Wireless Keyboard Adapter for SP3 and all my stuff

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  1. sharpuser

    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Drawing attention to this thread: http://www.surfaceforums.net/threads/wireless-keyboard-adapter.8038/

    The Wireless Keyboard Adapter allows me to use the Surface Type Cover (SP3 style), or any previous Type or Touch covers, or my Mac, or my iPhone wirelessly. Brilliant.

    Still available from places like WalMart
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/29501429?...80874392&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=78811164512&veh=sem

    Probably a quickly-diminishing supply of this discontinued accessory. Somebody should pick up a contract to produce this very useful adapter.
     
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    I was told by a microsoft store associate that this wouldn't work with a surface pro 3. were they wrong?
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I am typing this with it on my Surface Pro 3 to tell you that they are wrong!

    And look here: #26
     
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    Gosh Sharp. You've convinced me to dust mine off and make use of it again. Since I generally use a full wireless keyboard when not traveling, the funny tube has been gathering dust somewhere.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wait until you try it with your smartphone. You'll be hooked.
     
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    I have been using the adapter with my SP2 for a while and and I quite like it. I actually rarely attach the keyboard to my SP2. I do wish they had used better batteries for it. It really runs down quickly if the back light is enabled. I don't know why they are discontinuing the device - it really increases the usefulness of the typecovers.
     
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    Thanks for the bump of this topic and the pointer above to #26. Those pictures sold me, and Walmart now has my order.
     
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    Now that I have finally found a capable (and cheap) desk/bed arm to put my sp3, it makes so much sense to have this device.....But I think it's not avalaible for me in Spain...
     
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    I'm still put off by the battery life :\ Seems like another device to stick on charge every night...
     
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    yes I had the adapter and the battery life was HORRIBLE... 2 hours max. I sold it with my other Surface RT 1 gen to get a better selling price... but do miss it every now and again.
     
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    You must have been using it with the backlight enabled.
     
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    kundas1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    could be, but I do know the light on the keybaord draws very little power, it's the type of batteries they use in the adapter, the more inferior type (nycad) instead of the lithium type so that's why the short battery life...
     

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