What is the best iPad/iPhone accessory you have purchased?

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  1. Chimpy
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    Last year I bought an otterbox defender case for my ipad for under $50 from Amazon, the only problem is it makes it quite a bit heavier but protection is fantastic.
     
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    My case, no question. I wonder if any non-case answer will be honest?
     
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    I also have a good waterproof waterproof pouch from trendydigital, great for resort use.
     
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    My worst would be a case as well. I bought one of those "leather" off ebay from Hong Kong. For the price I paid I did not expect much, but to start with did not have a hole for the light sensor. It also did not hold it in very well and after the ipad fell out I decided to throw it away.
     
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    ZAGGsparq 2.0

    The iPad has great battery life, but for those really long trips, this battery is the best.
     
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    Thanks for the info on that one, just one look and I want it. :)

    I tought about buying the invisible shield from this company once before but thought it would be to hard to put on.
     
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    I tried and failed - try to find a store or kiosk and have them install. Its well worth the cost. Last week I saw a Zagg kiosk in the Philippines, so they are growing in popularity.
     
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    Those InvisibleShield cases are pretty neat on the iPhone. I haven't yet seen one on an iPad though.
     
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    The international charger adapter set from Apple. Works with any Apple device but indispensable for travel abroad with my iPhone. Also, wouldn't think of leaving home without AT&T's international data plan. [​IMG]
     
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    Zagg invisibleSHIELD anti-scratch film.
    Is not too hard to put on if you have a well lit area, clean hands, and patience.
     
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    I listen to music a lot, so a set of headphones with a mic, ipod controls, and a pick up/ hang up button. Better sound quality than the stock earbuds, and it's convenient to not have to dig around in my pocket when the phone rings.
     
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    Do you think that Zagg shield could be put on the iPad2 and inserted into say, a leather case?

    How does the screen look with the shield on it?
     
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    I have the anti-glare screen protector from Power Support for both my iPad and my iPhone. I love this product -- been using it for almost three years. Also, it is very easy to install on your own as long as you follow the directions that come with it.
    http://www.powersupportusa.com/accessories/ipad/hd-anti-glare-film.html

    I purchased the "iCon" leather padded protector for my iPad and really like that it folds into a stand. Comes in very handy for watching movies while I am flying!
    http://amzn.to/g8vcGy
     
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    A good pair of headphones/mic to replace the ones that come with the iphone4 (currently UE superfi5vi) and a portable charger (iGo Charge Anywhere) for extra juice while traveling
     
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    This is my favorite gadget for my iPhone/iPad. It's a bluetooth speaker and speakerphone.

    http://bit.ly/iedDR9
     
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    The Amazon reviews for this battery are pretty disparaging. How long have you had yours?
     
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    I have had my ZaggSparQ about a year and never had a problem. I also had the first version and there was a recall and the quickly replaced units.

    Zagg stands behind what they sell.

    I have not found another good option for an external iPad battery. I do a lot of long haul flights and the 10 hour iPad battery doesn't always make it, so I need an external source.
     
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    For Otterbox fans, the website still says the Defender series case is "coming soon" for iPad2.

    However, Amazon has started selling the iPad2 Defender case. Sells from a third party, and says it will ship within one to three weeks.

    Price is still a little steep, $84.99.
     
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    I bought an extra charger for my iPhone/iPad that just plugs straight into the wall and has a very nice long cord. It is great for when I travel and you are at a hotel and the plug is in an awkward spot. The one downside of it is that it has a very bright blue light on the front. I bought it on Amazon though it doesn't look like they sell it any longer. It only cost me a couple bucks too!
     
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    a second one of each....for the wife....
     
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    My Sennheiser CX-300 II earphones made a big difference to my iphone's listening experience. Very happy with them!
     
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