6 essential accessories for Microsoft Surface tablets

December 6, 2014

Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2

surface-accessories-keyboardIf you are only going to buy one accessories for your Surface tablet then without a doubt we recommend the Surface Type Cover 2. What you get is a durable, light slim case that has a built in keyboard that turns your Surface into more like a laptop. You can work day or night with ease thanks to the backlit keyboard that makes typing in the dark easy on the eyes.

  • The case is compatible with: Surface, Surface 2, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2.
  • Available in 4 colors: Black, charcoal, purple, magenta.
Buy From Amazon $120

InvisibleShield High Definition for Microsoft Surface Tablets

It’s all very well having a case or a sleeve to protect the exterior of the Surface, but what about guarding the display should you accidentally drop the tablet?

Zagg is hoping that you’ll opt for its Invisible Shield screen protector. Designed specifically for the Surface, the screen protector offers military-grade protection in saving the display from scratches, dust, dirt and other debris.

The Invisible Shield screen protector features Nano-Memory technology with Zagg claiming that this gives ‘unbelievable’ resistance to damage, better coverage in the corners and curves of your Surface and makes it easier to grip the tablet.

The screen protector is also said to be easy to install and remove, while the “Orange peel” finish is said to break up glare and reduce those annoying finger print smudges.

Perhaps best of all however is Zagg’s promise to deliver the product with a lifetime guarantee. This means that if the cover does ever wear or scratch, the firm will replace it for free.

Buy From Amazon $34

SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC Class 10 microSD memory Cardsurface-accessories-sd-card

Largely owing to Windows 8 and the Office suite taking up a lot of storage space, new Surface RT and Surface Pro owners will be disappointed to learn that their 32GB, 64GB and 128GB tablets come with far less than the advertised storage available to the user.

Therefore, you may well want get additional storage and, thankfully, at least the Surface has connections for both a microSD memory card and for a USB flash drive.

There are a lot of options out there for both, but I’d probably spring for SanDisk’s Ultra 64GB SDXC Class 10 ($32 from Amazon) if I was looking to use my Surface for business.

This is more than enough storage for files, films and more, while the card is one of the fastest in its class, reaching transfer speeds of up to 30MB/s.

Buy From Amazon $32

 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

surface-pro-3-accessories-docking-stationIf you work from home a lot and are looking to use your Surface Pro 3 as a desktop computer this dock is for you. Just click your Surface Pro 3 into the dock to go from tablet to full desktop PC. With an Ethernet port, Mini DisplayPort and five USB ports – three USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports – you can attach your HD monitor, full-size keyboard, printer and more.

  • Compatible with: Surface Pro 3
  • #1 best selling dock on Amazon
Buy From Amazon $155

MoKo Bluetooth Keyboard Cover Case for Surface Tablets

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If you are looking for a durable case that comes with a bluetooth keyboard and won’t break your bank you should have a look at the Moko bluetooth keyboard case.

Priced at $37 at Amazon, the Moko is made of high quality PU leather. The keyboard is removable if you don’t want to use it.

  • Compatible with: Surface RT / Surface Pro / Surface 2 / Surface Pro 2 10.6 inch HD Windows 8 / RT
  • Available in 10 different colors: Black, blue, red, brown, gray, green, indigo, light blue, orange, magenta.
Buy From Amazon $37

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

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If you use your Surface tablet on a desk you might want to consider the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse. It will make using your Surface tablet that much easier. The bluetrack technology makes the mouse responsive on any kind of surface.

 

Buy From Amazon $38

 

What is your favorite accessories for your Microsoft Surface tablet?

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