Apple has launched many devices that have taken the technology to a whole new level. The range of features in its devices can help you perform any kind of creative or technical task.
Its range of iPhones and MacBooks is known for high-performance processors, top-notch technology, and features that help you go above and beyond. But there’s one product that combines these two worlds and brings the best of both: The iPads!
I have owned an iPad for a long time now and one thing that I love the most about it is that there are so many accessories available to pair up with the iPad. The wide range of accessories includes protective gears that protect the device from wear and tear, keyboards that help to easily turn the iPad into a laptop, Pencils to ease the creative tasks, and other fashionable ones too.
The best thing about the iPad is that it is easily compatible with any kind of accessories so you don’t have to worry if you don’t have the budget to buy apple accessories. This article covers accessories of some of the best brands to go with your iPad.
So, if you are an artist, a professional, a student, or just looking to secure your iPad’s body, then these are the best iPad accessories that must be on your list of must-haves.
Drawing and Pencils
The top on the list is the Apple Pencil. It is extremely essential to add to your iPad because of its wide usage and convenience. The best thing about this Apple Pencil is that it pairs with all the models from Mini to Pro. If you’re an artist, it can serve as the best tool to draw as it glides smoothly on the screen. Additionally, it comes with a hand-rejection feature which allows you to draw on an iPad as you would on drawing paper.
Apple Pencil also is a great tool when it comes to navigating iPadOS that has handwriting support in numerous navigation features so you don’t need to type.
The 1st generation Pencil had some issues with the charging and connectivity but later on, were fixed in the 2nd generation Pencil. The 2nd generation Pencil has a magnet that sticks on the top of the iPad when not in use.
If you are on a budget then consider buying the Logitech Crayon which comes with a thick body to provide extra protection. Like Apple Pencil, it also comes with palm rejection and great pressure sensitivity to create a flawless design. The output is as good as the Apple Pencil but it does not come with a magnetic feature. So, you might want to buy a Pencil case to store the Crayon properly after use.
Tukzer Stylus Pen
Tukzer Stylus Pen is another cheap alternative that comes with almost the same features as any other pen. This pen gives a commendable precision because of its 1.0mm POM pen tip. It guarantees natural fluidity on the screen and can be easily turned on with just one touch on the cap button.
Although don’t forget to check if it is compatible with your iPad model as it is not compatible with all the models. It is compatible with Apple iPad 3rd -8th Gen, iPad mini 5th Gen, and iPad 1st-4th Gen.
Cases and Stands
Spigen Smart Fold Plus Flip Case
This Spigen cover is truly an all-rounder. The flip case provides full protection to the whole body as it covers the back, screen, and sides as well. This tr-fold cover converts into a stand which allows you to do so many things such as watch a movie, do videocalls, or even connect a wireless keyboard and work from far.
It is called a smart case because it has a magnetic closure with auto sleep and wake feature. This Spigen cover is made of good material and smart features which is rare to get in such an affordable price.
Proffisy Tablet Stand
The Proffisy Tablet Stand is the right choice if you want to go hands-free with your iPAd. With the world shifting to virtual and video calls becoming a recurrent part of it, a tablet stand becomes a must-have.
If you need your iPad to attend video calls, study online, or even just watch movies then this stand should be your best investment. The stand is made of sturdy material like metal base and aluminum alloy to hold your iPad just perfectly. Not only that, it has an adjustable stand that can extend up to 21.2 inches in height. So, you can adjust the height of the stand to suit your eye’s comfort. Even the Tablet bracket can be expanded up to 8.85 inches. The great flexibility of this stand makes it on this list.
Keyboards and Touchpads
Logitech Combo Touch
You saw some good options in cases but the Logitech Combo Touch overshadows them all with its dual usage. It is a case that comes with a built-in keyboard. The most amazing feature of it is that the keyboard is detachable and you can use it as per your needs.
Logitech is known for its quality and therefore the slim built cover with strong material and attractive texture does not disappoint. Even the kickstand is perfect in the sense that it stays in one place and does not wobble at all and allows you to work conveniently. All in all the Logitech Combo Touch should be a good addition to your iPad accessories.
Apple Magic Trackpad 2
Apple Magic Trackpad 2 tops the list of touchpads with its high-end features and body. It is thin and light so you can easily place it anywhere plus it is travel friendly. This touchpad comes with Apple’s Force Touch sensors and supports iPadOS gestures. The device has no buttons and you can work with gestures and touch. It has some great features like Bluetooth pairing enhances the device connectivity and the efficient battery life gives you long hours to work with it.
Ports and Hubs
Satechi Aluminium Stand and Hub
This Satechi accessory is a two-in-one hub and stand. The hub takes care of all the additional port requirements as it comes with an HDMI port, USB-A, USB-C charging port, 3.5-mm jack, and SD and MicroSD card reader. The hub also acts as a stand so you don’t need a separate case or stand to use the iPad hands-free. This accessory makes a complete work package when paired with a keyboard.
Jetech Tempered Glass Screen Protector
It is very important to have a screen protector on your iPad as it is too costly to repair the screen damage. This tempered glass screen protector from Jetech is one of the best ones out there because of the finish it provides. It is a transparent glass with only 0.33 mm thickness and it gives a smooth finish that feels the same as your iPad’s screen. Even though it is thin, it is highly durable, responsive, and fingerprint resistant.
Paperlike Screen Cover
The Apple Pencil allows you to draw on the iPad with smooth glides and precision. However, it does not feel the same as drawing on paper. This screen cover is a game-changer. The Paperlike Screen Cover can be put on the screen normally as any other guard. It gives a texture and friction that is of a drawing paper so you can create drawings that are tougher to create digitally. The only drawback is that it is a bit of a task to apply but not that difficult. Truly, any artist would want to have this.
Charging and Storage
Nimble Champ Pro Portable Charger
There can be times when you are away from a charging port but the Nimble Champ Pro Portable charger has got you covered. It has a 60 watts USB-supported charging with USB-A and USB-C ports. You can easily charge two devices simultaneously. It is eco-friendly and also comes with a 2-year warranty which can be its selling point.
OWC Envoy Pro Elektron SSD
This is a portable storage device that is speedy and durable. It has a great storage capacity as the models range from 240 GB to 2 TB. Additionally, It is made of aluminum and is IP67 water resistant hence it has longer life. So, if you are a rough user then this accessory is highly recommended. It can easily be connected to the iPad as it comes with USB-C to USB-C cable and also has a USB-A cable adapter so you can connect it to different devices.
Apple HomePod mini
The Apple HomePod is another great accessory to enhance the audio experience of your apple device. It is easily compatible with any iPad model via Bluetooth and wireless connectivity. It is only 12x12x16.2 cm in dimensions and 1.78 kg in weight which makes it travel-friendly. IT is a little expensive but its features such as multi-room support and AirPlay compatibility make it highly desirable to own.