Made to be a perfect mix of the power of a laptop and the freedom of a tablet, the Surface Pro 6 is an impressive machine. Whether you're 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 accessories that work with the Pro 4, Pro (2017), and Pro 6.

Stylish protection: WaterField Dash sleeve

Editor's pick

Not every sleeve needs to have a flap or a zipper. The Dash from WaterField takes a minimalist approach that uses a simple, stretchy latch that pulls over to keep your Surface Pro in place. It's available in black ballistic nylon or waxed canvas (which is available in a few colors) and has real leather accents. On the back is a wide pocket to hold chargers or a book or two, and there is a dedicated slot for the Surface Pen.

$89 at SFBags

Best typing experience: Signature Type Cover

Staff pick

To fully utilize your Surface Pro, you'll want to also pick up an attachable keyboard. This one is as nice as they come, with an Alcantara fabric finish, backlit keyboard, and 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.

$115 at Amazon

Extra ports: Microsoft Surface Dock

With two Mini DisplayPorts, four USB-A 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm audio jack, this dock gives you 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.

$135 at Amazon

Rugged protection: UAG Metropolis case

This rugged case has a snug fit on your Surface and is made out of 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 way to prop up your Surface.

$65 at Amazon

Protection for your screen: OMOTON tempered glass

This tempered glass protector from OMOTON offers excellent protection for your Surface Pro 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. 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.

$14 at Amazon

Portable mouse: Surface Arc mouse

The Surface Arc mouse is available in four different colors — light gray, burgundy, cobalt blue, and black — and is designed to easily slip into a sleeve or bag when you're on the go. Its design allows it to bend flat when stored and bent back to a comfortable curve when in use. The Surface Arc connects with Bluetooth and has about a 10-meter range, plus the batteries should last upwards of six months on a charge.

From $57 at Amazon

Alternative gaming control: 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 connects to your Surface Pro via Bluetooth — no connectors sticking out — so you can enjoy haptic feedback and that classic feel in your hands. There are a ton of styles and colors available to choose from so you get exactly what you want.

From $60 at Microsoft

Drawing, sketching, and note-taking: Surface Pen

The updated Surface Pen 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.

From $68 at Amazon

Cheap additional storage: SanDisk Ultra microSD card

SanDisk's Ultra microSD card offers from 16GB up to 400GB of extra storage for your Surface Pro, and it offers read speeds up to 100 MB/s. It's classed as UHS-I (the same as the microSD slot on the Pro) so you're not overpaying, and it's reliable and durable. If you're not into cloud storage, this is the way to go.

From $6 at Amazon

A new look: DecalGirl 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 that will fit your Surface Pro perfectly. There are pages and pages of skins, so you'll no doubt find something you like.

From $25 at DecalGirl

More ports, slim hub: Anker 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.

$10 at Amazon

Cushy on-the-go protection: ProCase sleeve bag

For better protection, you might want to check out this sleeve. Its magnetic flap closure keeps your Surface Pro where it should be while on the go, and the composition leather finish gives it 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.

From $15 at Amazon

Real-wood finish: Toast wood cover

Toast makes some unique covers for your Surface Pro, made from real wood and available in a few different finishes. It sticks on with 3M adhesive that can be removed, and each piece is precisely cut to fit your device perfectly. It's a great way to add lightweight protection, and it also looks great on your Pro.

From $49 at Toast

If we're making some suggestions

Whether you're in need of protection, a different way to control the Pro, some new style, or extra ports, these accessories will allow your Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro (2017), and Surface Pro 6 to take on a new life.

If you're wondering exactly where to start, we can't help but recommend the WaterField Dash sleeve. It's a premium accessory that's handmade to fit your Pro 4, Pro (2017), or Pro 6 perfectly, offering slim protection that's fine on its own or in a larger backpack. There are a few colors to choose from, and you can check out with either vertical or horizontal orientations depending on how you like to carry around your Pro.

You might have snagged a great bundle deal on a Surface Pro with Type Cover included, but if you didn't we recommend grabbing Microsoft's Signature Type Cover. You get a full laptop experience with keyboard and touchpad attached, and it all folds up into a neat package. The Signature version has an Alcantara fabric finish available in four different colors, a backlit, comfy keyboard, and a Precision touchpad for accurate pointing.

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