Don't-Miss Tablet accessory Stories
Five after Apple positioned the iPod Hi-Fi as a "home stereo replacement," to much criticism, B&W's Zeppelin Air really can replace a home audio system for many listeners.
Perhaps more than any other Apple i-device, the iPad cries out for some sort of stand. Whether you're viewing video and photos hands-free, typing the next great American novella, or just keeping your iPad secure when charging and syncing, a stand is a useful add-on. We've added to our collection of stand reviews by taking a look at the Bweasel, the Fellowes Study Stand, Joby's GorillaMobile Ori, Rain Design's iRest, Tango's Vue-console, and Ultra Impact's iPad Stand.
The NS200 is a thoughtfully designed set of canalbuds that will appeal to minimalists.
Skooba Design advertises its line of laptop and iPad bags as "designed by women, for the way women really work and travel." Unfortunately, while the company adds several interesting design flourishes, the overall look and feel of the bags leaves something to be desired
Apple's iPad Smart Cover is a nice companion product that protects the iPad 2's screen while adding far less bulk than a full case. It even integrates with the iPad's hardware and software to automatically lock and unlock the iPad when you close and open the cover. As with its iPad Case for the original iPad, Apple has set a high bar for third-party accessories.
Apple's new $39 Digital AV Adapter gives HD-capable iOS devices a feature they have sorely lacked: the ability to output HD video. At last, those HD videos on your iPad, iPhone 4, or fourth-generation (4G) iPod touch can be displayed as they were intended -- on a big, beautiful HDTV.
If you're considering an iPad keyboard case, the Zaggmate iPad Case with Keyboard is a unique option that offers a much better experience than the iPad’s onscreen keyboard when you need to do serious typing. However, the Zaggmate's keys are small and cramped, it doesn’t offer the all-over protection of most other keyboard cases, and its metal edges require good typing form.
Folio-style cases offer all-over protection for your iPad, but flip open for easy access. We've added reviews of nine additional folios to our collection: Booq's Boa Folio, Chima's Crucial Case, Moshi's Concerti, Nizmos' Angle and Contour, Portenzo's Alano and Notebook Style, Powis' iCase, and US+U's Swivel Pro. Included in the batch is a new iPad-folio champion.
The HardBody Pro is a unique, hardshell cocoon of a laptop case with room for a few extra accessories. But its clunky physical size and lack of an included shoulder strap leave room for improvement.
Although its remote could use some improvements and the on-board controls are limited, the Fidelio 8500's design and audio quality are exceptional. It's an excellent dock with outstanding sound quality.
If you live in colder climates, you've no doubt experienced the eternal struggle between keeping your fingers warm and using a touchscreen device. But with these options for touchscreen-compatible gloves, you may finally be able to achieve the best of both worlds.
The ZiiSound D5 isn’t inexpensive, but it delivers great physical design, outstanding audio quality, and exceptional versatility. It's as well-implemented a Bluetooth audio system as we’ve seen.
This sturdy and well-built bag is a traditional sling-style camera case with an iPad holding twist.