Perhaps you will find something that you, or a friend of yours, might like, which is why we have also included links with the stores where these iPad accessories can be purchased from. Of course, if you happen to know of a cool iPad accessory that we have missed, just let us know by dropping a comment.
10 geeky iPad cases and accessories
Trekkies, your iPad is going to thank you for outfitting it with this awesome iPad sleeve. Not only will this accessory keep your tablet safe from harm, but it will also make it look like it just came out of a Deep Space Nine episode. It features double-backed layers of neoprene both on the outside and inside.
Or if you are more into retro gaming, this iPad 2 protective pouch might be the one to pick. Its design is inspired by the all-familiar mushrooms from the Super Mario video game, and if that does not suit your taste, there is a Goomba design as well. This geeky iPad accessory is hand-made out of high quality cotton fabric. Psst, matching iPhone pouches are available too.
Looks just like an ordinary book, doesn’t it? Well, it is not. This iPad accessory is actually a hard cover protective case disguised as a book – minimalistic, hand-crafted, and durable. It does not come cheap, however, yet will surely take your geekiness to a whole new level. In case you want to go even further, adding custom text along with a logo is available for $20 extra.
How about a fancy protective skin? The guys at GelaSkins have literally hundreds of great designs, each of which comes with a free downloadable wallpaper to match. There is also an option to make a protective skin out of your own image, so go ahead and turn those Photogene/PhotoForge/Instagram masterpieces of yours into tangible artwork.
The folks at Zazzle have an iPad hard protective shell that science freaks are going to dig. It has the entire periodic table of elements etched on its back, making it a perfect companion for the times when you are conducting top secret experiments in the basement. Different colors and styles are available too in case you prefer a spicier look.
But if you really want to grab the people’s attention, check out Cyclops. It is half protective skin for the iPad, half huggable, lovable, fuzzy monster. And its furry arms don’t only look cute, but can be also used to clean the iPad’s display from finger smudge.
Think of the Atari Arcade Duo as a cheaper alternative to the iCADE. With its physical joystick and buttons, it lets you relive those nostalgic moments of playing classic Atari games, such as the ones that were once popular on the Atari 2600 or on the arcade video game machines from the ‘80s. Furthermore, the accessory is tailor made for the Atari Greatest Hits app, which features 100 of the company’s most recognized retro titles.
Here is another cool gaming accessory that works on the iPad, this time with a more modern look. The 60beat game controller features 10 action buttons and two analog sticks for total game control in even the most intense moments. But what is really unique about this iPad accessory is that it connects to the tablet via its 3.5-millimeter headphone jack and it requires no batteries to run.
Okay, this DIY docking station, appropriately named iPhonograph, may not be available for sale, but it is still geeky enough to be on our list. It has been crafted by a steampunk enthusiast, and if you want to learn more about the way he made it, check out his guide over at Instructables.
10. The Typescreen
Accessory that turns your iPad into a typewriter? “Why not,” thought the guys at Spinning Hat to themselves, and created The Typescreen. Sadly, although this iPad accessory would be a perfect match for a nerdy blogger, it is nothing but an April Fools’ joke.