Top 5 Must Have iPad Accessories for 2013

Best iPad Accessories

The iPad is a great stand-alone device. You can create, consume, and do so much with the iPad by itself. But why stop there? You invested in a product, and you want to get the most of its features, so why would you stop at the iPad purchase? Today, we are here to fill you in on the top 5 must-have iPad accessories for 2013. If we’ve missed anything, please let us know in the comments.

Number 1: Keyboard Case

The options are wide and vary for keyboard cases. You can just purchase a keyboard, such as an Apple Bluetooth keyboard, but we prefer keyboard cases because you get the added protection for your product. Our two favorites are:

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover – $99.00
This case is the perfect compliment for the iPad. It provides protection for the screen, has great Bluetooth connectivity, and is thin and sleek.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

Kensington KeyFolio Pro 2 – $57.99 
The KeyFolio Pro 2 is a great case for someone who wants a case and the flexibility of moving a keyboard. At only $57.99, the price is incredible, and the customers love it. It provides a book-like leather case for support on both sides of the iPad and a removable keyboard for flexibility.
Kensington KeyFolio Pro 2 Removable Keyboard Case

Number 2: Wireless Headphones

If you want to use your iPad as a music player, or if you want to listen to audiobooks, a pair of wireless headphones is a must have for your iPad. We again have two favorites, one in the high price range, and a budget friendly option.

Bose QuietComfort 15 – $299.99
Bose makes quality products, and these Bluetooth headphones are no different. They are quoted at 35 hours of battery life, and you have the option to plug in or go wireless. These are really the best of the best.
Bose QuietComfort 15

Sennheiser RS120 – $85.81
The Sennheiser wireless headphones are not Bluetooth, but they do provide some of the best sound quality in the business. At $85, these headphones are a steal. The only downfall with these is that they are not Bluetooth, they are RF, meaning that you have to plug in a little cord to your iPad for the wireless signal to work, but that does not take away from the convenience from how great these wireless headphones are.

Number 3: Speakers

Similar for the need for headphones, the need for speakers is high with an iPad. One must be able to project his or her great music out to the masses. In this vain, we are also going to suggest an expensive and inexpensive option.

Logitech Speaker Stand – $119.95
The Logitech speaker stand simultaneously charges the iPad while playing great sounding music. The device has received stellar reviews. It also can play other audio devices through a 3.5mm aux port. The stand is great for watching movies and listening to music. It can play video in a vertical or horizontal position as well.logitech-speaker-stand

Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker – $199.00
The mini Bose speaker is another quality bluetooth device from Bose. At 2.3×7.1×2”, the Bose Soundlink is amazingly small for the power and rich audio it delivers. The Soundlink promises up to 7 hours of battery life, which should be more than enough for that next party.
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker

Number 4: Camera Connection Kit

A camera connection kit is important for directly importing and using the functionality of a DSLR camera on your iPad. We suggest Apple’s product.
Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit

Number 5: Stylus

A stylus is a nice tool for iPad users. You can do a lot with your fingers, but you can do a lot more with a high-quality stylus for your iPad. You can produce great artwork and take great notes with a stylus. Sometimes, nothing beats handwriting. You can use a stylus like you would a pen on your iPad with these tools.

Wacom Bamboo Stylus – price varies
The Bamboo stylus is probably the most popular, and we like it too. It has a pretty round point, meaning you won’t be able to do fine-tip writing, but you don’t need to most of the time. Most apps offer different sized pens internally, so you can draw and write as thin or as thick of lines as you want! The Bamboo stylus is comfortable, comes in many colors, and is about the same size as a pen.
Wacom Bamboo Stylus

Adonit Jot Touch 4 Bluetooth Pressure Sensitive Stylus – price varies
The Adonit Jot Touch is the best of the best when it comes to stylus. It has bluetooth connectivity for accuracy, and it is pressure sensitive so you can write or draw with precision. This stylus is also about the same size as a pen, and it even comes with a cap! This stylus has a much finer tip, and feels much more like a pen.
Adonit Jot Touch 4

Overall, we have offered the top five types of accessories one should purchase for the iPad. These five accessories will enhance your iPad experience. You can choose to purchase one that we have suggested or go for one of your own choosing. We like these because they are popular, have great user reviews, and provide a great functionality for what they are. If you have any other suggestions on the best iPad accessories, leave them in the comments section.

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