BT keyboard). But all 3 were DOA. I resorted to ordering from Amazon and bought 2 more. Of the 2 new ones only one worked and I returned the 2nd one for a replacement. The replacement arrived today and after charging it, this keyboard was like the rest and was DOA. Of the 6 Microsoft Universal Keyboard I purchased 5 were DOA. In case you are keeping track that equates to a failure rate of 84%. You read that right the FAILURE RATE IS 84%. DO NOT BUY THIS KEYBOARD!
Will not stay contacted via bluetooth without being connected to a charger
May 1, 2016
Keyboard would only connect via bluetooth when it was connected to a charger via usb cable. After having this problem I found similar complaints on the Microsoft Forum with no solutions. I returned the keyboard for a refund.
Defective but great design itself
April 17, 2016
I bought this keyboard from Amazon warehouse deals. However, it dosen't work without charging cable on it. Mobile keyboard with 'wired'!!! Rediculous.Bought from Amazon warehouse deals, what a relief!! I can full refund from Amazon.com.However, the keyboard itself is good. The size of the key is surely smaller than the size of regular keyboard. But good for mobile and design is good also.Especailly I like the cover of the keyboard. It works 2 ways, one way is cover for keyboard and second way is stand for the device. Yes, this part is really good.So I bought 2 more keyboard which color is white. and they are in trasit.
DOESN'T WORK UNLESS PLUGGED INTO POWER SOURCE CONSTANTLY
January 3, 2016
Just like many other reviewers, this keyboard seems to have been shipped without a battery. It works flawlessly when plugged into a power source but immediately turns off after being unplugged; defeating the purpose of having a portable keyboard in the first place. My first order had this problem and so does the exchanged product. I am disappointed because this seemed like a great option.
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Compatible with iPad Air 1/2, iPad Mini 1/2, Android devices, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and Windows tablets
Compatible with iPhone and Android smartphones
Wireless Bluetooth HID technology
Operating system switch allows you to easily switch between devices
Integrated smartphone and tablet stand
Detachable cover for comfortable positioning of your device
Protective cover activates easy-on/ easy-off feature
Rechargeable battery with 6 months of usage on a single charge
Bluetooth technology provides a cable-free & clutter-free connection Ergonomic tilted design reduces wrist strain
QWERTY layout with hot keys customized for iPad Compatible with the iPad and all Bluetooth-enabled tablets, laptops, and computers
Pencil-thin, sleek profile (023in thin) easily stows in a backpack, messenger bag, or case
700-hour continuous-use battery life and automatic sleep mode allow up to half a year between battery changes (requires 2 AAA batteries, not included)
Package includes: HYPE Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard, user manual (batteries not included)
Crisp, responsive keys
Multi-function hot keys
Led light indicator