9 iPad accessories to extend the functionality of your tablet

The iPad totally transformed the way we work and play on the go. With its larger-than-a-smartphone display yet smaller-than-a-laptop design, this tablet is perfect for just about anything. Here are some accessories to make it even better.

9 iPad accessories to extend the functionality of your tablet
  • How many iPads have been sold since 2010? Incredibly, over 350 million have been sold since its debut.
  • What are the best features of the latest iPad? The new iPad Pro 11” & 12.9” have the new A12X bionic chip and, working with the 8-core CPU, are 35% faster with single core workloads.
  • What are some compact workstations can you use on the go? Digital nomads – we’ve got you covered. These workstations are impressively compact for your work life.

Since its debut in 2010, the iPad has been the perfect balance between a laptop and a smartphone. Getting slimmer and lighter with every new release, it’s chock-full of fantastic features for everything from working on the go to gaming. That said, the iPad certainly isn’t capable of doing everything a computer can.

That’s where the wonderful world of accessories come in. Whether you’re a designer or a gamer or you simply use your iPad for endless Netflix bingeing (yes, we’re still watching), these iPad accessories will extend the functionality of your tablet to suit all your needs.

Brydge iPad Pro Keyboards

These keyboards are ideal for anyone who uses their iPad as their main device. The Brydge iPad Pro Keyboards make it easier than ever to use your iPad more like a MacBook. The keyboard comes with Movie Mode, making it perfect for watching movies, TV shows, and more without restriction. And, you can simply turn on Tablet Mode whenever you want to take notes, draw, or read an iBook.

Brydge iPad Pro Keyboards

Brydge iPad Pro Keyboards

Twelve South Compass Pro Portable iPad Stand

Compatible with any iPad, this nifty stand offers multiple viewing angles and orientations for your device. The Compass Pro lifts up your iPad vertically or horizontally, so you can stop hunching over your table. It’s ideal for everything from watching shows to taking video calls. Thanks to its tripod design, it’s exceptionally sturdy for total peace of mind.

Twelve South Compass Pro Portable iPad Stand

Twelve South Compass Pro Portable iPad Stand

DraftTable iPad Pro Drafting Stand

Designed specifically for the iPad Pro, this stand remains exceptionally steady as you tap, draw, and type. You can easily adjust the angle thanks to the concealed internally spring-loaded hinges which lock into place. The DraftTable is perfect for photographers, digital artists, students, and more and comes with an ArmRest as well as a PencilStand to keep you comfortable and organized.

DraftTable iPad Pro Drafting Stand

DraftTable iPad Pro Drafting Stand

mophie powerstation AC Universal Battery

The mophie powerstation AC charges virtually any device you own making it as practical as it is powerful. For the iPad, it holds enough juice to recharge your tablet for an additional 21 hours of use.

packandsmooch TabStrap iPad Holder and Strap

The TabStrap helps you make the most out of your iPad and keep it safe from accidental drops. It works with the famous Suction Cup tape, which is a film that functions like many tiny suction cups. Handmade in Germany, the TabStrap uses high-quality materials such as pure vegetable tanned Italian leather and 100% wool felt to elevate the look of your device.

packandsmooch TabStrap iPad Holder and Strap

packandsmooch TabStrap iPad Holder and Strap

New Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

Redesigned for easier and effortless use, the 2nd Generation Apple Pencil instantly and automatically pairs to your device. Thanks to the new iPad Pro’s magnetic design, the Apple Pencil also sticks right to the side of the device. In addition to always being where you need it, this also keeps it charged. When magnetically connected, it instantly wirelessly charges without fail.

New Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

New Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Pro

Giving you access to a full keyboard, this iPad Pro accessory attaches instantly and easily. Thanks to the built-in magnets in the all-new iPad Pro 11-inch, the Smart Keyboard Folio adheres along the edge instantly. The full-size keyboard has all the keys you need with enough space for efficient typing.

Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Pro

Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Pro

Sketchbook Wirebound iPad Pro Case

Compatible with the iPad Pro 10.5, this unique case comes with reinforced wires, allowing you to use your device just like a sketchbook. In addition, its clever design makes it look more like an artist’s accessory instead of your typical iPad case. It also features an interior Apple Pencil holder, so you have all the tools you need to be more productive and creative.

Swiftpoint GT Ergonomic iPad Travel Mouse

Compact and portable, this mouse has an incredible battery life to help you work wherever you go. Plus, it has a patented pen-like grip design to reduce arm and shoulder pain. Great for travel, the Swiftpoint GT gives you full access to your iPad without having to touch the screen. Instead, it combines the benefits of a mouse with touch gestures for a more fluid experience.

For more such innovative iPad accessories, please feel free to check our category here.

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Ashley Timms is an editor at Gadget Flow where she gets to write about the most incredible products in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s producing fine art dog photography.
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