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Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard

Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard
alaScore 90

23 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and price are overall positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the size.

usability, design, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard - BluetoothMicrosoft Universal Mobile Keyboard - Bluetooth

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Gordon Ung (

Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard Review


It's like cats and dogs sleeping together

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Kevin Purcell (

Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard Review


The closed up restrictive Microsoft disappeared in recent years. It has been replaced by a new, open company that develops apps for iOS and Android , often faster than it does for its own Windows phone operating systems. The Microsoft Universal Mobile...

The Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard sells for $79.95 from the Microsoft Online Store. Buyers can get the [amazon_link id=”B00GWGLUZ0″ target=”_blank” ]Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard[/amazon_link] at Amazon for $63 in black and [amazon_link...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Salehuddin Bin Husin (

Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard: Functional, but awkward to use


Microsoft's Universal Mobile Keyboard is a sleek and mobile keyboard that builds upon the the tried and tested Wedge Mobile Keyboard, but with improved compatibility for almost any kind of mobile device. However, they might have overlooked on some of...

Detachable cover ; Can be used with a wide range of devices ; Shortcut keys are convenient ; Long battery life

Awkward to use ; Key sizes are uneven ; Key press detection is not very responsive ; Stand not adjustable

In the end, despite its positive initial impression, the UMK fails to impress, especially at its S$99 price tag. The key response is iffy and the size makes it unusable unless you have a surface to set it on. Even then, the uneven sizes of the keys...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Microsoft's Universal Mobile Keyboard works with iOS, Android, Windows tablets


With so many Windows 8 slate-style tablets available, it's no surprise that Microsoft is now offering a rechargeable, portable Bluetooth keyboard accessory. What is surprising is that this Microsoft-branded keyboard plays up its support for both...

Microsoft is also releasing a new version of its Arc Touch Bluetooth, identical to the Surface-branded version paired with the Surface Pro tablet, but in a more generic grey color, and minus any Surface branding. That mouse will cost $69 and be...

Sep, 2014

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Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard review


If you're one to type a lot on the go, Microsoft's Universal Mobile Keyboard could be your next best friend. Tablets and phones are becoming more and more like fully-fledged computers by the day, but typing long emails on them isn't always ideal....

If you've got a long commute and you want to bat out plenty of emails on the go, you're probably tired of thumbing through your mobile's on-screen keyboard and frustrated with autocorrect. Microsoft's Universal Mobile Keyboard is small and compact, and...

Strangely, for a Microsoft keyboard that has "Universal" in the name, we found it wouldn't play nice with our Windows Phone devices, which is pretty surprising. It works fine with Windows tablets, but if you try and pair up your favourite Lumia...

If you're after a mobile keyboard for your tablet or phone and want something that's portable, sleek, discreet and still lets you type full speed ahead, Microsoft's Universal Mobile Keyboard is easily the best you can buy – if you can afford it, that is.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : James Pearce (

Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard – Review


The Bluetooth keyboard market has taken off recently, with an influx of affordable Android and Windows tablets, along with the annual iterative updated iPads. Most people I know have a tablet of some sorts. Heck I even now one guy who asked me to fix...

Overall I liked the keyboard, it was a great little, solid, versatile and dare I say it “fun to use” keyboard. The speed at which I could type was greater than I’d ever managed on other mobile Bluetooth keyboards. The only slight problem with the...

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications


Cable lock slot:N
Color of product:Black / Grey / White
Cover:No / Y / Yes
Ergonomic design: Yes
Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard form factor:Mini
Wrist rest:N / No

Energy Management

Battery performance:300
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Battery voltage:3.7
Number of batteries supported:1
Power Source:Battery

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 65
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 65
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Other Features

Bluetooth: Yes
Rechargeable: Yes


Backlight:N / No
Brand compatibility:Universal
Compatibility:Apple iPad, iPhone / iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets / Windows\nIOS\nAndroid\n(Bluetooth HED Compatible)
Fingerprint reader:N
Hot keys:Y / Yes
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:66 / 68
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keys operating life:5
Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Minimum system requirements:Microsoft Windows®8+ and Windows RT\nMacintosh iOS v6+\nAndroid 4+
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.0, Android 4.1, Android 4.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4, iOS 6.0, iOS 6.1, iOS 7.0 / Android 4.0, iOS 6.0 / Android 4.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4, Android 5.0, iOS 6.0, iOS 6.1, iOS 7.0, iOS 7.1, iOS 7.2, iOS 8.0
Numeric keypad:N / No
Plug and Play: Yes
Pointing device:N / No
USB hub:N
Windows keys: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10,Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows 8.1,Windows RT 8.1 / Windows 8, Windows RT

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth version:3.0
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Device interface:Bluetooth
Wireless range:393.7
Wireless technologies:Wireless


Battery Capacity:300
Battery Life:2232
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Battery voltage:3.7
Charging source:USB
Number of batteries supported:1
Power Source:Battery
Standby Time:180 / 182

Weight & Dimensions