What are the best accessories for my HP Spectre x360?
Updated April 27, 2017: We've refreshed this list with some new items, including a monitor, a USB 3.0 hub, and a sleeve, to ensure you're still getting the absolute best accessories for your HP Spectre x360 13t.
You just picked up a brand new HP Spectre x360 13t and want to grab a few items to complement it. No matter what you're looking for — protection, docks, or peripherals — here are the best accessories you can get for your convertible laptop.
AmazonBasics laptop sleeve
Sometimes all you need for your laptop is a no-frills sleeve, and this neoprene option from AmazonBasics is as good as it gets. The Wirecutter named this their top choice for a basic sleeve, stating:
The AmazonBasics Laptop Sleeve is the perfect expression of this basic yet effective sleeve: it completely protects your computer with padding on all sides to protect from grit and slight bumps, it offers a well-tailored fit, and it has a clean look.
For something to zip around your Spectre x360 when you're on the move, check out this sleeve. It's available in five colors and starts at about $9.
Anker 10-Port USB 3.0 hub
The Spectre x360 comes with one USB-A 3.1 port, so you might be looking to expand with a hub; why not get one that has plenty of ports and can charge your devices at the same time? This hub has 10 USB 3.0 ports, with three of them dedicated to charging. The ports are all on the top of the hub for easy access and for less mess.
The Wirecutter chose this hub as the best overall, stating:
This Anker hub is reliable for simultaneous USB 3.0 file transfers and device charging. It's also sturdy, designed with an LED indicator for each data port, equipped with a lengthy AC and USB cords for easy setup, and covered by an 18-month warranty.
If you don't plan on carrying your hub with you when you travel, this one is a great option that starts at about $40. Looking for something a little different? Have a look at our roundup of the best USB 3.0 hubs.
Peak Design Everyday Messenger
The Spectre x360 is a device you're going to want to bring with you everywhere, and you might want something that offers a lot of protection without looking ridiculously bulky. Enter the Peak Design Everyday Messenger. Laptop Mag chose this as their favorite overall messenger bag, saying:
It's stylish, and its comfortable, easily adjustable strap and interior dividers make the bag work with me instead of against me. With the Everyday Messenger, my bag is the anchor holding my traveling tool kit together, and I wouldn't trade it for any other tote on the market.
The 13-inch version will fit your Spectre x360 perfectly, and there's plenty of room elsewhere for all your accessories. A Maglatch easily keeps the bag closed, but it's also very easy to open if you're on your bike and only have one hand. This bag starts at about $220, but you definitely get what you pay for.
For more great carrying options, check out our roundup of the best messenger-style laptop bags.
Zikee 13 laptop sleeve
This laptop sleeve is made from either water-resistant PU leather or black canvas. Both styles have handles that can be folded away for a sleeker look, and both have a rear zipper pocket where you can store your other Spectre x360 accessories.
The inside of the case has a padded, flannel lining that protects the exterior of your laptop from scrapes, bumps, and scratches. Grab this sleeve if you're looking for something smaller than a full laptop bag but still want ample protection and a handle. With a 4.5-star rating on Amazon with more than 200 reviews, you're sure to be happy with a price at about $17.
Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones
It's no secret how loved Bose sound is, and these Bluetooth, over-ear headphones are no exception. Setup is easy — you can even use voice commands — and the battery will last you about 20 hours when used wirelessly or about 40 hours when plugged in.
The light, thick padding provides comfortable listening for hours, and you can choose from either black or silver options to match your Spectre x360.
Plugable USB-C triple display docking station
Using your laptop on the go is one thing, but sitting down in your office is another — having a docking station lets you use external accessories and monitors, and also gives you way more ports to work with.
This docking station connects with USB-C and charges your Spectre x360 while you work. Connect a mouse, a keyboard, some headphones, a microphone, three external displays, and you'll still have ports left over. This is about as good as docking stations get; it starts at about $180.
Not quite what you're looking for? Be sure to check out our roundup of the best laptop docking stations for plenty more options.
Setting up a workspace at home to use with your laptop usually involves a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. Since you already spent money on the Spectre x360, you might be in the market for an affordable monitor.
In that case, the AOC Q2577PWQ is a great option. With a 1440p IPS panel, plenty of ports, including HDMI, VGA, DVI, and DisplayPort, and VESA mounting, it's hard to believe it starts at about $250.
HP Z3700 wireless mouse
This HP-branded mouse is a great companion for your Spectre x360; it currently sits at a 4.5-star rating on Amazon with more than 100 reviews. It's slim so that it fits in your bag or sleeve, but it remains comfortable for extended periods of time. Connect wirelessly and get about 16 months of life from a single AA battery — that's not a typo, it goes for well over a year.
Offering accurate tracking on pretty much any surface and three color options — black, blue, and red — this mouse is a steal at only about $14.
If you aren't interested in an HP-branded mouse, have a look at our other choices for the best wireless mice.