With your new iPad now feeling more at home among your other gadgets, it’s now time to treat your new iPad to a couple of gifts. First off, what is an iPad without great applications? There are many applications out there that your new iPad is waiting to enjoy and we will outline some of them today. Second, you paid at least $500 for your device, so it’s essential to have it protected. Today, we will look at five cases, bags, and other accessories for your new iPad. So let’s get started right now!
iPhoto is a great choice for any new iPad user looking to make the most out of the new and improved 5MP camera. The iPad also has a camera connector that allows you to import photos from your SD card or digital camera. iPhoto allows you to edit your photos, everything from cropping and enhancing to changing the exposure and filter. iPhoto for iOS has some great features for an application that is only $4.99.
Sketchbook Pro is the perfect application for individuals looking for a paint and drawing application for their iPad. Sketchbook Pro allows you to work with several layers of editing, move, and retouch certain parts of the photo. You can also work with a large amount of brush and pencil choices, along with pen and marker choices, allowing you to choose based on the precision you are going after. In addition, you have a highly customizable user interface, making for ease when wanting to create a workspace that works for you. Sketchbook Pro is available for $4.99.
Flipboard is one of my favourite ways of consuming news on my iOS device. Flipboard allows you to read some of your favourite news website, and also your Twitter and other social networking streams all streamlined in one location. Flipbook’s revolutionary touch isn’t just in its features; the free price tag makes it appealing and accessible to many individuals too.
With the new iPad’s improved, A5X processor and the amazing Retina display, we had to include an action packed game on our list of recommended applications for the new iPad. One of our choices includes Asphalt Adrenaline for iPad. One reason I included this on the list is because it is one of the first games to be officially “Retina- Ready” by Apple. Secondly, I’m a lover of racing games (since those are the only games I’m actually good at) and the graphics are beyond amazing on the new iPad. Asphalt Adrenaline is your quintessential racing game, you have your choice of over forty cars, you race through various tracks, you can race against friends, and on the way, you vehicle improves performance and speed.
The good things about applications is that you can get the best out of another gadget, all in your one tablet. For example, want a GPS? Why not purchase the Tom-Tom application for iOS? Apple does this also with Kindle with the Kindle application for iOS. You get the same features as a Kindle device in terms of the reading experience, but for a much lower price of free. With the summer fast approaching, many individuals will look to iPad as a great way of catching up on their favourite reads while lounging by the pool.
Apple Wireless Keyboard
As a blogger, finding a nice keyboard is nearly essential. Apple has a great quality keyboard that is compatible with both Mac and iPad. It costs $69. It may seems expensive, but with the support for both the Mac and iPad, and its pretty slim size that you can just slip it into your bag, it could well worth the money.
STM Jacket iPad
Speaking of bags, one that I recommend is STM Jacket, specifically made for iPad. This allows you to hold everything, from your cell phone to textbooks. In addition, the bag allows you to protect your iPad against any damage because it is water resistant, just make sure that you keep it zipped up to take advantage of the protection. The STM Jacket case for iPad is available on their website.
Apple iPad Camera Connector
As we mentioned before, you can take advantage of the iPhoto for iPad software by editing both photos on your system and photos that you import. You can import photos through either USB or SD slot. This can be done with the iPad Camera Connector. The connector kit includes both the camera and SD connector. The photos are then viewable from the iPad photo viewer native application. The kit is available for $29.00, a great value for what it can do!
Logitech Keyboard for iPad
Looking to save money? Why not get a keyboard and stand all in one product. The Logitech keyboard for iPad allows you to have both a nice attached stand and a Bluetooth wireless keyboard all in one. The stand turns into a nice case for your keyboard, also making it easier to transport both. When you arrive to type, you also have many of the same keyboard controls you come to expect on your laptop or desktop, including rewind, play/pause, fast forward, Command, Options and volume controls. The Logitech keyboard is available for $69.99.
If you want a spin on the traditional Smart Cover, then the Minot line of iPad covers is a great and affordable way to do so. I am in love with these covers, they are so unique and are all from wood. You can choose from their classic wood choices (like origina, oak, etc) or you can have a logo, image, or name engraved into the covers for an extra charge. The covers also can wake your iPad and turn it into a stand if you wish, like the Smart Covers we all know and love. They are made in Holland from real wood, making then an earth friendly choice. The original series is on sale for $72.00.
Which are your favorite apps and accessories?