The Microsoft Surface provides the power of a traditional laptop and the liberty of a tablet. If you are a designer or editor or anything in between odds are you will want some accessories that will boost productivity and give you more ease of access. The accessories listed below are the best tools that will help you accomplish these goals.
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The Surface Dial is one of the coolest Surface accessories around. This device is the best tool to have with your Surface. It allows you to have more accessibility when working on your Surface device. This tool works with many photo editing apps such as Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, Adobe Lightroom, Sketchable, and many more other wonderful apps. Check out the video below for a more detailed look at the Surface Dial.
Having an ergonomic setup for your work station is something that can increase productivity and benefit your health. The benefit of using an ergonomic mouse like this one from Microsoft is that it helps prevent mouse related injuries such as Carpal Tunnel and Mouse Arm Syndrome. These injuries are no joke and can sideline you from working, but the Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse will help you prevent that and keep you productivity up.
The Surface Arc Mouse is a very unique mouse that is designed to be light and travel ready. This mouse is designed to conform to your hand for better ergonomics. The Arc Mouse also can snap flat so you can put it in your pocket or bag without it taking up much space. It has no wires and connect via Bluetooth and comes in two different colors: Poppy Red and Ice Blue.
The Surface Dock will transform your Surface into a desktop PC with ease. The Surface Dock features two high definition video ports and a gigabit Ethernet port along with four USB 3.0 ports. This gives you an easy way to turn your Surface device into a home desktop with just one cable.
The Surface Pen allows you turn your Surface into a notebook. If you want to be able to write and draw with something that feels natural like a regular pen or pencil then look no further than the Surface Pen. This pen has 4,096 pressure points which means you can use a heavy hand to create or the lightest touch and it will work fine.
Ergonomics has been mentioned once with the Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse, but Microsoft also offers an ergonomic keyboard to complete the set. An ergonomic keyboard places your hands in a natural resting position to alleviate the strain on your wrists and hands. This keyboard may look odd compared to the typical computer keyboard we are used to seeing, but if you feel like you need to protect yourself against injuries like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome then check this keyboard out.
A Bluetooth keyboard is a great accessory to have for any editor and designer. If you move around while working and do not want to worry about the length of wires then this keyboard is right for you.
Not a fan of track pads or are you just more comfortable using a computer mouse? If that describes you then check out this Bluetooth mouse from Microsoft. This mouse can work up to 16ft away from your surface device in an office area or 33ft away in an open area. The Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse can last 12 months on a single AA battery.
This Surface accessory is perfect for those who value their privacy. The PanzerGlass Privacy Screen is a thin tempered glass privacy screen that prevents wandering eyes from taking a look at what you are doing on your Surface. Not only is it a privacy screen, but it also protects against scratches and is shock resistant. This screen will also reduce blue light to help save your eyes from fatigue.
If you work from home on your Surface device and you have an unreliable Wi-Fi signal then you may want to consider this Ethernet adapter. This device allows you to connect your Surface laptop directly to the internet through this adapter. All you need to do is plug the USB-C adapter side into your Surface and then connect an Ethernet cable from your internet router to the adapter. As an added bonus this adapter also has a USB port so you can connect even more devices to your Surface.