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Tablets are all the rage of both consumers and enterprise workers. They do many things well and owners quickly come to depend on them.
Like all shiny new things, tablets can be better with the right accessories to increase their benefit and enjoyment. That's especially true if the accessory is gentle on the wallet.
These ten accessories meet both the useful and cheap criteria. When used with any tablet, they add benefit to the owner in different ways.
Many of the accessories are from AmazonBasics. This is a store within a store, the huge Amazon online retail operation. Amazon has some products of good quality made to order, and sells them at good prices. The value is so great we searched through the store to find good accessories worth sharing.
Take a look at the ten tablet accessories in this collection, and odds are you'll find at least one you can use. It won't cost you much to give it a try, anyway.
There is a bonus eleventh accessory that doesn't quite meet the cheap criteria. It's proven to be such a good bit of kit it's included here for those who don't believe price is everything.
iPad Air and Netbook bag
A new tablet is a good excuse for getting a new bag to carry it around. This simple but well designed bag from AmazonBasics is a good fit.
The bag will fit any tablet or laptop up to 10 inches without wasting any room. It's constructed out of water-resistant neoprene with sturdy zippers. The two handles are thick and comfortable while lugging this little bag around town.
It's the perfect size for throwing into a backpack or briefcase, for protection for those not wanting to hand-carry a small bag like this. You can still grab it when heading out of the cubicle for lunch or a meeting.
The inside of the bag is one big, orange pocket for the tablet. Outside, there is one pocket perfectly sized for a phone or small accessories.
The AmazonBasics iPad Air and Notebook bag is only $9.49 from the retailers. It has proven to be a very useful accessory for tablets.
Daffodil Smartphone and Tablet Stand
Many tablet cases have an integrated stand for propping it up when it makes sense. Those who prefer keeping their tablet as thin and light as possible don't use a case, and thus lose the stand.
This ingenious little stand folds up as small as possible, yet forms a universal stand when opened. It is sturdy enough to support the tablet in either portrait or landscape orientations, making it very versatile.
It easily supports the iPad Air in portrait, so it should work for many tablets.
It is currently available from Amazon for $4.45.