MS BT multi OS Keyboard to be available in October

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  1. leeshor

    leeshor Well-Known Member

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    This looks very interesting. A blue tooth universal keyboard that will work with iOS, Windows Android AND tablets and/or phones. And under $80 US.

    Straight from Microsoft.


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    Cooll. I just saw this post and might have to cancel my order for the Logitech K810 and see when Microsoft releases their keyboard.

    Here is the Logitech K480 I first planned on but its missing backlit keys:
    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/multi-device-keyboard-k480?WT.ac=HPB1-CTA1-k480

    My original plan is to get the Logitech K810 since it has back lit keys unlike the K480 but curious if Microsoft's keyboard will have similar features.
     
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    I haven't used a BT device yet that I really like. reliability and battery life are the issues ... too little of either.
     
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    I'm struggling with the keyboard for my SP2 as well. Have been using the Type Cover with Bluetooth adapter since March and really having issues. The cursor jumps all over the place and lately when typing it will suddenly stop...freeze. I either have to move the cursor to another location to start to type, or sometimes if I move the cursor to the beginning of the work it froze on it will start typing again. This really slows things down! I'm currently using a good old plug in keyboard and it works great, but, seems bulky and takes up more space on my desk. If anyone has had a good experience with the K810 or the one mentioned to start this thread, please reply in here. Thanks!
     
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    Needs an Apple key.

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    Someone posted good feedback on the Logitech K810 on another thread here:
    http://www.surfaceforums.net/threads/bluetooth-keyboard.12215/

    Since I need a BT keyboard with backlit keys, I just ordered one this morning on Amazon.
     
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    Good deal.....might go that route as well. This old clunky keyboard works great, but sure takes up major desk space....annoying....but, at least I can type without having to stop! I'll do a little more research on the K810 and might pull the trigger as well.
     
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    Look closely at the 'Alt' key.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Indeed - appears [Cmd] will be mapped into the OS X Apple key, right where it belongs.
    Just bought one in grey/white. Will be buying a black one, too.

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    I wish I had 1/4 the accessory budget you have.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I am a geophysicist/geologist/engineer, and find that through various number-crunching platforms, and the right accessories to make them readily-available, I actually save/make money. I have little tolerance for stuff that does not work.

    But I've got lots of patience for people.
    People are forever.
     
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    If it just had a fold/slide out touch keypad. :)
     

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