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5 Top Accessories for Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is one of the best laptop/tablet hybrid that you can buy today. Microsoft Surface 3 goes head on with Apple’s MacBook Air. In many ways, Microsoft Surface 3 is better than the Air.  There are a lot of accessories available for Surface Pro 3. Using these additional accessories, you can become more productive with the Surface Pro 3. Some of the accessories are must for Surface Pro 3 to perform like a “true” laptop. Here it is: 5 Top Accessories for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 you can buy today!

1) Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Type Cover

accessories-for-microsoft-surface-pro-3The official Type Cover from Microsoft is a must have keyboard for Surface Pro 3. It is a shame that Microsoft doesn’t include it in Surface Pro 3 purchase. You will have to pay premium for this case/keyboard, but it is well worth the money. It is the only keyboard that is made for the Surface Pro 3. It connects magnetically to your Surface Pro 3 through the Magnetic connection on the bottom of the device. The keyboard is a mechanical keyboard which has really good key travel. Also, trackpad is included in the case itself! Sweet, isn’t it? What’s more? The keyboard is backlit! It is the perfect keyboard/case you can buy right now. This product is made officially by Microsoft. Works like a charm.

Pros:

  • Solid Build
  • Keyboard doubles as Cover
  • Doesn’t require external battery
  • Official Accessory
  • Keyboard has Back-lighting

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Should have been included in the box
  • Track-Pad performance below average

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2) Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

accessories-for-microsoft-surface-3This docking station from Microsoft is loaded with ports! This docking station will instantly turn your Surface Pro 3 into a workstation. The dock includes 3 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet Port, 3.5mm audio input/output connection and Mini Display port. There is also a security lock slot. What’s more? The dock is designed in such a way that the Mini DisplayPort and USB 3.0 that is in the device itself is accessible too. So, you are getting 6 USB ports out of which 4 are USB 3.0. You can also connect 2 displays at the same time using the Mini DisplayPort. This docking station will instantly turn your tablet into a powerful Windows 8.1 PC.

Pros:

  • Lots of Port
  • Made for the Surface Pro 3
  • 6 USB Ports
  • 4 USB 3
  • Great Build Quality

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No HDMI port
  • Power Connector not standard

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3) ProCase Premium Folio Cover Case with Stand

accessories-for-microsoft-surface-3Doesn’t matter how does your Surface Pro 3 looks, once it falls on the ground, it is going to shatter! That is where cases come handy. ProCase Premium Folio Cover with Stand is one of the best looking case you can buy for the Surface Pro 3. The case is made out of premium composition leather exterior and soft interior offer great protection against daily use. Port cuts are also positioned perfectly so you can have access to all the buttons, ports and camera. The case is available in three different colors which include black, brown and purple. The case also has built-in pun/stylus holder. As you would expect from an ideal case, the case works seamlessly with Surface Pro 3 type cover.

Pros:

  • Great Build Quality
  • Works perfectly and flawlessly
  • Cheap
  • Compatible with Type Cover/Touch Cover 3

Cons:

  • PU Leather wears out over time
  • Makes Surface Pro 3 Look Bulky

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4)Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition with Bluetooth 4.0

accessories-for-microsoft-surface-3The trackpad of Type Cover is good but if you want more precision, Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition is what you should be getting. This is one of the coolest mouse you can buy. Made by Microsoft, it is a perfect companion for the Surface Pro 3. Connecting it to your Pro 3 is as simple as it can get. All you have to do is bend your mouse and you are good to go. It connects via Bluetooth 4.0 and consumes very less energy. There is no need of nano-receiver to use this mouse. Not only does it look cool, it works well too. A recommended buy if you plan to use creative tool like Photoshop.

Pros:

  • Extremely Efficient
  • East to Connect and Disconnect
  • Great Design
  • Made for the Surface

Cons:

  • Expensive for a mouse

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5) Tech Armor Microsoft Surface Pro 3 HD Clear Screen Protector with 100% Touch-screen Accuracy [2-Pack]

accessories-for-microsoft-surface-pro-3This screen protector by Tech Armor is the best screen protector you can find. In your purchase, you get pack of 2 protector. If you can’t apply the first one perfectly, the second one will come handy. The screen protector can be applied by the user itself. Installing the screen protector is easy and it is a bubble free operation. Even better, the company gives life-time warranty. If something goes wrong with your screen protector, you can get replacement for free. Microfiber is included in the package for free too!

Pros:

  • High Quality Screen Protector
  • Good Instructions
  • Bubble-free Installation
  • Cheap

Cons:

  • Can’t buy only 1 screen protector pack

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6) Microsoft Surface Pro 3 36-Watt Power Supply

accessories-for-microsoft-surface-3Don’t lose your Surface Pro 3 charger! Please, don’t! If you do, buying a replacement isn’t going to be cheap. You will have to pay whooping 80$ for the charger. Microsoft is asking too much for a charger! However, you get genuine charger for the money.  The cable is of long length. The adaptor is small and it  has a USB slot to charge other  mobile devices. Unfortunately, the other port for charging mobile device can draw only 1W of power. 2W power supply would have been good as most of the smartphones draw 2W from the charger. The charger uses magnets to connect to the Surface Pro 3. The charger charges the Pro 3 fast and the connector is cool looking. Again, don’t lose your charger. 3rd party chargers are not safe and are by no means worth the money!

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Thanks for reading the post. These are the best accessories for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 you can buy right now! Stay tuned and stay updated.

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