Best Surface Pro Accessories

What are the best accessories for the Surface Pro? Read on.

Made to be a perfect mix between the power of a laptop and the freedom of a tablet, the Surface Pro is an impressive machine. Whether you are using your Surface as your main computer or as a secondary device, you are going to want to make sure your Surface Pro is decked out with all the best gear.

We compiled a list of the best Surface Pro accessories to help you get the most out of your device.

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Microsoft Surface Dock

Microsoft Surface Dock

Worried about not having enough ports on your Surface? Have no fear, the Microsoft Surface Dock (about $200) is here.

With two Mini DisplayPorts, four USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm audio jack, this dock gives you all the ports you need to keep you connected to all your favorite devices. Plus, it easily connects to your Surface Pro via the Surface Connect cable, making it easy to turn your Surface into a desktop power hub.

It's very compact, too. At about five inches by two inches, the Surface Dock won't take up a bunch of room on your desk, saving plenty of space for all of the monitors and USB accessories you'll be plugging in.

Need a few more docking options? Check out our roundup of the best laptop docking stations.

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UAG Surface Pro case

UAG Surface Pro 4 case

If you're looking to keep your Surface bright and shiny, the UAG Surface Pro case (about $70) is all the protection you will need.

This rugged case fits snuggly on your Surface and is made out of a lightweight, non-slip grip material. It also comes with a built-in holder for your Surface Pen to ensure you don't misplace or forget it.

It's compatible with the Microsoft Type Cover and has a metal kickstand with five different positions so you will always find a comfortable position to prop up your Surface for work or play.

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Brenthaven Collins vertical messenger bag

Brenthaven Collins vertical messenger bag

The Brenthaven Collins vertical messenger bag (about $70) not only sports a stylish design, it's also extremely practical. With a main compartment that comfortably fits your Surface Pro and a separate front compartment with room for your Surface Pen and other accessories, this bag will keep you organized.

The entire bag has a foam insulating layer that not only provides protection from mild damage but also protects it from the weather. If it's cold outside, your Surface Pro should be able to make short trips inside the bag without feeling like a block of ice when you take it out.

Looking for more great ways to carry your Surface Pro? Have a look at our roundup of the best messenger bags for laptops.

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Surface Pro Signature Type Cover

Surface Pro Signature Type Cover

To fully utilize your Surface Pro, you'll want to also pick up an attachable keyboard. The Surface Pro Signature Type Cover (about $160) is as nice as they come, with an Alcantara fabric finish, a backlit keyboard, and a glass Precision touchpad.

This is everything you love about Surface keyboards, but it's in a luxury package that makes your Surface Pro look a bit like a dossier when it's closed. This keyboard is also compatible with the Surface Pro 4.

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OMOTON tempered glass screen protector

OMOTON tempered glass screen protector

This paper-thin tempered glass protector from OMOTON (about $15) offers excellent protection for your Surface Pro and Surface Pro 4 screen against scratches and other wear and tear. It has a rounded edge so that you notice it less when using the touchscreen, and it works well with your Surface Pen. This protector has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon with more than 300 reviews.

An oleophobic coating helps keep oil and smudges off, a film keeps the glass in place if it happens to shatter, and it's compatible with the Type Cover.

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Surface Edition Arc Touch mouse

Arc Touch mouse

The Type Cover for the Surface Pro has a Precision touchpad that is about as good as it gets, but that doesn't mean you don't need an extra mouse for when you use external monitors.

The Arc Touch mouse (about $70) uses Bluetooth to connect, and its curved body is designed to fit right into the palm of your hand. When not in use, you can flatten the mouse so it better fits in your laptop bag's pocket. Giving a presentation? Feel free to walk around, because this mouse should work at a distance of up to 30 feet.

Not quite your style? Check out our roundup of the best wireless mice for more great options.

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Xbox wireless controller

Xbox wireless controller

The Surface Pro is a great little gaming machine, but you will probably want something to help you get around in-game. The Xbox wireless controller (about $60) connects to your Surface Pro via Bluetooth — no connectors sticking out — so you can enjoy haptic feedback and that classic feel in your hands.

If you want to really let everyone know that the controller is yours, you can visit Xbox Design Lab, which lets you choose from more than eight million design combos and laser-etching.

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Surface Pen

Surface Pen

The updated Surface Pen (about $100), revealed alongside the Surface Pro, is an essential accessory for pretty much everyone, whether artistic or not. Use it to quickly take notes, to sketch or paint, or to just browse the internet.

With 4,096 levels of sensitivity and low latency, it feels like you're using real paper and real ink. The eraser doubles as a button, which can be used to launch your favorite apps. This pen is also compatible with the Surface Pro 4.

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Surface Dial

Surface Dial

When used in tandem with the Surface Pen, your Surface Pro will transform into an artist's or designer's dream. The Surface Dial (about $100) can sit on your actual screen or on the desk next to your laptop, and you place one hand on it. A drawer of tools becomes available on the navigable dial, plus, with just a spin of your hand, you can move your designs around.

The number of apps that work with the Surface Dial continues to grow, and you can even use it as a volume dial when listening to music through Groove. Ready to move your creativity to the next level? You need to check out the Surface Dial.

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Samsung EVO+ 256GB microSD card

Offering some great performance for its price, the EVO+ line is faster than Samsung's standard EVO line of cards. You get a write speed up to 20MB/s and a read speed up to 80MB/s, making it a great way to expand your Surface Pro's storage.

This microSD card (about $140) is classed as U1 Class 10, so you'll have no problem storing large, high-res multimedia files. It's also rated for -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 degrees Celsius) if for some reason working outside during the winter is your thing.

For more storage options for your Surface Pro, be sure to have a look at our roundup of the best microSD cards available.

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DecalGirl Surface Pro skins

DecalGirl Surface Pro 4 skins

The metallic finish on the back and edges of the Surface Pro looks great and is suitable for plenty of people, but others like to customize their laptops so they really feel like their own. In that case, DecalGirl makes some very interesting skins (starting at about $20) that will fit your Surface Pro perfectly.

There are pages and pages of skins, so you'll no doubt find something you like. Grab a retro skin that turns your laptop into an original NES or one that emulates Van Gogh's Starry Night painting.

Don't see anything you like? You can make your own. Don't forget to check out the collection of Surface Pro 4 skins as well.

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Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 hub

Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 hub

Sometimes the single USB 3.0 port on your Surface Pro just isn't enough to handle your peripheral devices. If so, grab this portable, slim hub that turns one port into four ports with 5Gbps transfer speeds.

It's small enough to fit into your laptop bag, and it's about as cheap as they come at only $9. Don't worry about getting a shoddy product, because this hub has a 4.4-star rating on Amazon with more than 2,900 reviews.

Looking for something else when it comes to connecting your devices to your Surface Pro? Check out our roundup of the best USB 3.0 hubs available.

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ProCase Surface Pro sleeve

ProCase Surface Pro sleeve

Having a Type Cover attached to your Surface Pro gives it a bit of a dossier look, but the back of the laptop is still exposed to the elements. For better protection, you might want a sleeve, like this one from ProCase (about $14).

Its magnetic flap closure keeps your Surface Pro where it should be while on the go, and the composition leather finish gives a premium look without costing a premium price. A pocket on the back can hold some of your smaller accessories, and a Surface Pen holder on the inside ensures it doesn't fall out. With more than 1,890 customer reviews on Amazon and a 4.7-star rating, this isn't a shoddy product.

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Updated August 1, 2017: We refreshed this list to ensure you're still getting the absolute best accessories for the new Surface Pro.