Favorite Accessories?

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    Hi all,

    I'm new! I just got an iPad 2 and am hoping to get recommendations on the coolest accessories. I am looking at stands, cases, gadgets. Things that I can plug in and extend functionality. Cool stuff.

    Thanks in advance!
    Suzanne
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    I recommend using a third party case, as the apple one only protects the screen

    the apple camera connection kit, if you have use for it

    a stylus to help keep the screen clean
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    Definitely a Bluetooth keyboard - I have a folding one that's great for taking 'out and about' with the iPad. It's essential if you have a lot of typing to do and you're a touch typist.

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    ah yes, if your a touch typist, get a keyboard, if you don't, after a while of 2 finger prodding typing, you will forget how to touch type :( or at least type much slower and keep making mistakes... or at least that is the case for me
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    My top 4 :eek: are:

    Moleskine Digital Folio case
    Boxwave Stylus
    Apple Keyboard Dock
    Camera Connection Kit
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    Zaggmate w/keyboard
    AirStash to stream movies from SD cards (based on YouTube videos)
    Camera connection kit
    HDMI adapter
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    Wow, these are some great ideas, thanks everyone!! My son in law told me about that camera connection kit. He said it gives your iPad a USB connection.
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    Be careful - USB, but not as your PC knows it. You can connect to a digital camera and download photos or videos only. No general file downloading - unless you jail break your iPad.


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    yep, 2 parts to it, a USB one and a sd/mmc card reader
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    I just got my Bluetooth keyboard - not an official Apple one but it's great and I don't know how I survived without it! I can quickly change to using it on my iPhone (reply to lengthy SMS) then back again. I also have the camera connection kit, which is essentially two connections, which I use for photos and videos. I want a leather case which works as a stand and allows me to set different positions, if that is possible.

    As a long-time PC fanatic, I really love my iPad!
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    I've only bought one accessory so far for my iPad 2 - the Zaggmate keyboard/case. Love it. Other than that the only accessory I've used is headphones and those are basically the same regardless of what device I'm using them with.
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    People tend to forget this!
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    What is jail breaking? My son in law said the USB form the CCK does work on some things, but not all, and that I shouldn't expect a "real" USB connection.
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    which one do you have????
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    Agreed for the Zagg mate and camera kit


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    I def have to agree with the Zagg Mate keyboard case, but I would get the Logitech version of it (which I have) because I've read it's constructed better. I would recommend getting something to protect the back though since there's zero protection for the back with the keyboard case. I'm using a gelaskin which I love and doesn't add any bulk but protects from scratches and scuffs.
    The camera kit is definitely a must especially when the iPad 2 JB is released.
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    Logitech makes the Zagg mate, they just decided to add the name to the ipad2 model


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    You can also connect a USB keyboard using the camera connection kit, and without having to jailbreak. Just click away the warning popup message and type away.
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    I have more expensive accessories, but the one I like best is a $3 or $4 wire photo frame that I use as a stand.

    I bent it in various ways, so it now grips my iPad without falling off, and I can use one of its swivel legs as a handle to carry my iPad around the house, up and down stairs, etc. It slips over my arm like a purse handle or can hang on a hook or nail on the wall if I like. It also rests stablely on my steering wheel while I wait in the car for people. I also use it on my knee (hands-free) when I'm waiting at the airport.

    I got identical stands for my iPad 1 and 2, and my husband's iPad 1. I bent them to fit each model's thickness.

    A few bucks very well spent.

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