What accessories are you going to buy?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by ThatsMeRight, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68020

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    The title says everything: What accessories are you going to buy?

    For me, that would be the following:

    - iPad case
    - Apple Wireless Keyboard for both iPad and Mac.
    - iPad dock

    I will use the iPad case to save my iPad in, to use it up-standing (top picture) and to use it flat-keyboard-like (bottom picture).

    I'm going to buy the Apple Wireless Keyboard because 1) I don't have a bluetooth keyboard at all. 2) It's more portable than the iPad dock keyboard, and it's wireless. 3) Because than I will also be able to type in landscape-mode. With the iPad dock keyboard you'll only be able to type in portrait mode.

    And I'm going to use the iPad dock just to put it on, and again for typing with the wireless keyboard (in portrait mode). The case I will use for typing in landscape mode.

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  2. macrumors 68000

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    Case ordered day 1.


    Figure down the road I'll need the VGA adapter. Maybe the desk stand/keyboard.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    I'm going to buy the Apple Case and most likely the Camera Connection Kit. I thought about the dock but then realized maybe the camera connection is a better use. I'm waiting to reserve the 3G iPad so hopefully it should be out by then.
     
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    gwynne

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    Keyboard, for me, defeats the entire purpose of this device.

    I like the look and concept of the case, but I suspect other third-party companies will do it better and cheaper. I definitely want one with a kickstand.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I'll get the case, dock, and camera kit.

    I already have a bluetooth keyboard I'll use with it.
     
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    GeekGirl*

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    Just the dock for now
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Other companies may cheaper, better quality cases - even with a kickstand, but I have yet to see one that will also function as the typing platform. That is the key design element for me. I would jump on a higher quality case that had that feature as well, but I have yet to see one offered.
     
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    uberamd

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    I pre-ordered mine with the case and the dock, those seem like the most useful accessories to me. But the case ships mid April? Yikes, I would prefer them ship at the same time.

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  10. macrumors 68000

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    I'm probably going to get a 3rd party case, but haven't decided which one yet.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    I ordered the 64GB WiFi version yesterday along with the case and dock. I figured the case is good protection outside the house and the dock will make it a picture frame or a stand for recipes in the kitchen.
     
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    AceFernalld

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    I'm going to get the Case and Dock when I pick my 64GB WiFi up on launch day, and I already have a Bluetooth Keyboard that came with my 2008 iMac that I'll be using with it. :D

    The Case because I need something to protect it when not in use, and I'll be using it to prop it up to type or watch video.

    The Dock for syncing, charging, hooking up to speakers and whatnot.

    The wait is kiiillliinngg meeee!!! :mad:

    ~Austin:apple:
     
  13. macrumors 68040

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    I bought the case.

    It say's middle of April

    was it always middle of April with the case?
     
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    uberamd

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    With the cases be available launch day? They aren't shipping until later so if they are available in store on launch day I will be surprised.
     
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    saving107

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    Case, Dock.

    Maybe not at launch, but eventually.
     
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    AceFernalld

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    Well I'd hope they have a different inventory of accessories that they're going to send out to stores! :eek:
    They better have all of the accessories in stores on launch day, that'd be totally screwing offline buyers over if not... Doesn't sound very Apple-y to me to not have them available..
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    I want the Apple case but since they apparently did not make enough to ship at the same time as the iPad, I'm on the lookout for a 3rd party case that looks as nice, is as functional, and slim. Any tips?
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered between 5:33-5AM on Friday and I am getting a ship by April 3rd date for the iPad case. The keyboard dock, though, does not ship til April 15 for delivery on April 20th.
     

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  19. macrumors 68000

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    Have you taken a look at the accessories thread?

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=860208

    Several good looking products, and I bet there will be even more in the coming weeks.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    ravenvii

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    I'll only buy the case. Same with my iPhone - just a case. When connected to the computer, it's just lying on the desk. No big deal.

    Only difference is that in this case the case (ha) is much spiffier.
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    I'm going to go with a third-party sleeve. Other than that I'm going to wait awhile and see what other manufactures come out with as far as docks and keyboards, should be cheaper than apple.
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    dont think so, I ordered my ipad/case at 6AM and it days ship by the 3rd. Sounds like they didnt expect so many pre-orders on the case.
     
  24. macrumors 68040

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    My order is timestamped 5:53 AM

    IPAD WI-FI 64GB-USA
    Ships: DELIVERS ON 4/3

    IPAD CASE-ZML
    Ships: BY APRIL 3RD

    IPAD DOCK-ZML
    Ships: BY APRIL 3RD

    IPAD 10W USB POWER ADAPTER-USA
    Ships: Late April
     
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    gr8tfly

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    Ordered a 32GB WiFi about 0535 PST.

    Accessories: case & dock, both ship by 4/3
     

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