Poll Type covers ? are they worth it?

Discussion in 'Surface 3 (Atom)' started by shineyhawkz, Sep 28, 2015.

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Should Microsoft make a touch type cover for Surface 3?

Poll closed Oct 5, 2015.
  1. Yes

    72.7%
  2. No

    27.3%
  1. shineyhawkz

    shineyhawkz New Member

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    So as the title asks , Are the type covers really worth the expensive costs for the s3 ? because at the moment I just have a folding case off Amazon which has done me fine just using touch typing however I feel the need for a keyboard. I like the idea of having a type case but I am not sure I can justify the cost?

    On a separate note what happened to the touch type cover? o_O

    Thanks,

    Shiney
     
  2. GreyFox7

    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Id bet on it suffered it's demise due to low popularity in part because of too high a price.

    I had/have a touch cover and after a short getting adjusted period it was very good comparatively and had the advantage of doing better duty as a cover.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I was so impressed with the pro 3 type cover that while I'd never planned on getting one, I picked up one for my s3 without a care for the price.
     
  4. Gus

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    I have the cover. It is great for protecting the screen when I transport it in my bag. It is nice to have it sometimes. As an example, trying to respond to a IM on Facebook is near impossible using the pop up keyboard without reducing the web page. And filling in forms where the keyboard covers the area you need to type in is a pain. Check out ebay for pricing. I found some good deals there and they can be picked up for under 90 bucks. I got the pen and mouse there for the price of the pen at Best Buy.
     
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    I use my S3 as a laptop replacement most of the time. Can't imagine not having the type cover!
     
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    While I have the type cover for my SP3 and the touch cover for my RT, I believe that the type cover may not be worth $129 for many S3 owners. Unless they regularly use their S3 as a laptop while out and about, a $10 USB keyboard or $30-$50 bluetooth keyboard will work fine at home or in the office. Some bluetooth keyboard will also work fine while out and about. The Logitech K480 keyboard looks interesting.
     
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    I have two Type Covers, different languages, and really enjoy them both immensely. But would I like to pay that price for them? Hell to the NO. I'm just happy that I could get them with other people's money.
     
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    I paid about $38 for a used Red Type Cover (SP3) and it's like new condition. No need to spend $130 on the damn things
     
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    iPad doesn't come with a keyboard, if you want more than a tablet, buy a Surface Pro or A LAPTOP....
     
  10. narse77

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    Yes. I love the type cover on my S3. I don't think I would enjoy using the device nearly as much without it.
     
  11. kojack

    kojack New Member

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    Short answer, YES.

    Long answer, YES because its awesome to have a full feature keyboard with touch pad on your S3. Its magnetic, works without fail, has backlighting and all functionality.

    A surface without the type cover is just another windows tablet. The type cover makes the surface what it really is. A full blown EVERYTHING replacement.
     
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    Are they worth it No - ridiculous to spend £110 (UK) on one new. MS just make the RRP half that.
    Are they needed - Yes. Why would you want a Surface without one?
     

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