Unless you were on Mars, you probably heard that the iPad went on sale for pre-order today. Now that you’re plunking down those dollars for the ultimate compu-tablet, you’re probably looking for the best ways to trick it out. Fortunately, there are already tons of accessories available to help serve your needs, no matter what they are.
1) The Ultimate Case
iPad cases are already a dime a dozen, but Happy Owl Studio has come up with some of the best I’ve seen. The Wallet Deluxe ranks so high because it succeeds in making the iPad the center of your life, adding an accordion portfolio with room for folders and just about anything else you want to carry. It also happens to be a very attractive product, available in blue and red (known as the “Clutch” model) for ladies, or brown and black for men. No pricing is available yet for this one.
2) The Artist’s Best Friend
Sketchers and painters already love the Pogo Sketch from Ten One Design, and the company is touting it now for iPad users, too. It’s easy to see why this stylus is so popular: it glides smoothly across any capacitive touchscreen, offering multiple levels of pressure. The Pogo Sketch turns your iPad into a sweet pen tablet, and it’s the best one on the market. Price: $14.95.
3) The Eco-Friendly Frame
If you have a pretentious house right out of Architectural Digest, Vers’ hand-crafted wooden iPad frame gives you just the right way to turn your tablet into a stylish coffee table accessory. The back also doubles as a TV dinner tray. (Not really.) Price: $79.99.
4) The Ball Speaker
Behold: the GrooveBassball, or as I like to think of it, the world’s best way to annoy every other passenger on an airplane. This little bauble, which looks not entirely unlike a yo-yo, hooks into your iPad to output dynamic sound and, as the name implies, bass. It recharges via USB and will play continuously for three hours. Assuming your flight lasts that long. Price: $29.99.
5) The Aquatic Assistant
You know how it is… You work in an aquarium, but you need easy access to your iPad without you know, drowning it. Enter the WaterGuard waterproof case. It’s a plastic bag that guards your iPad, that you can still use your device through. Plus, for a guaranteed appointment with the office bully, wear it around your neck using the adjustable strap. It’s like a pocket protector for the 21st Century. Price: $19.99.
6) The Bouncing Balls
If there are far too many women asking you out on a regular basis, just attach these four rubber iBallz to the corners of your iPad, and your very essence will scream, “I am a genetic dead end! Do not bear children with me!” Price: $14.99.