Best Accessories for Microsoft Surface Book 2 Windows Central 2019

Your Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a fantastic Ultrabook as is, but a few accessories could make your life easier. Whether you're looking for a new way to play games, a little protection for the body, or some new headphones, these are the best accessories for Surface Book and Surface Book 2.

Precise inking: Surface Pen

Editor's choice

The Surface Pen has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity as well as tilt support, so it feels like you're using a real pen. The top eraser button can be programmed in several ways.

£70 from Amazon

Add some space: BaseQi microSD adapter

Staff pick

With this adapter, you can add microSD storage to your Surface Book 2 without anything sticking out of the side of your device. It's available in two sizes to fit 13.5- and 15-inch models.

£21 from Amazon

Affordable microSD: Samsung EVO Select 128GB

Samsung's EVO Select microSD cards offer fast read and write speeds of up to 100MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively, come with a full-size adapter for other devices and a 10-year warranty.

£26 from Amazon

Wireless audio: Surface Headphones

For wireless audio to match your Surface Book 2, check out the Surface Headphones. They're pricey, but you get active noise cancellation, touch controls, and Bluetooth connectivity.

£316 from Amazon

Gaming peripheral: Xbox wireless controller

The Surface Book 2 has the hardware for gaming, so add a comfortable wireless Xbox controller for a great experience. You can plug headphones directly into the controller.

£45 from Amazon

Portable pointer: Surface Arc Mouse

This mouse connects via Bluetooth, it has about a 10-meter range, and batteries last up to about six months on a single charge. Its unique design allows it to fit your hand naturally.

£59 from Amazon

Comfortable typing: Surface Ergonomic Keyboard

The palm rest of this ergonomic keyboard has a gentle curve and arched design that will keep your wrists from aching after hours at a desk. It connects with Bluetooth 4.0.

£120 from Amazon

Add HDMI: Surface USB-C to HDMI adapter

Use the Surface Book 2 with Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) or add an HDMI port for external display. This USB-C to HDMI adapter supports HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2.

£32 from Amazon

Extra connectivity: Surface Dock

You can plug in two external monitors with Mini DisplayPorts and charge devices with the USB-A ports. An Ethernet port gives you access to wired internet, and an audio jack connects to speakers.

£133 from Amazon

USB-A ports: Anker Ultra Slim USB hub

This hub expands your USB-A connectivity while being slim enough to fit into your bag or pocket. It delivers 5Gbps transfer speeds for whatever peripherals you connect.

£11 from Amazon

Premium protection: tomtoc 360 Protective sleeve

The tomtoc 360 is well padded with an outside pocket large enough to hold all your Surface accessories without creating bulk. The handle makes it easy to carry your Surface anywhere.

From £21 from Amazon

Third-party inking: Bamboo Ink smart stylus

The Bamboo Ink smart stylus is quite a bit cheaper than the Surface Pen, but still offers 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. You get three fine-point nibs — soft, medium, and firm.

£58 from Amazon

Protect your glass: Megoo screen protector

For added protection, add a Megoo tempered glass protector. It's thin enough that it won't interfere with touch functions, is coated to keep smudges off and comes with a lifetime warranty.

From £15 from Amazon

If we're picking some accessories

All of the above accessories can complement your Surface Book or Surface Book 2, but if we're picking a few to get started, stick with the Surface Pen for an excellent inking experience. You'll be able to use it with just the tablet or while connected as a complete laptop, and its 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt support offer a natural feel.

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To add some storage to the Surface Book 2 without risk of seeing your SD card damaged, the BaseQI microSD adapter can be used. You pop a microSD card into the adapter before inserting it into the side of the Surface Book 2, where it sits flush. It's practical, it's affordable, and it's the best way to add some space to a laptop that's not easily upgraded.

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