The Dell XPS 13 is a wonderful laptop that can function entirely on its own. There are, however, several accessories that will make your experience that much better. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best accessories for your Dell XPS 13.
Logitech C922x webcam
Our choice for the best mid-range webcam for Windows, Logitech’s C922 (about $84) understandably has a lot going for it. It records 1080p video for later viewing, and it will stream 720p video at 60 frames per second.
A clip lets you attach it to the lid of the XPS 13, or you can use a tripod and set it aside. Perhaps the best part — especially for streamers — is the smart removal of a background without using a green screen. If you don’t like the unconventional placement of the built-in XPS 13 webcam, definitely give this one a look.
Booq Cobra Squeeze
The XPS 13 is a rather petite laptop, with a 13.3-inch display fitting into a chassis that you’d normally find surrounding an 11-inch screen. To complement its slim size and to keep it safe while you’re on the go, the Booq Cobra Squeeze backpack (about $180) will make a fine accessory. It appears to be much smaller than it really is due to slimming lines down the front and sides, but in reality, it has a ton of pockets and a laptop sleeve that fits devices up to 15 inches. Have a look at our review for more information.
Peak Design Everyday Messenger
Your Dell XPS 13 is a beautiful little machine that you’re going to want to bring with your wherever you go. To keep it safe without looking like you’re a bit overprotective, there is the Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag.
Available in a 13-inch design, your XPS 13 will fit snugly inside one of the two padded compartments, and you’ll have plenty of room for your accessories in the divided outer pocket. The Maglatch makes for an easy close, and it stays shut until you want it open — no more worrying about whether or not your stuff is falling out while you rush to catch a taxi.
Evecase laptop messenger bag
If you’re looking for a stylish, durable laptop bag that won’t break the bank at only about $20, Evecase has you covered. Highly reviewed by its users — it currently sits at 4.7 stars with more than 1,450 reviews on Amazon — this bag features a shock absorbing neoprene interior that removes worry when transporting your XPS 13. The interior is bright blue that allows for easy location of small items you’ve stored in the bag.
You can carry the bag using leather-padded canvas handles or removable padded canvas strap. Both options are comfortable — the handles are wide enough to not dig into your hand, and the padding on the canvas strap can be moved to suit strap length.
The front pocket is zippered and lined with organizers, meaning you won’t have to dig around for your pen or USB drive. Fit with ease your charger, phone, mouse, and other accessories. The inner sleeve your XPS 13 fits in is snug and will not allow much movement while in transit.
AmazonBasics laptop sleeve
Sometimes a messenger bag or hard-shell case is too much protection. In this case, you might be looking for a laptop sleeve. If all you’re looking for is something you can zip up around your XPS 13 without doing anything fancy, this is it — grab one of five colors, and expect to pay only about $10.50. Have a look at roundup of the best sleeves for XPS 13 for plenty more options.
Logitech MX Master 2S mouse
Chosen as our overall favorite wireless mouse, the MX Master 2S from Logitech (about $80) connects via Bluetooth or the included nano receiver, and it offers up to 70 days of battery life on a single charge.
Tracking is accurate enough for productivity and even gaming, and the design keeps it comfortable for extended periods of use. If you need a great wireless mouse to go with your XPS 13, this is it. Our review has a closer look at the MX Master 2S.
Logitech K380 keyboard
If you have an external monitor set up to use with your XPS 13, you’re likely looking for a keyboard to go along with it.
The rounded keys have dipped middles to better hold your fingertips, and there is ample key travel to make typing as comfortable as possible. This keyboard starts at about $29.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II headphones
Because your XPS 13 is so mobile and so attractive, you’ll no doubt want to tote it with you when you’re on the move, whether to a coffee shop or while on the train. The problem: These places can get loud, and if you’re trying to work, it will be hard to concentrate. The solution to this problem is noise-canceling headphones, namely the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II headphones (about $350).
You’re going to get the best sound, a long-lasting battery, and amazing noise-canceling from these headphones. When Bluetooth isn’t an option, you can pop in a wire (the battery lasts twice as long in wired mode), and dual-microphones mean you can accept calls from anywhere. Now in the second series, the updated headphones also feature an adjustable noise cancellation level and a button for quick access to your digital assistant.
CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 dock
The XPS 13 9370 has a microSD card reader, two Thunderbolt 3, and a USB-C 3.1 port, but you might be looking to expand the port selection. Enter the CalDigit TS3 Plus (about $300). You’re looking at 15 ports, including five USB-A 3.1, two USB-C 3.1, DisplayPort 1.2, Ethernet, and two Thunderbolt 3, and up to 85W of charging power. Connect your XPS 13 to two 4K displays or one 5K display to create a workstation ready to boost productivity. Interested? Our review has much more information.
Dell 27-inch UltraSharp monitor
The 13-inch display on the XPS 13 is absolutely brilliant, but that doesn’t mean you won’t sometimes need something bigger. In this case, it’s best to grab an external monitor.
The Dell UltraSharp U2715H (about $460) offers a beautiful 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, beautiful color and contrast, and a wide viewing angle thanks to the IPS panel.
The bezel around the display is super thin for an almost edge-to-edge picture, and there are plenty of connectivity options, including two HDMI, DisplayPort, mini-DisplayPort, and some USB-A 3.0 ports. If you’re in the market for a sizable external monitor for your XPS 13, you really can’t go wrong with the Dell UltraSharp U2715H.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB
The XPS 13 can be had with a sizeable PCIe solid-state drive (SSD), but having a portable external drive at hand is never a bad idea. Add media, backups, and just about anything else without cluttering up your laptop’s storage, and thanks to the slim size you can slip it into your laptop bag or even your pocket when you’re on the go.
Updated May 23, 2018: We refreshed this list and added some new items to ensure you’re up to date with the best XPS 13 accessories out there.