Apple has introduced a brand new iPad Pro, including a redesigned 12.9-inch model that shrinks down everything about the device except the display. It’s shorter, thinner, and shallower, and now packs USB-C instead of Lightning. All of this means that there are some brand new accessories to think about, and here are some of the best you can order right now.
The keyboard to get
Apple Smart Keyboard Folio
Apple’s official keyboard case for the new iPad Pro, the Smart Keyboard Folio protects both the front and the back of your iPad and features two viewing angles, one for desktop use, and one for laptop.
The essential stylus
Apple Pencil (Second generation)
If you’re planning on doing any drawing, sketching, or handwriting, then you’re going to want the new Apple Pencil to go along with your new iPad Pro. It’s the very best stylus for the task on the market, no question about it.
Apple Smart Folio
If you don’t need a keyboard, but still want to keep your new iPad Pro safe, check out Apple’s official Smart Folio, which protects both the front and back of your tablet. It comes in both Charcoal Gray and White.
Charge and go
Anker USB-C to Lightning cable
One of the neat little tricks of the iPad Pro is its ability to charge your iPhone on its own using a USB-C to Lightning cable. This USB-C to Lightning cable from Anker allows just that at a lower price than Apple’s official cable.
Twelve South Compass Pro
Twelve South’s Compass Pro lets you extend the back leg to use the iPad as a hands-free display, or shorten it for a better angle for more productive tasks. It also features a secondary back leg, letting you re-angle the iPad for easier drawing or touchscreen typing.
If you’re just looking for something basic to protect your iPad Pro, JETtech’s laptop sleeve is actually a great option. Affordable and big enough to house both your iPad and, say an Apple Pencil, the sleeve is also roomy enough to hold your iPad Pro while it’s attached to a Smart Keyboard Folio.
Your iPad’s leather jacket
Pad & Quill Valet Leather Bag
Available in Chestnut, Chocolate, and Galloper Black, this leather bag from Pad & Quill will protect the body of your iPad Pro, with a second pocket available other important items. Great for a little extra protection on the go.
Apple AirPods Pro
Apple’s AirPods Pro are the best version of Apple’s wireless earphones so far. They’re still dead simple to pair and switch between devices, and these add excellent noise cancellation to the mix.
The quality of these headphones is the exact inverse of their truly awful name, and this great Sony over-ear set are a step up from the AirPods Pro if you don’t mind larger heaphones and want top-flight sound quality and noise cancelation.
When looking for accessories for your new iPad Pro, you should definitely start with these. If I had to pick one to get, I’d go with Apple’s Smart Folio Keyboard, because I use my iPad Pro for a lot of my writing. If drawing or handwriting are more important priorities, definitely pick up the Apple Pencil.
If I was getting anything else for my iPad Pro, I’d definitely take a look at AirPods Pro as my audio accessory of choice. They’re small, comfortable, have excellent sound, and feature noise cancelation so that you can enjoy your music, podcasts, and audiobooks without issues no matter where you go.