I've been vocal about my love for the Surface Laptop. It's the perfect Surface. I had always wanted Microsoft to build a straight laptop, not something that could detach or something that could fold or flip into something else; I have no need for that. I just wanted a laptop, and I wanted Microsoft to make it. The Surface Laptop is my favorite device ever.

As such, I like to fully kit out my Surface Laptop with accessories. These are my favorites.

Surface Mobile Mouse

I used to use the Surface Arc Touch Mouse with my Surface Laptop, but I now use the Surface Mobile Mouse instead. It's available in platinum, burgundy, and cobalt blue, meaning you can get one that matches your Surface Laptop. The Mobile Mouse is a beautiful travel mouse that features a low-profile design allowing you to slip it into tight-spaces for travel.

The mouse itself is lovely, perhaps not the best in the "comfort" category but certainly better than the Arc Mouse that I used to use. It's an excellent travel mouse, with long battery life (replaceable), dedicated left and right click buttons, and a metal scroll-wheel. At $35, it's a great little travel mouse and looks stylish and sleek alongside the Surface Laptop. It also works with any Bluetooth enabled device.

See at Microsoft

Brenthaven Collins Vertical Messenger Bag

Thanks to a recommendation by our Executive Editor Daniel Rubino, I use the Brenthaven Collins Vertical Messenger Bag for my Surface Laptop. It's a stylish and slim shoulder bag that looks good no matter what you're wearing. I hate big backpacks and bags, especially considering the Surface Laptop is so thin, and I like to travel light. So the Benthaven Collins bag is an ideal fit for me, and it costs only $70.

It has a dedicated pocket for the Surface Arc Mouse, making this the ideal bag for those who travel and need to work on the go. If you don't have an Arc Mouse, the pocket can also fit a smartphone, depending on its size. It has plenty of pockets for things like books, paper, chargers, your wallet or keys. It's the best shoulder bag I've ever owned and pairs very nicely with the Surface Laptop.

See at Microsoft Store

Western Digital 4TB Portable Drive

For external storage, I use the Western Digital 4TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive, which has a USB 3.0 connection that fits with the Surface Laptop's single USB port. Yes, 4TB is a lot of storage, and it is more than enough for what I use it for. I often throw big files like ISOs, system backups, video files for editing, and a whole lot more onto my 4TB drive and still can't fill it up.

The drive is $99 and is great for backing up your Surface Laptop. You just plug it in and use the Windows backup feature or a third-party program to backup your entire PC to your drive. That way, if you ever lose your Surface Laptop, you'll have all your files and data backed up to the external drive.

See at Amazon

JBL T290 headphones

For listening to music, I use a pair of in-ear JBL headphones with a 3.5mm headphone jack that cost around $15. I prefer using wired headphones when using my Surface Laptop, and the JBL headphones I use are comfortable and sound great. I'm not an audiophile, so if you're an expert in that area, you may find problems with these. But for your average, casual music listener, you can't go wrong with the JBL T290s.

They look good, and they're also pretty cheap. You won't be splashing out too much for a pair of these, and that's great because if you lose or damage them, they don't cost much to replace. They're also available in three different colors: blue, black, or white. The white pair look great alongside the grey Surface Laptop, as does the blue with the cobalt Surface Laptop.

See at Amazon

Griffin Elevator Desktop Stand for Laptops

When at home, I like to use my Surface Laptop in conjunction with my main PC at my desk. I use a laptop stand to elevate the Surface Laptop a few inches from the desk for better multitasking between my ultrawide monitor and the Surface Laptop. The stand itself fits basically any laptop, and raises it about five inches from the desk. You can hook up a Bluetooth mouse or continue to use the trackpad, and the Laptop shouldn't fall off the stand.

The stand features a minimalist design, being grey, and is super sturdy meaning you can trust it with your Surface Laptop. This is a must-have if you're someone who uses their laptop at a desk often. It's available for $32.

See at Amazon

Surface Pen

The Surface Laptop has full support with the Surface Pen, and is great for signing documents or making quick notes or annotations on PDFs or webpages. The Surface Laptop itself isn't a pen-orientated device, but the support here has proven useful many times. And it's only $99 too.

Just recently, I had to sign a document that was sent to me via email. Instead of having to print it out, signing it in real life, then scanning it back into my laptop for sending in an email, I just whipped out my Surface Pen, virtually signed the document right from within Edge and sent it right back, all in about 30 seconds. It's so much faster, and so much more convenient. And of course, the Surface Pen comes in all the same colors the Surface Laptop.

Blue Snowball Microphone

Every week, I host the Windows Central Podcast alongside Daniel Rubino, and sometimes I'm out traveling with my Surface Laptop when those recording sessions need to take place. For those occasions, I take with me the $49 Blue Snowball microphone, which is an excellent, small cardioid USB mic that sounds great!

It's good enough for on-the-go recordings, and even comes with a little stand that can retract making it fit better in a bag for travelling. If you need a good microphone when on the go, the Blue Snowball is a great choice.

See at Amazon

That's a wrap!

So there you have it, these are the accessories I use alongside my Surface Laptop. I particularly love the Surface Mobile Mouse and my JBL headphones, which are reliable and get the job done. If you're interested in the Surface Laptop, make sure you give our review a read. What are your thoughts on my accessories list? Do you know of any must-have accessories that I left out? Let us know in the comments.

Surface Laptop review

Updated August 8, 2018: I've updated this post with a couple new additions to my accessories line-up for the Surface Laptop!

This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure policy for more details.