Best Microsoft Surface Laptop Accessories

What are the best accessories for the Surface Laptop?

Microsoft's new addition to the Surface line, the Surface Laptop, is a slim, powerful piece of hardware on its own, and adding a few accessories to it will surely take it to the next level. Whether it's a new hub, a protective case or bag, or some of Microsoft's official Surface accessories, check out our roundup of items to complement your new laptop.

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Best accessories for Surface Laptop

Microsoft Surface Pen

Surface Pen

Microsoft's updated Surface Pen has 4,096 points of sensitivity and writes with almost no latency, making it feel like you're drawing on paper with real ink. It has a virtual eraser on the end that double as a button that can be used to launch specific apps or Cortana. The new Surface Pen is available in four different colors to match your Surface Laptop: platinum, black, burgundy, and cobalt blue. You an pick one up for about $100.

If you want a handy way to keep track of your Surface Pen, you should also consider the pen loop.

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Surface Dial

Surface Dial

Those of you looking forward to drawing on the amazing Surface Laptop display with the Surface Pen might also want to invest in the Surface Dial. You just set it on the desk next to your laptop and unlock a full drawer of tools with a few simple turns.

The Surface Dial works out of the box with a bunch of your favorite apps, including OneNote, Sketchpad, Paint, Word, Windows Maps, and more, meaning you can pop in a battery and start working. If you're serious about drawing, consider picking up a Surface Dial for about $100.

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Brenthaven Collins Vertical Messenger

Brenthaven Collins Vertical Messenger

This messenger bag from Brenthaven Collins is a nice mix of portability and function. It has plenty of space for your Surface Laptop, and the selection of extra pockets have space for your charger, mouse, dock, and maybe a textbook or two.

The chambray exterior is accented with "pleather" for a sophisticated look that you won't mind bringing to class or to a meeting. It isn't the biggest bag, but it's perfect for short excursions where you want to travel light. You can grab this bag for about $55.

Check out our review of the Vertical Messenger for a closer look at why it's so great.

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Peak Design Everyday Messenger

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

For those of you attending class or anyone who likes a bag with enough room for all their stuff, the Everyday Messenger from Peak Design is a great choice. It's primarily a camera bag, so inside it are a ton of adjustable and removable padded dividers. There's lots of space for your Surface Laptop, your books, your accessories, and your water bottle.

At $220, the Everyday Messenger is a bit of an investment, but its durability and thoughtful design are worth every penny. Check out our roundup of the best messenger bags for way more options.

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Surface Dock

Surface Dock

When you're on the go, the Surface Laptop has everything you need to get the job done. When you're at home or at the office, however, you might be tempted to connect an external monitor and some other peripherals. If that's the case, you might want to look at the Surface Dock which is available from Microsoft for about $200.

Pop in the Surface Connect cable and enjoy four USB 3.0 ports, two Mini DisplayPorts, a 3.5mm audio jack, and an Ethernet port. When you need to step away, just unplug one cable and leave everything how it was until you return.

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Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 hub

Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 hub

The Surface Laptop has a USB 3.0 port built in, but that might not be enough for a lot of people. If you don't want to carry around the bulkier Surface Dock, grab this hub from Anker that's designed with mobility in mind. It has four USB 3.0 ports, it's slim enough to slip into a pocket unnoticed, and it starts at about $9.

For a wider selection of USB 3.0 hubs, check out our roundup of the best.

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Surface Ergonomic Keyboard

 Surface Ergonomic Keyboard

Surface keyboards are usually a treat to type on, but if you're doing a lot of typing, investing in an ergonomic option might save you some pain in the future. This ergonomic option connects to your Surface Laptop via Bluetooth, and even features the same Alcantara fabric on the palm rests to better protect your wrists.

Consistent key pressure across the board and ample key travel, coupled with the careful ergonomic design, mean your hands and wrists will receive less stress. Not entirely convinced this keyboard is for you? Check out our review for a closer look. You can pick one up for about $130.

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Surface Arc Touch Mouse

Surface Arc Touch Mouse

Using an external keyboard with your Surface Laptop means you'll probably also be using an external mouse. This Surface-branded option from Microsoft connects via Bluetooth, has a range of up to 30 feet and works on pretty much any surface.

The really cool thing about this mouse is that it bends into an arc to fit your hand while you're using it and bends flat to fit in your bag or pocket when you're on the move. This mouse starts at about $70.

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Xbox wireless controller

Xbox wireless controller

The Surface Laptop isn't primarily a gaming machine, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy yourself once in awhile. If you're accustomed to a controller from your Xbox days, grab an Xbox wireless controller and connect it to your laptop with Bluetooth.

If you're interested in customizing your Xbox controller, check out the Xbox Design Lab — it has millions of color combinations and even offers custom names or messages. For a standard Xbox wireless controller, expect to pay about $60.

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ProCase Surface Laptop sleeve

ProCase Surface Laptop sleeve

Sometimes an entire bag for your Surface Laptop is overkill, and you might be in search of a simple sleeve. This option from ProCase has a five-star rating on Amazon with more than 5,600 reviews. It's available in five color combinations, it has a pocket on the outside to hold a few accessories, and the large, inner pocket is padded to keep your laptop safe.

A sturdy zipper keeps things in place, and a handle on the top lets you tote it around without the need for a separate bag. This sleeve starts at about $19.

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