iPad 2 Acessories Roundup: Cases, Covers, Stands, more

We’ve been bringing you all the news about the Apple iPad 2 which was finally announced to a rapturous audience this week. We’ve given you release dates, pricing and specs, and talked of some of the various features such as FaceTime and the A5 chip. Now we wanted to give you a roundup of all the various accessories for the iPad 2 that we’ve looked at so far.

If you want to find out more about anything items in particular then click on the links to our original articles to find out more. Most of the accessories we’ve spoken of have been various forms of cases and covers and one of these, the Smart Cover, is an official Apple accessory. It was designed specifically for the iPad 2 and is revolutionary in that it wakes the tablet from sleep and puts it back to sleep simply by snapping it open and closed. It also uses a magnetic hinge to attach itself to the device. The Smart Cover is in a choice of 10 colors starting at $39.

We’ve also looked at some Distinctive Styles cases and if you want a bit of bling and for your iPad to stand out from the crowd then these are certainly the ones for you. They’re even decorated in Swarovski jewels and start at the rather glittering price of $408.34, that’s for the Classic Crystalized iPad 2 Case in silver.

We then told you about a range of cases and stands from Belkin, with some being compatible for the original iPad too. These are coming in the spring with prices to be announced later. There are also plenty of iPad 2 accessories available from Scosche such as cases, chargers, a keyboard and screen protection. Prices for these are listed at the article link.

Moving on from cases and covers we have also told you about the Digital AV Adapter and this one is again an official Apple accessory. Due for release shortly, it’s priced at $39 and gives HDMI-out capability for not only the iPad 2 but also the original iPad, the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th generation. If you’re getting the iPad 2 though, this Adapter also supports video mirroring so that you can share any content direct from your iPad 2 screen with large screen HDTVs, projectors and more.

From this wide selection we hope you can choose the accessory for your iPad 2, from the $39 polyurethane Apple Smart Cover, to the wildly extravagant Swarovski cases from Distinctive Styles, or somewhere in between. Which accessories will you be choosing for your iPad 2? Let us know with your comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pyalot Florian Bösch

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  • http://ipad2blog.com Pat

    Personally I like Tom Bihn's Breve for iPad 2. I'm a fan of their Ristretto for the original iPad. :)