The Dell XPS 13 is a stellar laptop that can function entirely on its own thanks to a smart design, capable internal hardware, and your choice of FHD or 4K touch display. There are, however, several accessories that will make your experience even better, and we rounded up our favorites right here.

External webcam

Logitech C922x

The new XPS 13 9380 has moved the webcam back above the display where it belongs, but if you're using a 9370 or 9360 with camera below display, you might want to check out this webcam. It streams and records 1080p video at 30 frames-per-second (FPS) and 720p video at 60 FPS. A clip lets you attach it to the lid of the XPS 13, or you can use a tripod and set it aside.

$73 at Amazon

USB-A hub

AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-A hub

The XPS 13 9380 no longer includes USB-A ports, so grabbing this affordable hub that connects back with USB-C makes a lot of sense. It's a simple hub with four USB-A 3.1 ports that work even with your older USB-A 2.0 devices, it's available in black and white colors, and it allows for data transfer speeds up to about 5 Gbps.

$16 at Amazon

Branded protection

Dell Premier sleeve

Dell's Premier sleeve is a slim, lightweight protection option for your XPS 13. It has soft interior lining to keep from scratching your laptop, and the black exterior protects against the elements. A magnetized flap stays closed when you're on the move, and a Dell logo stamped into the bottom corner is ideal if you like your accessories to match your hardware.

$50 at Dell

Multipurpose messenger

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

Available in a 13-inch design, your XPS 13 will fit snugly inside one of the two padded compartments, and you'll have plenty of room for your accessories in the divided outer pocket. The Maglatch makes for an easy close, and it stays shut until you want it open — no more worrying about whether or not your stuff is falling out while you rush to catch a taxi.

$220 at Amazon

Affordable sleeve

tomtoc 360

Tomtoc's 360-degree protective sleeve has a polyester finish that is water resistant, thick padding around the entire edge, and the corners have extra padding in case of drops. The front has a zippered pocket that can handle a charger and some other accessories, and the main pocket, lined with a foam cushion, is also zippered to keep everything in place.

$20 at Amazon

Wireless mouse

Logitech MX Master 2S

Logitech's MX Master 2S connects via Bluetooth or the included nano receiver, and it offers up to 70 days of battery life on a single charge. Tracking is accurate enough for productivity and even gaming, and the design keeps it comfortable for extended periods of use. If you need a great wireless mouse to go with your XPS 13, this is it.

$73 at Amazon

Wireless Keyboard

Logitech K380

If you have an external monitor set up to use with your XPS 13, you're likely looking for a keyboard to go along with it. The rounded keys on the K380 have dipped middles to better hold your fingertips, and there is ample key travel to make typing as comfortable as possible. Two-year battery life is outstanding.

$30 at Amazon

Thunderbolt 3 dock

CalDigit TS3 Plus

With the CalDigit TS3 Plus, you're looking at 15 ports, including five USB-A 3.1, two USB-C 3.1, DisplayPort 1.2, Ethernet, and two Thunderbolt 3, and up to 85W of charging power. Connect your XPS 13 to two 4K displays or one 5K display to create a workstation ready to boost productivity.

$305 at Amazon

External 27-inch monitor

Dell UltraSharp U2719D

This 27-inch monitor has almost no bezel around it, allowing the 2,560 x 1,440 resolution to look brilliant without interruption. Connect with HDMI or DisplayPort, take advantage of multiple USB ports, and adjust for height, pivot, swivel, and tilt to get the right angle no matter the situation. Color reproduction is excellent, with 99-percent sRGB coverage.

$450 at Dell

Extra USB storage

Seagate Backup Plus Slim

Add media, backups, and just about anything else without cluttering up your laptop's storage, and thanks to the slim size you can slip it into your laptop bag or even your pocket when you're on the go. A 2TB drive costs only about $65 and you can choose from four colors at checkout.

From $50 at Amazon

Compact backpack

Booq Cobra Squeeze

To complement the XPS 13's slim size and to keep it safe while you're on the go, the Booq Cobra Squeeze backpack will make a fine accessory. It appears to be much smaller than it really is due to slimming lines down the front and sides, but in reality, it has a ton of pockets and a laptop sleeve that fits devices up to 15 inches.

$190 at Amazon

Convenient storage

Silicon Power 128GB microSD card

The microSD card reader built into the XPS 13 9380 and 9370 is capable of reading UHS-II cards for extra speed, but for a great price-to-performance ratio, we recommend this UHS-I card with 128GB of storage. You still get read speeds up to 85 MB/s, and at just $19, it's easy to grab a couple for all your devices.

$19 at Amazon

If we had to pick ...

All of the above accessories can contribute to your XPS 13 experience, but if we're picking, we suggest grabbing protection in the form of a sleeve or bag. The tomtoc 360 sleeve is an affordable way to add a lot of protection, or you can step up your style with a Dell Premier sleeve. The AmazonBasics USB-A hub reclaims some ports for your legacy accessories, and for some extra storage space to be shared with other devices, be sure to check out a microSD card from Silicon Power.

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