Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
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Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard review: a keyboard designed for Windows 8 tablets
8 March 2014
Conclusion: Overall the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard isn’t a keyboard that you’d want to use with a desktop PC, but if you’re going to be doing a lot of writing on your tablet, then it is essential, and the Windows 8-specific shortcut keys are incredibly handy.
Conclusion: But where the Lenovo device feels a bit flimsy, the Wedge Mobile Keyboard is very solid. Just know that that sturdy feel will come at the cost of a slightly heavier bag. The Wedge Mobile Keyboard and the cover/stand together weigh an even pound. We wouldn't exactly call that heavy, but it's pretty substantial for a mobile keyboard, especially when entire Windows 8 tablets, such as Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2, weigh less than half a pound more.
Pros: Striking industrial design, Looks and feels sturdy, Includes Windows 8 shortcut keys
Cons: A bit heavy, Shortcut keys make it Windows-centric, although keyboard does work with Android and Apple devices, Keys feel slightly cramped
Microsoft aims at tablets with its thoughtful, easy-to-use Wedge Mobile Keyboard
28 February 2013
Summary: The Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard offers one of the best-designed wireless Bluetooth keyboard and tablet-stand combinations on the market, especially when you pair it with a Windows 8 device.
Pros: Sturdy construction and thoughtful design make the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard stand out.
Cons: It's a tad pricey at $79, and (no surprise) it lacks universal hot keys that work in non-Microsoft operating systems.
Excerpt: Leaning into the October launch of tablet -ready Windows 8, Microsoft’s Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Mouse saves you from sacrificing screen real estate for data input. The two compact tools are both Bluetooth-enabled and designed to match smoothly with the company’s operating system. The keyboard comes with Hotkeys set to take full advantage of Windows 8 features, like the Charms key (which does something completely unrelated to breakfast or Tiffany bracelets).
Conclusion: But the Wedge Keyboard IS very cool. It's tiny, about half the overall size of a 10-inch tablet and made out of solid materials. It has a very nice weight, and a feeling that it will last a long time. It's powered by a couple of AAA batteries. These slide into the bump on the bottom, which also acts as a stand to raise the keyboard slightly. It's a good system, and it keeps the price of replacement batteries down to a minimum.
Pros: Great design, ideal for media centre PCs, cover makes a great tablet stand
Cons: Fairly hard to type on, almost unbelievably expensive,