What are the best accessories for the Microsoft Surface Book?
Your Microsoft Surface Book is a fantastic ultrabook as it is, but a few accessories could make your life easier. Whether you're looking for a new way to play games, a little protection for screen and body, or some new headphones, here are the best accessories for the Surface Book.
- Mozo Sneaker sleeve
- Surface Pen tip kit
- Xbox wireless controller
- Skinomi screen protector
- Arc Touch mouse
- Microsoft wireless display adapter
- Surface dock
- ProCase Surface Book sleeve
- Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones
- Belkin 4-port travel hub
Mozo Sneaker sleeve
Mozo makes some great stuff for Microsoft products, and their new Sneaker sleeve is no different. The interior has soft padding made from cotton that will keep your Surface Book safe from scratches and bumps, and the exterior is made from a combination of canvas and PU leather.
They're very stylish, and multiple designs cater to all crowds. The multi-colored sleeve is perfect for the younger generation, while the all-black version is great for any professional.
Strong dual zippers keep everything closed up tight and allow for easy packing and unpacking, and the outer pocket will store some slim Surface Book accessories.
Surface Pen tip kit
Love using your Surface Pen? Expand your horizons with a tip kit. It has four different tips that fit over the end of your Surface Pen — use a tip that feels like a standard pencil, or switch over to an easy-glide tip that is more like a ballpoint pen.
No matter what you're doing — coloring, drawing, or writing — you'll have the tool required to get the job done. At only about $10, it's a great addition to make your Surface Pen even better.
Xbox wireless controller
The Surface Book can do it all, including games. Keyboard and mouse are usually the preferred PC gaming method of control, but the Xbox controller does hold a special spot in many hearts. Who doesn't love haptic feedback? Connect your Xbox wireless controller to your Surface Book via Bluetooth to begin playing.
When you're gaming on an external monitor across the room, you can plug headphones directly into the controller instead of snaking a long cord between you and your Surface Book.
Want to customize your controller? Xbox Design Lab lets you choose from over 8 million color combinations and a laser-etched custom name or message to really make this thing your own.
Skinomi screen protector
This screen protector is made from thermoplastic urethane — needless to say, it can take a beating. It will not turn yellow over time like some other screen protectors, and if you manage to pierce or scratch it, it will heal itself.
Application is easy and you won't see any annoying bubbles when you're finished. This thing has also been cut with precision to ensure all cutouts are clean and necessary — there are no gaping holes that reduce protection.
As far as the touch aspect goes, you'll hardly notice a difference between your Surface Book's actual screen and this screen protector, other than reduced fingerprint smears and grease. If you do manage to damage this screen protector, switch it for a new one; there's a lifetime, risk-free warranty straight from the manufacturer.
Arc Touch mouse
The Surface Book's touchpad is fine when you're in notebook mode, but what about when you're hooked up to several external monitors?
The Arc Touch mouse connects via Bluetooth and has a natural curved design to fit your hand. It's comfortable, and when you're traveling you can flatten the mouse down to better fit in a pocket on your bag. Feel free to walk around the room with mouse in hand — it will stay connected up to 30 feet away.
Microsoft wireless display adapter
This simple adapter turns your Surface Book into a multimedia machine by wirelessly mirroring or extending your screen. Just plug it into the back of your TV, and whatever you create on the Surface Book can be easily shared with a larger audience.
If it's movie night, watch your downloaded classic on an HD TV. Time to host game night? Make sure every player has eyes on the action on a much larger screen. Those beautiful vacation photos will be vivid and clear when you show your slideshow on the big screen, and PowerPoint presentations will be visible from the back of the conference room in greater detail.
The Surface Book thinks it's a desktop, so treat it like one with a Surface dock. Plug in two external monitors with Mini DisplayPorts, and use four USB 3.0 ports to charge devices or connect a printer.
An Ethernet port gives your Surface Book access to wired internet, and a 3.5mm audio jack lets you stay connected to speakers. When you have to switch to a mobile workday, just unplug your Surface Book and walk away — everything will be right there waiting for you next time you come home.
ProCase Surface Book sleeve
The minimalist design of this case is really quite attractive. Available in three colors — dark grey, light grey, and teal — this case is made from environmentally friendly canvas and is quite durable.
It will fit your Surface Book without a problem, and you'll even have room to spare for a charger, adapters, and a mouse. The inside is lined with padding to help protect your laptop from bumps and shocks, and a double zipper allows for easy packing and unpacking.
Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones
These noise-cancelling headphones are backed by the Bose name — you know you're getting a durable product with industry-leading sound quality.
Choose between wired or wireless connection depending on your preference. Connecting wirelessly is easy thanks to Bluetooth or NFC, and you can even use voice commands to set things up. One battery charge will keep you listening for up to 20 wireless hours or 40 wired hours.
The headphones sit over your ear but remain comfortable for long periods of time thanks to the ample padding and lightweight construction. The silver color option will match your Surface Book, but they also look great in black.
Belkin 4-port travel hub
This ultra-slim hub is a great addition to any Surface Book case or sleeve. It's so small you'll hardly notice it's there, but it packs four USB 2.0 ports for when you need a bit of extra connectivity.
This is a crucial accessory for the multitasker or frequent flyer — the best part is, it only costs about $10.