While Apple has spurred a virtual (and we mean virtual) cottage industry around the iPad with new products and apps appearing daily, it is easy to forget that the company which brought us the revolutionary device also sells accessories that improve both its form and function.
So whether it is providing your iPad its own home on your desk, connecting to a keyboard , or just downloading pictures from your digital camera , Apple has a number of options completely compatible with the device.
Below are some key accessories to help make your iPad experience complete.
iPad Keyboard Dock
The iPad Keyboard Dock combines a dock for charging your iPad with a full-size keyboard, which includes special keys that activate iPad features. The dock has a rear dock connector port, which lets you connect to an electrical outlet using the USB Power Adapter, sync to your computer, and use accessories like the iPad Camera Connection Kit. An audio line out port lets you connect to a stereo or powered speakers (audio cable sold separately.
With a soft microfiber interior and reinforced panels to provide structure, the iPad Case is a handy way to carry around your iPad. It also performs double duty; acting as a stand that holds the iPad at an ideal angle for watching videos and slideshows or for typing on the onscreen keyboard.
iPad Camera Connection Kit
The iPad Camera Connection Kit gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera: using your camera’s USB cable or directly from an SD card. iPad supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW.
With the iPad Dock, you get easy access to a dock connector port for syncing or charging, and an audio line out port for connecting to powered speakers via an optional audio cable. The iPad Dock also supports other iPad accessories, such as the iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter and the iPad Camera Connection Kit.
iPad 10W USB Power Adapter
The iPad 10W USB Power Adapter lets you charge your iPad directly through an electrical outlet.
iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter
Watch slideshows and movies on the big screen by connecting your iPad to a TV, monitor, projector, or LCD display that uses a VGA connector.
Apple Wireless Keyboard
The Apple Wireless Keyboard uses Bluetooth technology, which makes it compatible with iPad.
Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic
Listen to your music on your iPad with pro audio performance and sound isolation. Adjust volume and control your music and video playback.
Apple Composite AV Cable
Users watch iPad video on a big screen with full stereo sound by connecting iPad to the composite video and stereo audio inputs on your TV or home theater system.
Apple Component AV Cable
Watch iPad video on a big screen with full stereo sound by connecting iPad to the component video and stereo audio inputs on your TV or home theater system.