Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize - Top Ten iPad Accessories Are Here!

6- External Speakers

Logitech's Pure-Fi Mobile speakers connect wirelessly to your iPad using A2DP (stereo) Bluetooth. With a range of 33 feet (10 m) and dual 2-inch (5.1 cm) active drivers and 2-inch (5.1 cm) pressure drivers, the Pure-Fi Mobile provides quality sound anywhere. Built-in batteries last 12 hours, and a 3.5 mm jack can also be used for input. The unit can even act as a computer speaker, getting audio and power from a USB cable, and includes two built-in microphones. Pure-Fi Mobile comes with a padded carrying case and can be found online for $125.03 at

7- Car Radio Transmitter

Griffin iTrip FM Transmitter by Griffin is the leader in this technology. If your car stereo doesn't support an auxiliary cable or an iPod connection, an FM transmitter is your cheapest solution for getting the iPad's music to be transmitted through your car radio. There are cheaper FM transmitters available, but the Griffin line is solid and dependable. Amazon features the Griffin iTrip FM for iPods, iPhones and iPads  at $31.99. (Buy here)

8- Car Charger

Apple iPad Car Charger by OrionGadgets is dependable product. A car charger is a must-have iPad accessory for those who want to use their iPad on long car trips. And even if you aren't planning a lot of traveling, this will keep the iPad charged while driving around town. If you aren't plugging the iPad into your car radio through an FM transmitter or direct connection, this is a great way to keep it charged. Priced at $3.99 at Amazon it's a reasonable purchase. (Buy here)

9- Sleeves

The iPad Case from Janine King Designs offers superior protection for your Apple iPad. Special foam core provides scratch & bump protection with minimal weight and bulk. Convenient exterior zipper compartment givers the owner a significant amount of extra space for power cords and/or personal items like cell phone, keys, etc. Practical and protective yet with a slim sleek profile. Available in lots of fabrics and patterns. Etsy is currently selling them at $39.99 - but if you like this type of case, you might want to act fast, as it appears they may be running out of inventory.

10- iBroke Merchandise

After spending your hard-earned savings or (worse yet) going into debt as result of purchasing a good number of these accessories, you may want to alert your friends, family and associates, that you are now officially broke. With an "iBroke" t-shirt, mug, tie or mouse pad, you won't even have to tell them why? They'll figure it out pretty quick. Google Products is selling "iBroke" merchandise ranging from $13 on the mousepads to $35 on the outerwear. Enjoy.

Although, not one of the TOP TEN, I do recommend you consider Apple's software iWork. Since the iPad’s lack of multi-tasking makes it unlikely to replace the laptop altogether, Apple is offering a special version of iWork (iWork '09) for the device. It's an opportunity to get some work done, when you are away from your home or office computer, with a screen larger than you currently have on your cellphone.

For other hotly desired accessories, I would suggest you head over to the Apple Store where you can pre-order these some of the TOP TEN accessories and others.

Also let us know which iPad accessory in this TOP TEN is really is a "must-have" by voting in our POLL. We look forward to your comments and feedback as well, particularly if we left an item out that you think should have made the list. (note: you can vote for more than one item).

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