Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has hit the market in June 2014, and has quickly gained popularity among true professionals looking for a tablet with a large display. Its 12-inch screen is larger than that of the predecessor, but it managed to remain slimmer and lighter than the older model. The tablet runs on the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 Pro delivering high standards of functionality, and thanks to a brand new high-friction kickstand offers a variety of comfy viewing and typing angles without a third-party case. However, protecting the device from daily damages is still a priority for many owners, and great many case makers are offering their own solutions to this problem. Our selection of top 5 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 cases offers a look at the best accessories for this device.
Although compatible with a variety of 11-12” tablets, the Outback from WaterField is considered to be one of the most suitable tablet sleeves for Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Made from waxed canvas fabric, the case delivers highly durable impact protection and can fit the device with Type Cover attached to it. The neoprene interior not only adds to the overall protection, but also safeguards the device from scratches. There’s a classic flap closure with a leather strap and a built-in button lock for extra security. The case comes with a removable shoulder strap for extra convenience.
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Tough impact protection, secure flap closure and button lock, and a comfy removable shoulder strap – WaterField Outback
Urban Armor Gear Scout is one of the toughest rugged tablet case made specifically for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. The case meets the MIL-STD 810G durability standards, but thanks to its composite construction, remains feather-light. There are handy air vents to keep the tablet cool even during the most demanding tasks. All ports and buttons are open to free access. The case is fully compatible with the Type Cover, but also features its very own integrated stand with a choice of angles.
Buy it now from Urban Armor Gear for $69.50
Ultra-light body offering extra-tough protection, additional integrated stand and cooling air vents – Urban Armor Gear Scout
Naturally, the Surface Pro 3 wouldn’t be complete without the original Type Cover from Microsoft. The tablet keyboard case transforms the device into a fully-functional laptop and offers extra stability in viewing positions thanks to an integrated stand enhanced by magnets. The case delivers mechanical keys, which are backlit for extra convenience. Besides the full QWERTY keyboard there is also a row of function keys, Windows shortcut keys, as well as a number of media controls. Moreover, there’s a thin touchpad allowing easy cursor control with the user’s fingertips.
Buy it now from Microsoft for $129.99
Must-have tablet keyboard case with full-keyboard, mechanical, backlit keys, touchpad and an integrated stand – Microsoft Type Cover
Serving multi-functional purposes, Cooper Infinite Executive is universally compatible with a range of 10.1 – 12.2” tablets. The keyboard tablet case offers not only a fully-functional laptop-like keyboard, but a decent all-round protection with free access to all ports and buttons. An integrated stand delivers a variety of viewing angles including both typing and viewing positions. The case is secured via a small tab closure with a flap lock. The sizeable built-in battery offers up to 60 hours of working time and can be fully recharged in under 2.5 hours.
Buy it now for 49.95
Highly versatile tablet keyboard case with all-round protective capabilities, integrated stand, and a spacious battery – Cooper Infinite Executive
The Roosevelt Folio from Incipio was specifically designed to complement Microsoft Surface Pro 3 together with the Type Cover. The folio tablet case offers complete impact protection thanks to faux-leather exterior and sueded microfiber interior combination. The tablet is secured with a simple snap-in mounting, but can be just as easily removed from the case. There’s an elastic strap lock keeping the case secured when not in use and a handy stylus holder on the side.
Buy it now from Incipio for $39.99
Rigid tablet folio case with an elastic strap lock and a stylus holder compatible with the Surface Pro 3 and the Type Cover – Incipio Roosevelt Folio