Aside from its clunky design, the dongle is simple enough. It’s an accessory that includes only one USB-C port, and it connects to your device using the proprietary Surface Connector. However, it’s still remain to be seen who will need and benefit from the steep $79.99 adapter. The reason is because anyone can get USB 3.0 to USB-C adapters that will connect any USB-C peripherals to your Surface for a lot cheaper. Also, the Surface USB-C adapter, according to, doesn’t include support for Thunderbolt 3, and it does not offer any advantages for docking and expansion. Even further, the Surface Connector still remains a USB 3.0 port, so technically, you’re getting a USB 3.0 to USB-C adapter. Unfortunately, the dongle isn’t compatible with older Surface Pro devices, just with the 2017 model and Surface Laptop. On the other hand, Surface Book 2 includes both a USB-C and Surface Connector. While the Surface USB-C dongle is expected to arrive in June 29, it’ll be available for business customers, and the company has yet to reveal a release date for consumers.

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Update June 29, 2018: The Surface Connect to USB-C adapter is now available for purchase in the Microsoft Store. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.