What accessories, to you recommend for use with an iPad and which one is your favorite?
I ordered one of the new 12.9 iPads and I’m wondering what accessories I should consider picking up.
This is my first tabled in 10 years.
I’ve ordered an Apple Pencil Gen2 and a ESR matte paper like screen protector.
Use case, will be portable drawing, web browsing, and content consumption.
I’ll be using the iPad in conjunction with my Windows PC, that I currently have a pen display for and I draw using the program Clip Studio Paint.
Seriously though; bluetooth keebs work so well with iOS devices - reliable, fast, just works every time. Coaxing the same keebs to work with my PC over bluetooth is a cantankerous process in comparison.
Between a neurological LD and physical nerve damage, my handwriting not only looks like a train wreck, it’s slow - so something like an iPad and a small keeb makes for the perfect journal or note-taking setup.
i keep one on my desk for listening to music and watching videos (to distract me from my work) and I have found that a little articulated stand like the one below to be really nice. Keeps the ipad up and off of the desk and it’s pretty useful if you want to shift it in front of you to use it like a laptop.
It’s possible it could be used as a stand for drawing as well but I tend to like doing that when it’s flat on the desk.
Not much in the way of ventilation; the one I have might be alright for a netbook or small laptop; I usually just have my phone in the notch and a bluetooth 60% on the flat part. I tend not to use it long enough for my legs to be needing ventilation; it’s one of the cheap ones.
I use an iPad mini for school (medical charting) daily and find it fairly comfortable for single application work. The trouble is switching between programs or having two pulled up side-by-side; the small screen doesn’t pull that off too well. Also, I’ve been meaning to buy a small Bluetooth mouse because it’s a little straining to use touch controls all day. Definitely recommend that.
For keyboard necessities, I’d recommend browsing around the 40s discord to find something pro micro compatible with a layout you like then installing a nice!nano instead. I’m using a 10u ortho board wired right now, via the ‘Apple camera adaptor’, but Bluetooth is on my horizon