iPad Pro is a powerful tablet. But to make it a full productivity machine, you need some accessories. This is especially true if you are trying to use the iPad Pro as your only computer. You may already know about standard iPad accessories; Smart Keyboard Folio, Apple Pencil 2, AirPods and Apple's range of adapters.
In this article, we will only focus on third-party options. These are the top 10 iPad Pro accessories you can't find on Apple's website.
PaperLike is a screen protector specially designed to make iPad's smooth screen a paper-like surface. When PaperLike is used, you will feel you are drawing on paper and not on a smooth screen. It adds texture and friction when using pencil on paper. It even makes a little sound that Apple pencil slides over the screen (like a real pencil does on paper).
If you use the iPad for drawing or illustration, you work with Apple pencil, PaperLike is a must. It is a game switch in terms of grip and control. Plus, it does the job with a regular screen protector. It protects the iPad from scratches, and matt surfaces will also reduce reflections. To enhance your experience, you may want to use some of the best Apple Pencil apps.
The new design for the iPad Pro makes it more likely to escape from your hands. It's best to add a screen protector and save a few hundred dollars off the screen replacement cost. Sparin glass screen protector will do the job.
It is an ultra-thin hardened glass protector that comes in at 9H hardness scale. It has a cutout for the Face ID system and works flawlessly with Apple pencil.
ESR Yippee's Magnetic Smart Case gives you a stylish magnetic folio for a fifth of Apple's price. Like Apple's official option, you can change the Apple pencil at the top, use it at multiple angles, wake up the iPad by opening the case and more.
If you are not going to use the keyboard regularly, it may not make sense to spend nearly $ 200 on Apple's Smart Keyboard Folio. You can get a similar one-quarter price experience using a third-party keyboard.
Logitech's Keys-To-Go is an ultra-slim keyboard. It looks like a cross between Apple's Smart Keyboard and Microsoft's Surface Keyboard. It is as thin as Apple's choice, comes with iOS-style keyboard, and is available in multiple colors. It is even made of a similar fabric skin. This means you can easily wipe everything you waste on it.
There is a built-in stand where you can stick up the iPad. And from some angles it is difficult to tell Keys-To-Go, except Apple's offer. The only downside is that the keyboard charges over micro-USB and not USB-C.
Unfortunately, iPad Pro does not come with a fast charger in the box. While the iPad Pro has a 10-hour battery life, you can clear it much faster if you use it for video or photo editing. This is where a fast charger will come in handy.
Anker PowerPort II has a 30W USB-C Power Delivery port for fast charging. There is also an additional USB-A port for charging your iPhone.
Elevation Labs DraftTable is a must-have for designers. The folding stand makes the iPad Pro more ergonomic to work with. With DraftTable, you can set the iPad at an angle that is suitable for long hours of drawing or editing work.
For $ 20 extra, you can choose to purchase the DraftTable Kit. Along with the stand, you also get the armrest and a special stand for your Apple pencil.
Finding the right ergonomic position with a laptop or desk is much easier than with a tablet. You can't just keep it up for hours and you can't crush a table all day. This is where the Ergonomic stand from BackPainHelp comes in.
It is an expandable stand that folds completely flat. You can adjust the viewing angles that you want to raise the iPad to the angle that suits you. Because it is adjustable, you can use it while sitting on the sofa or desk. You can even use it to create a desktop desktop set for iPad Pro.
Zugu has made some of the most versatile iPad cases in the last couple of years, and the Zugu Muse Case for the 2018 iPad Pro is no exception. It comes with a recess to charge Apple pencil and it has a small bag for it when you are not using it.
The case has eight magnetically adjustable angles (far from the two angles of Apple's iPad Pro case) and features a robust TPU bumper that protects the iPad from accidental drops.
If you are a photographer and you plan to use iPad Pro for editing photos, you need an SD card adapter. Uni is one of the best SD card readers, and officially supports the new iPad Pro.
Uni USB-C SD card reader is compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC, MicroSD, MicroSDHC and Micro SDXC card. Just click on the SD card, connect the USB-C cable, and the iPad will instantly launch the Photos app with the Import feature. You can tap to select the photos or videos you want to import. Once the transfer is complete, you can also delete them from the SD card.
Most USB-C hubs and adapters in the market will work with the new iPad Pro. However, due to their short cables, they are useless to use with the device. Satechi now has a USB-C hub specifically designed for iPad Pro.
Just connect the hub to the iPad and you can access an HDMI port, USB-A port, SD card reader and a USB-C port. It is important to note that the USB-C port is only charging. The HDMI port supports monitors up to 4K resolution at 30Hz.
Satechi's USB-C Hub is also a great solution for older or older devices. If you have older accessories you want to connect to, then this is the solution for you. However, it is not designed to add more USB-C devices to the iPad Pro.
Transform iPad Pro and go even further
The iPad device transforms when you add new accessories. Next to the Apple pencil, a keyboard is a must for the new iPad Pro. Although there are many choices, finally, you should choose the keyboard that suits you.
When you finish the new keyboard, you will use the most useful smart keyboard tips and tricks for iPad Pro. If you get hold of the iOS hot keys and for certain apps, your productivity increases dramatically.
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