Cool and Fun Accessories for the iPad

Cool and Fun Accessories for the iPad

Summary: The iPad has a distinct advantage over competing tablets due to the massive third party accessory market. These accessories range from the simple case to things that turn the iPad into a full gaming console. This collection of useful accessories for the iPad will appeal to virtually everyone.

TOPICS: Hardware, iPad, Mobility

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  • If a separate keyboard case is not your liking, turn your iPad into a full iOS laptop with the Clamcase. Available in black, white, or a special Storm Trooper Edition, the Clamcase is a protective case for transporting the iPad.

    When it's time to work just open the lid as on any laptop, which exposes a full keyboard complete with special keys to control the iPad. The case can be used folded flat as a tablet, as a stand for watching video, in addition to full laptop operation.

    Company web site  $150

  • The Piano Master combines a real electronic keyboard with an included iPad app to teach the piano to budding musicians. The keys light up on the keyboard during lessons, and the iPad screen shows exactly where the fingers should be playing.

    This was unveiled at the CES 2012, and looks like a great method for learning the piano.

    Company web site Price not provided at publication time

  • So you want to be a rock star, but find not being able to play the guitar to be a hindrance? Enter the Guitar Apprentice, a guitar appliance that is designed to teach the guitar to anyone. The iPad actually plugs right into the body of the guitar, and becomes the strumming surface for playing and learning.

    The Guitar Apprentice looks like a good way to learn the guitar, no strings attached.

    Company web site  Price not provided at time of publication

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Topics: Hardware, iPad, Mobility

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  • RE: Cool and Fun Accessories for the iPad

    3 minutes of my life I'll never get back.
    • RE: Cool and Fun Accessories for the iPad

      @fldbryan@... plus the several hours it must have taken you to come up with such an original comment
  • RE: Cool and Fun Accessories for the iPad

    I noticed that you included a good selection of audio based accessories in your image gallery.

    One other audio accessory which your readers may consider is called "iRig MIDI"

    This tiny device (just a tad lager than an iPod Nano or Shuffle) connects to any iOS device thru the 30 pin serial connector and connects to any MIDI enabled device with a pair of included DIN MIDI cables.

    This device acts as a bridge between a person's iPad, for example, and a MIDI keyboard. Because it uses a standard Core MIDI interface, it is compatible with GarageBand and other MIDI supported apps.
  • RE: Cool and Fun Accessories for the iPad

    $30 for a dual USB wall-charger - ROFLMAO.