Jez Corden's essential Razer Blade 15 accessories

Razer Blade 15
Razer Blade 15 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Recently (and begrudgingly), I switched to a Razer Blade 15 laptop from my Surface Book 2. As much as I love the Book 2 form factor and inking, the lack of raw computing power was beginning to hold me back.

The exceptionally warm summer months were particularly hellish on my Surface Book 2, where throttling was cratering performance to an unworkable level. As such, I went and picked up a Razer Blade 15 (2019 series). While perhaps not as elegant as the Book 2, the Blade 15 simply gets the job done, with far beefier specs, and far more powerful cooling. For those who have asked me on social media and beyond, I thought I'd put together a list of the accessories I'm using to augment my Razer Blade experience. For the most part, it's pretty similar to my list of accessories I was using with my Surface Book 2, but the inclusion of USB-C on the Blade 15 makes for some exciting additional options.

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Razer provides many of its own accessories, like the beefy external GPU housing Razer Core, and various Razer mice and headsets, but I've always found them to be a little pricey for what you get in return. My favorite accessories aren't necessarily the best out there, either, but they're the products that I find give the most bang for your buck, along with the versatility my job demands.

I adore the Astro A50's ability to combine PC and Xbox audio wirelessly, which is great for streaming and content creation. I love the sleek, subtle ergonomics on the Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse Pro, and the Vava USB-C dock makes up for all the ports the Blade 15 misses, such as SD-card reading.

Jez Corden
Co-Managing Editor

Jez Corden is a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by tea. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his XB2 Podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!