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Two Minute Review – Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard


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Microsoft have released a Universal Mobile Keyboard that can be used with Windows, Android and iOS, and here is our two minute review.

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With the Universal Mobile Keyboard, getting stuff done while you’re on the go has never been easier. Power through emails, put together a proposal, or instant message with a friend. It doesn’t matter if you’re on your tablet or your smartphone—the Universal Mobile Keyboard was designed to work with iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets. Pair with up to 3 devices with different operating systems and easily switch between them.

The compact and light weight design of the Universal Mobile Keyboard was built with portability in mind with its protective cover and built-in stand that holds your tablet or smartphone2. Just flip the cover open to power-up and make a Bluetooth connection, then set your device into the integrated stand—you’ll be typing in seconds. Shutting down is just as fast. Simply close the cover to turn off the keyboard—it’s that easy. The rechargeable battery provides up to 6 months of usage on a single charge. But if you’re ever low on power when you’re heading out, don’t worry—just do a 10 minute quick charge and you’ll have plenty of power for a full day’s work.

What’s in the Box?

The box contains the keyboard, some paperwork and a charging cable.

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A Closer Look

The keyboard and cover come attached – when you open the cover, the keyboard powers up and connects to your chosen device.

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There is a switch on the keyboard to select between Windows, Android and iOS devices.

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The keyboard and cover together are both thin and lightweight.

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Final Thoughts

The first thing I noticed was how small and lightweight they keyboard was, even with the cover attached, so carrying it around with me wasn’t going to be a problem.

I found it very easy to connect the keyboard to all the devices I tried and I really liked the switch to select what OS I was connecting to.

I found the keyboard very comfortable to use, even for long periods of time, and the inclusion of a “Home” key made it very easy to not have to slow down when working on the keyboard, just a single press took me back to the home screen on whichever device I was using.

You can even detach the cover if you find it easier to work in that way.

The battery life was amazing on the keyboard, I used it for a full day and didn’t have any problems. You only have to charge it for around 10 minutes to get a day’s worth of use out of it.

The Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard is a must have addition if you want and need to be able to carry a very portable keyboard to use with a variety of devices.

It retails for £79.99, but as usual look around for the best deal.


You can learn more from the Microsoft website.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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