The iPad Air 2 is a nice refinement and finesse of last year's model, with a bevy of tweaks, enhancements, a much faster processor, and the welcome addition of Touch ID. Simply put: it's still the gold standard for tablets.
With the ability to use natural language to make appointments and reminders, and a (mostly) intuitive interface, Fantastical 2 for iPad is the best way to manage your schedule.
The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet.
The comfortable Moshi Concerti portfolio-style case for the third-generation iPad and iPad 2 offers some clever features at a fair price, but may disorient some users at first.
Logitech's unique Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad 2 seems perfect for an executive desk, turning an iPad into a miniworkstation with eye-opening elegance. It's a shame the keyboard doesn't work as magnificently.
Zagg's foray into a folio-style keyboard case for the iPad 2, the Zaggfolio, succeeds when it's in keyboard mode. However, it's not ideal as a pure case.
It's always nice to see a product evolve from generation to generation, and the latest version of Pad & Quill's booklike iPad case is the best yet, and the first we've considered using long term.
Pad & Quill - $89.99
The Targus Versavu Keyboard and Case for the iPad 2 offers excellent protection and solid build, but beware of awkward viewing angles and a keyboard that's compressed too much for our tastes.
The Logitech Keyboard Case for the iPad 2 does exactly what it promises, offering a highly portable Bluetooth keyboard for use with an iPad; however, it's a better keyboard than it is a case.
The iPad 2 refines an already excellent product. Its easy-to-use interface, vast app catalog, and marathon battery life bolster Apple's claim to being the king of tablets.