Last weekend I had the chance to try out the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard and I was so satisfied with my experience that I just bought it. In this review I want to share my impressions and opinion on this keyboard with you. Before we get started I can definitely say that I am really happy with this keyboard but there are some things which are not perfect. But let’s take a closer look at the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard!
Design & Build Quality
The Wedge Mobile Keyboard is a very beautiful device. It looks and feels pretty good with its aluminium base and border. The keyboard is very small and also quite thin so it is perfect for the use on the way. You can compare the size of the keyboard very good with the Surface 3 Type Cover as you can see in this picture.
The Type Cover is bigger because it also has a touchpad but when you just compare the key part of both keyboards then you can see that the keys have nearly the same size. Also the typing experience is quite similar to the one of the Surface 3 Type Cover. As you maybe know I really like typing on the Surface Type Cover and because the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard is so similar to it I also like typing on it.
On the bottom of the device there is a wedge which gives the keyboard a very nice typing angle. Also this angle is very similar to the one of the Surface 3 Type Cover.
The keyboard comes with some hot keys like the Windows icon, Settings, Cortana and some more. They all are working very good but I wasn’t expecting anything else here. I think that all the hot keys only work with Windows.
The Wedge Mobile Keyboard can connect to devices running Windows, Windows 10 Mobile, Mac OS, iOS and Android. I don’t have any Apple or Android devices so I wasn’t able to try out how the keyboard works with them. Nevertheless I can say that it is very easy and fast to connect to a Windows device. You just have to press the Bluetooth button on the keyboard until a LED in the middle of the keyboard starts blinking. Then you just open the Bluetooth Settings on your device, select keyboard and follow the directions. I had no problems with the connection and I am very satisfied with this.
The keyboard comes with two AAA batteries for powering the device. The batteries slide into one end of the wedge on the bottom of the keyboard which makes it really to insert or change them. At the moment I cannot say anything about the battery life of this device because I am just using it since one week. I expect the battery life to be quite long and it is really nice that don’t have to turn the device off because it does it automatically when you put the rubber cover on it.
Cover & Stand
The cover of the keyboard is the only think I’m not happy with. It looks pretty nice and also the possibility to use it as a tablet or phone stand is really good but it is a real dust collector! This isn’t looking nice and I was expecting more from a cover. Nevertheless it works good as a cover for the keyboard as long you don’t care about its dusty appearance.
The cover is not just a cover because you can also use it as a tablet or phone stand. Once you fold it in half, the keyboard cover makes an excellent stand for basically any tablet or phone you can find. I really like using the stand because it is easy to set up. Furthermore it is designed to stay in place and to work with everything regardless of whether you use it as a stand for your phone or tablet, in portrait or landscape mode.
I really like using the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard because it is a solid mobile accessory and it works perfectly with all my devices. It doesn’t matter whether I use with my phone or my tablet, it just works without any problems. The cover does a goes job but nevertheless it gets dusty very quick. When you use it as the stand it works very good because it is simple to use but also very effective!