Chime in: Share your favorite third-party Surface Pro keyboard

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Microsoft's Surface Pro is an outstanding 2-in-1 laptop, but a standard purchase doesn't come with a keyboard and touchpad included. While you can easily add an official Signature Type Cover (about $160) to your cart when checking out, there are plenty of cheaper options on the market.

Windows Central Managing Editor Al Sacco noticed this trend recently, and he created a thread in our forum asking others whether or not they have a third-party keyboard they prefer.

I mostly use Microsoft's Signature Type Cover for my Surface Pro, but I was recently doing research for a post on cheaper alternatives, and I found some options that are significantly more affordable. Like 60 percent cheaper in some cases. But I'm used to the quality of Microsoft's Type Cover, and I'm worried that the quality of some of these cases might not meet my expectations. I don't really...

Al Sacco

Sacco mentions that he mostly uses the official Signature Type Cover, but was able to quite easily find five quality alternatives.

Are you using something from a third-party manufacturer? How well does it work? Can you compare it to the official product from Microsoft? Drop by our forum and join the discussion!

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Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt brings to Windows Central more than eight years of experience writing about laptops, PCs, accessories, games, and beyond.