The Surface Book 2 may be the most “complete” notebook on the market in 2018. It checks all the boxes, but like any device, the experience is dramatically improved with the correct accessories.
Check out my list of the best Surface Book 2 Accessories!
Megoo Surface Book Tempered Glass Screen Protector
The Surface Book 2 had a gorgeous touchscreen, so taking care of it should be of the highest priority!
The Megoo Tempered Glass screen protector is a must. Spec'ed at 9H hardness the Megoo can stand up to scuffs and scratches from nearly any object.
Some lower quality screen protectors cause the display to look faded or dull. That won't be that case with the Megoo, since it is highly transparent, allowing 94% of light through from the display.
It is also only 0.2mm thick, so added weight and bulk on the display will not be an issue.
You can pick up the Megoo Surface Book Tempered Glass Screen Protector at Amazon.ca for around $25 CAD.
Xbox One Wireless Controller
The Surface Book 2 packs some serious power. The review unit I have been spending time with of late ships with a Nvidia discrete GPU w/2GB GDDR5, an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U at 4.2 GHz, and 16 GB of RAM.
With all that power, you'd be doing Microsoft a disservice by not using it for gaming, and you can't game, properly, without an Xbox One controller.
Selling at the Microsoft Store for $74.99 CAD, the Xbox One controller will work with both your Windows 10 PC and Xbox One game console.
StarTech.com USB-C Docking Station
Surface devices have suffered from a lack of ports to allow users to connect various peripherals and displays. The Surface Book 2 is no exception offering only two USB 3 Type A ports, one USB Type C port and an SDXC slot. Actually, that is better than say the Surface Laptop which peers only a single USB Type A and mini DisplayPort connection, but given the performance abilities of the Book 2, I would have hoped for more connectivity options.
Thankfully, many companies offer various docking station options which give users a variety of ports. One solid example is the StarTech.com DK30A2DH docking station.
The DK30A2DH allows users to connect dual 4k displays, six USB Type A devices, Ethernet, and 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks. All of this connects to the Surface Book 2 via a single USB Type C connection.
The DK30A2DH sells for just over $227 CAD from Amazon.ca
Any Surface device wouldn't be complete without a Surface Pen. Since the original Surface release, the Pen has seen dramatic improvements with each new release. The current Surface Pen iteration is incredibly precise with 4,096 pressure points which makes drawing and sketching nearly lag-free.
The Surface Pen doesn't come cheap though. It will set you back $129.99 CAD.