Apple's tablet can be found in work environments of all types. The iPad is being used for a range of purposes, from typical office work to specialized field work. As good as it is, adding the right accessories can make it even better.
The add-ons we’ve included in this collection can make the iPad a capable workmate.
Those who work out of a vehicle will find the iKross mount to be a useful tool. The stand can hold a tablet or smartphone, and has a cup holder mount that fits most vehicles. Just insert the mount into the holder, adjust it to grip the iPad, and move it to an angle that facilitates using the iPad on the go.
Working in the field or warehouse can expose the iPad to rough handling. The Drop Tech Ruggedized Case is designed to add as little bulk to the iPad as possible while still offering a reasonable level of protection. Pop the iPad into the Drop Tech and get down to business.
Work tasks that require a lot of storage can be handled with ease by the Leef iBridge. The little gadget plugs into the Lightning port and adds 16GB - 256GB of external storage. It wraps around the back of the iPad out of the way and can be used with most cases for the iPad.
Get the Leef iBridge for $59.99 to $399.99.
Long periods away from the power outlet calls for an external battery pack that can keep the iPad running. The Anker has a large capacity that can charge an iPad on the fly. It has two USB ports for charging two devices at the same time, making it perfect for those with both the iPad and a smartphone.
A good stylus can be a practical workmate for the iPad. It is good for filling out forms by hand, especially for tasks like taking inventory. The Bamboo Stylus is a premium pen with a fine tip that works much like a pen on paper, including pressure sensitivity. It recharges via microUSB and comes with an app that supports palm rejection on the iPad screen.
Get the Bamboo Stylus from Amazon for $49.46.
This gadget from SanDisk has 32GB of internal memory and a slot that accepts SDHC and SDXC memory cards. It serves as a wireless hub and the memory slot is perfect for getting photos off a camera to the iPad, making it is a good solution for photographers.