Best Cases for Surface Go Windows Central 2020
Microsoft's Surface Go brings 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 yet, you'll no doubt want to protect it. Here are the best cases available so far for the Surface Go.
- Seriously rugged: UAG Metropolis
- Plenty of designs and colors: Fintie case
- Lifetime warranty: Infiland business cover
- Handle and shoulder strap: UAG Plasma
- Simple but elegant: ProCase protective case
- Rugged but not bulky: Youtec case
- Surface Pen tether: Kensington BlackBelt 2nd Degree
- Executive portfolio: iCarryAll Crazy Horse case
- Wireless keyboard included: COO Go case with keyboard
Protect your Go 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, there's a dedicated Surface Pen holder, and it's available in three different colors, including black, magma, and cobalt.
This folio case completely covers your Surface Go with synthetic leather and available in one of 16 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 folio case is made up of PU leather with accents available in nine different styles, with visible stitching around all seams for an executive look. It has a built-in Surface Pen holder, a pocket on the back is big enough for some documents or a charging cable, and though the kickstand is covered, it can still be used to prop up the tablet.
This UAG 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 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 Type Cover.
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. You keep all functionality of ports and cameras, and though the Go'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.
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.
Kensington's BlackBelt 2nd Degree meets MIL-STD 810G testing and also leaves the Go'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.
This zippered portfolio is made of genuine leather and includes a ton of extra features on top of a secure spot for your Surface Go. It has a dedicated spot for your phone, pens, cards, and even a full notepad, giving you what equates to a small office that can be tucked under your arm. It's pricey, but it's going to fit in anywhere, including a boardroom or cafe.
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 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.
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 16 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.
Interested in learning more about rugged cases for the Surface Go? Take a look at our roundup of the best of the best for the Go when it comes to thick protection.
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