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jazz1

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mine would be a usb-c card reader


I purchased the Waterfield Tech Folio for my 2018 12.9” iPad so I’d have something minimal for trips to the coffee shop and yes, the brewpub ?
 
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Ludatyk

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Ever since iPadOS has been released, I purchased a USB-C Dual Flash Drive... which has proved useful for transferring files to my iMac.

But what takes the crown... is the USB-C Charger, even though it’s a minor thing. It’s awesome being able to travel with something as similar to that of the 5 watt iPhone charger, yet its 18 watts.

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Porterhouse

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Ever since iPadOS has been released, I purchased a USB-C Dual Flash Drive... which has proved useful for transferring files to my iMac.

But what takes the crown... is the USB-C Charger, even though it’s a minor thing. It’s awesome being able to travel with something as similar to that of the 5 watt iPhone charger, yet its 18 watts.


I love being able to charge my iPP with the same charger as my MBP. Now, if only everything else would go to USB-C...
 

Ludatyk

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I love being able to charge my iPP with the same charger as my MBP. Now, if only everything else would go to USB-C...

I assume you are speaking about the iPhone, I’m sure it’s coming soon. But I do like being able charge my iPhone with the iPP... only thing I’m missing is being able to charge my AW with the iPP. Just haven’t pulled the trigger yet.
 
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Precursor

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This

Purchased two, one for work one for home. I only carry this when I travel, to charge everything I carry with me. Charges super fast.
 

Ludatyk

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Purchased two, one for work one for home. I only carry this when I travel, to charge everything I carry with me. Charges super fast.

Sweet! I’m sure you use that with your MBP, but it would appear overkill for an iPad? I wonder what’s the estimated time in charging compared to the original 18 watt charger...
 

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Sweet! I’m sure you use that with your MBP, but it would appear overkill for an iPad? I wonder what’s the estimated time in charging compared to the original 18 watt charger...

I charge my 2018 iPP with it all the time, no overkill. It charges to 100% in about an hour.
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sparksd

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I got this small, slim 45W USB-C charger and it works great -

RAVPower Slim USB-C Charger

I also decided to give the Logitech Slim Folio keyboard case a try for my 12.9 Pro. I was afraid that it would be too heavy and bulky but found that not to be an issue for me and as for functionality, it's excellent.
 

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I got this small, slim 45W USB-C charger and it works great -

RAVPower Slim USB-C Charger

I also decided to give the Logitech Slim Folio keyboard case a try for my 12.9 Pro. I was afraid that it would be too heavy and bulky but found that not to be an issue for me and as for functionality, it's excellent.
I have this one as well, but the one I linked above takes almost half the space.
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The apple folio keyboard i am typing on now. It just completes the iPad. Plus it’s pretty comfy to type on.
I also love the folio keyboard, but it drives me crazy at nights as I can’t see the keys. Even a little backlighting would make it the perfect accessory for me.
 

dmccombs

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Im still looking for a hub.... anyone try this one? I like the idea of it being magnetically connected.

https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-JoyG...07RK9J8TT/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
I looked at that one online, but I was concerned about weather it would connect ok when the ipad was in a case. Aside from that, it looked promising. If you get it, please let us know what you think.

Instead, I ordered this one (link below) , and should get it tomorrow. I picked this one because of the good ratings, the fact that I can use it with a case on, and because it should do 4k @ 60 hz. I will let folks know if it turns out to be a good one.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z5SRV7L/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A9VC0Z6OZPX2V&psc=1
 
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sparksd

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I looked at that one online, but I was concerned about weather it would connect ok when the ipad was in a case. Aside from that, it looked promising. If you get it, please let us know what you think.

Instead, I ordered this one (link below) , and should get it tomorrow. I picked this one because of the good ratings, the fact that I can use it with a case on, and because it should do 4k @ 60 hz. I will let folks know if it turns out to be a good one.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z5SRV7L/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A9VC0Z6OZPX2V&psc=1

I'm using this one with my 12.9 Pro -

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K7C53K2/
 

Ludatyk

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Im still looking for a hub.... anyone try this one? I like the idea of it being magnetically connected.

I've thought about buying a hub... but then I always get discouraged by it. I already have a USB-C to HDMI, USB-C to Micro, USB-C to Lightning and a USB-C-Dual Flash Drive. Of course, I could purchase a hub to combine what I have, but I prefer having one sole purpose for the USB-C port.

I might be alone in my stance... but I like the idea of just plugging up a cable to do it's job and unplug it when finish. However, I do have a hub for my iMac ;)...
 

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I've thought about buying a hub... but then I always get discouraged by it. I already have a USB-C to HDMI, USB-C to Micro, USB-C to Lightning and a USB-C-Dual Flash Drive. Of course, I could purchase a hub to combine what I have, but I prefer having one sole purpose for the USB-C port.

I might be alone in my stance... but I like the idea of just plugging up a cable to do it's job and unplug it when finish. However, I do have a hub for my iMac ;)...
What USB-C > HDMI adapter do you have? I’m looking for one, and my initial google search turns up a bunch of articles from a year ago... I’m more interested in current state with iPadOS, etc. Thanks ;)
 

dmccombs

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To answer the original question of "best purchased", I would say for me, it's this ESR Yippie case SMART Case. It is basic protection for when I take the ipad to work or anywhere. It protects the front and back, and attaches or releases quickly. It's well designed and inexpensive. For me it's perfect. I get protection when I need it, and can switch to light and naked quickly when at home.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HQJNGZQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

Ludatyk

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What USB-C > HDMI adapter do you have? I’m looking for one, and my initial google search turns up a bunch of articles from a year ago... I’m more interested in current state with iPadOS, etc. Thanks ;)

TBH, you’ll be fine with any HDMI adapter. I picked up one from Walmart called Blackweb, I had no choice at the time.. I was out of town. Walmart was the only viable option and I was worried by the reviews, but they had at a discount. I’ve had for at least 5 months now and it still works well.
 
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sparksd

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I've thought about buying a hub... but then I always get discouraged by it. I already have a USB-C to HDMI, USB-C to Micro, USB-C to Lightning and a USB-C-Dual Flash Drive. Of course, I could purchase a hub to combine what I have, but I prefer having one sole purpose for the USB-C port.

I might be alone in my stance... but I like the idea of just plugging up a cable to do it's job and unplug it when finish. However, I do have a hub for my iMac ;)...

Really depends on what your needs are. I like being able to connect both an SD card and an HDD to a hub to do photo backups without doing an interim copy to my iPad. Plus, I have all of the functionality I need in one device and no longer have to take all of my dongles along when traveling.
 

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SkyLawson

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I would say an iPad case as this protects my precious gadget from possible scratch, drops, and spills. I always find quality ones that would last me for a number of years, so that I won’t have to buy every now and then. For instance, I bought my wooden iPad holder from this shop that my boyfriend recommended, and until now my gadget looks good as new free from any aesthetic issues.
 

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30W MacBook Air charger for me. Small, convenient, and fast charges all my iOS devices
 

sparksd

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What do you store on the SSD? Photos? Backup of the iPad? Is there a backup app for the iPad?

You can't do an iPad backup to external storage attached to the iPad itself. I use my 512GB SSD to store movies for travel viewing and as backup (manual copy) storage for photos/videos created on travel.
 
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