Microsoft's Surface Go, Surface Go 2, and Surface Go 3 bring a more affordable and more portable tablet experience to everyone. Like any other 10-inch tablet, the Go is prone to drops and scratches, and even though it's the cheapest Surface available, you'll no doubt want to protect it. Here are the best cases available so far for the Surface Go 3 and its older siblings.
Protect your Surface Go 3 with a case that's rugged enough to meet MIL-STD 810G drop-test standards, so you won't have to worry about taking it with you into the field. An aluminum stand on the back keeps it propped up, and there's a dedicated Surface Pen holder to keep it nearby when you're not inking. The Metropolis works with the Go, Go 2, and Go 3.
This folio case completely covers your Surface Go 3 with synthetic leather and available in one of seven designs. Proper cutouts ensure you don't lose any ports or cameras, and the Go's kickstand is still able to function almost to its full potential. On the side is a Surface Pen holder to keep it near you when not in use. This case will work with all versions of the PC, including the Go, Go 2, and Go 3.
This UAG Plasma case meets the same drop-test standards as the Metropolis, but it also has a built-in kickstand. It also gives you the option to carry your Go 3 over the shoulder or securely in your hand, thanks to a couple of adjustable straps. A Surface Pen holder ensures the little accessory doesn't go missing, and it's fully compatible with the Go 3 Type Cover. It works with all versions of the tablet, including the Go, Go 2, and Go 3.
This case is made from PU leather and is available in three basic colors, giving it a simple look that nevertheless goes with the premium design of your Go 3. You keep all functionality of ports and cameras, and though the Go 3's kickstand is covered, you can still use it to prop up the tablet. If you like the idea of a folio look when closed, definitely check this one out. It'll work with all versions of the Go.
Youtec's case tries to show off as much of the Go as possible while still offering relatively rugged drop protection thanks to padded corners and a transparent cover for the back and kickstand. You'll still get up to 150 degrees of motion when you want to prop up the tablet, there's a Surface Pen holder built into the side, and it's available in four different colors. It works with the Surface Go, Go 2, and Go 3.
Kensington's BlackBelt 2nd Degree meets MIL-STD 810G testing and also leaves the Go 3's kickstand free to rotate as it should. It has a raised bezel around the front to keep the screen from getting hit, a silicone hand strap on the back lets you easily carry it around, and the Surface Pen holder has a tether to keep it from dropping into whatever you're standing in. Use it with the Surface Go, Go 2, and Go 3.
If you have a Surface Go without a Type Cover, this case from COO will make an excellent addition for times when you need to add some extra productivity. The PU leather case allows you to use the Go's kickstand, there are cutouts for ports and cameras, and the included Bluetooth keyboard has a seven-color backlight for some extra style.
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Those heading out into the field with their Surface Go, Surface Go 2, or Surface Go 3 under their arm will no doubt want to use a genuinely rugged case, and we've had nothing but success using UAG's Metropolis.
You might lose function of the built-in Go kickstand, but the overall protection provided is invaluable. It has its own aluminum stand, there's thick corner protection to protect the Go's screen, and it's certified to hit MIL-STD 810G standards for long-lasting durability. Thanks to the Go not changing dimensions or design, this case will work with all versions of the tiny Surface tablet.
For something a bit more stylish and with a bunch of color and design options available, check out Fintie's case, which is also one of the more affordable options in our roundup. Despite its low price, it's made from quality synthetic leather that provides some protection, and you don't lose are buttons or cameras thanks to proper cutouts. There are a bunch of designs to choose from, a Surface Pen holder keeps in close, and you still get to use the Go's built-in kickstand. If you don't plan on putting your Go through a particularly hard experience, this case should fare well and look great at the same time. It works with all versions of the Surface Go.
Interested in learning more about rugged cases for the Surface Go? Take a look at our roundup of the best rugged cases for the Go for deeper protection.
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Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.