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Like the iPhone and many other products before it, the iPad has generated a demand and an industry for accessories. Some of the most common items include stylus pens, stands, keyboards, and leather cases. But did you know that there are other quirky and fun items you can buy for your iPad? Check out these interesting accessories that hardcore iPad fans have been trying to get their retractable claws on.
ScotteVest Classic Vest
ScotteVest has an entire line of iPad-compatible clothing, but its all-time bestseller is the $100 classic vest for men. With 22 pockets of carrying capacity, it virtually creates an infinite space for your travel accessories, valuables, and gadgets.
Best of all, it can accommodate your iPad, meaning you don’t have to leave your tablet in a hotel room, and you don’t have to keep lugging it around using a backpack or any other travel bag as you walk through the streets of Paris. You don’t even have to worry about looking fat, because it also features the NoBulge technology that still gives you a trim profile even if you’re loaded with gadgets. (If you’re a metrosexual, however, check out this stylish iPad suit from Mohan’s of New York.)
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It bends, tilts, swivels and rotates 360 degrees. The Standzfree iPad floor stand is an adjustable, hands-free accessory that stands up to six (6) feet high from the floor and is able to hold your iPad firmly in place in any position you want.
It is perfect for watching videos, reading books and other text, playing music (use it as a music sheet), and also for gaming. It also makes online video conferencing and Facetime easier. No need to worry about dropping your device accidentally because it comes with a durable V-shaped base that’s sturdy and balanced.
Native Union Curve Twin
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This sleek handset based from Native Union, designed by David Turpin, fits not just your iPad but also your iPhone (ideally) through its double retractable 3.5 mm jack. It would help create a neat and tidy minimalistic space for your apple device aside from allowing you to switch between two devices with the push of a button. For instance, you have an incoming call from someone on your 4G-capable iPad. All you have to do is to press the baseline switch and then pick up the handset to take the call. If you don’t have another device, you can choose to attach your notebook computer using the earphone jack to directly turn it into a softphone handset by using Skype or your RingCentral VoIP service application. This way, you don’t need multiple pop phones for multiple devices.
Ion Audio iCade
If you’re into collecting the nostalgic items of yesteryears, then this one might tickle your fancy. The iCade cradle cum game controller for the iPad can take you back to the glory days of 8-bit gaming with its authentic, arcade-style cabinet structure complete with functional joystick and eight buttons. To make it work, you need to have your Bluetooth turned on, and you need to slide your iPad gently into the slot. The iCade also offers built in support to iOS versions of several Atari classic titles.
Bonus: Organic Stylus
If you’ve tried buying a stylus for your iPad, chances are, a lot of brands have disappointed you. They’re just not as precise as you’d expect. Sometimes the tip of your stylus becomes restrictive that you need to position it at a certain angle.
Other times, the rubber tip disintegrates. So you end up buying multiple brands or don’t use one at all. Enter the carrot (or the zucchini or a lemon or a banana). Try using fruits or vegetables on your iPad. It’s guaranteed to work – I dare you! (And no, I’m not kidding. Check out this video, or this video.)
Leiden Johnson is a photographer by trade but loves all that geeky, tech stuff and the outdoors. If she’s not working or going out, you can see her in front of her computer either writing about anything or playing MMORPGs, which helps her to be more creative in her photoshoots.