The iPad is my favorite piece of equipment, bar none. However, there’s a host of available accessories that are worthless and a waste of money.
Casemate Screen Protector
Avoid the Casemate Screen protectors because while they minimize fingerprints, they don’t do much to reduce glare, instead creating a hazy appearance. The screen protectors aren’t easy to apply, needing many adjustments to get them to fit and the air bubbles trapped between the screen, and the protector are an eye sore.
A-Frame from Griffin
The A-Frame from Griffin technology will hold your iPad but at such a steep angle, you’ll quickly lose patience trying to adjust to the awkward viewing position. Dodge this product.
The Imaxi-iPad case with wings is a worthless accessory. Unwrapped, the cloth resembles a swaddling blanket for a baby only necessary if you’re going to bury your iPad in a time capsule for future generations. Opt for something easier.
Apple Wireless Keyboard
The Apple wireless keyboard is not worth the money. Yes, it connects easily, works flawlessly but the iPad has fully functional touch screen keys that eliminate the need for a separate keyboard. Besides, when using the keyboard in a non-standard setup like sitting on a sofa, having two independent units makes for awkward typing.
I purchased the Rocketfish Icapsule thinking, great I now have a hard storage case with an integrated keyboard, and in essence, I’ve converted my Pad into a laptop. Wait, I already have a laptop and the beauty of an iPad is it’s everything a laptop isn’t. Ditch this product because it’s cumbersome, kills key features, and getting your Pad in and out of the mount seems hard on your tablet.
IPad Vest by Scotte Vest
If you’re into being patted down at the airport then purchase the iPad Vest, by Scotte Vest. Otherwise, avoid this product that conceals your tablet as if you’re carrying a bomb.
Hollandia iCon Bed
If you purchase the Hollandia iCon, iPad friendly bed for $20000 then maybe getting some sleep is what you really need to do, because awake you’re dangerous.
Decals of the Virgin Mary or Jesus among others are available to decorate your tablet. Unfortunately, they mount on the opposite side of the screen so the only people you’ll be disturbing is the poor soul looking at you while you are using your tablet.
Swarovski Crystal Case
Escape the lure of Swarovski crystal by avoiding their cases. These cases are so expensive and flashy that they belong on the New Year’s Eve ball, not on your iPad.
Miniot and Grove Wooden Cases
I like wood as much as the next person, specifically when I’m walking on it or when it’s burning in my fireplace. Miniot and Grove wooden cases are attractive but considering the trouble with wood i.e., swelling and cracking. I’ll avoid these cases.