New Microsoft Surface Accessories

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Microsoft Surface Accessories - EEEKit Starter Kit 5-in-1 for Microsoft Surface RT 2
With the announcement of the Surface Pro 3, I thought it might be a good time to update my list of favorite accessories for the Surface tablets.

I listed a mix of accessories which I’ve broken into sections so you know which are available now and which ones are coming soon.

So, browse through the list and see if there’s something that you would find useful to have for your Surface..

New Microsoft Surface Accessories: Available now

These new or updated accessories are available for purchase through Amazon (and our Amazon storefront – hint hint) right now.

Juiced Systems 4-in-1 Adapter

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This is the successor to the 5-in-1 adapter that we previously recommended.

The big change they made was the conversion over to USB 3.0 as opposed to USB 2.0.

As with the previous version, it’s a very handy little device and is pretty much a must-have if you do a lot of traveling.

EEEKit Starter Kit for Surface RT/2

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This is a handy and inexpensive starter accessory kit for your Surface RT/2 tablet. 

It includes everything you need to get the most out of your Surface RT/2 but, as you can imagine at around the current price the quality isn’t top-notch, so I wouldn’t recommend it if you need super-reliable accessories for business or gaming.

However, for casual use or maybe for a child, it’s just fine.

Sabrent 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub

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While the Juiced System’s 4-in-1 adapter offers USB 3.0 and a wider array of card types, sometimes all you need are a few USB plugs.

This small hub from Sabrent fills that bill nicely by offering 4 USB 2.0 plugs. It also offers individual power switches to turn on-off each port.

How cool is that?

This one is absolutely a must-have if you own a Surface! We’ve tested several Surface car adapters in the past and, frankly, they’ve all been crap.

Until Microsoft released their version a while back, that is.

Yes, the Microsoft version is a bit steep but this is a simple case of “you get what you pay for”.

Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse

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Microsoft recently came up with the Sculpt Comfort line of mice.

What makes them interesting is that they are optimized for Windows 8 by having a Windows Button which will let you quickly flip between the Modern UI Start Screen or desktop mode with just a click.

There are actually three models in the Comfort Mouse line: The Base model, the slightly larger and more expensive Ergonomic Version and the cheaper, smaller, and more travel friendly Mobile Version.

And, yes, we are hawking all three versions in our Amazon Storefront (how do you think we pay for our web hosting?)

New Microsoft Surface Accessories: Coming Soon

This section is for accessories that are coming soon, including accessories for the Surface Pro 3 that was just announced yesterday.

Ears for Microsoft Surface tablets: This accessory started off as a Kickstarter project by a fellow Michigander a while back and was successfully closed late last month. He is currently working with his manufacturer and is expected to have product available in June.

If you haven’t heard of these, they’re just little silicone “ears” that go over your Surface’s built-in speakers and direct the sound forward as opposed to the sides. It’s a simple solution to a problem and we applaud his ingenuity.

You can find more info about them on his Kickstarter page. We’re looking forward to getting our hands on a set of these.

Surface Pro 3 Pen: This updated pen for the Surface Pro 3 offers two buttons along the barrel and an eraser head button. It sports a brushed aluminum look as opposed to the plastic of the Surface Pro/Pro2 stylus.

New Microsoft Surface Accessories - SP 3 Pen
Surface Pro 3 Power Supply: The Surface Pro 3 uses a 36W power supply as opposed to the previous 48W power supplies that came with the Surface Pro/Pro2. In addition and unfortunately, the power connector has changed.

So, if you want more than one power supply when you get your Surface Pro 3, you won’t be able to use any existing ones you may have.

New Microsoft Surface Accessories - SP3 Power
I won’t lie. I’m a little miffed at Microsoft on this one. I’m not looking forward to replacing the extra power supply I have in the office just because they changed the connector.

Surface Pro 3 Type Cover: This new Type Cover is designed specifically for the Surface Pro 3. It has back-lit keys and offers a low-friction touch pad that is 68% larger than the previous Type Cover versions.

New Microsoft Surface Accessories - SP3 Type Cover

We hope you found the information on these new accessories useful. If you have any experience with the accessories we listed, we’d love to hear from you and I’m sure our other readers would also appreciate your opinions.

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