In this article I’ll summarize what I’ve found to be the key accessories that have made me more productive with my iPad, either in the office, on the couch or on the road.
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My list is not all inclusive as there are many, many accessories that can make your tablet experience more productive and I would look forward to hearing about your own ideas in the comments.#1 – Keyboard / Case
You will want a case for protection and if you do a lot of typing then you may want to consider a folio case which is a case and keyboard built into one.
Recommended Folio Case: Anker Bluetooth iPad Folio Case
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Fortunately, several hardware makers have developed some excellent tools to ensure that you will not always be on the hunt for a power outlet. Here are some choices that will make that next trip or all-day conference somewhat less painful.Mophie juice pack powerstation
The Mophie juice pack has become the flagship case for those looking to extend their smartphone battery life. Mophie has not forgot about iPads and other tablets as it offers the powerstation line for such portable charging situations.
While a little steep at $79.95, the device has great build and design along with its utility as a charging device. It has a 4000 mAH battery and is about the size of the [...]
The FabricSkin Keyboard Folio, Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Folio Protective Case are all designed to fit the iPad Air and are due to launch starting from next month. The tablet itself is expected to hit U.S. retail stores on November 1.
The Ultrathin Keyboard Folio costs $99 and offers an integrated Bluetooth keyboard, stand and battery (which can last for up to three months). The aluminium Ultrathin Keyboard Cover comes in at the same price but lets users dock the iPad and use the cover as a stand.
The Folio Protective Case is predictably markedly cheaper at $49.99 as it doesn’t come with a keyboard, although it does sport an [...]
In the same week as Apple launched the iPad Air and Retina Display iPad mini, leading accessory makers Zagg and Kensington unleashed their first products for the new 9.7-inch Apple tablet.
Zagg’s products include the ZAGGkeys Folio and Cover at $99.99 apiece, while there is also the option to buy the ZAGG invisbleSHIELD (34.99 and up) and covers and headphones from the firm’s iFrogz brand.
Kensington also has a selection of new products for the tablet and says that they are equally adept at being used by consumers or business folk. The firm’s Comercio range ($39.99) is an array of colourful hard and soft cases for the iPad Air, while the [...]
Jamie Ryan, who used to work in Apple's Developer Relations, claims in his blog that former colleagues have told him about a case for the full-size iPad which “mimics Microsoft’s Touch Cover”.
“I’ve been speaking to a couple of people at Apple for the last few days and they have told me that a case for the full size iPad that mimics Microsoft’s [sic] touch cover has been prototyped,” wrote Ryan.
“It’s not clear whether the process is far enough along to make this Tuesdays [sic] event but they did say a few different styles had been in testing for a while. This would certainly allow Apple to differentiate the [...]
Serial leaker evleaks claimed to have posted two snaps of the widely-reported tablet on Twitter over the weekend, and these indicate that the device will come in colors of red and cyan blue.
Although there has been a flurry of speculation surrounding a Nokia tablet for well over a year now, more recent reports appear to indicate that the tablet will have a Full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 32GB of storage.
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Nokia is also likely to ship the tablet with a keyboard accessory which includes a battery [...]
Snapworks by Motion is a touch-based camera app with easy touch features to capture, annotate and share images.
The company has also released a new EasyConnect RFID Long Range Reader that transforms Motion’s rugged tablets into long range UHF RFID tag readers. The Reader is designed to make it easier for workers in such places as an oil rig, rail transportation and warehouse environments to obtain and process critical asset data from a distance.
On the tablet side, Motion Computing released the latest generations of its F5 and C5-series Rugged Tablets. The Motion F5te and C5te feature across-the-board improvements in power, security and manageability with [...]
“Several internal sources” supposedly told tech website Neowin that the Surface 2 64GB, the Surface Pro 2 256GB and Surface Pro 2 512MB are all backordered, as well as the Touch Cover and the Type Cover in purple and black. One other Surface accessory, the new Arc Mouse, is also apparently out of stock.
This is outstanding news for Microsoft, especially as the tablets only went up for pre-order on September 24, but cynics are likely to argue that Microsoft has lightly stocked the channel this time around.
After all, the Redmond company was forced to write-down $900 million on unsold Surface RT tablets in July and outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer even later [...]
On Monday, the F.D.A. said its oversight will apply to two broad categories of apps:Those intended to be used as “an accessory to a regulated medical device” – for example, an app that enables a healthcare provider to diagnose a condition by viewing a medical image from a picture archiving or communication system on a smartphone or tablet; or Apps that “transform a mobile platform into a regulated medical device” – for example, apps that turn smartphones into an electrocardiography (ECG) machine that can detect abnormal heart rhythms or determine if a patient is experiencing a heart attack.
Apps that fall into these two categories [...]