Sleek and slim, the iPad Air is at the top of its class. Not only is the iPad Air the thinnest and lightest tablet, but it has a larger screen than regular iPad models. And a faster processor. The iPad Air is your go-to companion whether you need to work on a project, write an assignment, watch a movie, follow a conference or keep the kids entertained. It shifts seamlessly between the home, office, play, and study time. This device is perfect for those who don’t want to go for the Pro version but need a powerful and lightweight iPad.
Get the most of your iPad Air’s value and functionality and optimize your usage with our top accessories for 2022. Keep in mind that there are five generations of iPad Air, so make sure your model is compatible before buying any accessories. You can find out your iPad Air’s model in two ways. First, go to Settings, followed by General, and tap About. Second, flip the iPad over and find the model number engraved below the Apple logo. A quick search on the internet will reveal your iPad Air’s model and generation.
1. iPad Protective Case
As with all iPads, their range of use increases exponentially with a good cover. A high-quality iPad case should protect your case from slips, bumps, and falls. In addition, it should offer you a variety of angles to prop up the iPad. We love the Zugu iPad Air 10.9 case. Not only does it have 90 percent of five-star reviews but sold more than one million cases around the world.
The Zugu iPad Air case is made out of one of the world’s most durable materials, TPU plastic. The case also has a robust bumper and reinforced edges for additional protection. In fact, Zugu fully guarantees your iPad’s safety to the extent that it covers AppleCare+ repair costs. Another great feature is its kickstand case with eight magnetic angles that firmly hold the back flap. Or you can use its magnetic mount to stick the iPad on a flat surface, such as the refrigerator. The Zugu case also wirelessly charges your Apple Pencil, after which you can slip it into an elastic pocket for safekeeping.
2. Apple Pencil
The Apple Pencil changes the way you use your iPad Air. Use it to draw, mark documents, or take notes with precision, detail, and ease. Learning to use it can be a bit tricky as it is a new tool, but there is no going back once you get the hang of it. Create thicker, stronger shapes simply by adjusting the pencil’s pressure on the screen. Or take handwritten notes, which you can easily convert to text. The Apple Pencil also features a double-tap function to reverse, erase or undo your last step. This sophisticated stylus pen goes beyond drawing – it allows you to perform any precision task with the utmost simplicity.
3. Bluetooth Keyboard
A Bluetooth keyboard instantly gives you the functionality of a laptop. You can use it to control volume and brightness, and other iPad functions. No messy wires are taking up extra space, and some versions even fold in two, making them highly portable. Also, using a keyboard makes typing effortless. Your life will become more straightforward, whether on a train, plane, or coffee shop.
4. Portable Battery
Getting a low battery notification right when you are in the middle of an important task is the last thing you need. Especially if you are nowhere near a power outlet. A portable battery pack is an answer to this problem. Small and compact, a powerful battery pack can fully charge your iPad Air and iPhone. Slip it into your bag or pocket, primarily if you work on the go.
5. Multiport Hubs
One of the iPad’s drawbacks is that it doesn’t have any ports except the charging hub. So if you need to transfer data or want to use a set of wired headphones, you need a multiport hub. You can find hubs that include 4K HDMI ports to stream movies or games to a second screen or television. Others have SD card slots and MicroSD card slots that allow you to download and access your photos and videos. Or find one with a traditional headphone jack to listen to your lecture or favorite playlist privately. Some multiport hubs also include a port that allows you to charge the iPad while connected. The best thing to do is carefully evaluate your needs and find a multiport hub that works best for you.
6. Screen Protector
The iPad’s screen is constantly in contact with something, whether your fingers, Apple Pencil, or, hopefully not, a hard surface. Although it may be an afterthought, a screen protector helps increase your iPad’s longevity. Our favorite screen protector is also by Zugu cases. Made out of Japanese 0.25mm tempered glass, the Zugu screen protector has the same grade as the hardness of a diamond, offering you the highest level of protection. In addition, it is fingerprint and smudge resistant and has antibacterial properties. We love the fact that Zugu provides a free replacement if you don’t manage to install it – even after following its easy-to-follow instructions.