I absolutely love my Apple iPad and like with all of my other tech gadgets, I love to accessorize – and boy does the iPad have lots of accessories. Following are four of the most popular iPad accessories and their worst features.
1. Apple Wireless Keyboard
The Apple Wireless Keyboard is a great iPad accessory to have if you absolutely hate the built in iPad keypad or have some serious typing to do. Due to a power outage, I’m actually writing this article using my Apple Wireless Keyboard and the Pages app in my iPad. While the Apple Wireless Keyboard is a handy iPad accessory to have, there are four very sucky things about the Apple Wireless Keyboard – There aren’t any practical ways to transport this thing around, at $69.99 the Apple Wireless Keyboard makes for a very expensive accessory, the Bluetooth signal could be stronger, and if you’re used to typing with a full sized keyboard you’ll have to get used to using this compact keyboard.
2. Pogo Sketch Stylus
For anti-touchscreen only advocates, like me, the Pogo Sketch iPad stylus provides a real solution to one of the iPad’s greatest flaws – the lack of a stylus. The Pogo Sketch iPad stylus is great for sketching in apps like ArtStudio and for basic navigation on the iPad, but if you’re looking for a stylus that’ll work well with handwriting and annotating, the Pogo Sketch stylus isn’t the iPad accessory that you’re looking for. The iPad has a capacitive touchscreen, which makes a fine point stylus impossible and the Styrofoam like tip of the Pogo Sketch stylus will eventually wear down and makes it very hard to work with iPad owners that are also using a protective cover.
3. ZAGG InvisibleSHEILD
Ahh, the ZAGG InvisibleSHEILD protective cover for the Apple iPad. When it comes to protecting your iPad from dust, scratches, dirt, and fingerprints, there just isn’t a better protective cover for the Apple iPad – but the great protection of the ZAGG InvisibleSHEILD does come with a few drawbacks. Using the ZAGG InvisibleSHEILD will make for a very frustrating experience if you plan on using an iPad stylus, following the ZAGG InvisibleSHEILD application instructions too closely will result in nothing but frustration, and although the ZAGG InvisibleSHEILD makes for a great cover, you’ll be forced to replace it every several months due to dirt buildup.
4. Apple iPad Case
One of the most popular iPad accessories on the market is the iPad Case. The iPad Case provides proper protection for the vulnerable Apple iPad screen and also works as an iPad stand. The crumby thing about the iPad Case is that the same thing that makes using the iPad Case an iPad stand possible also leaves a dirt line on the iPad’s screen. Another problem (also relating to the iPad stand) is that using the iPad Case as an iPad stand will often result in your iPad falling flat on its screen – resulting in a large smacking noise. Lastly, the material that the iPad Case is made up of is very easy to stain and collect dirt, dust, etc.
For more read 4 IPad Accessories You Should Buy as Soon as You Buy an iPad, 5 Kick-Ass iPad Theft-Proof Accessories We Need that Don’t Exist, and 5 Useful iPad Tips to Free Up More Space on Your Apple iPad.
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