My Surface Pro 3 Alternative Setup (Pictures)

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  1. thendless

    thendless New Member

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    I have been using this setup for my SP3 for a while and I have been getting a lot of compliments when people come over so I figured I would show it off online.

    Pictures here:
    http://imgur.com/a/SiBpU#0

    I was thinking about getting the official dock but I wanted something to hides the wires and has a better/adjustable viewing angle for the surface. It ended up being less than 100 CAD$ total for the whole setup. The obvious drawback is you can't use the surface keyboard, but I don't care because I have been using my bluetooth keyboard since day 1 and prefer it. As you can see from the pics, my setup allows for fan use for gaming.

    -Desk Mount 60
    -USB 3.0 Hub 15
    -Tablet Mount 15
    -Miscellaneous cable ties, double sided tape and other odds and ends 10

    Lot of interest on reddit so i'll update here too:

    Desk Mount Arm: http://www.amazon.com/Fellowes-Desi.../ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top/192-8333171-4389167
    Tablet Mount: It was tricky finding one that could handle the width of the SP3. Most are catored to Ipad sizes and sp3s aspect ratio reduced my choices. I had to order 3 different ones to see which would work, good thing amazon has an awesome return policy :) http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00F3ZPUXO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00
    USB Hub: I was looking for a hub that had a switch and this fit the bill perfectly. Why a switch you ask? I like to game ocassionally, and I have the option to just turn the switch off if I want to shut the fan off instead of completely removing it. http://www.amazon.com/LOFTEK-4-Port-Compact-Built-Switches/dp/B00GLM5Z9M
    3M double sided tape to mount the tablet mount onto the desk mount arm and to mount the usb 3 hub to the arm
    Velcro cable tie straps to keep the cables neat
    90 USB 3.0 extension cable - http://www.ebay.com/itm/131322523100
     
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  2. NeilG

    NeilG New Member

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    Very good, looks extremely tidy.
     
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    ctitanic Well-Known Member

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    Nice setup!
     
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    Really, really nice setup.
     
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    Very different and clean
     

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