We’re not going to deny it — right out of the box, the iPad Pro is an impressive device. Regardless of your model choice, you’ll have a powerful tablet that’s capable of providing a near-complete experience. This is a machine for anyone who wants a full computer in a tablet form.
However, if you fall somewhere in the middle and love the freedom a tablet offers but also miss some of the elements of a laptop or desktop computer, there’s no need to worry. You can find a number of handy iPad accessories to provide protection and convenient storage options for your Apple tablet. There’s also a whole range of accessories designed to let you use your iPad like a laptop.
Below, we’ve put together a list of the best iPad Pro accessories to ensure you get the most out of your device. You’ll find options for preventing unforeseen damage to your tablet as well as stands, styluses and charging devices to make your experience the best it can be. Whether you’re off to college, in the office all day or at home watching movies, there’s an accessory to help you best utilize your iPad.
1. Apple Pencil
Digital notepad writers and designers will appreciate the feel and accuracy of the Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil is highly adaptable, letting you control your device with subtle movements of the hand. Press harder on the iPad surface for thicker lines or tilt slightly to shade-in areas. A quick double-tap of the Pencil changes tools, like an eraser, to fix those drawing imperfections. Once you’re done using the Apple Pencil, it can magnetically snap to the side of your iPad and start charging. While there are some high quality Apple Pencil alternatives, you can’t beat the original. Thanks to its impressive features, this smart stylus is one of the best iPad accessories ever made.
2. Airpods Pro
Airpods Pro pair with your iPad like a fine wine. You can work or enjoy music uninterrupted with ANC (active noise cancellation) that blocks unwanted outside noise to create the optimal listening environment. But you don’t have to press pause or take out an earbud when you need to hear the outside world. Transparency Mode lets you hear what’s going on around you, and even allows you to hear yourself naturally when you speak. Airpods Pro are a great wireless earbud solution for your iPad and one of the best iPad Pro accessories for sale today.
3. Anker USB-C Charger
While the wall charger that comes with your iPad works fine, it’s not as versatile as the Anker USB-C Charger. The Anker wall charger sports a USB-C port as well as USB to charge multiple devices simultaneously. And the USB-C port quick charges your iPad, iPhone or any other device that uses the same input. We get that a wall charger isn’t the sexiest iPad accessory, but you don’t know just how useful it can be until you use it.
4. Belkin Thunderbolt USB-C Cable
Every iPad user should have a USB-C to USB-C cable handy. You never know when you need to quickly transfer data from your iPad to another device, and with 40Gbps transfer speed, we do mean quickly. The cable can also be used to connect your iPad to a larger display. If 1.6 feet is too short, the Belkin cable does come in 2.6-foot and 6.5-foot, 40Gbps options. Keep in mind the 3-foot option only boasts 20Gbps transfer speeds.
5. Steel Series Nimbus
The Steel Series Nimbus gives gamers full control whether they are playing on their iPhone or iPad. The Nimbus has a wireless range of 33 feet — not that you’d want to be 33 feet away from your iPad screen, but hey, you have the option. The pressure-sensitive buttons provide the precision and accuracy that serious gamers crave. You can also connect up to two Nimbus controllers to your iPad simultaneously for multiplayer gameplay. This is a must-have for gaming iPad owners.
6. Botend iPad Stand
If there is one knock on the design of the iPad, it’s that it doesn’t lend itself to the best viewing angles. That’s where the Botend iPad Stand comes in. The Botend iPad Stand grips your iPad firmly and securely. The top of the stand rotates 360 degrees to view your iPad horizontally or vertically. It’s especially great for Facetime video calls in the office, or for watching content on your iPad. The sleek metal design also looks great whether it’s in your kitchen, bedroom or anywhere else in your home. This iPad accessory makes viewing content on your iPad more pleasant.
7. Jackery Battery Charger with Built-in Lighting Cable
Nothing is more frustrating than having an iPad on its last breath, and a full battery pack, but no cable. The Jackery Battery Charger eliminates that problem by having the charging cables built right into the battery pack. There are two cables attached to charge two devices simultaneously. Keep in mind that the charging cable for the battery pack isn’t attached, so remember to bring that cable with you when your battery pack needs a powerup. The Jackery Battery Charger is small, lightweight and a great travel companion for your iPad.
8. Carrying Case and Stand for Apple iPad Pencil
You spent a lot of money on an Apple Pencil, now it’s time to protect it. The Belkin Apple Pencil Case stores your Apple Pencil when it’s not in use. With separate compartments for the pencil cap and an extra tip, it neatly organizes all of the Apple Pencil components. It also doubles as a nifty display that adds a professional, boss-status look to your office desk. Keep your Apple Pencil safe and stored with this handy iPad accessory.
9. Gooseneck Holder for iPad
Reduce neck and eye strain with the Gooseneck iPad stand. The stand mounts to the edge of your table or desk, while the flexible arm can be contorted to the optimum viewing angle. The design adds a unique flair in the looks department, as the flexible arm looks more like a crazy straw than a desk stand. There is a downside to the whacky esthetics; it’s not really for hands-on use. When you touch the screen, the flexible arm bounces and wobbles, which makes it more suited towards just viewing content. If you need a stand to help you work, we recommend the Botend iPad stand.
10. Ventev Desktop Charging Hub
Part stand, part charger, 100 percent useful, the Ventey Desktop Charging Hub is a great center station for your iPad and one of our favorite tablet accessories for your home or office desk. Two slots serve as docks for both your iPhone and iPad, while behind the iPad sits two charging outlets along with three USB ports on the side of the hub. The outlets are surge protected keeping your devices safe for unexpected power surges. It’s lightweight, portable and great for any home or work office.
11. SanDisk 32GB iXpand Flash Drive
Anyone who has ever worked in an office or gone to school knows how useful a flash drive can be. Having one that can connect to your iPhone and iPad with a lightning connector and to a computer via USB is a godsend. The SanDisk helps you quickly clear space on your devices or transfer important work from one device to another in a flash (yes, pun intended). This is an iPad accessory that is uber-smart to keep on hand.
12. JETech Case
The JETech Case features a slim design and elegant look. It’s available in six different colors and features precise cutouts, allowing you easy access to all ports and buttons on your device. The case has a magnetic front cover that snaps closed against your iPad screen to provide protection and send the device to sleep. The foldable front cover also wakes your device when it’s opened and can be folded in a variety of ways to provide different media viewing or desktop typing angles.
13. amFilm Glass Screen Protector
The very least you should do after buying your iPad is ensure the screen is protected. While the built-in screen is made from toughened glass, adding an extra layer of protection will provide an extra sense of security and mean you have to worry less if your screen comes into contact with metal corners. This amFilm Glass Screen Protector is a budget-friendly and easily installed option for your device. It’s also 99.9% transparent, scratch-resistant and highly responsive, too.
14. MEKO Universal Stylus
If using your finger as a stylus doesn’t really appeal to you, or you’re looking for a way to create precise diagrams and sketches on your device, the MEKO Universal Stylus is an excellent choice. The pen-style tool comes with a number of interchangeable disc and fiber tips as well as bonus replacements. It’s available in a range of colors and is a great addition for anyone looking to use their device for writing, drawing, note-taking and more.
15. Lamicall Adjustable Tablet Stand
If you love using your device on the breakfast table, your office desk or any other flat surface, the Lamicall Adjustable Tablet Stand provides an easy way to mount your device how you want. The stand’s simple design makes it easy to choose between an upright and horizontal orientation while the rubber cushioning and feet prevent damage and help keep your tablet in place. The stand also features a rotating hinge, letting you choose the exact viewing angle you desire.
16. OMOTON Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard
There are times when typing out long documents on the screen of a tablet isn’t physically possible. That’s why tons of users love having a device like the OMOTON Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard, which wirelessly connects to iPads to provide a more conventional typing experience. Wireless keyboards are some of the best iPad accessories, and this is a great option for office workers and college students alike. It’s available in white and black and sports a slim design, which makes it easy to store when it’s not in use.
17. Paperlike iPad Pro 11 Screen Protector
If you love your tablet but miss the old days of feeling paper beneath your hand as you write, the Paperlike iPad Pro 11 Screen Protector is a great choice for you. In addition to providing protection for your screen, this smart invention has the feel of normal writing paper. It’s also anti-glare, won’t interfere with Face ID and provides an anti-skid surface for styluses as you draw or write.
18. SKT Productions iRoller Screen Cleaner
If you’re one of those people who loves their device screen to be free from smudges and fingerprints, then you need the SKT Productions iRoller Screen Cleaner. With a few rolls over your screen, it removes fingerprints, smudges and smears more effectively than any microfiber cloth. The liquid-free design is also perfect for travel and easily kept in a side pocket until needed.
19. Tomtoc Portfolio Case
Protect your tablet and always keep your charger and stylus on hand with this handsome carrying case, one of the best iPad Pro accessories for sale today. The Tomtoc Portfolio Case is an elegant and functional solution for storing your iPad and its accessories. The outside of the tough and durable case is made from an EVA hard shell which also protects your device from drops and spills. Inside, there’s a pocket for your device as well as a number of elastic straps for holding cords, chargers and other essentials. There’s also a zipped pocket which is great for storing power cables. Plus, the case sports a handy carrying handle for easy transportation.
20. TOTU 8-In-1 Type C Hub
As technology moves forward, there are times when some of your older devices and tech accessories get left behind. With the TOTU 8-In-1 Type C Hub in your pocket, you’ll have a way to connect everything to your device, whether it’s an additional USB device, an HDMI cable or even an older VGA port. This handy adapter means your older devices aren’t obsolete quite yet. The adapter is also a simple way to move files between multiple sources quickly and easily while charging your device at the same time.