avatarby Jonathan FeistMay 18, 20150 comments

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A short while ago we took a look at some of the best accessories around for your iPad Air 2, to that same end we wish to explore another Apple product today, with some of the best iPad Mini 3 accessories.

We are not going to lie, the same basic set of accessories apply to most all of your tablet devices. A case and a stand are always a wonderful start, a Bluetooth keyboard and speakers, matched with a quality stylus, bring productivity to the next level.

Today, as with our other accessories lists for Apple’s devices, most of the accessories we are about to look at have an official version built by Apple themselves. As there is a great chance you already know this, we will try to look at accessories from alternative manufacturers around the industry. After all, there are hundreds of quality choices out there, and we can do nothing more than inspire you to go find the pieces that work best for you.


Case

ESR iPad Mini 3 casual seriesAs mentioned above, the best place to start for your Apple iPad Mini 3 is with protection. There are many cases and covers out there, we are actually big fans of Apple’s own smart case, but today we will look at the ESR casual series iPad Mini 3 case.

ESR may not have a feature rich swiveling stand case like some of the others out there, nor does it offer genuine leather, but the durable materials offer a fairly premium look and feel, with anti-fungal properties as well.

Be sure to check out our full list of iPad Mini 3 cases, or head over to Amazon to grab your ESR iPad Mini 3 Casual Series case for $14.99.

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Stand

Arkon tablet standWith the plethora of stands out there, we will fall back to one of the oldest portable designs out there, the Arkon folding tablet stand. As you might imagine, this is a universal stand that will work for most of your phones and tablets, not just your iPad Mini 3.

You’ve most likely seen this guy before, or one of the many similar alternatives, so I’ll just remind you that it currently runs for $12.99 on Amazon.

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Keyboard

Anker Bluetooth keyboardThere are few accessories that expand the productivity of your iPad Mini 3 as much as a Bluetooth keyboard. And there are few Bluetooth keyboards that are rated as high for such an affordable price as the Anker Bluetooth Ultra-slim keyboard.

You get here a simple, light weight, compact keyboard, that is slim and quiet to operate. Check out the Anker Bluetooth Ultra-slim keyboard for just $12.99 on Amazon.

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Stylus

Friendly Swede stylusIf you enjoy to hand jot your notes, or draw beautiful pictures using a pen or pencil, you can put your iPad Mini 3 to use for these tasks with a stylus. As with most other accessories, there are plenty of stylus to choose from, today we will point you toward the thin tip offering from Friendly Swede.

Aside from the fun name, these replaceable tip stylus come in a 3 pack for under $10, or a two pack with an extra finger grip for $10.99 on Amazon.

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Extra power

Did you get the chance to check out our power related pieces for the iPad recently? We talked specifically about recharging time for the iPad Air 2, but more to the point here, we discussed all the intricacies of how electricity works for your mobile gear. It was some great basic knowledge, but it does not change the fact that you’ll need juice for your iPad Mini 3.

Monoprice Lightning cableIf all you need is an extra power cable, you have many options available. So many options, in fact, that we aren’t entirely certain which to show you here today. There is a great Anker cable available, but I’ll also fall back on one of my favorite cable suppliers, Monoprice.

Buy it on Monoprice

Anker 2 port chargerAgain, we’ve discussed chargers for your iPad and other tablets before, there is no point re-inventing the wheel, so here is the same 2 port charger from Anker we’ve seen previously. It is a solid device, one we’ve been using for phone, Android tablet and iPad alike for months, and love it.

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Power pack

Since your iPad Mini 3 is an excellent mobile device, we assume you take it on the go with you frequently. When you are out and about, power can sometimes be hard to come by, so why not take that with you as well.

RavPower 10400 external batteryRavPower external battery packs can often be found on sale over on our sister site Android Authority. We think RavPower produces a quality product, and this 10,400mAh for $17.99 is about right to keep your iPad Mini 3 charged on the go.

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Anker 2nd gen Astro E5Have I mentioned that I am a big fan of Anker electronics? I have just ordered this Anker 2nd Gen Astro E5 to accompany my iPad Mini 3, so how could I not recommend it for you. It is a dual port 16,000mAh power pack that is able to charge at full speed any combination of phone, Android tablet and iPad you throw at it. Check it out on Amazon for $37.99.

Buy it on Amazon

Headphones

Over at our sister site, Sound Guys, we’ve compiled a list of the best Bluetooth headphones, earbuds and wired headphones available on the market. Ranging anywhere from $33 to $499, you’re bound to find some great audio accessories to pair with your tablet, smartphone or ultrabook. Head to the links below for more information.

Sound Guys – Best Headphones of 2016
Sound Guys – Best Bluetooth earbuds of 2016
Sound Guys – Best Earbuds of 2016


Bluetooth speakers

Once again, our friends over at Sound Guys compiled a list of the best Bluetooth speakers you can buy for under $50. On the list, you’ll be able to find multiple powerful wireless speakers for $25, or some higher end models that range up to $49. Be sure to check out the link below for a full list of the best Bluetooth speakers available on the market.

SoundGuys – Best Bluetooth speakers of 2016
Sound Guys – Best Bluetooth speakers under $50


Accessories are so familiar an common that it is sometimes easy to overlook the fact that your choices will change your entire user experience with your iPad Mini 3. Personalizing the experience to your exact needs should not be a problem, and even if the items we’ve discussed today are not right for you, we hope that we’ve helped you begin your search for the gear that fits your needs.

What is your favorite accessory for your iPad Mini 3?