Best Accessories for Microsoft Surface Book 2 Windows Central 2020
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
- Add some space: BaseQi microSD adapter
- Affordable microSD: Samsung EVO Select 128GB
- Wireless audio: Surface Headphones
- Gaming peripheral: Xbox wireless controller
- Portable pointer: Surface Arc Mouse
- Comfortable typing: Surface Ergonomic Keyboard
- Add HDMI: Surface USB-C to HDMI adapter
- Extra connectivity: Surface Dock
- USB-A ports: Anker Ultra Slim USB hub
- Premium protection: tomtoc 360 Protective sleeve
- Third-party inking: Bamboo Ink smart stylus
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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