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Jerad Marantz

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Set Up Your New iPad Air or iPad mini Right with These Smart Accessories By Sergio Velasquez Apple’s upgraded both the iPad Air and the iPad mini to be more powerful with a new design that’s minimal and elegant. Both devices have basically everything we could ever ask for and more – and it doesn’t matter which one you get; you’ll love what you can do with such small and powerful devices. However, if you want to take your experience to the next level, you might want to add a few accessories into the mix. After all, both devices are too capable to just use as regular, old tablets. Instead, you can use your iPad as a computer replacement with a keyboard case (or get one to add some protection, so you don’t have a mini heart attack if you drop your favorite tablet). Here are some of the best accessories you can get for your iPad mini or iPad Air! 9. Apple Smart Folio Apple’s Smart Folio is one of the oldest accessories for iPads ever, but it works just like new on your iPad Air or iPad mini. What’s great about the Smart Folio is that it offers protection on both the back and front of your iPad without making it too bulky, so you can still take it anywhere you go. Another cool feature is that you can fold the cover to make a stand for your iPad, making it perfect to binge-watch your favorite shows. Of course, since it’s a thinner cover, your iPad won’t be as protected as with some other cases, but it’ll get the job done. 1. Get the Smart Folio for the iPad Air. 2. Get Smart Folio for the iPad mini 8. Apple Magic Keyboard (iPad Air) One of the coolest changes Apple made to the iPad Air in 2020 was that it now supports the Magic Keyboard. This is the easiest way to turn your iPad into a laptop replacement. After you take the Magic Keyboard out of the box, all you need to do is snap your iPad Air into it, and your iPad will do the rest. You can easily start navigating your iPad with the built-in trackpad to work on your assignments with the keyboard. What’s cool is that the keyboard also uses trackpad gestures and keyboard shortcuts like on a Mac, so it’ll be easy to adjust if you’ve never worked on an iPad. And thanks to the magnets, you can just take the tablet off of the keyboard to use it as a regular iPad. Overall, it has the best of both worlds. Get it here. 7. Apple Magic Keyboard Unfortunately, the Magic Keyboard case doesn’t fit the iPad mini, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t support Bluetooth keyboards. You can still connect any keyboard and start using it on your iPad mini, but why use any keyboard when you can use Apple’s very own Magic Keyboard! What’s great about this keyboard is that you don’t have to use it just with your iPad mini or iPad Air, and it’ll work perfectly with any other iPad or Mac you have at home. Plus, it can also work with Windows

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