It’s true that iPads aren’t cheap but it can be worth spending a few more pounds on certain accessories to help protect your tablet or make it easier to use.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the best.
1. iPad Cushion Pillow Stand Holder
If you like using your iPad in bed or don’t want to hold it in your hand for long periods, this cushioned stand could be just the thing.
2. Evecase iKiz Multi Function Cover
There are a host of covers available for your iPad, and this version is designed with children in mind: if younger relatives might be using your tablet, this sturdy, lightweight cover can absorb shocks if it is dropped. Its handle also doubles up as a stand for watching videos or TV.
Evecase iKiz Multi Function Cover (RRP: £10.99)
3. JETech Screen Protector
You iPad is pretty tough but it makes sense to get some extra protection for your screen just in case. Screen protectors like these are an extra layer of thin plastic that sticks to the front of your tablet – they aren’t expensive, and they can also help keep the screen clear of fingerprints.
4. Invision Smart Case Cover
If you don’t need the ruggedness of the Evecase cover (above), it is still a good idea to get some sort of cover for your iPad to help protect it from bumps and keep the screen safe when it’s not being used.
There’s an iPad Mini version available too.
5. Logitech Keys to Go Keyboard
Typing on an iPad – especially the Mini versions – can be a bit fiddly. If you plan to do a lot of writing on your tablet, a separate keyboard is a worthwhile investment.
This one connects via Bluetooth radio and is small enough to carry around with you.
6. Apple Lightning TV Adapter
You can play videos or show pictures from your iPad on your TV screen using this connector: just plug one end into your tablet and then the other end into an HDMI cable attached to your telly. A bit pricey but quite useful.
7. amPen 3-in-1 Hybrid Stylus
If you don’t like using your finger to navigate your iPad, this stylus means you can be more accurate without leaving fingerprints.
You can also use it to take notes on paper as it has a built-in pen.
8. Sennheiser HD201 Closed Dynamic Stereo headphones
If you prefer to keep your music private it is worth buying a pair of headphones: there are hundreds to choose from, but these do a good job at a reasonable price.
9. Inateck 10W Bluetooth Speaker
If you like using your iPad to listen to music, simply connect your tablet to this wireless, rechargeable speaker and enjoy the excellent sound.
10. Apple Lightning to SD Camera Reader
If you have a digital camera, this connector makes it easy to transfer pictures and videos onto your iPad’s more impressive screen: just stick your camera’s memory card into the slot and the software will do the rest.