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Best Accessories for Microsoft Surface Book 2

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Your Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a fantastic Ultrabook as is, but a few accessories could make your life easier. Whether you're looking for a new way to play games, a little protection for the body, or some new headphones, these are the best accessories for Surface Book and Surface Book 2.

Surface Pen

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Surface Pen

Editor's choice 

The latest Surface Pen has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity as well as tilt support, so it feels like you're using a real pen. An eraser button on the top can be programmed in several ways, and there are four colors to choose from: platinum, burgundy, black, and cobalt blue.

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BaseQi MicroSD adapter

Staff pick

With this adapter, you can add MicroSD storage to your Surface Book 2 without having anything stick out the side of your device, reducing the risk of accidental damage. It's made from aluminum, you can use any MicroSD card with it, and it's available in two sizes to fit 13.5- and 15-inch models.

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Samsung's EVO Select MicroSD cards offer fast read and write speeds of up to 100MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively, and they even come with a full-size adapter for other devices. These Class 10 cards can handle 4K video and hi-res photos, which makes them perfect for your Surface Book 2. Samsung also offers a 10-year warranty.

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For wireless audio to match your Surface Book 2, check out the new Surface Headphones. They're pricey, but you get active noise cancellation, deep audio, touch controls on the earcup, and a premium build with wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Whether in a casual or professional setting, these headphones will make a great fit.

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Xbox wireless controller

Gaming peripheral 

The Surface Book 2 has the hardware for gaming, so add a comfortable wireless Xbox controller with haptic feedback for a great experience. When you're gaming on an external monitor across the room, you can plug headphones directly into the controller instead of snaking a long cord between you and your Surface Book 2.

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The Surface Book and Surface Book 2 think they're desktop PCs, so treat them like it with a Surface Dock. Plug in two external monitors with Mini DisplayPorts, and use four USB-A 3.0 ports to charge devices or connect a printer. An Ethernet port gives your Surface Book access to wired internet, and a 3.5mm audio jack lets you stay connected to speakers.

If we're picking some accessories

All of the above accessories can complement your Surface Book or Surface Book 2, but if we're picking a few to get started, stick with the Surface Pen for an excellent inking experience. You'll be able to use it with just the tablet or while connected as a complete laptop, and its 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt support offer a natural feel.

To add some storage to the Surface Book 2 without risk of seeing your SD card damaged, the BaseQI MicroSD adapter can be used. You pop a microSD card into the adapter before inserting it into the side of the Surface Book 2, where it sits flush. It's practical, it's affordable, and it's the best way to add some space to a laptop that's not easily upgraded.