9 add-ons to get the most from Apple’s monster tablet
The iPad Pro is sure to be topping many a Christmas wish list this year. With prices ranging between £679 and £899, however, Apple’s monster 12.9-inch tablet might be a bit rich for Santa’s pockets. It’s probably better then to save up, buy the thing yourself, then pester the big man for some of the best iPad Pro accessories currently doing the rounds instead – because it’s not all about the Apple Pencil, y’know.
From cases and covers to keyboards and styluses, the iPad Pro is already one of the best-served slates on the market. Whether you’re after 12.9 inches of tablet goodness for work or pleasure, these are the add-ons you need to enhance your iPad Pro experience.
1. Apple Pencil
OK, let’s start with the obvious. Sure it’s got a daft name, but Apple’s official stylus is the iPad Pro accessory we’ve all wanted to get our mitts on since it made an unexpected appearance back in September. The iPhone maker’s answer to the Microsoft Surface Pen and the Samsung S-Pen, the Apple Pencil is larger and more traditionally pencil-sized than its rivals.
It’s just as smart as its long-established rivals though. Playing host to pressure sensitive tech, the Pencil suffers from virtually no lag – ideal for creative types. There are even two tilt sensors built in to enable shading when it knows it’s intentionally been thrown off kilter. Your app-based colouring books just got serious.
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We might still be waiting for Apple’s official Smart Keyboard to hit British shores, but that doesn’t mean you have to be without a QWERTY-loving accessory. Logitech is filling Apple’s void with its own plus-sized keyboard case, the Logi Create.
Transforming the slate into a MacBook Air-rivalling hybrid of sorts, the keyboard-boasting protective cover plays host to a keyboard that would make BlackBerry fans green with envy. We’re talking full-sized, backlit keys – oooh. The case’s woven fabric finish offers a hardwearing level of protection and comes in a trio of colour options: black, blue and red. There are even built-in iOS shortcuts for a speedier, more natural input.
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