15 Must-Have Accessories for Your New iPad 2

Accessories for your new toy.

Must-Have Accessories

So you just dropped a bunch of cash on a shiny new iPad 2. All you want to do now is spend a little quality time getting to know your new device. But no, you've got more shopping to do. You need to accessorize!

Here are 15 ipad accessories, some practical, some, shall we say, whimsical, to get you back in the shopping mood.

Smart Cover

Apple's own Smart Cover makes the iPad do things no other cover can. Close it, and iPad automatically goes to sleep. Open it, and iPad instantly wakes up -- no need to press any buttons. The Smart Cover doesn't just protect iPad, it keeps it ready to go whenever you are, and comes in 10 different colors.

iPad Keyboard Dock

The iPad keyboard dock combines a dock for charging your iPad with a full-size keyboard, which includes special keys that activate iPad features. The dock has a rear 30-pin connector, which lets you connect to an electrical outlet using the USB Power Adapter, sync to your computer, and use accessories like the iPad Camera Connection Kit.

Booqpad iPad Agenda

The Booqpad agenda combines iPad 2 case and notepad into one product, making it the ideal solution to create, store, review or present the next hot idea. Keeping a pen or stylus, business cards, cash or tickets close to your iPad and written notes has never been more convenient.

Cambridge Jacket

The Cambridge Jacket lends your iPad some air with its cotton canvas exterior and leather accents on the spine and interior pockets. The wool twill interior and box-style spine provides ample protection for your device, while magnetic closures allow the cover to fold back and hold in an open, "reading" position with ease.

Book Book

BookBook for iPad is a handmade one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case that doubles as a fully adjustable stand. Along with its vintage looks, this case makes iPad feel as if you're holding a real book, and in many ways you are holding a book. As a bonus, the unique design of this case disguises iPad for an extra level of stealthy security.

Support Backpack

This stylish backpack features a removable battery-powered USB dock, which can charge up to three electronic items at a time. It also has a detachable laptop sleeve at the rear, designed specifically for travelers. Just unzip Trek Support, lay it flat, and place it on the conveyor belt instead of going through the hassle of removing your laptop. Airport security has never been speedier!

Gunnar Eyewear

GUNNAR Optiks makes digital performance eyewear that enables the human visual system to achieve a higher level of performance while in front of any digital screen. Their eyewear also protects the eye from the negative side effects associated with using computer or television screens for extended periods of time.

Zagg Mate

The Zagg Mate iPad case combines both the security and protection of a case with the ease of use of an external keyboard. When closed shut, it acts as a normal case would but when you open the case, you are presented with a full keyboard and a stand for your iPad.

Otterbox Latch

Whether you use your iPad for data collection in the field, for maps while flying, for entertaining kids in the car or are looking for other ways to keep your iPad on hand while you work, OtterBox Utility Series Latch for iPad is the only accessory you need when it comes to the ultimate protection for your device.

Digital AV Adapter

Put your slides, movies, photos, and everything else that fills your iPad 2 screen on an even bigger screen -- your HDTV. The Apple Digital AV Adapter mirrors exactly what you see on iPad 2 so that everyone in the room can enjoy it on your widescreen TV, video projection screen, or other HDMI-compatible display.The Apple Digital AV Adapter also supports video out for iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch.


How cool would it be to slide your iPad into a desktop-sized arcade cabinet and rock it old school with some Pac-Man or Space Invaders? Enter the iCade. To use the iCade, gently slide the iPad into the cradle. The iCADE uses Bluetooth to connect to the iPad so there's nothing else you need to do.

Nomad Brush

Nomad Brush features soft, flexible bristles made from a blend of natural and conductive fibers. This simple and elegant design makes it a perfect tool for drawing and painting on the iPad, a task that can prove to be rather awkward just using your fingers.

Apple Care

Perhaps the most important accessory of all, Apple Care provides ease of mind for the iPad owner. Because Apple designs the iPad, the operating system, and many applications, the iPad is a truly integrated system. And only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call.

Piel Frama Case

If style is your top priority, the Piel Frama iPad case is the case for you. Handmade using natural Spanish leather, the Piel Frama case provides protection and professional looks for your iPad. Heels not included.

Invisible Shield

The Zagg invisibleSHIELD provides protection for the most sensitive aspect of the iPad, its screen. It is made of military grade patented material, and helps to reduce the appearance of fingerprints and smudges.

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