If you know an avid Apple fan and are wondering what to get them for Christmas, we may just have the answer. If one of your loved ones already has an iPad, there are lots of lovely accessories out there. Here’s our pick of some of the best.
Twelve South Compass £25
This one folds away, so will even fit in a stocking. It can be used in two ways – as an easel which displays iPad in both portrait and landscape modes so you can watch movies in comfort or make a presentation, or as a typing stand. You flip down another leg on the stand and it sits at the perfect angle to allow you to type on the onscreen keyboard. It’s travel friendly too, about the same size as a bar of chocolate, so you can easily pop it in your bag.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover £73
Another multitasker, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover kind of turns your iPad into a Microsoft Surface – tablet and keyboard in one. The cover is a Bluetooth keyboard that doubles as a thin and light case for protecting your gizmo from scratches and scrapes. It fixes to the iPad using magnets so won’t slip while you’re typing, however many words per minute you do.
Designed with creative types in mind, the Pogo Connect is great for artists because it is pressure sensitive. It only works, however with certain apps, including Procreate and Noteshelf. It allows you to draw with different line widths on your iPad and is also great for handwriting as it transfers the movements perfectly in your hand and wrist onto the screen.
Griffin Cinema Seat £15
If you’ve got a back seat driver, distract them with this gizmo. You just put an iPad in it and pop it on the seat rest in front of you and it transforms your car into a mobile cinema. It’s a lifesaver for keeping little ones entertained on long journeys. There’s a handy mesh pocket to store cables and earphones and, once you arrive at your destination, it turns into a protective case to keep your iPad safe and sound.
Altec Lansing Octiv 450 £80
We love this one. When you’ve got a tablet rather than an old-style computer and hard drive, it spends large amounts of time hidden away in a storage case. So, why not show it off by perching it on the Octiv 450 instead. It not only holds your iPad 2 at the perfect height for watching a movie or typing, but it also charges it up and it’s got a great-quality speaker in the base so you can listen to music while you work.
Sennheiser PX 210 BT headphones £140
Lots of other headphones in the Sennheiser range come in with a price tag double that of the PX210 model, so we think they offer really good value for money. They’re great for the daily commute as they’re Bluetooth so there are no cables to get in the way and they offer great sound quality. The volume control is on the headpieces themselves and there’s a mic for making video calls so they’re really good for talking on Skype.
See, Christmas all sorted – now you just need to figure out what to get everyone else on your list.