If you purchase a Surface Pro 8 or Surface Pro X a keyboard is practically an essential Surface accessory. But just because you need a keyboard for your Surface Pro doesn't mean you need to spend $180 on one. Yes, Microsoft sells a Surface Pro Signature Keyboard for $180, but if you don't need to charge a Surface Slim Pen 2 and want to save a few dollars, the Surface Pro Keyboard Type Cover is an excellent option. It's always cheaper than its signature sibling, and right now, it's on sale for just $104 (opens in new tab). That's $36 off its normal price.
The Surface Pro Keyboard Type Cover attaches to the Surface Pro 8 or Surface Pro X magnetically. It can pop up and rest against the base of a Surface Pro's display to provide a better angle for typing. It allows the Surface Pro 8 or Surface Pro X to function like a laptop.
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This detachable keyboard is compatible with the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro X. It allows you to use your convertible 2-in-1 like a laptop. While it doesn't have the stylus charging dock of its signature sibling, it's a much more affordable keyboard for the latest Surface Pro devices.
The Surface Pro Keyboard Type Cover used to be called the Surface Pro X Keyboard. Microsoft redesigned the Surface Pro lineup with the Surface Pro 8, bringing it in line with the general shape of the Surface Pro X (though the Surface Pro 8 is thicker than the Pro X). As a result, the keyboard built for the Surface Pro X also works perfectly with the Surface Pro 8.
If you have an older Surface Pro model, you can pick up the Surface Pro Signature Type Cover, which is compatible with Surface Pro 7+, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro (5th Gen), and Surface Pro 6 devices.
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