11 Apple iPad and iPad Pro Accessories That Guarantee a Better Tablet Experience

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From a spare Lightning cable, to a keyboard cover, all the way to a carrying case for the Apple Pencil, we've rounded up some of our favorite iPad and iPad Pro accessories.

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Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro (10.5-inch)​

Apple's own smart keyboard for the iPad Pro is handily the best of its kind. The must-have accessory for the tablet has a slim profile and perfectly spaced keys with superb tactility. 

The keyboard utilizes its Smart Connector, so you never have to worry about charging it. When you don't need the keyboard, you can simply fold it away. There's also the option to use it as a viewing stand. 

More: Our Review of the iPad Pro

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Anker PowerPort II​​ Wall Charger

The Anker PowerPort II is a versatile alternative to the charger that's included in the iPad's retail box. When paired with Apple's USB-C to Lightning cable, the accessory can fast-charge your iPad as well as your iPhone. 

An additional full USB port allows you to charge one more gadget alongside your iPad or iPad Pro. The charger comes with an 18-month warranty.  

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​Logitech Slim Combo Keyboard Case for iPad Pro (10.5-inch)

12.9-inch iPad Pro  


The Slim Combo by Logitech is available for both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It consists of a superb detachable keyboard with full-size backlit keys and a polycarbonate case with a built-in kickstand and Apple Pencil holder. 

The keyboard connects to the iPad Pro's Smart Connector, and it instantly transforms it into a highly capable work tool. It's an excellent accessory that'll help users fully utilize the powers of their tablet and spend less time on their desktop computer.

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mophie powerstation USB-C XXL External Battery Pack

The stylish mophie powerstation USB-C XXL universal battery pack can fast-charge an iPad or iPad Pro via USB-C (you need Apple USB-C to Lightning cable for this), as well as one more gadget via a standard USB port. With a battery capacity of 19,500 mAh, the powerstation can fully charge any iPad and have plenty left for other devices. 

The accessory has a fabric cover with excellent tactility. It has been designed to not only look great, but also to protect your metal-clad tablet from scratches.

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Beats by Dre
BeatsX Wireless Earbuds

The BeatsX Earphones have sleek design, good sound quality, seamless fit, and up to eight hours of battery life. Plus, Apple's W1 chip ensures that the headset can pair seamlessly with your iPad and all other iOS and macOS devices you own. 

When not in use, the BeatsX Earphones easily fold into a tiny pouch, so they're easy to carry around. There are multiple colors to pick from.

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Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable

With a length of 6 feet, this Lightning cable by Anker provides more versatility than the standard Apple cable that comes with your iPad. The cable features a nylon exterior that prevents tangling, as well as a tough aramid fiber core for added durability. 

Available in a quartet of colors (gray, red, white, and gold), Anker backs its creation with an 18-month warranty.

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SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

The SanDisk iXpand flash drive not only has a full USB port, but it also has a Lightning connector. The latter allows users to connect the gadget to an iPad and easily transfer photos and videos between multiple devices. The tiny gadget is available with up to 256 GB of storage capacity.

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SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller

The iPad comes with the best selection of mobile games in the business, and this wireless gaming controller by SteelSeries will help you enjoy them to the fullest. The device has a console-style button layout and more than 40 hours of battery life. 

The Nimbus is also compatible with iPhone and Apple TV devices. It utilizes a Lightning port for charging. 

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UAG Folio Rugged Case for iPad Pro​ (10.5-inch)

 12.9-inch iPad Pro  


Available for both iPad Pro variants, this case by Urban Armor Gear meets military drop-test standards, and it comes with a cool-looking kickstand. The snap-on accessory has a water-repellent exterior, but it's not fully waterproof.

Urban Armor Gear has equipped the case with a neat holder for the Apple Pencil, too. You can order the folio in black, red, or blue. 

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Belkin Case for Apple Pencil​

If you're using an Apple Pencil with your iPad or iPad Pro, you need this Belkin carrying case in your life. Stylish and durable, it's designed to neatly store and protect the Apple Pencil, as well as a charging cable and other tiny accessories that you might otherwise lose. 

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Pad & Quill
​Pad & Quill Oxford Leather Case ​for iPad Pro (10.5-inch)

 12.9-inch iPad Pro  


9.7-inch iPad 


The Oxford case by Pad & Quill is a high-end iPad and iPad Pro leather cover with a thin profile, an interior pocket for storing essential notes and documents, and an elastic closure. The case has been crafted from one piece of full-grain genuine leather.

Available in whiskey brown and chestnut leather, every Oxford leather case carries the signature of its craftsman. Pad & Quill backs the accessory with a 25-year warranty.