After weeks of feverish speculation, Apple decided to end the sweet torture. Yes folks, the iPad has landed but the question is, will it be able to live up to all the expectations? Critics calls it an iPhone on steroids whereas fanboys think it will herald in a new era for the tablet market. Personally I am still split on the issue and leaning towards the first one. However only time will till if the iPad will be able to strike a chord with the masses. So if you have decided to give the iPad a try then you might as well check out some of the cool accessories to pimp up your latest gizmo.
The iPad Keyboard Dock – $70
We all may love our touch-screens but typing on them can be quite a pain. To spread the joy, Apple announced the iPad Keyboard Dock which also moonlights as a dock for charging your iPad. The dock features a rear 30-pin connector in addition to an audio jack.
The iPad Case – $40
Once you get the iPad, one of your duties would be protecting it from the vagaries of Mother Nature like dust, moisture and even scratches. The iPad Case can be used in various positions so that you can enjoy all the multi-media action without scratching your baby.
The iPad Dock
With every "i" product from Apple comes a great dock. Like the iPod dock, the iPad dock is also used for charging and syncing the device. You can also use other iPad accessories like the Camera Connection Kit or stereo or powered speakers.
The iPad Camera Connection Kit – $30
When Steve Jobs didn't announce camera functionality on the iPad, many hearts broke. But what is done is done and you make the best of what you get. With the iPad Camera Connection Kit you will be able to import photos and videos from a digital camera via USB or the SD Card Reader.
VGA display adapter will costs $30 (1024×768 only)
The iPad USB Power Adapter
Carrying docks can be cumbersome business, hence the iPad USB Power Adapter is a good alternative. The 10W USB Power Adapter lets you charge your iPad directly through an electrical outlet and the cable is 6 foot long.