Microsoft’s Surface Touch Keyboard Already Starting to Come Apart

Microsoft’s Surface isn’t even 3 weeks old and there is already issues emerging with the build quality of the Touch keyboard. My Touch keyboard was just over a week old when I first noticed the fabric around the hinge starting to come undone. For the last 4 or 5 days I’ve been battling this little tear, repeatedly pushing it back under the magnetic bar that connects it to the Surface only to have it pop out again the next time I fold the keyboard behind the screen.

It’s really too bad, because the keyboard itself, is a wonderfully engineered piece of hardware. It’s amazingly good to type on, and incredibly thin. Unfortunately, it just looks like they cut the fabric a little too short where it goes under the hinge. Hopefully this is issue is limited and a simple exchange means you won’t have to deal with it again. The thought has crossed my mind to get the Type keyboard with the actual moving keys, but I don’t really need the extra width. And while the moving keys may be more traditional, I find the Touch keyboard to be very good at what I need. Torn fabric aside, of course.

Anyone else seeing the same problem on your Touch keyboard, or having any other problems with it?

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.