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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) (opens in new tab) 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
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.