Let’s face it, the Type Cover for the Surface Pro 3 is expensive, ranging from $115 to $130. What if you could purchase a low-cost keyboard that resembles the Type Cover but adds a few improvements? Check out this new keyboard from Editors Keys, a company dedicated to creating keyboards for media editing and recording.
This new keyboard is different than what the company normally creates. Expecting to retail for $69.99 USD or £49.99 GBP, this keyboard fits into the Surface Pro 3 the same way the Type Cover does, but comes with its own battery which can last for over a month. As a Bluetooth keyboard, you can detach it from the Surface Pro 3 and continue using it, especially when you have the Surface Pro 3 docked with a big monitor.
“As a Surface Pro 3 fan and the owner of Editors Keys, I thought we might be able to make a low cost keyboard which may appeal to students or anyone who wants a spaced out keyboard for the Surface Pro 3,” said Mark Brown, the owner of Editors Keys.
As of right now, the keyboard is nearly completed in terms of development and the company is looking to improve the trackpad just a tad bit more before release. There is no official name for the keyboard just yet, so stay tuned. If you are interested in a low-cost Type Cover alternative, keep an eye on editorskeys.com.
For those who own a Type Cover keyboard, what improvements would you like to see?
Further reading: Keyboard, Microsoft, Surface, Surface Pro 3, Type Cover