iPad Accessories
The iPAD by itself is a useful tool with out the accessories, however the accessories help with your productivity. The four accessories below are the best to get started with. To see other accessories, click on this link. Apple's Accesssories Page

1. Apple Folding Case: The most important accessory is to have a good protective case. I have the Apple case from the Apple web site. It does a good job of protecting the iPAD. The lid of the case folds back to make a stand for typing in landscape mode.Around the outside edge, there are many hole for the variety of buttons and connectors for the iPAD.
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2. iPAD Keyboard Doc: The keyboard doc gives your iPAD the look and feel of typing on a laptop. The keyboard runs off the power of the laptop. The recharging cord can be connected to the back of the keyboard to bower the unit. * This keyboard has been discontinued.*
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3. Apple VGA Connector: The VGA Connector attaches to the bottom of the iPAD and connects to a VGA cord that can be used with a projector of an LCD TV.
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4. iPAD Camera Connection Kit:The iPad Camera Connection Kit gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera: using your camera’s USB cable or directly from an SD card. iPad supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW. This is has been discontinued. What a shame.
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5. Kensington Bluetooth Keyboard: The Kensington KeyFolio™ not only protects your iPad when on the road but also provides a handy wireless Bluetooth® keyboard and handsfree stand when you reach your destination. The rubberized keys were specially designed to cushion your iPad screen from bumps and scratches when the folio is closed.
Amazon Link
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6. Chill Pill Speakers: Chill Pill is a pocket-sized, self-contained capsule that transforms into two powered speakers. It is designed for people who enjoy listening to music out loud wherever they are. Perfect for listening to music, podcasts and audiobooks at home or on the go. Chill Pill is compatible with devices that have a standard 1/8" headphone port, including iPods, iPhone 3G, original iPhone (with adapter), computers, CD players and more. Rugged case protects the speakers, battery & retractable cables Speakers magnetically click together for easy transport When stowed in travel mode, Chill Pill is only 2 inches x 4 inches Perfect for desks with limited space and small enough to bring anywhere! Chill Pill has three modes: Travel Mode (keeps speakers and cables clicked together), Speaker Mode 1 (separate speakers, closed) and Speaker Mode 2 (twist and expand each speaker for richer bass and volume!) Rechargeable lithium ion battery provides six hours of playing time Charges via your computer's USB port or optional AC adapter; can charge and play simultaneously.
Amazon Link
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7. Altec Lansing MP450 iPAD Speaker Dock: Play, share, and charge your iPad with the dual-speaker Octiv Stage. Simply dock your iPad in either the portrait or landscape position and tilt for an optimal viewing angle. Grab the remote, sit back, and relax with your favorite movies, TV, or videos--all with robust, distortion-free sound. The Octiv Stage makes it easy to showcase and charge your iPad, or multi-task while using your favorite apps.
Amazon Link
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8. iCelsius Temperature Sensor: Attach this temperature probe to the dock connector of the iPad. Great tool for teaching science, learning graphs, units & decimal counting.
Amazon Link
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9. Parrot AR. Drone Quadricopter: The Quadcopter is an iPAD-controlled helicopter the features a camera and several other augmented reality features. The Free Flight is a free app that controls the helicopter.
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10. Pasco Pasport Airlink 2: The Airlink 2 sends signals via bluetooth to the iPAD. The signals are collected into the SPARKvue app. The Airlink 2 can have other sensors connected to it. Every time a recording of data starts, the data will be will be in a different color.
Pasco Link
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11. Sharrk iPAD 2 &3 Bluetooth Keyboard Case:The Keyboard Case for iPad 2 is made from aluminum with a high-grade finish, matching the design, look and feel of today's hottest tablets. It's simple yet innovative hinge provides multiple angles for viewing and typing in both portrait and landscape mode.
A built-in physical keyboard allows for fast, responsive typing. Ideal for people who regularly use their iPad in any environment for e-mailing, making notes, and writing documents.

This iPad case holder can easily convert into a laptop style position for a more comfortable typing, as well as for tablet use by folding its new hinge, which then hides the Bluetooth keyboard out of sight. This iPad aluminum case provides 2 viewing angles in both portrait and landscape modes while assuring full protection for the iPad screen. It also allows access to all the controls and ports at all times, meaning you have full functionality whilst your iPad is still inside the case.
Amazon Link
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12. Blue Spark Digital Microphone:
  • Features Blue's legendary studio condenser capsule and electronic components
  • iOS compatible with iPod touch (4th Gen), iPhone 4/4S, iPad/iPad2/iPad (3rd Gen)
  • Use the Apple Lightning Adapter (sold separately) for compatibility with iPhone 5, iPad (4th Gen), and iPad Mini
  • Work with Garage Band and other recording applications
  • Focus Control switch offers two sonic signatures in one mic, plus onboard control for volume, gain and instant mute
  • Headphone jack for zero-latency real-time monitoring
Amazon Link
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