1. James Falconer's Avatar
    For all the Surface Pro 4 owners out there, what are your best accessory picks? One I highly recommend is the Surface Dock.

    Feel free to share your picks here and link them up! It'll help us discover, research and buy new gear!! :)
    12-30-2016 03:34 PM
  2. illpoetic's Avatar
    I'm going to look into getting the dock.
    12-30-2016 03:42 PM
  3. PPCApache's Avatar
    I would say it best accessories for me are the following two

    Urban Armour Gear - Magma Scout Case for SP4
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    I also did a review here if anyone is interested.

    SP4 Docking station.
    I actually bought this for my old SP3 that I sent in for a Warranty repair and found it was faulty so upgraded to the SP4
    02-01-2017 03:43 AM
  4. decider's Avatar
    I can say the surface dock for me
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    02-05-2017 06:26 PM
  5. Ninavi's Avatar
    There's this sleeve from lucrin that I've got my eye on.
    housse-pour-microsoft-surface-pro-4-burgundy-granulated-leather-21.jpg
    03-08-2017 04:50 AM
  6. meattray's Avatar
    The main two accessories I use for the surface pro 4 are the dock (of course) as it allows me to use multiple monitors for work, plus connect to Ethernet and allows for several other usb ports.

    The other accessory I use and while it's not specific to the Surface Pro 4 but I use the Powerbeats Headphones. Use this to listen to a lot of webcasts, performance updates and pod casts etc throughout the work day.
    03-16-2017 10:07 AM
  7. James Falconer's Avatar
    The main two accessories I use for the surface pro 4 are the dock (of course) as it allows me to use multiple monitors for work, plus connect to Ethernet and allows for several other usb ports.

    The other accessory I use and while it's not specific to the Surface Pro 4 but I use the Powerbeats Headphones. Use this to listen to a lot of webcasts, performance updates and pod casts etc throughout the work day.
    Sweet. Would actually love to hear more about the dock in another thread if you have strong opinions on it!!

    Are the Powerbeats wireless?
    03-16-2017 10:10 AM
  8. meattray's Avatar
    The Powerbeats are wireless and conveniently connected through Bluetooth to my computer. The charging cable is plugged into the dock. It's a one stop shop!
    03-16-2017 10:18 AM
  9. James Falconer's Avatar
    Nice!!

    I really only use headphones when I travel, or happen to be working in a noisy location. I have the Bose over ear noise cancelling headphones for that. But they're corded! Not a huge deal, they sound great and do the job :)
    03-16-2017 10:30 AM
  10. Lisa yi's Avatar
    The best accessory of my SP4 is the sleeve I got it on Feb, sp4-sleeve.png
    04-06-2017 11:00 PM
  11. meattray's Avatar
    The best accessory of my SP4 is the sleeve I got it on Feb, Click image for larger version. 

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    That looks super nice! Congrats.
    04-06-2017 11:09 PM
  12. James Falconer's Avatar
    Nice! I actually have a Tomatoc sleeve for my Dell. It's nice! @Lisa yi - have a link?
    04-07-2017 09:21 AM
  13. Keeptechcoolandsimple's Avatar
    is the smart cover keyboard not considered an accessory lol (as in you have to buy separately)? that and the surface mouse are definites that are always with my sp4. as much as i like the dock, i don't see a need for it to travel everywhere with me. the smart cover, obviously because it provides screen protection when carrying and keyboard when in use. also, the surface mouse because it connects so well with the sp4 and offers a more precision editing than the trackpad. give me these 2 with the sp4 and i can work anywhere there's a surface ( no pun intended)
    05-16-2017 03:58 AM
  14. Althie's Avatar
    For me the most needed accessories are External HDD and the SD card, I wish MSFT would enable the option to store the store apps on the SD card, it will be easier to transfer them to a different machine when needed, I know the store remembers them in your account but you still need to install them when you switch computers. Having them installed on SD card will resolve the problem.
    05-20-2017 11:01 AM
  15. a247slacker's Avatar
    I use this every day for my Surface pro 4 its the startech ST3300GU3B has Ethernet port and 3 USB 3.0 ports. startech.jpg
    06-28-2017 10:56 AM
  16. a247slacker's Avatar
    Also this dell one is great for travel. it has USB 3.0, HDMI, standard monitor, and Ethernet port. dell-port.jpg
    06-28-2017 11:01 AM
  17. ajcletus500's Avatar
    The best accessory of my SP4 is the sleeve I got it on Feb, Click image for larger version. 

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    this looks great. where did you get this one??
    06-28-2017 11:48 AM
  18. pjhenry1216's Avatar
    Arc Touch Mouse is amazing for travel. Takes up a small amount of space but 'feels' more like a full sized mouse. I'd like to get the second version, but i'd rather save up for the dock first. Also, I'm assuming we're simply not counting the keyboards/pens... otherwise i feel that would top everyone's list. Also have a microSD card for expanded storage since i have the base model with only 128gigs of storage.
    06-28-2017 12:54 PM
  19. bprashant19's Avatar
    I use this every day for my Surface pro 4 its the startech ST3300GU3B has Ethernet port and 3 USB 3.0 ports. Click image for larger version. 

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    can you give more insight on this. My friend recently bought a surface pro 4 since he got a good deal. Currently he is looking for something similar but surface dock is a bit expensive and is looking for alternate solutions.

    It would be great if you could list the pros and cons for this compared to surface dock.
    06-28-2017 01:57 PM
  20. mongo46's Avatar
    I was fortunate to get the Surface 4 for work and the normal configuration comes with the dock, Ethernet adapter and I opted for display port to VGA adapter because I have two monitors. The Microsoft display port to VGA I think retails around $40. The first accessory I bought off on my dime was off Amazon, the VTIN universal display port multi port adapter. It comes with VGA, HDMI and DVI-D. This is my go to tool! I don't travel often but heading to different venues, I don't know what connections are available, so have 1 device that connect to virtually anything is a necessity. AND... it was only about $20+ !!! Seriously, for half the price of what Microsoft offered, I picked up 3 x the versatility of the standard port adapter. Useful and affordable!

    I do have an Arc mouse which I like, (previous purchase) but I'm liking the new Surface Arc mouse that is coming out. I've tried it out at a local demo. Almost same design, however it doesn't have that middle strip of buttons visible. This is important because I'm finding the buttons are getting stuck a bit with little flecks of dirt, etc., With the new Surface Arc mouse, it's all one body, so no more potential issues with buttons jamming. Again, it isn't out yet and for about $99, I don't think I'll rush out to get one right away, but if there's a sale and my current mouse dies, then yes, I will be picking one up.
    06-29-2017 09:37 AM
  21. Greg Cimmarrusti's Avatar
    Brydge Keyboard makes your Surface Pro 4 a true laptop (with lapability). I really like it and it is made of the same materials as the Surface Pro 4 casing. Backlit keys and long battery life. Great key response.
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    06-29-2017 10:29 AM
  22. a247slacker's Avatar
    I do not have the surface dock so I can not compare. This is very portable comes with the power supply but you only need that if your hooking up something like an external drive or DVD drive, a thumb drive works with no power adapter the Ethernet works with out power adapter. it cost about $39.49 on amazon. the dell one has no external power so it is for just mouse or thumb drive. it has the monitor and HDMI ethernet and USB 2.0 it is 58$ on jet.com called DA100 hope some of this helps.
    06-29-2017 01:12 PM
  23. pjhenry1216's Avatar
    Does anyone think the Surface Pro Dock will ever come down in price a bit? I feel like its been at the $199 mark for awhile now.
    06-29-2017 03:18 PM
  24. Vivien R's Avatar
    The most essential is the Moko leather case for me. Brought the ESR Intelligent Series Surface Pro 4 Folio case, but I din't like it as much.
    The Docking Station obviously a great benefit.
    And a few little things like pen tip kit and an Arc Touch mouse. Although that one is an old non BT series one.
    07-14-2017 07:23 PM
  25. DaveR12's Avatar
    I've been buying SP4 Docks from Provantage for $150. I compared it side by side with one from the MS Store and except for the part #, they are identical and even have the same firmware.

    PROVANTAGE: Microsoft PF3-00005 Surface Pro/4/Book/Laptop Docking Station
    08-19-2017 12:00 AM

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