These 5 Accessories Will Turn The iPad Into A Great Laptop Replacement

Apple has proved time and again that its iPads are better than most other Android tablets on the market. Their exceptional hardware coupled with a well-integrated software makes up for awesome user experience. Besides that, there are a variety of different iPads to choose from too.

If you are in the market to buy a tablet today, then we can’t recommend the iPad enough. In fact, the iPads have gotten so better that they can also be used as laptop replacements. If you’re interested in giving it a shot, then we’ve put together a list of some useful accessories that’ll help you with the transition. Here, check it out –

A Good Cover

A Good Cover© Apple

Getting a good quality cover is not crucial to protect your iPad, but these days these covers also come with a stand to let you prop up your tablet. We obviously recommend you get the official covers directly from Apple because they’re very reliable and are often better than the umpteen number of third-party options out there.

Bluetooth Keyboard

Bluetooth Keyboard© Apple

If you’re going to use your iPad as a laptop, then you’ll also need a keyboard. Of course, you can also connect a wired keyboard to your iPad and use that, but a wireless keyboard is just more convenient to use. Avoid the wires as much as you can.

A Mouse

A Mouse© Xiaomi

Apple has included support for Bluetooth mouse now on iPadOS and all of them work just fine. A touchscreen interface is great and all but you’ll need a mouse if you’re going to replace a laptop. You can also get keyboards for iPad that comes with a trackpad, but they’re going to make a huge hole in your pocket.

Lightning to USB/ card adapter

Lightning to USB/ card adapter© Apple

As much as we love the iPad and its hardware, there’s no denying that it’s a nightmare to work with due to the lack of ports. Every iPad out there comes with only a lightning port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. So you’ll definitely need an adapter to use your accessories. Yes, connecting the accessories wirelessly is also an option but it’s not always feasible.

Add More Storage

Add More Storage© Sandisk

Unless you’re willing to drop a lot of money, you’ll be getting a very limited amount of storage on the base iPad variants. We’re looking at 32GB in most cases, which is definitely not enough, more so when you’re looking at the iPad as a laptop alternative.

And if you don’t want to bother dealing with the cloud storage or maybe you don’t have a solid internet connection to stay connected to the cloud all the time, then we suggest getting a flash drive of sorts to help you with your storage needs. For instance, Sandisk has a range of iXpand flash drives that are perfect for this.

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