Before you head to a store or leave one, don’t forget to purchase one of the 9 best Surface Pro 4 keyboards available. They’re the only way you will get the most out of the 12-inch tablet from Microsoft.
Surface Pro 4 keyboards are the best way to protect your investment. Your Surface Pro 4’s vibrant 12.3-inch display easily scratches if keys or other sharp objects run across it. Its magnesium shell, while great to look at and feel in the palm of your hands, is just as easily scratched by sharp objects as the Surface Pro 4’s display. A keyboard cover keeps your trade-in value high by shielding the tablet from whatever else is in your bag.
Even if you already have one of the best Surface Pro 4 cases protecting your investment, you should still buy one of the best Surface Pro 4 keyboards. You purchased a Surface Pro 4 because you wanted the ultimate productivity experience everywhere you go. Windows 10 is improving, but the operating system still isn’t completely touch-friendly. Files and settings still in the Control Panel are much easier to use with a mouse and a keyboard. Also, you don’t want to attempt typing a paper on Windows 10’s touch keyboard, even if you are using Microsoft’s modern version of Word.
The best Surface Pro 4 keyboards take care of both these problems. Some cover your screen when you aren’t using your device. When you are using it, they protect its back shell. Instead of relying on the cover port, some Surface Pro 4 keyboards have built-in batteries and Bluetooth connectivity so that you can control your device from across the room. The most ambitious of all Surface Pro 4 keyboards turns your Surface Pro 4 into a Surface Book with a metal keyboard deck and extra storage inside it. Microsoft makes two Bluetooth keyboards that are excellent Surface Pro 4 companions.
Here are the best 9 Surface Pro 4 keyboards.
9 Best Surface Pro 4 Keyboards
- Surface Keyboard
- Surface Pro 4 Type Cover
- Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint Reader
- Brydge 12.3 Surface Pro 4 Keyboard
- MoKo Surface Pro 4 Keyboard
- Surface Pro 4 Signature Type Cover
- Surface Special Edition NFL Type Cover
- Logitech Craft Keyboard
- Microsoft Universal Folding Keyboard
Surface Keyboard - $99
The $99 Surface Keyboard is probably not what you expected to find when you went searching for potential Surface Pro 4 keyboards. It doesn’t lock into the port on the bottom edge of your Surface Pro 4. It won’t protect your screen either. So, what does it offer?
The Surface Keyboard offers the Surface Pro 4 typing experience but in a wireless keyboard for your desk. It’s designed for the Surface Studio, but its Bluetooth radios allow it to talk to any Windows 10 PC. It has the same metal look as your Surface Pro, complete with the soft keys of the Surface Type Cover. A number pad and full-size directional buttons should improve your productivity.
If you're willing to pay $129.99, the Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID is great too. It has the same design as this model, but you also get a fingerprint reader. That way, you can skip waiting for Windows Hello to unlock your Surface Pro 4 with its camera sensor.