Top 5 iPad Accessories And Gifts

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Top 5 most popular iPad Accessories And Gifts:

Yes the iPad is fantastic and in a class of its own in many ways, however it still feels a little lonely and lacking sometimes, so this is where Apple branded product accessories and third party suppliers come into play.

We take a good look at popular items sold on Amazon that also have high user feedback ratings to see exactly what people are buying, and also if there may be an item out there that you may not realise you needed!

This list is also a great start for inspiration related to gifts for the iPad 2 and iPad range.

So without further ado here we go:

Bear Motion Genuine Leather Case for iPad2 2nd Generation with built-in Stand:

This Bear motion product with Sleep mode, has been modified based on comments and user feedback, so as of version 2 the feedback seems to be nothing short of high praise (1000+ comments on Amazon saying how great it is).

The case is especially designed for the iPad 2, featuring “top grain” leather, which is the highest grade of leather from the hide, and when the cover is closed it will put your iPad to sleep, this is after you have turned sleep mode on as a function.

Customer feedback is seemingly paramount at Bear Motion, and they offer to resolve any issues you have with their products straight away, simply contact their customer support by email, for prompt service.

Features of the Bear Motion Genuine Leather Case in detail:


  • New version – Supports Sleep Mode
  • 100% real “Top Grain” Cowhide Leather
  • Access all of the iPad 2’s features without taking off the case
  • Easy to slip onto your iPad 2 for long lasting protection
  • Interior and exterior has soft real leather and scratch protection
  • Securely hold iPad in place with Unique Inner flap and Reinforcement Strip
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      Yes, as a case and stand, and at the discount price that it can be obtained for now, you would be silly not to consider this product as your iPad 2 cover.

      Kensington Apple iPad 2 KeyFolio Pro Performance Case with wireless Bluetooth keyboard:

      So you are in the market for a keyboard and stand for your iPad 2?

      This device is selling well on Amazon, and is essentially a high performance keyboard which is optimised for touch typing, and delivered via the built-in bluetooth technology offering fully wireless operation, so you are able to make that lovely looking iPad 2 into more of a laptop/desktop affair, and utilise the screen real estate of the iPad 2 much more than having a virtual keyboard take up that vital space.

      This is a must have for anyone who does any more than a smattering of emailing on a daily basis, and I personally recommend it to anyone who wants to work a bit faster and also kill a few birds with one stone, as it works as a cover, stand and keyboard, what more could you want!

      It is built well, and also offers access to the iPad cameras on the front and back, the tactile keys offer the same build quality that you come to expect from Apple products.

      The keyboard that is built into the KeyFolio Pro includes some iPad 2 functional controls such as home button, volume, and brightness.

      With a rotating stand offering landscape or portrait viewing, the flexibility that this product offers is fantastic.


      • Bluetooth: V 2.0 standard
      • Battery Life: 90 hours
      • Standby Time: 45 days
      • Battery Capacity: Minimum 430 mAh
      • Battery Life Expectancy: 3 years
      • Charging time: up to 4.5 hours
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          With a 2 year warranty we think this keyboard and stand is well worth a look.

          Apple Digital AV Adapter:

          So you want bigger and better things for your iPad 2?

          And why not, but it is not easy getting your HDTV to sing happily with your iPad 2 unless you have certain connections like this Adapter.

          Simply put, this Apple digital adapter will mirror exactly what you have on screen on your iPad 2, meaning that you can control a photo slideshow, a video, or even watch a game being played with the benefit of that larger screened HDTV that is then connected via the device.

          It also supports video out for iPad, iPhone 4 or iPod touch (4th gen) and is HDMI compatible.

          Full specs:


          • Product Type: A/V Cable Technical Information Cable Type:
          • HDMI Fiber Optic Mode:
          • 1 x 30-pin Male Proprietary Connector on Second End
          • 1 x 19-pin HDMI (Type A) Male Digital Audio/Video Connector on Second End
          • 1 x 30-pin Female Proprietary Conductor


          Yes, this device is a really nice accessory to have with your iPad and comes in handy for many things, now go use your imagination!

          Trent iCruiser IMP1000 11000mAh External Battery Pack and Charger:

          We all know that mobile devices eat battery life for breakfast, but there are ways around this and here is one great solution that we recommend in the form of an External Battery Pack and Charger iPad2 accessory.

          Now in its 4th generation, the Trent iCruiser is now compatible with the iPad 2, and provides that extra bit of power that is often needed during a long day without access to a power supply. This device works as your power supply, offering a revolutionary high capacity of 11000mAh at 5V output voltage, this device will give you an extra 17 hours of iPad 2 movie time.

          So is perfect on trips away, and as a great backup just in case.

          The device will also pretty much power any of your devices from Nintendo’s to Droid’s, and PSP’s and Galaxy Smartphones, indeed this device is on my Xmas shopping list!

          As this device is more than just an iPad 2 accessory here is a list of other features that may help you decide how useful this is:

          Some features non iPad 2 related:


          • Enjoy 50 hours movie time for iPhone 4S 4, 3G 3Gs iPhone and 4G ipod touch, 17 hours for ipad 2 Compatible with iPhone 4S 4 3Gs 3G, ipod touch 1G 2G 3G 4G 5G, blackberry (9630, 9700, 9550, 9800), HTC android EVO, incredible Nexus, Droid
          • Ultra reliable Lithium-Ion battery with 11000mAh, 600% iPhone 4 Battery life incredible Nexus, Motorola Droid
          • Compatible with ipad 2, iPhone 4S 4 3Gs 3G, ipod touch 1G 2G 3G 4G 5G, blackberry (9630, 9700, 9550, 9800), HTC android EVO, incredible Nexus, Droid
          • Compatible with HTC Android EVO, Droid, Samsung Galaxy S, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP
          • No iPhone/iPad adapter is included, but IMP1000 is compatible with original iPhone/ipad data cable. 6 months product warranty
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              This really is an amazingly useful device and accessory and one that most smartphone and tablet owners could do with, shame, but this is the current state of play in the battery market.

              Snugg iPad 2 Leather Case Cover and Flip Stand with Elastic Hand Strap and Premium Nubuck Fibre Interior:

              Yes you may well have heard of the popular Snugg iPad range and now they have brought out the specially made iPad 2 flavour, this PU black leather case, offers you great protection and some extra functionality like an ability to stand the iPad to watch movies etc. Also included is an improved elastic strap for easy carrying


              • Premium nubuck fibre interior + improved velcro flap to secure your iPad 2 tightly in place when in landscape position
              • Camera hole cutout on the back and full access to all iPad 2 ports / connections
              • Superior iPad 2 Case by Snugg
              • Elastic strap makes it easier to hold and use the iPad 2 – Great for FaceTime
              • Automatically wakes and puts the iPad 2 to sleep
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                  So there you go, a fantastic list resource of bits and pieces that can add value to your iPad or simply protect it a little.

                  Now get yourself over to Amazon and grab yourself a bargain!

                  Anthony Munns