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Top 5 Best Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Accessories

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Pumped about your new Microsoft Surface Pro 3? These cool accessories will help you get the most out of your new Surface tablet.


1. IVSO Bluetooth Keyboard Case for Surface Pro 3

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(IVSO)

This Bluetooth keyboard case from IVSO lets you have a laptop experience without the bulk and heft of a traditional laptop. Boasting a built-in stand and a lay-flat design, this keyboard case lets you use your Surface Pro 3 in a variety of configurations.

If you have an older Surface Pro model, such as the Surface Pro 2, note that your existing case or cover may not fit the Pro 3 perfectly. You can learn more from this article on ZDNet.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Three functions in one: carrying case, stand, and keyboard
  • Estimated uninterrupted working time 60 hours
  • Sleek, professional design
  • Full access to all ports and features
  • ”Real” keyboard provides better typing experience that flat silicone keys

  • Cons:

  • May take up to three hours to fully recharge after use
  • Similar keyboard cases have a tendency to come unattached at times
  • Keyboard lacks number pad for faster data entry
  • Stand lacks locking mechanism
  • May not be the preferred brand option for some shoppers

  • 2. ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Screen Protector

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    (ArmorSuit)

    This made-in-the-USA product is designed to military specs and greatly reduces screen impairments, including smears, smudges, fingerprints, and bubbling. Designed specifically for the Surface Pro 3, this screen protector is a smart investment.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Lifetime replacement warranty
  • Specifically designed for Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • Bubble-free
  • Reduces fingerprints and smudges
  • Self-healing technology

  • Cons:

  • More expensive than similar screen protectors
  • User reviews for this exact product sized to fit other devices indicate image quality may be affected
  • Application process is intimidatingly complex
  • Film takes three days to “set”
  • Some users who incorrectly apply protector may get bubbles

  • 3. VanGoddy Pindar Sling Deluxe Shoulder Messenger Carrying Bag for Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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    (Vangoddy)

    If you need a messenger bag to stow your Surface Pro 3 and all its various accessories, this colorful bag is a serious contender. The bold colors make a statement, but this case is also available in plain black as well.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Availaible in seven different color combinations
  • Ample storage
  • Easy access to ports for charging on the go
  • Phone/music player pocket lets you listen to music while on the road
  • Padded compartment protects Surface Pro 3 from minor impacts

  • Cons:

  • The more colorful bags may not be conducive to projecting a professional business image
  • Bag weighs over one and a half pounds by itself when empty
  • Could benefit from a hard case instead of padding to better protect device
  • Bag may be too large for petite women/kids
  • Does not come in yellow or brown

  • 4. BoxWave Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Car Charger

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    (BoxWave)

    This car charger from BoxWave provides Microsoft Surface Pro 3 users with a simple way to keep their battery juiced up during the working day…great news for Surface owners who are bummed about the Pro 3’s limited battery life.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Intelligent chip prevents overcharging
  • Also charges other devices
  • Adaptive circuitry works with North American and International voltage standards
  • Can charge two devices at once
  • Lightweight

  • Cons:

  • Limited color options
  • Unclear how charge time may be affected when charging two devices at once (versus single device charge)
  • Easy to lose because it is so small
  • Two ports, oddly, have different power ratings
  • Ports are kinda close together

  • 5. Cady Messenger Cube Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Case (With Bluetooth Speaker/Microphone)

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    (SumacLife)

    This handy carrying case for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comes with a mini Bluetooth speaker, making this a smart buy for those who want an accessories “starter kit” for their new tablet. The case is quite study, and comes in multiple colors. Best of all, it’s rather reasonably priced. That being said, the Bluetooth speaker may not be all that necessary: a recent article on Forbes noted that the speaker quality on the Surface Pro 3 is actually pretty good.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Available in multiple colors
  • Handy carrying handle
  • Tons of storage pockets
  • Reinforced Exterior shell is water and scratch resistant
  • Comes with mini Bluetooth speaker

  • Cons:

  • Leatherette bag material may crack or peel over time
  • Bag is a bit bulky
  • Chest/shoulder strap could use additional padding for comfort
  • Included speaker is not top-of-the-line
  • No external storage pocket for easy device access

  • Want to get the most out of your Surface Pro 3? The video below has some great tips and tricks.


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    2 comments

    1. The surface pro 3 does NOT charge from usb port as of 6/30/14..Surface pro 3 only charges through electrical outlet.. Do not buy the BoxWave Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Car Charger to charge at work or in the car.

    2. +1 On the BoxWave charger!! It’s a standard 5 Volt usb cell phone charger being MARKETED to the Surface Pro 3 crowd. The SP3 requires 12 volts to charge, and can NEVER be charged by one of these. This is the worst kind of scam marketing I’ve seen it years! Besides, the SP3 has a new cable, so Surface Pro & Surface Pro 2 devices won’t work. NO ONE has any car chargers out there at this point, not even MICROSOFT!

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