The Microsoft Surface Pro is a 2-in-1 device that straddles the line between a laptop and a tablet. It offers by providing a full-featured computing experience in a very compact package. Whether you have the Surface Pro 8 or older versions you are getting a very powerful Windows tablet that can be used in many ways. To help you get the best out of your Surface Pro we have compiled a list of the best Surface Pro 8 accessories.
Kensington Docking Station
This patent-pending SD7000 Surface Pro Docking station was created in collaboration with Microsoft and is based on Microsoft Surface’s connect technology. This Surface accessory can be comfortably positioned upright in desktop mode or studio mode thanks to a 2 position hinge feature. It is designed to be the ultimate docking solution for your Surface. It brings together connectivity, performance and design, for a seamless unrivalled desktop, docking and charging experience that looks as good as it works.
Surface Slim Pen 2
The Surface Pen 2 is a very important part of the Surface Pro experience. This creative tool allows you to transform your Surface device into a mobile sketchpad, notebook and professional-grade artistic screen. It has an added haptic motor that creates haptic feedback while you’re using it. The haptic feedback is specifically engineered to give the feeling of writing on real paper. The Surface Pen 2 is a must-have for the creative types.
This is a great alternative to the more expensive Slim Pen 2. The Tesha Surface Pen has just about everything the Microsoft version offers while costing less than half the price. It supports 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity so you are able to write, draw and erase without issue. Moreover, it boasts instant response and low latency, so you get accurate handwriting reproduction.
Surface Pro Signature Keyboard
With the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard, you are able to take full advantage of your Surface Pro. This keyboard transforms your tablet into a 2-in-1 Windows laptop, so you will have the flexibility to use your Surface as a tablet or laptop. It’s a well-built device that features a large glass touchpad that allows you to stroll and browse effortlessly. And when it comes to typing this Pro Signature Keyboard offers a great typing experience.
Logitech K380 Wireless Key Board
The Logitech K380 is a more affordable and versatile option for those on a budget. This compact wireless keyboard offers easy switch key capabilities for up to 3 devices at the same time. It has the ability to work with any operating system including Windows. This keyboard is lightweight and portable with great battery life.
Microsoft Arc Mouse
Even if you use your Surface Pro primarily as an artistic tool, there will be times when you may need to use it as a standard laptop from time to time. This is where the Arc Mouse comes in to help you navigate browser tabs and all of Microsoft’s fiddly little options. This mouse is also a great travel companion because it can bend to a flat position making it easier to store.
Urban Armor Gear Plasma Series case
If you are the professional type that relies on your Surface in the field, then this Urban Armor Case is a great option. This rugged and well-built case features a 360-degree rotational hand strap, and a built-in kickstand to transform the tablet into a laptop. Additionally, there is an included spot for your Surface Pen and an optional shoulder strap to make it easy to carry around.
A sleeve is a great way to carry around your Surface Pro safe and secure. These lightweight carrying cases have padded interiors and enough room to carry and protect all your tech when you’re on the move.
Anker USB-C Hub
One of the biggest addition to the Surface Pro 8 is the support for Thunderbolt 4 in its 2 USB type C ports meaning no full-sized USB A port. This Anker hub will cover most of your needs and more. It has 2 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a USB-C PD port, a card reader and an ethernet port.