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Best Surface Go rugged cases 2021

UAG Metropolis
UAG Metropolis (Image credit: Windows Central)

The Microsoft Surface Go lineup has always focused on portability, with this compact, ultra-slim PC ideal for on-the-go computing. You might want to take your Surface Go on the field, and while sturdy, that magnesium alloy shell doesn't play nice with severe drops and scratches. These quality rugged cases can take a beating, with Surface Go, Surface Go 2, and Surface Go 3 sharing identical dimensions, these cases should work on all devices.

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These rugged cases are among the best available for all Surface Go models, including the original Surface Go from 2018, plus newer Surface Go 2 and Surface Go 3 models. Your options range from all-encompassing shells, better suited to heavy usage in the field, while more lightweight alternatives keep the freedom of the kickstand and other device features.

As seen in our UAG Metropolis review, this case is a tested and true solution, bringing robust protection and durable design. It covers nearly every part of the Go except the display, with a custom metal kickstand, thick corner drop protection, and a Surface Pen holder along the top. You won't lose the function of the cameras and ports, and it's all compatible with a Type Cover.

If the Metropolis is a bit too pricey, be sure to check out the SupCase UB PRO. It shares a very similar design, yet it costs less than half the price and still delivers reliable protection.

Since its initial debut, the Surface Go hasn't changed much, meaning the same 10.5-inch display, coupled with identical dimensions on all axes. They also work well with many of the other best accessories for Surface Go, ideal for making this tiny tablet a powerhouse for mobile productivity.

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is 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.