Best iPad Accessories 2022: Buying Guide

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Have i best iPad accessories is a good solution to transform the Apple tablet into a concentrate of creativity.

In this guide, we've rounded up the best iPad accessories that can add a whole new dimension to your Apple tablet, as well as seriously enhance your user experience. If you want to use your iPad for drawing, we have penne digital of all shapes and sizes, if you are tired of typing on the screen you can take a look at the many keyboards, with an elegant design and advanced keys, to choose from.



Also find one range of cases and covers to protect your iPad from the bumps and the routine of daily life, as well as the best headphones and speakers to enjoy the best music through its audio output. To top it all, we have also made available a selection of useful supports to make the most of your iPad without having to use it with one hand or risk it slipping. Basically we chose the best iPad accessories In circulation; all you have to do is choose the ones that you will find most useful or interesting.

Don't have an iPad yet or are you looking to update it? Here is a guide to the best iPads right now, including new and refurbished ones.

Best iPad Accessories: Apple Pencil

Apple Pencil (1a gen)

The original Apple Pencil is still pretty good.

Compatibility: iPad Pro 12,9 "(1st and 2nd generation), iPad Pro 10,5", iPad Pro 9,7 ", iPad (6th and 7th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad mini (5th generation) | Connections:: Bluetooth | Sizes: 175,7 x 8,9 mm | Weight: 20,7 g.



For

  • Sensitive to pressure and tilt
  • Excellent performance

Cons

  • No wireless charging

If you still have a slightly outdated iPad today, the original Apple Apple Pencil Generation I is still a great option. It is pressure and skew sensitive, allowing you to easily vary line weight and create subtle shading effects. While it lacks some more attractive features of the Pencil 2, such as the touch surface for changing tools and wireless charging, it still beats most of the competition.

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Apple Pencil (2a Gen)

Refined perfection.

Compatibility: iPad Pro 11 and 12.9 (3rd generation) | Connections: Bluetooth | Sizes: 166 x 8,9 mm | Weight: 20,7 g.

For

  • Sensitive to pressure and tilt
  • Wireless charging
  • Matte finish
  • Instant coupling
  • Double tap the "button" gesture

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No color options other than white
  • No docking clip options
  • Not flat on all sides

THESecond generation Apple Pencil, the official Apple stylus, is perfect for the job. It magnetically connects to the iPad Pro and charges wirelessly while you use it. The pencil is equipped with a double-touch sensor that allows you to easily change the style of the pen. It is also pressure and tilt sensitive, so it can be used just like a real pen. You can increase the pressure for thicker lines or skew to shade, all by resting your hand on the screen without having to mark your work.



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Adonit jot pro 4

An inexpensive but elegant stylus.

Compatibility: compatible with all touch screens (iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows…) | Connections: N / A | Sizes: 12,7 x 1 mm | Weight: 59 g.

For

  • High precision
  • It sticks magnetically
  • Smooth and silent writing

Cons

  • Not as many options as Pencil
  • Risk of scratches

THEAdonit Jot Pro it's a great choice if you want to save some money without sacrificing style (this cheap stylus looks good even when paired with the design perfection that is Apple's iPad). A magnetic core allows you to attach it to your iPad, while the precision head with clear plastic dot offers excellent levels of precision for writing and tracing with precision. Of course, at this price point, you'll have to sacrifice all the clever extras like pressure sensitivity and tilt support. GoodNotes, the app for taking notes of all kinds, thanks to Palm Rejection technology.

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Logitech Pencil

Economical alternative to Apple Pencils.

Compatibility: for All iPads released in 2019 or later, iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad Air with iOS 12.2 or later | Connections: Smart Connector | Sizes: 10.5 inches | Weight: 175 g.

  • Offers tilt sensitivity
  • Palm recognition technology

Cons

  • Only works with XNUMXth generation iPads
  • No pressure sensor

If you want most of the Apple Pencil features but don't have enough budget for its purchase, Logitech Pencil it is a good alternative. This digital pen offers the tilt sensor and pencil palm recognition. It mates instantly when turned on and features an anti-roll shape so you can place it anywhere. You lose the pressure sensing and touch functions of the pencil, but for a small price you will have a pencil that is precise, responsive, robust, shaped, resistant to drops up to 1,2 meters and with palm technology Rejection (to keep the hand in a natural position during use). You can draw and edit content without worrying about battery life - 7,5 hours of writing on a single charge.



Please note:: Only works with XNUMXth generation iPads.

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Best iPad Accessories: Keyboards

Apple Magic Keyboard per iPad Pro 2020

Turn your new iPad Pro into an Apple computer.

Compatibility:: 12,9-inch iPad Pro (3rd or 4th generation), 11-inch iPad Pro (1st or 2nd generation) or iPad Air (4th generation) | Connections:: Bluetooth | Sizes:: Not specified | Weight:: Not specified.

For

  • Full-sized keyboard and trackpad
  • Adjustable viewing angle

Cons

  • Expensive

If you have a new iPad Pro (or even an older one or even the latest iPad Air), you can give it a more notebook-like look and turn it into a serious productivity machine with the Magic Keyboard. It attaches magnetically and features a floating cantilever design so you can set the viewing angle up to 130 degrees. With a full-sized keyboard and multi-touch trackpad it makes your favorite apps even easier to use.

The full-sized keys are backlit and the scissor mechanism makes typing easy and precise. Using the USB-C of the Magic Keyboard you can charge the iPad Pro without occupying the USB-C of the device which remains free to connect other devices. To protect the iPad Pro during your travels, simply close the keyboard to turn it into a case.

If you are wondering what the differenza tra la Magic Keyboard e Smart Keyboard, you should know that the Magic Keyboard unlike its predecessor offers new elements such as lifting the iPad screen to give it different angles, charging the Apple tablet and much more.

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Brydge 10.5

Give your iPad that MacBook feel

Compatibility:: iPad Air (2019) and 10,5-inch iPad Pro | Connections:: Bluetooth | Sizes: 24,89 x 17,27 x 0,69 cm | Weight: 721,21 g.

For

  • Full size keyboard
  • LED backlight

Cons

  • No trackpad

Here's a not-too-expensive option to make your iPad look a little more like a MacBook. Brydge 10.5 It features a full-sized keyboard for greater accuracy with three levels of backlight LED. Its hinges allow you to tilt your iPad between 0 and 180 degrees so you get exactly the viewing angle you want, and it also features a full set of dedicated iOS hotkeys.

Definitely one of the best wireless Bluetooth keyboards for iPad Air (2019) and 10,5-inch iPad Pro with up to 12 months battery life.

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Apple Smart Keyboard Folio per iPad Pro

Official, elegant, minimal and efficient.

Compatibility: 12,9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generation) | Connections: Smart Connector | Weight: 175 g.

For

  • Excellent design
  • Excellent key quality

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No rear protection

THEApple Smart Keyboard Folio Official for iPad Pro is one of the best ways to turn your iPad into a portable PC. You get Apple-quality design and build, which means high-quality keys for typing, as well as a luxury finish for the case itself. It also fits easily thanks to theApple Smart Connector and the case is thick enough to offer protection but thin enough to remain mobile.

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Logitech Slim Folio Pro

Full protection for iPad and integrated BlueTooth keyboard

Compatibility: for 12,9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generation), latest IOS | Connections: Bluetooth LE | Sizes 28.7 x 2.3 x 22.46 cm | Weight: 900 g.

For

  • Fully protected
  • Battery life

Cons

  • Not laptop-level keyboard
  • No smart connectors

Logitech has always been in the world of keyboards, that's why the case Logitech Slim Folio Pro with keyboard is officially sold on the Apple Store. Bluetooth LE connectivity, full iPad protection, dedicated iOS shortcut buttons, a stand mode, and an incredible three-month battery life on a single charge make it an affordable winner.

I backlit keys offer three adjustable brightness levels to make the most of your productivity wherever you are. The case protects front and rear and is resistant thanks to a magnetic closure that is safe against scratches, bumps and falls.

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Best iPad Accessories: Cover

Smart Cover Apple

Official, solid and effective.

Compatibility: iPad (8th generation) | Connections:: Bluetooth | Sizes: 25,5 x 19 x 0,8 cm | Weight: 210 g.

For

  • Easy to use
  • It does its job well
  • Light and thin

Cons

  • Expensive

If you are looking for a cover for your iPad, I highly recommend the official Apple cover: the Smart Cover for XNUMXth generation iPads. It attaches magnetically to your iPad, protects the screen, turns the iPad on and off when you open and close it, and you can even use it as a stand for writing, watching movies or making FaceTime video calls. It is available in a variety of trendy colors.

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Griffin Survivor

Resistant to water and shocks.

Compatibility: iPad Air, Pro, Pro 12.9 | Connections: N / A | Sizes: iPad 9.7 inch | Weight: 349 g.

For

  • Resistant to water and shocks
  • Integrated support

Cons

  • Heavy enough

The custody Griffin Survivor for iPad Air is an excellent way to ensure your iPad stays protected. It's certainly not the most stylish or attractive case on the market, but it protects your Apple mobile device best. Among the best iPad accessories, this cover is great for those with children or anyone with a busy life and wants to be able to throw their iPad in or out of a bag during their daily movements.

Finally it is completely sealed with 4 layers of protection and it is IP-55 rated. This means that it protects against dust, rain, sand and other environmental factors. Hinged closures seal the dock connector and headphone port when not in use.

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Skech Flipper case

Best iPad case with a sturdy yet slim design.

Compatibility: most iPads | Connections: N / A | Sizes: Varia for iPad | Weight: 281 g.

For

  • Solid fall protection
  • Apple pen holder

Cons

  • Not cheap

The custody Skech Pinball for iPad perfectly balances portability and protection, which means that it is not bulky for your Apple tablet, but on the contrary offers protection even with drops from 2 meters. This is thanks to the sturdy, reinforced corners and bezel protector for your screen. The case uses the active opening and closing to turn your iPad on or off and can also be used as a stand. There is also a small ring to hold your Apple Pencil and an option for a transparent back to see the iPad in all its glory.

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Best iPad Accessories: Earphones and Headphones

AirPods Pro

Still magical after a year of sales.

Compatibility: iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or higher), iPad Air (2nd generation or higher), iPad Mini (4th generation or higher) | Connections: Bluetooth | Sizes: 45,2 x 21,7 x 60,6mm (in case) | Weight: 46 g.

For

  • Excellent sound quality
  • Outstanding noise cancellation
  • Easy to use
  • Modern design

Cons

  • Short battery life
  • Expensive

We have talked many times about AirPods For from Apple and, just over a year after release, they are still the most popular true wireless earbuds today. They are an absolute joy to use; they pair to your iPad in under a second, their active noise cancellation is nothing short of miraculous, and the sound quality is exceptional. They are water and sweat resistant and are made of soft silicone for unrivaled comfort.

In addition to the noise canceling mode, you can take advantage of the transparency mode to hear the world around you, and adaptive equalization automatically adjusts the music to the shape of your ear. The wireless charging case guarantees over 24 hours of autonomy. The only drawback? They are expensive, but they are worth buying.

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AirPods Max

The latest Apple over-ear headphones with amazing sound.

Compatibility:: iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or higher), iPad Air (2nd generation or higher), iPad Mini (4th generation or higher) | Connections: Bluetooth | Sizes: 168,6 x 83,4 x 187,3 mm | Weight: 384,8 g.

For

  • Excellent audio performance with rich bass and crisp, detailed highs
  • High quality active noise cancellation
  • Extraordinary design
  • Access to Siri
  • Adaptive EQ and Spatial Audio

Cons

  • No 3,5mm jack
  • The case is not suitable for protecting headphones
  • No user adjustable EQ
  • Expensive
  • Button placement

- Airpods Max from Apple far outweigh the expensive AirPods Pro but don't support Hi-Res Audio. They feature a dynamic driver for high fidelity sound, spatial audio with dynamic head position detection achieving a surround effect and computational audio that combines acoustic design with the chip H1 and Apple software for a unique user experience.

That said, the noise cancellation works even better with this pair of over-ear headphones and the sound quality, as anticipated, is exceptional.

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AirPods

Official, battery case supported.

Compatibility: iPad, iPhone, Mac | Connections: Bluetooth, Wireless | Sizes: 44,3 x 21,3 x 53,5 mm | Weight: 46 g with case.

For

  • Design
  • Auto power on and auto connect
  • Quick access to Siri

Cons

  • Limited battery life
  • It does not fit perfectly in the ear

- AirPods Officers have been designed from the ground up to deliver the best wireless audio experience with an Apple device. This means that with a simple touch you can connect and get automatic recognition when you insert them into your ears. That's not all, with a simple touch you will have the opportunity to speak with Crab for voice controls without the need to touch your iPad. The battery capacity will allow you to use them for 24 hours with charging from the case, as well as decent sound for music and voice.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 ii

Excellent noise cancellation, high quality audio.

Compatibility: any iPad | Connections: Bluetooth | Sizes: 8,1 x 17 x 18 cm | Weight: 236 g.

For

  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • High quality wireless audio

Cons

  • Not cheap
  • Available only in black color

Headphones Bose QuietComfort 35 II they are perfect if you want to isolate yourself from the world and take advantage of their fantastic active noise cancellation. That's not all, they also offer wireless connectivity and decent battery life. They are ideal for traveling or staying indoors, where background noise can affect concentration. The comfort levels are high, which means you can wear them for a long time without experiencing discomfort or excessive weight. In conclusion, I am a perfect flight companion.

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Anker Soundcore Spirit Pro

Wireless Bluetooth ma conveniente.

Compatibility: any iPad | Connections: Bluetooth | Sizes: 60 x 3 x 1,3 cm | Weight: 13,6 g.

For

  • Cheap
  • They are wireless

Cons

  • They don't offer the best sound
  • No noise cancellation

If you want to go for thinner earbuds but want to buy wireless devices on a budget, the Soundcore Spirit Pro they are a great option. These sweat and rain resistant earbuds allow you to enjoy up to eight hours of listening before needing to be recharged. This makes them not only useful for spending a few hours indoors with your iPad, but also perfect for going out and jogging with your iPhone, giving you even more at an affordable price.

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Best iPad Accessories: Speakers

Apple HomePod

Amazing sound from an incredibly smart speaker.

Compatibility:: iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or higher), iPad Air (2nd generation or higher), iPad Mini (4th generation or higher) | Connections:: Bluetooth | Sizes: 172 x 142 mm | Weight: 2,5 kg.

For

  • Incredible audio
  • Compact design

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Not as hot as a smart speaker

Smaller than one might expect but surprisingly heavy, theHomePod di Apple is another great example of how the company uses software to get the best audio performance out of their hardware. The HomePod consists of seven tweeters at the bottom and a powerful woofer at the top, but it's the A8 chip that takes it all to the next level, helping it analyze its settings and adjust audio output for optimal performance. As a smart speaker, powered by Crab, is not up to the standards of Alexa, but its extraordinary sound quality compensates for this.

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Bose SoundLink Revolve +

Powerful, wireless with Siri voice control.

Compatibility: any iPad | Connections: Bluetooth, wireless, USB | Sizes: 18,4 x 10,5 x 10,5 cm | Weight: 898 g.

For

  • Powerful 360-degree sound
  • Battery life of 16 hours

Cons

  • Expensive
  • It could be lighter

Bose SoundLink Revolve + is a powerful yet portable Bluetooth speaker that can deliver 360-degree sound. It also comes with Siri support which allows for easy voice controls via the connected iPad. The battery lasts about 16 hours, while the IPX4 classification means splash and dust resistance to put your mind at ease while enjoying the high quality sound.

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Sonos One

Multi-room audio supported by Siri.

Compatibility: any iPad | Connections: Bluetooth, wireless | Sizes: 12 x 12 x 16,2 cm | Weight: 1,78 kg.

For

  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with AirPlay

Cons

  • Not cheap
  • More requests for the best multi-room

Sonos started the multi-room speaker revolution and is still leading the way with quality products like Sonos One. This allows you to connect using your iPad to control the speaker or any other Sonos speaker speaker in your home, using AirPlay for super easy access. It also supports Siri voice controls and lets you use two speakers for stereo sound.

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Sony SRS-XB12

A portable and affordable iPad speaker

Compatibility: most iPads | Connections:: Bluetooth | Sizes: 74 x 74 x 92 mm | Weight: 243 g.

For

  • Good value
  • Impressive bass for its size

Cons

  • No wi-fi

Want a wireless speaker that sounds good but won't cost a fortune? This little beauty from Sony is just the ticket. The portable speaker Sony SRS-XB12 it's cheaper than the rest of the speakers listed here, but can still output impressive sound, enhanced by Sony's EXTRA BASS technology. Its battery should last for 16 hours, it's waterproof, dustproof, sand and mud resistant, and if you want stereo sound you can just buy another and pair them.

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Best iPad Accessories: Support Bases

Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand Pro

A versatile and durable iPad stand.

Compatibility: iPad, most | Connections: N / A | Sizes: 29,7 x 7,6 x 5,4 cm | Weight: 244 g.

For

Very versatile legs
Landscape and portrait mode

Cons

Expensive
The legs could be longer

Despite the name, Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand Pro actually fits many different iPad types. Thanks to its malleable legs, it can be manipulated to hold the tablet at different heights and angles - ideal for watching videos or (thanks to the side tilt) chatting on FaceTime. Rubber feet hold the unit in place and you can even wrap it around the backrest or pole of a chair, for example, to place it where you need it.

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Logitech Base wireless charging support

Minimalist yet effective stand and charger.

Compatibility: iPad Pro models | Connections: Smart Connector | Sizes: 11,4 x 17,8 x 8,2 cm | Weight: 358 g.

For

  • recharge
  • Attractive stand

Cons

  • No variation of the angle
  • Solo iPad Pro

The Logitech Base Charging Stand for iPad Pro is a typical Apple-style design that makes the most of metallic minimalism. Sliding a media not only looks good and solid, it also uses it Smart Connector for easy connection and charging of the iPad Pro. The iPad can be placed in portrait or landscape mode

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AmazonBasics Portable Tilt Stand for iPad

Simple, economical and versatile.

Compatibility: most iPads | Connections:: Bluetooth | Sizes: 99 x 86 x 22 mm | Weight: 166 g.

For

  • Cheap
  • Multi-angle

Cons

  • No refill
  • Small

You will have a hard time finding better value support than this model of AmazonBasics. As the name suggests, it's pretty basic, but it sure does the job. It supports any type of tablet up to a 10-inch size (with a maximum weight of 4,9kg), has multiple viewing angles and a removable rubber pad so it won't scratch your iPad. If all you need is something to keep your iPad upright then it is definitely among the best iPad accessories you can't do without.

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