Best Accessories for the Surface Pro 2

The Surface Pro was given various ways to connect to external devices (USB, Bluetooth, DisplayPort, etc.). It is therefore easy to do such things as expanding the tablet’s available memory, attach a wireless mouse and keyboard, connect to external screen, and so on..

You will find here a list of accessories that, we feel, are a nice addition to one’s setup.

SanDisk Ultra 64Gb MicroSDXC
This is the MicroSDXC card I constantly have within my tablet. It is one of the fastest on the market and expand the Surface Pro’s memory by 64Gb.MicroSDXC Card

Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 64Gb USB 3.0 Flash Drive
I wanted to improve the limited Surface Pro’s available memory by all possible means. I therefore looked for a USB key that would be sizeable and would use the USB 3.0 port to the maximum of its ability.

Patriot Rage XT

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse
This is probably the wireless mouse of choice for Surface Pro owners.

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse

Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
I do not own it myself but this wireless keyboard has pretty good reviews and would go nicely with the mouse you purchased a few seconds ago!

Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard

Sonos PLAY:1
The Sonos line of wireless speakers is getting increasingly popular: Plug the Sonos BRIDGE to your Internet router, buy the PLAY:1, PLAY:3 or PLAY:5 wireless speakers and… you are set to play music wirelessly from your Surface Pro, your Surface Pro 2, your phone, your favorite online music service (such as Pandora, Last.fm, etc.), iTunes, or even Internet radios.

Buy additional speakers (or the Sonos SUB subwoofer) and Sonos devices will automatically recognize each-other to work together. This way, you can even get up to a wireless 5.1 home theater!

They look nice, have a very good sound and are easy to setup. Looking for wireless speakers? Look no further.

Sonos

More information on:
The Sonos Blog
http://www.hifirepublic.com/speakers/sonos-anything-youve-ever-wanted-to-know/

Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter & Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter
I use these inexpensive products to connect my Surface Pro to an external monitor or to a projector.

HDMI adapter VGA Adapter

USB 3.0 Hub (4 ports)
When one USB port is not enough it is always useful to have a USB Hub that allows to plug several devices at the same time. This USB 3.0 Hub will allow you to take full advantage of the Pro’s USB port.

USB 3.0 Hub

amFilm Screen Protector
The name says it all: an inexpensive adhesive screen protector

amFilm Screen Protector

 

 

Moreover, If you bought a Surface Pro you are probably looking for a case to protect the tablet and its keyboard when you are on travel. Here is a selection of what your options are.

If you are willing to make a search of your one, you should probably focus on Amazon and eBay and pay attention to user reviews as some of these products are marketed as Surface Pro cases but will only fit a Surface RT (or fit the Surface Pro without its keyboard).

MoKo Rotatory Sleeve Case

Surface Pro Case

KaysCase Folio Case

Surface Pro Case

CaseCrown case for the Surface Pro

Surface Pro Case

AmCase neoprene case

Surface Pro Case

Surface Pro Nixon case

For the Nixon case, there is a review available on Youtube.

 

Microsoft Surface 5-in-1 adapter

5-in-1 USB adapter

This adapter, that fits the Surface Pro perfectly (see the picture at the top of this blog post), brings 2 additional USB ports, a micro-USB port, and an image-card reader. This adapter is a great alternative for those of us who thought about buying a USB hub.

 

Gold-plated HDMI adapter

Gold-plated HDMI adapter

This adapter transmits video and sound with an irreproachable quality. Nothing more to say about this adapter, that will allow you to plug HDMI devices (TVs, projectors, external monitoris etc.) to your Surface Pro.

 

Manvex Slim Leather Folio Case and Stand

Manvex Case and Stand

Nothing much to say about this extremely popular case that is available in 3 different colors. Just read the reviews and you will be convinced this is one of the best on the market for the Surface Pro.

 

TechArmor Screen Protector

TechArmor Screen Protector

This is a cheap (less than $6 at the time of writing), yet perfect, screen protector for the Surface Pro. 2 screen protectors come in the pack (can be useful if your Surface Pro ever needs to be serviced/exchanged, which happened to me).

 

 

 

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