The iPad is here and if you already know your way around it, you might be looking for the latest and greatest accessories to get even more out of Apple’s revolutionary new tablet. Here’s just a few of the accessories already on the market for you to choose from.
If you’re like me and do a lot of writing, then one of the first things you’ll be on the look-out for is a decent Bluetooth keyboard like this one from Freedom. In fact, connecting your iPad to any Bluetooth keyboard paired is easy. Go to ‘settings’, click ‘general’ and enable Bluetooth. Following this, putting your keyboard into pairing mode usually involves holding down the power key on the keyboard. The keyboard will then show up under ‘devices’ as ‘not paired’. Select and follow the instructions to complete the pairing. Easy!
Protect Your Loved One.
It might seem obvious but your iPad really needs some day-to-day basic protection. Belkin do a fantastic range of grip sleeves from as little as £30. Comfortable enough to carry round while keeping your machine readily accessible. They also look quite funky. For more robust protection, Proporta has been making ultra-protective shells for PDAs for years and this iPad shell will keep your iPad in one piece and looking good. For protection out of the case, consider a screen protector by Logic3.
Stand Up and Be Counted.
There is a wide range of stands for the iPad just coming onto the market. How you use your iPad will influence your choice. The Incipio iPad Kick Stand, for example, doubles as a case that transforms into a stand to allow you to watch your favourite videos hands-free. Alternatively, Griffin Technology has a wide range of accessories for the iPad. You might like their stylish aluminium A-frame for easy reading and web browsing.
Get a Little Extra.
Let’s face it, the stylus that came with your iPhone wasn’t much use, considering it was a touchscreen phone, but the iPad is one device that really could do with a stylus. Luckily for you, Hama has a wide selection.
When it comes to charging your iPad on the way to a meeting, then this in-car charger is just the thing. Best of all, you can continue to use it during the charging process.
Finally, not exactly an accessory, but something that could come in very handy if your iPad goes missing. MobileMe is a software package from Apple that keeps all your email, contacts and calendar in the cloud and, if you ever lose your iPad, it allows you to use GPS to track it down. Simply sign into me.com and if Wi-Fi or 3G is enabled on the phone, you’ll be able to get an approximate whereabouts of your precious iPad.