Chapter 15. Accessorizing Your iPad

In This Chapter

  • Apple cases

  • Apple keyboards

  • Apple connection options (camera, TV, and projector)

  • Apple spare chargers

  • Earphones, headphones, and headsets

  • Speakers

  • Third-party cases

  • Other protection products

  • Miscellaneous other accessories

Anyone who has purchased a new car in recent years is aware that it's not always a picnic trying to escape the showroom without the salesperson trying to get you to part with a few extra bucks. You can only imagine what the markup is on roof racks, navigation systems, and rear-seat DVD players.

Accessorizing Your iPad

We don't suppose you'll get a hard sell when you snap up an iPad at an Apple Store (or elsewhere). But Apple and several other companies are all too happy to outfit your iPad with extra doodads too, from wireless keyboards and stands to battery chargers and carrying cases. So just as your car might benefit from dealer (or third-party) options, so too might your iPad benefit from a variety of spare parts.

The iPad features the standard 30-pin dock connector that's familiar to iPod and iPhone owners. If you own either or both of these products, you also know that a bevy of accessories fit perfectly into that dock connector. Heck, you might even try to plug the battery chargers or other iPod/iPhone accessories you have laying around into the iPad. No guarantee these will work, but they probably will. And you have nothing to lose by trying. ...

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