just bought a wireless adapter for typing covers, ask me anything about it

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    kundas1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    so they finally had the wireless adapter for the typing covers at bestbuy and I checked it out and decided to buy it, I wanted to see IN HAND how big it was and how heavy it would be ect ect. it's a little heavy but not to heavy that it would be bothersome, also the size isn't as small as I thought it would be and MS could have I'm sure made it smaller and lighter as tech nowadays is more than capable... BUT it works great so far and I even did some gaming on it while connected to my 55" tv playing Halo Spartan Assault... fun fun! it wasn't lagging at all and everything was very smooth and worked perfectly.. all in all I am glad I got it! soo yea ask me anything :LOL:
     
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    I completely agree, I've had mine for a few months, works great!
     
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    How far is the reach?
    Also how does it compare to just buying a bluetooth keyboard.
    Any idea if it works with the power cover?
     
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    the reach for me has been over 20 feet but didn't take it further, bluetooth keyboard isn't much different except the thickness is less with the touch/type keyboard. As far as the power cover I have no idea as I don't own one, but I don't think it would be a good idea to use the power cover as that is to supply power to the surface and I don't think it would be a good idea to supply power to the wireless adapter through the magnetic port as it isn't designed to do so. any other questions?
     
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    Yea, actually, is it worth it just to browse and play videos from the couch?
     
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    That depends, there's cheaper alternatives out there but for me it's worth it as I like everything to have matching brands.... depends on what your willing/wanting to spend
     
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    What does it smell like?
     
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    Are you using a type or touch cover v2? Does the "swipe from the right edge" gesture show the charms bar?
     
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    I was curious so just tested the wireless keyboard adapter with the Power Cover and it works just fine, same as my Type 2 Cover. I had read elsewhere the Power Cover was not compatible with the Wireless Keyboard Adapter but that is not true... works great!
     
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    I returned the BT adapter because it has a very small charge, being old battery technology. Does the Power Cover change turn that around? Can anyone report how many hours the Power Cover and the BT adapter have together? I'd love to know it gets more than the BT adapter on the Type Cover I used.
     
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    smells like teen spirit!

    I'm using the type 2 and swipe from right does show charms bar..
     
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    It should be exactly the same battery life as I don't think the Power Cover charges the Wireless adapter. I haven't had an issue with batter life on mine, but I don't use it as a full time wireless keyboard.

    My typical wireless adapter usage pattern is only a few hours at a time either for a meeting or while kicked back relaxing with SP2 streaming to TV or external monitor playing a game. I just charge it every few uses (no idea of actual life as I've never had it die).
     

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