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Don't Forget To Use Protection - Top iPad Accessories

April 3, 2010
If you're getting yourself a shiny new iPad tomorrow you're going to need to get some accessories. Here's a roundup of what's available for your new best friend.

For the Business Type

Griffin Elan Passport

Lined with soft micro suede, this premium leather slim iPad case opens like a book and offers users space to store business cards and paperwork. Tab closure prevents accidental opening and leather strips to hold you precious iPad in place. Website

NewerTech iFolio

In a simliar style to the Elan Passport, the iFolio offers space for various cards and documents, but secures the iPad with a zip over a tab closure. Built in the US with Brazilian leather the iFolio also includes a removable and adjustable shoulder strap. Th iFolio comes in black and a red version is coming 'soon'. Website

For the Cautious

Hard Candy Street Skin

Available in black, white and pink, the Street Skin is a two part, rubberised case that covers all of your iPad including the screen when not in use but still gives you access to the all ports including headphones and the dock connector. The Street Skin is available to pre-order for $39.95. Website

Incipio DermaSHOT

The DermaSHOT is silicone, high-density case to protect your beloved tablet. Available in 5 oddly named colours, confetti and molina red, this case gives access to all ports whilst adding a splash of colour. Website

For the Reader

M-Edge Platform Jacket

The Platform Jacket is able to hold your iPad in both landscape and portrait for reading those ebooks I'm sure you'll be downloading from the iBooks store. With tab closure, access to all ports and available in 12 colours including leopard print, the Platform Jacket is the perfect case for anyone who loves to read. Website

For those on a Budget

USA Gear Scratch Defense

If you're on a budget (well, you've just splashed out 500 bucks for an iPad, right?) but still want to protect it this case is for you. Made from iPad-hugging neoprene and lined with suede, this may be a cheap option, but will still protect your iPad whilst in your bag or the back of your car. There are also pockets for storing power adaptors and cables, this case comes in at under $15. Website

For those who don't do third party

If you don't fancy any of these garishly-coloured accessories, Apple have got their own range to help you get the most out of for their brand new toy.

Apple iPad Case

This black leather case allows you to position your iPad in two different portrait angles either for reading or for typing. Access to all ports and buttons are there with this Apple-logo embossed case priced at $39, shipping in 'mid April'.

iPad Docks

There are two docks that Apple are offering for the iPad; one with and one without a keyboard. If you're going to be doing a lot of typing, then I suggest you get the keyboard version which is priced at $69. The sans-keyboard version for syncing your iPad to your computer is priced at $29.

Camera Connection Kit

Despite not having a memory card or USB port, for $29 you can still transfer your photos from your digital camera with the camera connection kit. With this kit you can transfer JPG, PNG and RAW files directly to the built-in photos app and then sync them to your computer.

Dock Connector to VGA

Want to load your iPad with movies then take them to a friends to watch on their big screen TV? With the Dock to VGA connector you can output movies and TV shows to anything with a VGA port. Priced at $29 and shipping immediately.

Power Adaptor

The final, and possibly most boring accessory on offer from Apple, is the 10W power adaptor. The six-foot long cable allows you to directly charge your iPad or plug it into one of the docks. Available 'late April' for $29.

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