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
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. This stylus may also be easier to grip than other models you’ve tried in the past.
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
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
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.
3. Best iPad Keyboard Accessory: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover
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.
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
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.
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
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.