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Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and durability. The reliability and size also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the usability.

design, size, reliability, durability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard review: A Bluetooth friend to Android, iOS and Windows

 

Stringing together sentences using the miniaturised and virtualised keyboard of a smartphone slows us down. Two fingertips just aren't as fast as ten. Trying to type on these devices as quickly as we think — or as fast as someone can speak — can be...

Comfortable ; Device agnostic ; Portable form factor ; 3 month battery life ; Spill proof

A slight learning curve ; Not backlit ; Glitches when pairing with a secondary Android device

Typing on the Universal Fold Keyboard is more comfortable than doing so on the redesigned keys of Apple’s 2015 Macbook. There’s value in the high $129 asking price as it turns a tablet into a productivity tool. Couple it with an iPad and it could...

Nov, 2015

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : William Harrel (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard review

 

Microsoft's Universal Foldable Keyboard is well-constructed, compact, and covered by a three-year warranty.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

 

The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is attractive and extremely portable, but a large split down the middle could make it difficult for some to use.

Extremely slim and light. Well built. Compatible with multiple mobile operating systems.

Inconveniently split. Oddly sized keys.

Conclusions The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is slim, light, and has long battery life. But the split nature makes it difficult to type on for many people, it lacks a touchpad element for Windows tablets, and it doesn't offer a way to prop up...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Ultraportable Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard cavorts with iOS, Android, Windows gear (hands-on)

 

Microsoft unfolds a new accessory -- a platform-agnostic keyboard that works with the major mobile operating systems.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard Review

 

Pairs with Android, iOS and Windows devices; Can pair with two devices; Very portable ; Can't use it in your lap; Awkwardly placed keys; Steep learning curve ; This Bluetooth keyboard can pair with multiple devices across multiple operating systems,...

Can't use it in your lap; Awkwardly placed keys; Steep learning curve ; This Bluetooth keyboard can pair with multiple devices across multiple operating systems, but a few design quirks hold it back.

This Bluetooth keyboard can pair with multiple devices across multiple operating systems, but a few design quirks hold it back.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com.au)

Ultraportable Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard cavorts with iOS, Android, Windows gear (hands-on)

 

BARCELONA -- A pair of midrange smartphones wasn't the only hardware that Microsoft unveiled at its first Mobile World Congress since finalizing the purchase of Nokia's devices business.

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Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.co.nz)

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard review: A Bluetooth friend to Android, iOS and Windows

 

Stringing together sentences using the miniaturised and virtualised keyboard of a smartphone slows us down. Two fingertips just aren't as fast as ten. Trying to type on these devices as quickly as we think — or as fast as someone can speak — can be...

Comfortable ; Device agnostic ; Portable form factor ; 3 month battery life ; Spill proof

A slight learning curve ; Not backlit ; Glitches when pairing with a secondary Android device

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard lets you type on your mobile device anywhere

 

One of the things that stop us from typing out longer documents on our mobile devices is the absence of a larger physical keyboard but Microsoft's new Universal foldable keyboard can go with you anywhere and even switch between two devices. The...

The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is a handy accessory to have with you to unleash the power of your smartphone or tablet when you need to write that email, edit that proposal or reply to your messages. It has an impressive keyboard that’s easy...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Jason Cartwright (techau.com.au)

Review: Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

 

Microsoft has been making keyboards for more than 20 years so when they release a new design, it's worth taking a look. From a company that makes it's own software, it's unique to consider they'd mak...

While this won’t be for everyone, it is a portable keyboard that is perfect for a mobile warrior. If you carry multiple devices and want some screen real estate, carry this in your pocket or bag and whip it out when you need it, smash out a thousand...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

made of leather,foldable,saves place, best price

 

very nice,save place,take any where if i had more phones i would buy more i am changing between 2 phones in second i recomend it

May, 2017
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Product Specifications

Design

Backlight: No
Cable lock slot:N
Colour of product:Black / Charcoal
Cover:No / Yes
Foldable: Yes
Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard: No
Keyboard form factor:Mini
Keyboard style:Straight
Product colour:Black / Charcoal
Protection features:Spill Resistant
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Wrist rest:N / No

Ergonomics

Rechargeable:Y
Wireless Range:10

Keyboard

Bluetooth version:4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Device interface:Bluetooth
Fingerprint Reader: No
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Gamepad: No
Hand cooling fan: No
Joystick: No
Keyboard form factor:Mini
Keyboard key switch:Membrane key switch
Keyboard keys operating life:5
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:76
Keyboard style:Straight
Keys operating life:5
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device: No
Purpose:HTPC / Universal
Recommended usage:Universal
Scroll wheel: No
Smart Card Reader: No
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
USB Hub: Yes
Windows keys: No
Wrist rest: No

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 65
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60

Other features

Built-in battery:Y
Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):295.1 x 125.3 x 11.5
Keyboard weight:180
Power source type:Battery
Rechargeable:Y
USB charging:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:USB
Mouse included:N / No

Packaging Data

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB

Performance

Backlight:N / No
Battery LED indicator: Yes
Brand compatibility:Universal
Compatibility:iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows tablets, Windows Phone
Fingerprint Reader:N
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard language:English / Italian
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:68 / 76 / 77
Keys operating life:5 / 5000000
LED indicators: Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.3, Android 4.4, Android 5.0, iOS 4.3, iOS 5.0 / Android 4.3, Android 5.0, iOS 7.0, iOS 8.0 / Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise, Windows Phone 8, iOS 7.0, iOS 8.0 / Android, iOS
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:N / No
Scroll wheel:N
USB Hub:Y
Windows keys:N
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 8, Windows 8.1 / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Device interface:Bluetooth
Wireless Range:10

Power

Battery Capacity:165 / 300
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-in
Battery voltage:3.7
Built-in battery: Yes
Charging source:USB
Keyboard battery type:Built-in
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Operating voltage:3.7
Power Source:Battery
Power source type:Battery
Rechargeable:Y
Standby time:90
USB charging: Yes

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Windows Phone 8.1, iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4, iOS 9.0, iOS 9.1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5 / 24.2 / 29.5
Height :1.2 / 5.3
Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):146 x 125 x 10.5 / 295.1 x 125.3 x 11.5
Keyboard weight:180
Weight:180 / 365
Width:10.9 / 12.5 / 29.5