The future of smartphones or a misguided one-off? If you think the Microsoft Surface Duo is the former now you have a chance to buy one – assuming you’re in the US.
You can find it at the official Microsoft store but you better prepare a thick bundle of cash before you head there – the base version (with 128 GB storage) costs $1,400 which goes up to $1,500 if you want more storage (256 GB). There’s no card slot so you can’t change your mind about how much memory you need later.
You can get a 1-year subscription to Microsoft 365 Family or Personal for half price, $50 or $35, respectively. You may also want to think about a protection plan – $200 buys you coverage on mechanical breakdown and accidental damage, plus unlimited technical support.
Then come the accessories. A Surface Slim Pen could enhance your note-taking for $111. The regular Surface Pen is cheaper at just over $70, though it’s not as easy to stick in your pocket. If you don’t get the protection plan, you should have a look at the bumper case ($40) and the InvisibleShield glass protector ($60).