Don't-Miss Tablet accessory Stories
The $30 Hand Stylus, which started out life as a Kickstarter project, gets points for innovation with its retractable 4mm nib, but it may displease those who like writing softly on their device.
Adonit's Jot Touch may be the best iPad stylus yet, although the way the apps handle its pressure-sensitivity data could use some work.
Made from genuine leather, the Folio.S case keeps your 3rd generation iPad safe from normal day-to-day bumps and scratches.
Logitech's Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 lets you pair, via Bluetooth, with up to three of your Apple devices: Macs, iPads, or iPhones. You can easily switch between devices as needed.
Geneva's Sound System Model XS is a portable, Bluetooth-enabled speaker system with a built-in alarm clock that sticks to the company's unique design aesthetic.
The iD9 is a fairly simple speaker dock for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod, and its price reflects that. But the iD9 sounds good for the money.
Soundfreaq's Sound Kick is a decent, if underwhelming, Bluetooth speaker.
The Joy Factory's two styluses, the Monet and the DaVinci, offer a taste of the range of nib styluses currently on the market. The Monet is an elongated model that excels for painting, but not much else; the DaVinci is a solid, all-purpose tool, but not the best available.
The G-Go water-resistant Bluetooth speaker is shaped something like a Dustbuster or an iron, but it sounds a lot better than either of those appliances.
iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker system is small but loud, with good sound and well-implemented features.
Spider's Realvoice in-ear-headphones don't give you the clearest and most-detailed audio available, but the Realvoice makes music a pleasure to listen to.
Miniot's first iPad cover was okay, but suffered from a few serious flaws. By adding a hinge, the MK2 resolves all those issues, and makes for a near-perfect iPad cover.
If you appreciate laptop-case minimalism, Thule's Attache is sturdy, protective, and reasonably priced, and it holds both a MacBook Pro and an iPad.
Jawbone's sequel to the acclaimed Jambox speaker is notably bigger, and this is a case where bigger really is better.
Macally's low-priced iKey30 iPad keyboard foregoes a Bluetooth connection in favor of a dock-connector cable. This is in some ways less convenient than a wireless connection, but it has its own advantages.