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
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.
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
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
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.
Lifetime replacement warranty
Specifically designed for Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Reduces fingerprints and smudges
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
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.
Availaible in seven different color combinations
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
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. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Docking Station
This docking station 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. It also makes for a great way to display files or use a video-conferencing app.
Made by Microsoft
Works as a view stand
Attractive form factor
Limited color options
May not fit into the workflow styles of all users
May not have enough ports for those with lots of peripherals
Mini DisplayPort connection only offers video resolution of up to 3840 x 2600 DPI
5. Cady Messenger Cube Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Case (With Bluetooth Speaker/Microphone)
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.
Available in multiple colors
Handy carrying handle
Tons of storage pockets
Reinforced Exterior shell is water and scratch resistant
Comes with mini Bluetooth speaker
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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