Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro models aren’t new by any means. But they’re still incredibly powerful and capable tablets that may just be able to replace your laptop. Whether you have an iPad Pro or you’re looking to buy one, there are plenty of first- and third-party accessories on the market that can complement or enhance your tablet’s capabilities. Note that we may earn a commission from products you purchase using our links. Continue reading to browse the 9 Best Accessories for Apple’s iPad Pro in 2019.
The iPad Pro features a new USB-C port in lieu of a Lightning connector. But, despite being marketed as full-fledged computer replacement, that happens to be its only port. But you can add what is essentially a full I/O with this handy USB-C hub.
It’s a 6-in-1 hub that connects to your iPad Pro’s USB-C port. Once it does, it offers a 4K HDMI port, an SD or TF card reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-A port and a USB-C port. Basically, it’ll allow you to plug just about anything you’d need into your iPad Pro. Get it here.
There are plenty of iPad keyboards on the market today — and, in fact, you can use pretty much any Bluetooth keyboard with the iPad Pro. Despite that, your best bet is to probably go first-party and pick up an Apple Smart Keyboard Folio case for your trusty tablet.
Unlike Bluetooth options, there’s no need to charge or pair your keyboard. It works seamlessly with your iPad Pro’s Smart Connector. It also features a durable and lightweight design that offers a nice balance between screen protection and typing experience.
If there’s only one accessory that you buy for your iPad Pro, it should probably be a second-generation Apple Pencil. Unlike the first-generation model, you can now magnetically attach (and charge) your Apple Pencil on the side of your 2018 iPad Pro.
Other than that, the Apple Pencil is a top-tier stylus with tight iPadOS integration. It features exceptional precision, responsiveness and comfortability for basically the ultimate drawing, writing and annotating tool. An iPad Pro without an Apple Pencil just isn’t living up to its full potential. Get it here.
Whether you’re watching a YouTube video or you’re just using your iPad Pro as a recipe book, a tablet stand is one of the handiest accessories you can have for your device. This option, which is fairly affordable, is also one of the best-reviewed stands on Amazon.
This sturdy stand features support for both vertical and horizontal viewing angles, as well as rubberized pads to protect your device from scratches. It’s also compatible with pretty much any size tablet that Apple makes, although the manufacturer notes that 12.9-inch tablets are better off in horizontal mode. Get it here.
The iPad Pro is meant to be taken with you wherever you may need it. But, of course, there isn’t always going to be a replace to plug your 18W power adapter into. For any situation when you need some extra battery life without a power outlet nearby, consider the Anker PowerCore.
Anker still makes some of the best external battery packs on the market today — and the PowerCore 26,800 is one of its larger options. For some context, the PowerCore’s beefier battery capacity can charge an 11-inch iPad Pro from dead to full power just shy of three and a half times. Get it here.
Apple AirPods aren’t the cheapest wireless Bluetooth headphones out there, but they’re undoubtedly the most convenient if you use an iOS device. That makes them a good companion for the iPad Pro that you can also use with your iPhone.
The new AirPods Pro features all of the convenience and seamless integration of regular AirPods thanks to Apple’s H1 chip. But they also sport interchangeable ear tips, Active Noise Cancelation, and other nifty features betting of the Pro moniker. Get them here.
As of iPadOS, Apple’s iPhones and iPads now support generic media. With the USB-C port on the 2018 iPad Pros, it also means that you can use pretty much any standard USB-C flash drive instead of a specialized Lightning drive.
This 128GB option, made by Samsung, also features a built-in USB-A adapter to use with other computers. With up to 300 mb/s speeds and USB 3.1 support, the Samsung Duo Plus is a well-rounded and useful option if your workflow prominently features an iPad Pro. Get it here.
Since the very first iPad, Apple’s tablets have always relied on touch-based input and navigation. But in iPadOS, the Cupertino tech giant has actually snuck in mouse support for its iPad lineup.
Mouse support is buried in Accessibility, but it means you can use Bluetooth or wired mouses. This Bluetooth option is an affordable but well-reviewed accessory that’ll let you explore turning your iPad Pro into more of a computer replacement. Get it here.
If you’re carrying an iPad Pro with you on a day-to-day basis, there’s a good chance that you’re getting work done. And while there are a plethora of iPad Pro protection and storage options out there, this portfolio case strikes a nice balance between convenience and additional features.
It features a dedicated slot for your 11-inch iPad Pro, but also sports a variety of other organizational options. There are pouches and sleeves for all of your cables, styli, flash drives, business cards, notebooks and anything else you may need for work, school or creativity.