I somehow completely missed this in amongst all the iPad coverage last week. I’d been checking out the details of Apple’s line of iPad accessories at their site, but had not spotted any prices for them.
In catching up on my RSS feed reading over the last day or so, I got a chance to read some first look post at iLounge.com, covering each of the five Apple iPad accessories. Here are the prices listed for the five items:
- Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit: $29
- Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter: $29
- iPad Dock: $29
- iPad Case: $39
- Pad Keyboard Dock: $69
These all seem about what we’d expect from Apple, nothing outrageous or spectacular pricing wise I’d say. I’m looking forward to seeing all the other choices we’ll have for cases, docks, keyboards and more from third party manufacturers.
iPhone Central reports that Ten One Design has announced that their Pogo Stylus and Pogo Sketch input devices will work on the iPad.
I would be happy to see this news if the iPad had any support for handwriting recognition in apps / the OS – but apparently it doesn’t, just as the iPhone doesn’t. Without it, a stylus is only usable in a small handful of individual apps that offer some handwriting recognition – and from my experience most of these are quite clumsy and limited – and to use in pace of a finger when typing, which I have never found in the least bit tempting.
Perhaps the only other good use for a stylus on an iPad would be if you are artistic and find it a good tool within drawing / painting apps.
What do you all think? Can you see yourself using, or wanting to use, a stylus on the iPad?
Via: iPhone Central
I’m sure we’re going to see a huge array of iPad accessories from lots of third party manufacturers leading up to and following the release of the iPad. Apple also has a few of their own that should be on offer as soon as the iPad is available.
At least a couple of them were shown off during the iPad launch event this past Wednesday – the iPad Keyboard Dock and the iPad Case.
Hit the jump for a little more details on these and the rest of the Apple iPad accessories …
We know we can get our hands on the new iPad in around two months time. Now we’re going to need some accessories for it. And cases are generally right around the top of the accessories list for mobile devices. So it’s good to see some accessories manufacturers already announcing some iPad products.
Griffin Technology – a well-known name in the accessories arena – has got a nice little selection of iPad cases and a screen care kit listed as coming soon / Spring 2010.