A Triad Of Optional iPad Accessories
by Robin Rhys
January 27, 2010
So we've talked about the Keyboard Dock and the iPad case, but there are still a few accessories out there that you'll need in order to make your iPad do everything it's capable of.
First if you don't want to drop the money on the Keyboard Dock, or if you just want a dock without a keyboard, then you're in luck. You'll soon be able to purchase an iPad Dock all on its own that functions just like the Keyboard Dock, without the keyboard of course.
It has a 30-pin connector that lets you connect to an electrical outlet, sync with your computer, and can connect with other accessories like the Camera Connection Kit and USB Power Adaptor. You can also hook it up to a stereo or powered speakers using the audio jack.iPad Camera Connection Kit: Did someone mention an iPad Camera Connection Kit? Yes we did! The kit provides two way to import your photos and videos from a digital cameral.
The Camera Connector lets you import your photos and videos to iPad using the camera's USB cable. Or you can use the SD Card Reader to import photos and videos directly from the camera's SD card.iPad USB Power Adapter: And finally we can't forget about the iPad USB Power Adapter. Since there is no built in MagSafe connecter you'll have to drop the extra cash to get this extra. Use it with any electrical outlet and even charge from afar using the 6 foot long 10W USB Power Adapter cable. Unfortunately none of these accessories come included with the iPad. No prices have been released as of yet.