Essential iPad accessories to boost your productivity
The new iPad has come and those of you who got it early are already staring at that 2048x1536-pixel Retina display. There’s also a new and more capable 5-megapixel iSight camera and better graphics on the new iPad, but in order to uncover its full potential you might need a couple of accessories.
The iPad has got the apps and it’s got the hardware muscle to provide notebook-like basic functionality on the go, but it lacks some other components to really become a full-fledged productivity machine. Here’s what we think will complement your new iPad best and turn it into a content creation device and an even better media consumption tool.
Let's face it - the virtual keyboard on the iPad is no good for anything but jotting down quick notes. It's slower to type on the virtual screen and it narrows down your screen real estate significantly. The Apple Wireless Keyboard is a full-sized physical keyboard. It is an expensive solution to the problem but it's a premium product that you'll end up satisfied with.
If you ever considered extending your iPad connectivity via one of Apple's connectors, you'd better look here to save some money and get more features jammed into one extension. The here connection kit adds USB connect for your camera, plus it accepts SD cards and microSD cards.
The iPad feature okay speakers. Nothing that will help you get immersed in your virtual environment. For that, you have the Jawbone Jambox which will make your iPad sound everywhere you go. The bonus? It works also with iPhones and Android handsets via Bluetooth.
The Wacom Bamboo Stylus has gotten rave reviews and will give you precision your finger cannot. This here stylus is not just for the iPad - you can use it with a range of supported gadgets including Android devices, so again it's a long-term investment you won't be throwing away when Apple hits us with its latest and greatest next year.
9,900mAh says it all (and you can even get 11,000mAh). This external battery pack will keep you juiced up and comes particularly handy if you tend to use your iPad a lot where there are no electricity outlets. And yet again, this is a great productivity tool not only for iPads, but also iPhones and other smartphones and tablets.
That Retina display not only brings awesome graphics, but also pushes us into a world with huge applications. And you'd better be ready to cut down on your downloads if you have a 16GB iPad as you'll run out of space pretty quickly. An additional 500GB of wireless storage will solve all of your problems and you can be sure the disk will withstand the test of time as it works with various devices.
This elegant, minimalistic stand is fit for both typing and to keep your iPad erect while you watch movies. We love the way you can take it with you almost anywhere. Having a reliable stand is essential in order for you to be productive on the iPad for prolonged periods of time and this Compass Stand solves the problem beautifully.