What is the must have accessories for Ipad 2

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    Hi

    Okay I have bitten the bullet and sent off for the Ipad 2 despite having a laptop, netbook & an iphone 3GS.

    So what I am wondering is what is the must have accessory or accessories ? Smart cover maybe, what would you advise I get.

    Thanks
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    Smart Cover? YES!

    Case? Highly reconmmended...I went the cheap route at first waiting to see what other products came out. I Still have, and love, my cheap initial purchase...a zippered travel sleeve made by STN purchased at Staples for less than $20! Take your time selecting your "final" case...go cheap at first then look around.

    Camera Connection Kit? YES!

    Keynote (App, $9.95)? YES! ...you'll wonder how you ever lived without it

    Pages (App, $9.95)? YES!

    Apple Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard...if you plan to do a lot of writing. I didn't plan on it at first but seem to be doing more and more since I got "Pages" and my keyboard. If you are going to get a keyboard I highly recommend the Apple version. Sure there are others...some folding...some built within an iPad case...etc...but none as well built, light weight and perfect size as the Apple. Personal opinion, of course!

    Good luck,

    BJ
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    I'd personally say NO to all that list :p

    How can you advise on must-haves befor you even assertane what is usage and iPad habits are or will be?

    So, to OP, what are your iPad habits or wants and needs? We can then better advise on must-haves
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    Apple Bluetooth Keyboard is sweet. A stylus too. These two add-ons turn your iPad into a laptop (or close to it).

    Perhaps the most used accessory I utilize with my iPad 2 is a small microfiber cloth to keep the screen clean. :)
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    I bought an extra charger w/ cable and I picked up a cheap 6.5 ft charging/transfer cable off of the big auction site ... $3 from China (8 days shipping).
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    I got my self a "moshi" folio case for travelling and a cheap silicon case that i use when i"m at home reading that i got for 5usd..

    I'm not sure if a screen guard is needed..

    And yes for the camera connection kit!
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    Smart Cover and a case for the back!
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    Agreed on both counts.
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    I have a smart cover to but rTher not use it, coz it made scratches on the side where the magnets meet..
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    You need a cover/case/pouch. I recommend folio case, it's great. Of course smart cover is also a great choice, I got one at 34 bucks from Dragonext.
    Screen protector is also necessary, because screen is wherer you touch the most.
    Car charger is needed if you want to play your ipad on the go.
    Bluetooth keyboard is also a necessity.
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    i avoided that by putting a little sticky tape along the edge
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    i think :case ::ipad-case: . keyboard ::ipad-keyboard: .pen...and other.Best can have a wireless audio :ipad-movie:
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    A nice, fat wallet is the best iPad accessory, lol.

    I love my Jambox bluetooth speakers, so much so that I have two of them.

    I really like my Griiffin PowerBlock chargers, because they charge faster than the Apple charger, and I can use them with all my iDevices. I have two of the Griffins as well.

    My Bose headphones are great, too, because earbuds hurt my apparently freakishly small ear canals.

    I also like my Apple bluetooth keyboard and origami case, but I don't use them much just because I'm too lazy to get them out.

    Oh, I use my camera connection kit plenty. Very handy.
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    Ain't that the truth.....but it'll end up a thin empty wallet!

    My accessories are......

    A Rock-it 2 speaker which turns anything that you stick it on into a speaker (cereal box, window, table, etc.).

    Apple wireless keyboard.

    A stand.

    Apple case (it's an iPad 1).

    The Archangel
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    I agree on the jam box. They rock. I also use the apple wireless keyboard and the apple cover though it's more trouble than it's worth.
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    i think smart cover is a must have accessory for iPad 2... right??
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    Not necessarily. There are many alternatives that incorporate both a back cover and screen cover that activates the magnetic "sleep/wake" function. And if you get an Apple SmartCover you'll probably also want to purchase a compatible back cover. That option is significantly more expensive than an "all in one" option. However, as noted on another thread, the SmartCover has one feature that other options lack: the ability to detach it easily from the iPad. You can purchase a back cover that "locks" the SmartCover to the iPad, e.g. the ZUM. But if you do so, you'll lose that "detachable" feature and gain the ability to pick up the iPad by the cover without it accidentally detaching. Your choice.
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    I've never had any use for a smart cover. My husband and I have three iPads between us, none with a screen cover or shield. When we take an iPad on the go, it goes in a sleeve.
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    I think smart case, too.

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