Surface Go devices can be utilized as both tablets and laptops when users have keyboards for them. However, users who get Surface Go devices without keyboards can only utilize them as tablets with Windows 10’s Tablet mode, which isn’t great.
These are a few of the more highly rated Surface Go keyboards, or type covers, users can turn their SG tablets into laptops with.
Note: Deals are subject to change. Keep in mind that the price tag often varies. We recommend going on the vendor’s website to check the price. Some of the products may be out of stock by the time you’ve made your purchasing decision. So, hurry up and hit the buy button.
Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover
This is Microsoft’s official Surface Go keyboard. It incorporates a mechanical keyset with optimum spacing that ensures fast and fluid typing. The keyboard’s keys include LED backlights that illuminate it in darkness.
In addition, this keyboard is available with alternative burgundy, cobalt, platinum, and black color variations.
- Backlit keys
- Alternative color variations
- Expansive trackpad
- Pricey compared with alternative Surface Go keyboards
Fintie Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover
The Fintie Microsoft Surface Go type cover is a keyboard that users can connect with Bluetooth. The most notable thing about this keyboard is perhaps its several backlight colors that users can select.
This keyboard incorporates a 750mAh rechargeable battery to support its backlighting for about five hours. There are also five alternative Fintie cases available for this keyboard that users can get separately.
- Adjustable backlight colors
- There are Fintie cases for the keyboard
- No alternative keyboard color variations
- Only for 10-inch Surface Go (2018) tablet
Inateck Surface Go Keyboard
The Inateck Surface Go Keyboard that is in some respects similar to the Fintie SG type cover. It includes backlit keys that users can customize with several color options and a 750mAh battery.
At the top of the keyboard there’s a row of independent shortcut keys for volume control, screenshots, lock screen, etc. This is also a Bluetooth 5.1 keyboard, which is the latest connectivity specification.
- Lightweight design
- Independent shortcut keys
- Customizable backlight colors
- Has the latest Bluetooth connectivity
- Users need to recharge the keyboard’s battery
- Doesn’t have alternative color variations
MoKo Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover
The MoKo Microsoft Surface Go type cover is a lightweight and durable keyboard for 10-inch SG tablets. This keyboard features slightly more spaced out keys for smoother typing than other SG type covers.
It includes several backlit colors that users can adjust. The keyboard’s magnetic stripe enables users to link it with tablet with two different viewing angles. MoKo has also released alternative cases for this SG keyboard.
- Lightweight design
- Spaced out keys
- Doesn’t come with alternative color designs
- Bluetooth connectivity can be inconsistent
Arteck Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover
The Arteck Microsoft Surface Go type cover is a more economical alternative to other SG keyboards. It’s a mechanical keyboard with a rechargeable battery that can last up to about 50 hours without recharge.
This is a slightly more flexible keyboard as users can also utilize it with other tablets, such as the Samsung Tab S6. It’s not especially fancy, but this is a solid and reliable keyboard for Surface Go devices.
- Good value
- Comes with a longer two-year warranty
- Users confirm it also works with Samsung Tab S6
- Doesn’t have a backlight effect
- No color variations
- No Arteck cases for keyboard
Closing thoughts on Surface Go keyboards
Overall, there isn’t a huge disparity between the various Surface Go keyboards. All the aforementioned type covers will enable users to utilize their Surface Go devices as laptops instead of tablets, which is perhaps the most important thing.
If you really want to have a Surface Go keyboard that isn’t black with a backlighting effect, go for an official burgundy or platinum Microsoft SG type cover.
The budget Arteck SG type cover, however, will be entirely sufficient for users who don’t need backlighting effects.