Best Accessories for HP Spectre x360 13t of 2018

You just picked up a brand new HP Spectre x360 13t and want to grab a few items to complement it. No matter what you're looking for — protection, docks, or peripherals — here are the best accessories you can get for your convertible laptop.

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CalDigit TS3 Plus docking station

This little Thunderbolt 3 docking station is packing a ton of features, including 15 ports, up to 40Gbps transfer speeds, and up to 85W charging back to your laptop. It is pricier than a lot of non-Thunderbolt 3 docks (about $300), though the performance it offers is truly appreciated. Connect two 4K displays at 60Hz and still have five USB-A 3.1, two USB-C 3.1, Ethernet, SD card reader, and 3.5mm audio in and out available.

The TS3 Plus sells out fast but check back often to try and nab one for yourself. Not quite convinced? Have a look at my review for more information.

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HP Tilt Pen

If you didn't spend the extra $30 at checkout to upgrade to the new HP Tilt Pen, you can still buy it straight from HP for about $90. Why spend the extra cash? The Tilt Pen utilizes Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP) and N-Trig technology, giving you full tilt support for shading with Windows Ink. It has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, it's rechargeable, and the eraser button on top can be set to do whatever you want it to. If you plan on drawing or sketching with your Spectre x360, this extra tool will no doubt be worth the money.

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AmazonBasics laptop sleeve

AmazonBasics laptop sleeve

Sometimes all you need for your laptop is a no-frills sleeve, and this neoprene option from AmazonBasics is as good as it gets. Despite the $10.50 price tag that suggests poor quality, this sleeve have a 4.5-star rating with more than 10,000 review.

For something to zip around your Spectre x360 when you're on the move, check out this sleeve. It's available in five colors and a bunch of sizes if you happen to have more than one device that needs protection.

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Anker 10-Port USB 3.0 hub

Anker 10-Port USB 3.0 hub

The Spectre x360 comes with one USB-A 3.1 port, so you might be looking to expand with a hub; why not get one that has plenty of ports and can charge your devices at the same time? This hub has 10 USB 3.0 ports, with three of them dedicated to charging. The ports are all on the top of the hub for easy access and for less mess.

If you don't plan on carrying your hub with you when you travel, this one is a great option that starts at about $40. Looking for something a little different? Have a look at our roundup of the best USB 3.0 hubs.

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Peak Design Everyday Messenger

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

The Spectre x360 is a device you're going to want to bring with you everywhere, and you might want something that offers a lot of protection without looking ridiculously bulky. Enter the Peak Design Everyday Messenger.

The 13-inch version will fit your Spectre x360 perfectly, and there's plenty of room elsewhere for all your accessories. A Maglatch easily keeps the bag closed, but it's also very easy to open if you're on your bike and only have one hand. This bag starts at about $195, but you definitely get what you pay for.

For more great carrying options, check out our roundup of the best messenger-style laptop bags.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones

It's no secret how loved Bose sound is, and these Bluetooth, over-ear headphones are no exception. Setup is easy — you can even use voice commands — and the battery will last you about 20 hours when used wirelessly or about 40 hours when plugged in.

The light, thick padding provides comfortable listening for hours, and you can choose from either black or silver options to match your Spectre x360. These cups are expensive, coming in at $349, though they've been improve to now work with digital assistants and have an adjustable EQ.

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AOC Q2577PWQ

AOC Q2577PWQ

Setting up a workspace at home to use with your laptop usually involves a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. Since you already spent money on the Spectre x360, you might be in the market for an affordable monitor.

In that case, the AOC Q2577PWQ is a great option. With a 1440p IPS panel, plenty of ports, including HDMI, VGA, DVI, and DisplayPort, and VESA mounting, it's hard to believe it starts at about $300.

For more external display options, be sure to check out our roundup of the best affordable monitors and the best QHD monitors.

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Logitech MX Master 2S

Logitech's MX Master 2S (about $77), the successor to the original MX Master, has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 70 days, you can connect it to multiple PCs and switch between them with the click of a button, and you can take advantage of Logitech FLOW to seamlessly move across up to three device displays at once.

It's built to prevent wrist strain and fit your hand, there are plenty of customizable buttons, and you can even charge the thing while you use it. Not quite your idea of a mouse? Have a look at our other choices for the best wireless mice, or, if you're experiencing soreness in your wrist, have a look at the Logitech MX ERGO trackball mouse.

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim

Seagate Backup Plus Slim

The HP Spectre x360 has plenty of storage options available at checkout, but you might want to add a few extra gigs in the form of an external drive. This option from Seagate comes with up to 5TB of space, but the 2TB option (about $70) is a great combination of space and price.

The drive is small enough to fit in your back pocket or laptop case, and it's available in four colors to best suit your style. If you're interested in some other options, be sure to check out our roundup of the best external drives.

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Updated July 11, 2018: I've refreshed this list to ensure you're still getting the best accessories for your HP Spectre x360 13t.