Best iPad accessories

Air, Mini, or otherwise, these are the most useful accessories for your Apple tablet.

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Editors' note: Updated December 16, 2013, with three new accessories.

The iPad, while being astonishingly versatile, can't do everything. That's where peripherals come in. Maybe you want to connect a camera, stream audio or video to a TV or stereo, or write with a real keyboard. Or maybe you're just looking for a nice bag.

Here are some of the most useful iPad accessories I've found . Some work for both the iPad Mini and the new iPad Air ; some work with just one; some are meant for older models. You might already own an iPad and are looking for a little stocking stuffer. Or, maybe you're looking for something to go with a new iPad you just got. Browse through these suggestions -- you may not need all of them, but they can come in awfully handy.

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About the author

Scott Stein is a senior editor covering iOS and laptop reviews, mobile computing, video games, and tech culture. He has previously written for both mainstream and technology enthusiast publications including Wired, Esquire.com, Men's Journal, and Maxim, and regularly appears on TV and radio talking tech trends.

 

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