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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  • The iPad is durable but prone to scratches, and the Gelaskin appliques protect the bezel and back of the tablet with beautiful designs. The designs consist of skins that are easy to apply to the front and back of the iPad, and included downloadable wallpapers to make the iPad display match the skin.

    There are dozens of designs to choose from, and it is easy to switch them out when the mood changes.

    Company web site   $30 (Boombox design shown)

  • The iSound is a stand for the iPad that handles charging duty, and includes stereo speakers to get the most of the iPad's sound capability while sitting on the desk. The iPad can be rotated into portrait or landscape orientation as preferred at just about any viewing angles.

    The combination of active and passive speakers in the iSound deliver loud, quality playback.

    Company web site   $130

  • Miss the coin-operated games of your youth? Turn your iPad into a full arcade gaming system with the iCade. The system has a joystick and full set of buttons for that retro-gaming feel.

    The iCade works with the Atari Greatest Hits app in the App Store to bring old favorites like Missile Command and Asteroids to the iPad, which slides right into the iCade cabinet. The app is $14.99 for 100 Atari favorites, or $1 for 3-game packs if you're on a budget.

    In addition to the Atari classics, developers are releasing games available in the App Store compatible with the iCade. The full list of dozens of games is at the link below.

    ThinkGeek site   $100 (games extra)

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.