Want to get the most out of your XPS 13? Have a look at the best accessories available now.
The Dell XPS 13 is a wonderful laptop that can function entirely on its own. There are, however, several accessories that will make your experience that much better. Without further ado, let's take a look at the best accessories for your Dell XPS 13.
- Evecase laptop messenger bag
- iPearl mCover hard-shell case
- Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Bluetooth mouse
- Bose SoundLink Bluetooth headphones
- Dell UltraHD triple display universal dock
- Dell Power Companion power bank
- It3 anti-glare screen protector
Evecase laptop messenger bag
If you're looking for a stylish, durable laptop bag that won't break the bank, Evecase has you covered. Highly reviewed by its users, this bag features a shock absorbing neoprone interior that removes worry when transporting your XPS 13. The interior is bright blue that allows for easy location of small items you've stored in the bag, and the exterior is a grey or blue fabric (your choice!) that suits either sex.
You can carry the bag using leather-padded canvas handles or removable padded canvas strap. Both options are comfortable — the handles are wide enough to not dig into your hand, and the padding on the canvas strap can be moved to suit strap length.
The front pocket is zippered and lined with organizers, meaning you won't have to dig around for your pen or USB drive. Fit with ease your charger, phone, mouse, and other accessories. The inner sleeve your XPS 13 fits into is snug and will not allow much movement while in transit. Even the zippers are covered to prevent scratching.
A perfect idea for those on the go, the Evecase messenger bag protects your XPS 13, totes your accessories, and doesn't take up a lot of room.
iPearl mCover hard-shell case
The Dell XPS 13 is a beautiful piece of hardware that you want to protect. What better way than adding a second skin? The iPearl mCover, made from polycarbonate plastic, snaps snugly onto your XPS 13 and doesn't let go.
The case will not interfere with any ports or the ability to completely close your XPS 13, and its serrated bottom allows more heat to escape. Two feet at the rear of the case allows you to prop up your laptop increasing heat loss and ease-of-use.
Worried that you will subtract from the XPS 13's attractive design? The iPearl mCover is available in nine colors to suit any user. The entire setup weighs 9.5 ounces, so don't expect to create a stationary behemoth when you snap the case to your XPS 13. Your protected laptop will remain as mobile and as fetching as the day it came into your life.
Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Bluetooth mouse
The best part of the Sculpt Comfort is the Windows touch tab. Anyone familiar with this mouse will understand — one click with your thumb (which is usually off to the side) and you've opened the Start menu. You can customize what the button opens, so Cortana can be literally under your thumb.
This mouse is designed to be user friendly. Its BlueTrack Laser will work on all surfaces, including the leg of your pants. The tilt scroll wheel works horizontally, vertically, and is push-to-click, giving you plenty of mobility. Because the mouse is Bluetooth-enabled, you will not have to waste a USB port on a dongle.
Despite being rather compact, this mouse lives up to its name. It fits nicely in the average hand, and after long periods of use will remain comfortable.
Bose SoundLink Bluetooth headphones
The Bose brand name carries with it a promise of high quality sound, and the SoundLink headphones are no exception. Although Bluetooth is generally not known for its ability to transmit high-fidelity audio, Bose seems to have changed the rules, as users claim these headphones sound better than most wired headphones. This amazing sound might prompt some to imagine a low battery life, but Bose promises up to 15 hours of listening time per charge.
SoundLink headphones are designed to fold up into their headband, meaning you can transport them with ease anywhere your XPS 13 goes. Those on the go will also love the built-in dual microphones that can be used with video messaging software. Love to take your laptop outside? Bose has designed the microphone to work in windy or noisy conditions, and the sound levels you hear will adjust depending on the volume of noise around you. If you're sick of wires but don't want to lose audio quality, pick these headphones up today.
Dell UltraHD triple display universal dock
Dell's docking station promises to turn your XPS 13 into a command center for your devices while retaining the portability you want from a laptop. While the hub will generally remain behind at your workstation (it weighs just over one pound), your XPS 13 can be easily unplugged and moved whenever you want. When you return, just plug in your laptop and take control.
The UltraHD universal dock features two USB 2.0 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI ports, an Ethernet port, and a DVI adapter — more than enough to connect and streamline your office or entertainment center. You can in fact connect up to three external displays to your laptop, with one displaying 4K resolution and the others displaying full HD.
Because the dock requires a power source, your attached devices will charge as you use them. Your desk or living room will be less cluttered with cords, and you'll worry less about charging while you're on the go.
Dell Power Companion power bank
Unlike other power banks available for the XPS 13, Dell's own Power Companion will charge your laptop battery rather than just provide power. The Power Companion can also, of course, power your laptop if your battery is completely dead and you don't have time for a charge.
For those on the go, plug the Power Companion into your XPS 13 and place both items in your laptop bag while you travel. When you need your laptop, pull it out and enjoy a charged battery. The Power Companion features two extra USB ports meaning you can simultaneously charge two USB-powered devices.
You can charge the Power Companion using the XPS 13's power adapter so you don't need to carry extra cords in your bag. You will also enjoy the slim design and weight (under one pound) when you're toting your laptop.
It3 anti-glare screen protector
Whether your XPS 13's screen is touch-enabled or not, you will want to protect it from everyday wear. It3 is an inexpensive, functional option that preserves a matte finish and simultaneously eliminates glare. Users have stated that the screen protector does not reduce visibility, is resistant to fingerprints, and in fact blocks UV radiation emitted by your screen.
It uses a silicone adhesive, meaning you can remove the screen protector, wash it, and replace it without compromising the adhesive. If you're rough on your screen you'll be happy to know this purchase contains two screen protectors. Also included are dust removal stickers and cleaning cloths for your screen.
Your favorite accessory?
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