What are the best accessories for my Surface Pro 4?
Updated March 23, 2017: We refreshed this list to include a couple new items, such as the Arc Touch Mouse, Surface Dial, and some DecalGirl skins, to ensure you're still getting the absolute best Surface Pro 4 accessories available.
Made to be a perfect mix between the power of a laptop and the freedom of a tablet, the Surface Pro 4 is an impressive machine. Whether you are using your Surface as your main computer or as a secondary device, you are going to want to make sure your Surface Pro 4 is decked out with all the best gear.
So we compiled a list of all the best Surface Pro 4 accessories to help you get the most out of your device.
Surface Pen tip kit
The Surface Pro wasn't the only thing to get upgraded with the launch of the new generation — the Surface Pen was also bestowed with some cool new features. One of the most notable changes in the Surface Pen is the ability to switch pen tips.
This Pen tip kit includes four interchangeable tips that allow you to customize the way the Surface Pen feels and writes.
The two hard tips — the 2H and H — are considered "low friction" and feel similar to a hard graphite pencil, giving you the accuracy you need to write and the precision for drawing fine lines. The Surface Pen tip kit also comes with a soft tip (the B) which is perfect for making big thick lines when you need to, allowing you to add the perfect shading to your drawings.
The kit also includes an extra medium tip that is the same as the one that comes with the Surface Pen, so if you ever lose it you have a back up.
Microsoft Surface Dock
Worried about not having enough ports on your Surface? Have no fear, the Microsoft Surface Dock is here.
With two HD video ports, four USB 3.0 ports, an ethernet port, and an audio AUX port, this dock gives you all the ports you need to keep you connected to all your favorite devices. Plus, it easily connects to your Surface Pro 4 via the Surface Connect cable, making it easy to turn your Surface into a desktop power hub.
It's very compact too. At about 5 inches by 2 inches, the Surface Dock won't take up a bunch of room on your desk, saving plenty of space for all of the monitors and USB accessories you'll be plugging in.
Need a few more docking options? Check out our roundup of the best laptop docking stations.
UAG Surface Pro 4 case
If you're looking to keep your Surface bright and shiny, the UAG Surface Pro 4 case is all the protection you will need.
This rugged case fits snuggly on your Surface and is made out of Frogskin non-slip grip material. It also comes with a built-in holder for your Surface Pen to ensure you don't misplace or forget the stylus.
It's compatible with the Microsoft Type Cover and has a metal kickstand with five different positions so you will always find a comfortable position to prop up your Surface for work or play.
Brenthaven Collins vertical messenger bag
The Brenthaven Collins vertical messenger bag not only sports a stylish design, but it's also extremely practical. With a main compartment that comfortably fits your Surface Pro 4 and a separate front compartment with room for your Surface Pen and other accessories, this bag will keep you organized.
The entire bag has a foam insulating layer, which not only provides protection from mild damage, it also protects it from the weather. If it's cold outside, your Surface Pro should be able to make short trips inside the bag without feeling like a block of ice when you take it out.
Looking for more great ways to carry your Surface Pro 4? Have a look at our roundup of the best messenger bags for laptops.
Type Cover with fingerprint ID
Probably the most essential accessory for a Surface Pro is a keyboard, and there's no better option than the Type Cover with fingerprint ID.
The Type Cover from Microsoft fits perfectly over the screen of the Surface Pro, protecting it from scratches when it's not in use. It easily attaches magnetically to the bottom of your Surface Pro, making it a breeze to snap it on and off.
The added bonus of this Type Cover is its fingerprint scanner. No more typing in your password to log in, just simply place your finger on the scanner and get right to work.
intelliARMOR screen protector
This paper-thin tempered glan protector is only 0.33 mm thick, but it offers excellent protection for your screen against scratches and other wear and tear.
It uses a silicone-based adhesive designed to be resistant to heat and water, meaning it should handle well wherever you take it. The intelliARMOR screen protector also ships with cleaning solution and a cleaning cloth, a nice addition which will help you clear all dust and grease when installing the glass, ensuring a clear screen with no unsightly bubbling.
Arc Touch mouse
The Type Cover for the Surface Pro 4 has a Precision touchpad that is about as good as it gets, but that doesn't mean you might not want an extra mouse around for when you're using external monitors.
The Arc Touch mouse uses Bluetooth to connect, and its curved body is designed to fit right into the palm of your hand. When not in use, you can flatten the mouse so it better fits in your laptop bag's pocket. Giving a presentation? Feel free to walk around, as this mouse should work at up to a distance of 30 feet.
Not quite your style? Check out our roundup of the best wireless mice for more great options.
Xbox wireless controller
The aging Surface Pro 4 remains a great little gaming machine, but you will probably want something to help you get around in-game. The Xbox wireless controller connects to your Surface Pro 4 via Bluetooth — no connectors sticking out — so you can enjoy haptic feedback and that classic feel in your hands.
If you want to really let everyone know that the controller is yours, you can visit Xbox Design Lab which lets you choose from more than eight million design combos and laser-etching.
When used in tandem with the Surface Pen, your Surface Pro 4 will transform into an artist's or designer's dream. The Dial can sit on your actual screen or on the desk next to your laptop, and you place one hand on it. A drawer of tools becomes available on the navigable dial, plus, with just a spin of your hand, you can move your designs around.
The number of apps that work with the Surface Dial continues to grow; you can even use it as a volume dial when listening to music through Groove. Ready to move your creativity to the next level? You need to check out the Surface Dial.
Samsung EVO+ 128GB microSD card
Offering some great performance for its price, the EVO+ line is faster than Samsung's standard EVO line of cards. You get a write speed up to 20MB/s and a read speed up to 80MB/s, making it a great way to expand your Surface Pro 4's storage.
This microSD card is classed as U1 Class 10, so you'll have no problem storing large, high-res multimedia files. It's also rated for -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 degrees Celsius) if working outside during the winter is your thing.
For more storage options for your Surface Pro 4, be sure to have a look at our roundup of the best microSD cards available now.
DecalGirl Surface Pro 4 skins
The metallic finish on the back and edges of the Surface Pro 4 looks great and is suitable for plenty of people, but others like to customize their laptop so it really feels like their own. In that case, DecalGirl makes some very interesting skins that will fit your Surface Pro 4 perfectly.
There are pages and pages of skins, so you'll no doubt find something you like. Grab a retro skin that turns your laptop into an original NES or one that emulates Van Gogh's Starry Night painting.
Don't see anything you like? You can make your own.
Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 hub
Sometimes the single USB 3.0 port on your Surface Pro 4 just isn't enough to handle your peripheral devices. No big deal; grab this portable, slim hub that turns one port into four ports with 5Gbps transfer speeds.
It's small enough to fit into your laptop bag, and it's about as cheap as they come at only $10. Don't worry about getting a shoddy product, because this hub has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon with more than 2,000 reviews.
Looking for something else when it comes to connecting your devices to your Surface Pro 4? Check out our roundup of the best USB 3.0 hubs available.