The best accessories for iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro

No matter which iPad you have, there’s a raft of accessories out there – definitely too many. We’ve sifted through the best to bring you the ultimate guide to the best accessories for your iPad mini, Air or Pro, and some of them will even work with iPad 1, 2, 3 and 4, particularly if it’s not a case.

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The best accessories for iPad: Keyboards

The iPad has an onscreen keyboard that works great when browsing and even short burst of typing for emails. However, if you’re looking to use your iPad for work, or any kind of longer form typing, you’ll want to invest in a keyboard. These often come as 2-in-1 cases, but there are many options.

Remember that these are often designed for one specific model of iPad, so double check before buying. See also: Which iPad do I have?

Here’s our rundown of the best iPad keyboards.

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The iPad has an onscreen keyboard that works great when browsing and even short burst of typing for emails. However, if you’re looking to use your iPad for work, or any kind of longer form typing, you’ll want to invest in a keyboard. These often come as 2-in-1 cases, but there are many options.

Remember that these are often designed for one specific model of iPad, so double check before buying. See also: Which iPad do I have?

Here’s our rundown of the best iPad keyboards.

 

The best accessories for iPad: Cases and covers

The great abyss of choice looms; there are just so, so many iPad cases that it’s hard to know where to start looking. The answer might just be to start looking here!

Our round up of the best cases for all the iPads.

 

The best accessories for iPad: Headphones

Whether it’s for music or Netflix, the iPad is possibly the greatest personal media consumption tool of all time. The experience is only enhanced with a decent set of headphones. iPads have Bluetooth, so you can even opt for wireless ones. 

Here’s our list of the best wired headphones for iPad.

And here is our collection of the best Bluetooth headphones for iPad.

 

The best accessories for iPad: Speakers

Even though the screen isn’t going to blow you away in terms of size when viewing films or playing games, you might want to make your iPad a little more cinematic by using a speaker. 

Some are wired but most that we’d recommend use Bluetooth, so you can position the speaker wirelessly in the room wherever suits you. 

Here are all the best speakers to use with your iPad.

 

The best accessories for iPad: Styluses

While Apple has made a big deal out of the Apple Pencil for its latest iPad Pros, there are a number of third party styluses that work with every other kind of iPad.

You can use them to draw, type or click around various apps and even play games.

Take a look at the best styluses for iPad to decide which one is for you. 

 

The best accessories for iPad: Stands

Unless you have a case that can prop your iPad up, you might want to opt for a stand for the best hands-free use. Whether watching videos, reading, or simply having somewhere to stick it on your desk, stands are surprisingly versatile. 

Click here for the best stands for your iPad.

 

The best accessories for iPad: Apps

After all that, arguably the ultimate accessories for your iPad are the apps you download to use on it. News, messaging, games – you name it, there really is, to paraphrase Steve Jobs, an app for that.

Here are our definitive lists on all kinds of apps.

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