What you need to get the most out of your iPad

From bestreviews.com
Sarah Pitts

If you really want to get the most out of your iPad, you need to accessorize. We talked to our electronics expert to find out what he recommends for the optimum iPad experience, then we searched the web for the best deals available right now, so you can get all the gear you want without spending your whole paycheck. 

Plus, this is the perfect time to gather all the coolest gadgets while Apple's new iPad model is on presale. If you reserve now, you can buy at a discounted price of $399.99 and you'll receive it as soon as it releases.

If you're as excited as we are for the new iPad, check out these peripherals that are sure to provide the best possible user experience. 



Whether you're a digital artist or just someone who uses your iPad to take a lot of notes, a stylus can take the functionality of your tablet to the next level.  


Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

If your iPad supports the Apple Pencil, it's the best tool for precise writing and design on your tablet; plus, the second generation offers some noteworthy upgrades, like wireless charging. It's the most expensive stylus available, but it's currently on sale for $124.

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Evach Active Stylus Digital Pen 

If you're not looking to invest in Apple's top-of-the-line stylus, you can still get a satisfactory model at a lower price point. Evach's Digital Pen can pair with a wide range of touchscreen products without the need to enable Bluetooth, and it's a precise and affordable tool at the sale price of $26.99

Buy from Amazon.



An iPad is a significant investment, so it's important to protect it. Some of our favorite cases are currently discounted, so this is a no-brainer.


ZUGU CASE for iPad

This leather case is made from high-quality materials, and we love its compact and clever design. There are seven angle options for viewing with the magnetic lock-in feature, and while the case is on sale, you can protect your iPad for just $49.99.

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Rantice iPad 6th Generation Case

If you already own a 5th or 6th generation iPad, this rugged case is affordable and durable. The discounted price is only $14.99, and it's a 2-for-1 deal because the case includes its own built-in stand. 

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If you don't want to use both hands to hold your iPad, a stand is the perfect solution. This gives you the flexibility to use your iPad however is most convenient for you. 


MoKo Phone/Tablet Stand

Confession: This stand isn't technically on sale, but at a retail price of just $4.99, it feels like it is. It's a steal at that price point, as it can fit iPads of all sizes, and it's lightweight, foldable, and it features rubber pads to hold your tablet firmly in place. 

Buy from Amazon.


Ideas in Life iPad Tablet Stand Pillow Holder

This unique iPad holder is unique, with its plush microfiber exterior. This isn't the ideal stand for you if you're hoping to be able to adjust the angle, but it is great for watching shows in bed. It's currently marked down from $39.95 to $18.77

Buy from Amazon.



Your tablet can double as a laptop with the simple addition of a keyboard, making it a lightweight, take-anywhere computer. 


Belkin B2B130 Apple MFi Certified Wired Tablet Keyboard with Stand

Although this isn't a wireless keyboard, we love that it includes its own stand and that it feels just like a desktop keyboard. The wire plugs right into the charging port, and it requires no batteries or additional charging -- it's powered by your iPad itself. Plus, it's available for just $55.29.

Buy from Amazon.


Logitech iPad Slim Folio: Case with Wireless Keyboard

Logitech is a top brand for desktop accessories, and we love that you get 2-for-1 with this iPad case and keyboard combo. The sleek design is attractive and even includes an Apple Pencil holder. Right now, it's 17% off at $83

Buy from Amazon.


Screen protector

There's nothing worse than ruining the crystal-clear quality of your iPad with a scratch or crack. Screen protectors are a must for maintaining your tablet's visuals. 


MQZF Screen Protectors

When you apply the 15% coupon on this 3-pack of iPad screen protectors, you can get them for just $11.89. These are made from scratch-resistant tempered glass, and we love that the multipack gives us backup in case of an accident.

Buy from Amazon.


Homagical Paperlike Screen Protector for iPad Pro 11"

This paper-like screen protector is perfect for those who want to use a stylus to write or draw on their iPad, and it's currently on sale for $14.44. Its matte coating also reduces fingerprints, skin oils, and smudges to maintain a cleaner screen.

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Flash drive

Your tablet can only hold so much data. If you don't want to pay monthly for a cloud storage service, an iPad-compatible flash drive is the answer.


LOMYGUS USB Flash Drive for iPhone 128 GB

Easily backup photos, music, and contacts stored on your iPad, then share them with friends and family using the compatible app. It's compatible with any device with a lightning or USB port, and you can get it now at the sale price of $31.88

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SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive 128GB for iPhone and iPad

This flash drive has a flexible connector that fits through most iPad cases, and it even supports video, so you can back up everything in your camera roll. It also connects with an app that allows you to send content, and it's discounted to $44.98

Buy from Amazon.


Other tablets

If you're interested in a tablet but you want to look beyond the iPad, here are our top picks. 


Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet

At $149.99, this tablet is much more affordable than the new iPad model, and it's ideal for those who already own other Amazon home devices. The audio quality is noteworthy for a tablet, and the high-definition screen can display up to 1080p content.

Buy from Amazon.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5"

Samsung's Galaxy tablet is top-of-the-line and is one of the few that can compete with a laptop in sound and video quality. A stylus is included, and the tablet even has voice recognition. Even at the sale price of $547.99, it's still one of the most expensive tablets out there.

Buy from Amazon.


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