Picked up the new backlit type cover today. Major improvement over the first version. First of all, it's quiet. The first version was like a jack-hammer. Second the backlight is oh so nice. When I wake up at 5 am and want to check the morning news it will be great to be able to see the keyboard. At $129 still wildly overpriced but oh well, had $30 worth of free MyBestBuy bucks I needed to spend so my real cost was just $99 which is what it should cost
I tried the touch keyboard but I felt like I really needed to pound the keys to make them register.