6 Must Have Apple iPad 2 Accessories
iPad Camera Connection Kit
The iPad camera Connection kit gives you the ability to transfer pictures or videos to your iPad from your camera or iPhone through the USB connector or SD card reader. I tested the USB connector with a Kodak camera and a Flip video camera and I was able to transfer pictures and videos directly from the camera to the iPad. Once I plugged the camera in, the iPad automatically started the app needed to make the transfer.
The iPad Camera Connection Kit retails for $29.99 and may be purchased from the Apple store (online or offline.)
iPad 2 Digital AV Adapter
The iPad 2 Digital AV Adapter allows you to mirror what is on your iPad to another HDMI friendly screen (HDTV, projector, etc.) You will be able to watch movies, share pictures or give a presentation by mirroring your iPad. No additional software is needed. The Digital AV Adapter will be available on March 11 from the Apple Store.
Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation
The iPad 2 battery life is 10 hours. No matter how long a battery lasts, it will run out at the most inconvenient time. The Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation is an external battery to charge your iPad (or other USB based smartphones.) Weighing less than 1 lb, the Juice Pack Powerstation will extend your battery life without added bulk or weight.
The Juice Pack Powerstation retails for $99.95 and can be purchased from the Mophie online store.
Native Union MM05 Headset
The iPad 2 adds 2 cameras adding video conferencing capabilities to the iPad. With the MM05 headset’s built in speaker and microphone, you can use your iPad as a video chat device or VOIP phone (Skype, Google Talk).
The Native Union MM05 headset retails for $29.90 and is available at the Native Union website.
Case-Mate Venture iPad 2 Case
The Case-Mate Venture case for the iPad 2 can be propped up to any height for either typing or viewing. It also includes a nylon strap so you can easily take it with you.
The Venture case retails for $39.99 and will be available soon. If you would like to be notified when the Case-Mate iPad 2 cases are available, add your name to the Case-Mate email list.
ToddyGear Smart Cloths Clean Your Screen & Giveaway
I discovered the ToddyGear Smart Clothes at CES and I was immediately a huge fan. The ToddyGear Smart Cloths will keep the screen of all your gadgets shiny and they come in gorgeous colors and patterns (you can even create a branded Smart Cloth for your company). The ToddyGear Smart Cloth is a plush microfiber cloth on one side and a patterned silk microfiber on the other.
The ToddyGear Smart Cloths retail for $14.99 and may be purchased from the ToddyGear store.
ToddyGear Smart Cloths Giveaway
I have ToddyGear Smart Cloths to giveaway to two of our readers. According to the ToddyGear website, families have the average of 24 gadgets in the home. Leave a comment below with the number of gadgets that you plan to keep clean with the ToddyGear Smart Cloths. The giveaway will end at 10:00 pm ET on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. I will randomly choose 2 winners and notify you by email. (Disclosure: I received a sample of the Smart Cloth for review. All opinions are 100% my own.)
All of these iPad 2 accessories will enhance your iPad 2 experience. Many mom bloggers have asked me whether the iPad could be a replacement for a laptop at a conference. With the addition of these iPad 2 accessories, you are able to leave the laptop at home, even if you are giving a presentation.
Are you planning to purchase an iPad 2? What iPad 2 accessories will you be adding?