iPad 2 purchase help with accessories

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by AppleDApp, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. AppleDApp macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    I'm set on getting a 32gb iPad wifi. I was wondering what accessories I should get with it.

    At times I will tether my iPhone so I thought of getting 2 of these battery pack to ensure my iPhone still has a juice when I want to make a call. I already have the Otter box defender case do you know if the battery pack will fit on my phone even with the case on?

    Then I was thinking of getting a smart cover or a knock like this one do you know if it folds and sets the ipad to sleep like the smart cover?

    Should I get a sleeve as well? are there any other accessories I should get?

    I'd like to get them from amazon because if I get the battery packs I'm below the 25$ free shipping.
  2. sexytabitha macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2011
    why don't you get something like this, it charges any usb device its 4800mah small lightweight

  3. AppleDApp thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    the battery is definitely more powerful then the one I linked however it is fairly bulky and pricey. I'd like a battery that would connect directly to the 30 pin connector and it has to be a combination of long lasting and small because I want to be able to have the battery pack connected to my iPhone while it is in my pocket.
  4. sexytabitha macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2011
    i would be afraid to have something attached an iPhone via a 30 pin plug in my pocket and breaking it.
  5. AppleDApp thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    what would you suggest then?
  6. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Apple state
    Why don't you have a look at our Gadget Hub for some ideas? Pick the iPad 2 and you'll see all the relevant accessories for it :)
  7. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2011
    If you're looking for a device that will actually charge your iPad, I doubt seriously that the small external battery you linked will do the job. If all you're looking for is something that will provide some backup power for a few hours (or less) it may suffice. The iPad has much, much greater power demands than a phone.

    P.S. Just reread your original post. Sorry for my confusion. If you're interested only in assuring you have a phone that can act as a 3G modem/wifi hotspot the original link may do the job. But keep in mind that the when you use your phone as a hotspot it draws more power than otherwise. So even in the application you have in mind, you may want a more powerful external power source.

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