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on Mar 10, 2016

A friend of mine had a stroke at the end of 2014. He has recovered pretty well, now walking with a cane rather than a walker, among other things. But typing remains difficult for someone who has been a very successful professional writer since the 1970s. Logins can be especially challenging because you have to be correct the first time and cannot go back and edit. So both the improved keyboard and the fingerprint reader were major assets for him, the owner of a Surface Pro 3. In his case, it was well worth the cost.

on Mar 10, 2016

I did this and upgraded my keyboard... I got the non finger print version - don't need that. It's a huge difference for my Surface. I highly recommend this for all Surface users. The buttons are easier to use and spread apart just enough to make a huge difference.

on Mar 11, 2016

I upgraded to the non finger print version. Worth the price but with a minor caveat: if you own the Surface Pro 3 docking station, it won't fit with the new Type Cover folded. You have to dock it with the keyboard unfolded. Once connected with the power light on the docking on you can close the lid.

on Mar 11, 2016

Microsoft still seems to have a hard time understanding the idea of a tablet. Please integrate the Fingerprint ID into the tablet - not into the keyboard.

on Mar 12, 2016

The SP4 addresses that issue with it's RealSense camera - just look at the SP4 and you are logged in. Also given the SP3/SP4 form factor can you explain where a fingerprint reader could be fitted without making it awkward to use?

on Mar 12, 2016

As an SP4 owner, one point in your review that I would take issue with ,is the advice that if;
"...you plan on snagging a Surface Pro 4 eventually, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID is a worthy purchase."
The SP4 comes with a RealSense camera, allowing facial recognition - which means the fingerprint reader is actually superfluous. This makes the purchase of a keyboard with fingerprint reader more appropriate to the SP3 than SP4

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