The 15 best iPad accessories to make more of your Apple tablet

Apple’s iPad still reigns supreme in the tablet category. You have a wide choice of models to select from today — from the newest 9.7-inch iPad to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro to smaller (and somewhat older) iPad Mini — and they all offer a world of possibilities out of the box. But with the right set of  accessories, you can kick things up a notch. We’ve been shopping around and testing out some of the most interesting add-ons available, each of which is designed to squeeze a little something extra from your tablet. So without further ado, here are the 10 best iPad accessories: Snag yourself a versatile stand, a great keyboard, or the perfect stylus. We’ve got all of that and more.

Apple Pencil ($100)

Apple Pencil

This special stylus was developed just for the iPad Pro, so you’re not going to want to buy it for use with an iPad Air 2 or any other model. The tip is packed with sensors that work with the display to detect the position, force, and tilt. You can press lightly for a thin stroke, or press harder to get a darker, wider stroke. Take the end off and you’ll find a Lightning connector for charging. If you have an iPad Pro and like to jot notes by hand or sketch, you’re going to want one of these.

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Apple

Anker SoundCore Sport XL ($60)

Anker SoundCore Sport XL

There’s a lot to like about this rugged Bluetooth speaker. It’s quick and easy to pair with your iPad if you want to pump up the volume a bit. It has stereo drivers outputting 8W each and dual subwoofers, so you get a reasonable kick of bass. The Bluetooth range is 66 feet and there’s a big 5,200mAh battery in it that can be used to top off your mobile devices in a pinch. It’s also tough and scores an IP67 rating, which means it can survive submersion in up to a meter of water for an hour.

Available at:

Amazon

Satechi Bluetooth Multi-Media Remote ($35)

Satechi Bluetooth Multi-Media Remote

If you prop your iPad somewhere, set it on a stand, or plug it into your TV, then you might be glad of a handy wee remote like this one. It hooks up to your iPad via Bluetooth and provides a set of media playback controls and a remote camera shutter button. You can even use the Home button to activate Siri from a distance. The range is 33 feet and the supplied coin batteries should last you a few months. It’s easy to pair, and very straightforward to use.

Available at:

Amazon

Ipevo PadPillow ($24)

Ipevo PadPillow

For anyone who prefers to snuggle up and get comfy with their iPad, the Ipevo PadPillow is ideal. It’s a soft pillow with a triangular section that can fold out. It’s easy to prop your iPad at a comfortable angle and watch movies or surf the web, but it can also fold open to accommodate a keyboard. It’s made from soft foam, covered in cotton or denim in a choice of five different colors, and you can hand wash it if you need to. The PadPillow has a couple of pockets, too, so there’s room for a stylus or a charging cable.

Available at:

Amazon

IK Multimedia iRig 2 Guitar Interface ($40)

IK Multimedia iRig 2 Guitar Interface

Guitarists will appreciate this handy adapter that enables you to plug your guitar into your iPad. You can use it along with IK’s AmpliTube app, which is packed with different amplifier models, or something like GarageBand. It doesn’t need batteries and it can also plug into your amp or a set of headphones. If you need higher quality, then you can opt for the iRig HD at $80. IK Multimedia also offers a wide range of accessories for different instruments, so you’ll find a lot of great gear to help you make music with your iPad.

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Amazon

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