With the new iPad 2 coming on the market in two days, people have already started the search for accessories. Of course, the old bags you bought for your first iPad will still be good, even if a bit loose. However, cases, stands, skins will become obsolete, so you’ll need to buy new ones.
We took a look into Amazon and we found some cool stuff you can order today. Here’s the link to all of them, if you want to see them straight on Amazon. However, if you just feel like reading our overview, this what you can buy:
Targus VuScape Protective iPad 2 Cover and Stand
This case works with all iPad 2 models (WiFi and WiFi + 3G). It provides full access to all functions, so the iPad 2 can be operated without removing the case. The exterior of the case is hard-sided, thus offering good protection. The interior is made from a soft material which won’t scratch the glass screen. When used as a stand, the Targus VuScape enables three different angles, one of them being best for typing on the virtual keyboard.
Case size: 9.5 x 7.7 x 0.6 inches
Case weight: 6.4 ounces
Targus 360 Degrees Rotating Stand / Case for iPad 2
This case and stand for iPad 2 is a bit more expensive than the previous one, but it’s cool because it allows the iPad 2 to rotate inside the case, so you can use it in either landscape or portrait position. Switching between the two positions is extremely easy, thanks to the special rotating mechanism. The design is quite appealing, the large stitches look elegant and the Apple logo is nicely framed by the rotating mechanism.
Although it provides such cool functionalities, this iPad 2 case and stand is slim. It will fit inside many iPad bags or carrying cases.
Case size: 9.8 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches
Case weight: 1 pound
Targus Mini Stand
This mini stand works with both iPad and iPad 2. It is made from a clear acrylic material, sturdy and durable. It’s small and lightweight, therefore suitable for traveling. It can be easily cleaned, so if you need a holder for your iPad while you use it as a cookbook in the kitchen, try this little one.
Targus 2 in 1 Stylus and Pen
The 2 in 1 stylus and pen from Targus works with any iPad and iPad 2 models, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Blackberry Playbook, iPhone or iPod. It is RoHS compliant and it works on all capacitive touch surfaces. The stylus can turn into a regular ball point pen, should you be willing to make notes on paper during business meetings or presentations.
Length: 4 3/4 inch
Hard Candy Cases Bubble Sleeve Case for iPad 2
We couldn’t discover whether this bubble sleeve is the one that has been sold bu Hard Candy Cases for the first version of iPaf. Anyway, they claim it’s for iPad 2 and that it also fits iPad 1. It’s a cool case, protective and beautiful, lightweight and fun.
Hard Candy Cases Convertible iPad 2 Case
This is a folio case designed for Apple iPad 2. It is made from faux-nubuck leather. The case can be converted into a stand by flipping the cover and tucking it into the back. The stand provides two viewing angles.
Verbatim Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard for iPad
This wireless keyboard is based on the Bluetooth technology. It works with iPad, iPad 2 and iPhone 4. The operating system of your device needs to be iOS 4 or higher. The keyboard comes with a carrying case and iPhone stand included in the box. It needs two AAA batteries (which are included).
Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 2 inches
Weight: 15.7 ounces
Belkin Flip Folio iPad 2 Stand
This stand is designed specifically to fit the iPad 2. It provides good protection and it allows several settings for adjusting the viewing angle. It has a cutout for the camera lens.
Belkin Verve Folio iPad 2 Stand
The Belkin Verve Folio Stand for iPad 2 is very similar to the other Belkin folio stands, the difference being the interior color, which is red. If you want an elegant stand and a protective case, slim and secure, this one is a good choice. It is fairly cheap as well.
Belkin Access Folio Stand for iPad 2
This is also an interesting iPad 2 accessory. It’s suitable for both at home and on the go use of the iPad. It’s designed for the iPad 2, it offers great protection and it even has a camera cutout, so you never need to take the iPad out of its cover to use it at the full.
Belkin Flip Blade Adjust for iPad 2
If you need an ultra-thin iPad 2 stand, then you should to take a look at this one. It’s as light as one can get, it provides multiple angles for typing or viewing and it can be used in either landscape or portrait view.
Size: 3.3 x 8.6 x 10.5 inches
Weight: 1.2 pounds
Belkin View Lounge for iPad 2
The best about this iPad 2 stand is that it has a beanbag base. This makes it good for uneven surfaces such as the bed or the couch. I think this is a cool idea, because so many of us like to read in bed. This stand can be used with or without a case and it’s only $30 on Amazon.
Size: 3.3 x 8.6 x 10.5 inches
Weight: 1.2 pounds
Apart from these accessories that you can order on Amazon, there’s one which deserves your attention: ZAGGmate with keyboard. It will have a version designed for iPad 2, available at the same price as the first one.
Another interesting accessory which will be available soon is the iPad 2 Smart Cover from Apple.