Applies to

Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1.


Find out which Surface keyboard you have

There are plenty of Surface Typing Covers to choose from: Touch Covers, Type Covers and Power Cover. Here's how to tell them apart.


Touch Cover and Touch Cover 2

Touch Cover

Touch Covers are ultra-thin sealed keyboards with pressure-sensitive keys and a touchpad. Both versions of the Touch Cover are available in several colours.

Earlier Touch Covers have volume keys next to the Esc key.

Touch Cover has volume keys on the left side of the top row.

Touch Cover 2 has brightness keys next to the Esc key.

Touch Cover 2 has brightness keys on the left side of the top row that control the keyboard backlighting. The touchpad is wider and supports more gestures. When the Touch Cover 2 is attached to Surface or a Surface Wireless Adapter, the keys are backlit.

Type Cover and Type Cover 2

Type Cover

Type Covers are slim versions of a traditional keyboard with moving keys and a touchpad.

Earlier Type Covers have volume keys next to the Esc key.

Type Cover is black and has volume keys on the left side of the top row.

Type Cover 2 has brightness keys next to the Esc key.

Type Cover 2 is available in several colours and has brightness keys on the left side of the top row that control the keyboard backlighting. The touchpad is wider and supports more gestures. When the Type Cover 2 is attached to Surface or a Surface Wireless Adapter, the keys are backlit.

Type Cover for Surface Pro 3

Type Cover for Surface Pro 3

Type Cover for Surface Pro 3 is larger than earlier Type Cover models to match the larger size of Surface Pro 3. It’s the only Cover that completely covers the Surface Pro 3 screen, and it’s the only Surface Typing Cover that puts Surface Pro 3 to sleep when you close it.

Besides being wider, Type Cover for Surface Pro 3 has a groove at the top that lets you pleat it up against the base of Surface Pro 3. Magnets in this Cover connect with magnets in Surface Pro 3 to add stability when you’re typing on your lap.

Like Type Cover 2, this Cover has backlit keys, with keys on the left side of the top row of keys to control keyboard brightness.

Power Cover

Power Cover

Power Cover is battery pack you can type on, extending your working time away from a power source. It has movable keys like Type Cover.

Power cover music keys

Power Cover has volume keys on the left side, like Type Cover. The keys on Power Cover aren’t backlit.

Caps light glows when caps lock is on

Like the Type Cover 2, Power Cover has a light on the Caps key.


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