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Top 5 Best iPad Accessories

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The iPad is a stellar tablet, but it does have a few shortcomings. Thankfully, with the right accessories, you can truly perfect your iPad experience. Here are our top picks for the best iPad accessories.


1. Best iPad Stylus: amPen Ultra-Sensitive Capacitive Stylus

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(amPen)

Specially designed to be ultra-sensitive, this amPen stylus aims to be just as reactive as your own fingertip. If you’ve been frustrated with other styli in this past, the amPen may be just the solution you’ve been seeking.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Soft tip protects your screen from damage
  • 12-month replacement warranty, 30-day guarantee
  • Little nub plugs into headphone jack, making the stylus quite portable
  • Ultra-sensitivity means you can use less pressure
  • User reviews indicate the tip is longer-lasting than other styli

  • Cons:

  • Limited color options
  • Stylus not available in a multi-pack, but the tips are
  • May not be ideal for those looking for a stylus for art/drawing purposes
  • Stylus tip does not have a cover
  • Some users prefer a Targus stylus for more “gliding”-style writing

  • 2. Best iPad Mini Accessory: Gearonic 5-in-1 Accessories Bundle

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    (Gearonic)

    Think of this collection of accessories as a starter kit for your iPad Mini. This kit includes a 360 degree rotating case with swivel stand, a stylus, a car charger, earbuds, and a screen protector. If you’re the kind of person who hates to shop, this kit gives you pretty much everything you need to get the most out of your iPad.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Available in a huge array of solid colors and printed patterns
  • Synthetic leather case makes this vegan-friendly
  • Swivel case makes a great stand for watching movies, video chats, or reading
  • Soft interior lining of case will protect your screen from scratches
  • Simplifies your shopping process

  • Cons:

  • Synthetic leather may not be as durable as the real stuff
  • Some user reviews suggest stand functionality could be improved
  • Earbuds are not of the highest quality
  • Case lacks built-in storage area for stylus
  • User reviews indicate colors pictured are not true-to-life

  • 3. Best iPad Keyboard Accessory: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

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    (Logitech)

    As nice as the iPad’s on-screen keyboard is, there are times when you want a physical keyboard instead. This keyboard cover from Logitech is a solid option, mostly because Logitech is a respected name in the peripherals game. It comes with a three-year limited warranty.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Multiple color options
  • Both English and Spanish keys are available
  • Sturdy magnetic dock
  • Auto-wake feature built in
  • Very lightweight

  • Cons:

  • Does not appear to work with the 1st gen. iPad
  • You may feel more secure transporting this in a case or sleeve
  • Keyboard is small, missing some function keys
  • Magnetic lock could be stronger
  • Some users have experienced accessory failure after six months

  • 4. Best iPad Cleaning Accessory: Targus CleanVu Cleaning Pads

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    (Targus)

    Keeping your iPad fingerprint-free is rough, particularly if you’re not a fan of using a stylus. The smudge solution that is easiest to use is a CleanVu pad, which is a lot simpler and more effective than a microfiber cloth.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Keeps iPad screen clean
  • Comfortable to use
  • Reusable
  • Vegan materials
  • Works great on other touchscreen devices as well

  • Cons:

  • Pad may become soiled over time
  • Rounded corners make cleaning some areas tricky
  • Stubborn smudges may require additional cleaning power
  • May be cumbersome to store/carry
  • Cleans actual iPad screen more effectively than screen protector on top of a screen

  • 5. Best iPad Accessory For the Car: iKross 2-in-1 Tablet & Cellphone Cup Mount Car Kit

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    (iKross)

    Ideal for holding iPads, smartphones, and non-Apple tablets, this car kit is great for people who are always on the go. This is ideal for turning your iPad into a media center for your kids, or for using your iPad as a GPS navigation center.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Adjustable, holds tons of different devices
  • Only has 180 degree range of motion
  • Weighs under a pound without device
  • Fits cupholders up to 3.75 inches
  • Keeps your dash free of mounts or devices

  • Cons:

  • Only supports 7″-10.1″ tablets: larger tabs will not fit
  • If you drive on a lot of dirt roads, vibration may cause breakage
  • Hard to repair if a piece breaks
  • Interior of compact cars may be too small to use this mount comfortably
  • Installation and/or removal can be awkward

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