APPLE IPAD ESSENTIALS

The beyond-insane popularity of the Apple iOS tablet computing platform seems unstoppable. Both PC and Mac users are snapping up iPads in unprecendted numbers that surprised even an old Macintosh man like MacGizmoGuy. Desktop computing isn't dead, but the adoption rates of the iPad are mind-boggling and gizmo manufacturers are racing to provide a widening range of the best iPad accessories imaginable.

KILLER IPAD KEYBOARD CASES

Your first instinct - and a smart add on purchase - should be to PROTECT your iPad. Whether you choose a minimalist rubberized protective iPad sleeve, or a complete iPad folio cover with built in keyboard for iPad input is up to you.

Case 'N' KeyBoard

Zagg Zaggmate For iPad G2


Zagg combines both a protective hardshell anodized Aluminum case, stand, and embedded Bluetooth keyboard. It's a great All-In-One solution for 2nd Generation iPads. The wireless recharable Li-On battery powered keyboard features iPad-specific function keys for Home, Search and Slideshow as well as Music and Volume.

Logitech iPad Keyboard

Bluethooth Keeyboard w/Stand


Logitech's solution protects the keyboard when you're on the go, then converts into a stand for your iPad. Keyboard pairs easily with your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch over Bluetooth wireless and features iOS specific media control keys.

iPAD COMPATIBLE PRINTERS

Recent improvements to Apple's iOS have incorporated vastly improved AirPrint wireles printer for iPad capabilities (and that includes iPhone and recent iPod touch models.) Of the major printer manufacturers, Brother, Cannon and HP have incorporated AirPrint compatibility - but only in select recent models.

AirPrint Compatible Printing

WiFi AIO for iPad, iPhone, Mac

The most affordable iPad compatible printer from Hewlett-Packard is the D-110. A compact and affordable WiFi All-In-One inkjet with Airprint built-in: For around $75 it's available cheaper online than prices I've seen at Wal-Mart and shipped for free.

Laser Printer with AirPrint

High Volume, Low-Cost WiFi Color

For a higher-volume AirPrint compatible laser printer for iPad - iOS and Macs around the home or office: This HP Color Laser can sit at the ready for all of your Apple handheld, laptop or desktop Mac wireless printing needs.

BEST WIRELESS SPEAKERS FOR iPAD

Given the roving nature of iPad living, wireless Bluetooth speakers for iPad can liberate you from the wired tangle. The solutions may range from compact portable speakers to home stereo system Bluetooth receivers for the highest fidelity audio.

WIRELESS HEADSETS FOR iPAD

For more personal iPad audio, a good quality Bluetooth headset or headphone delivers it right to your ears. Those with built-in microphone can also be useful for Skype iPad use and other webcam chat and conferencing apps.

JayBird Bluetooth Headset

Great Sound - Stays Put

Great quality A2DP stereo Blueutooth audio in a headband headset - the JayBird is a good iPad choice whether you're sitting on your butt or for roaming, active users. Hands-Free call management functions for iPhone owners as well.

iPAD SPEAKER DOCKS


A new category of item are audio, charging and syncing Docking Stations with speakers explicitly designed for iPad.