We are not going to lie, the same basic set of accessories apply to most all of your tablet devices. A case and a stand are always a wonderful start, a Bluetooth keyboard and speakers, matched with a quality stylus, bring productivity to the next level.
Today, as with our other accessories lists for Apple’s devices, most of the accessories we are about to look at have an official version built by Apple themselves. As there is a great chance you already know this, we will try to look at accessories from alternative manufacturers around the industry. After all, there are hundreds of quality choices out there, and we can do nothing more than inspire you to go find the pieces that work best for you.
As mentioned above, the best place to start for your Apple iPad Mini 3 is with protection. There are many cases and covers out there, we are actually big fans of Apple’s own smart case, but today we will look at the ESR casual series iPad Mini 3 case.
ESR may not have a feature rich swiveling stand case like some of the others out there, nor does it offer genuine leather, but the durable materials offer a fairly premium look and feel, with anti-fungal properties as well.
With the plethora of stands out there, we will fall back to one of the oldest portable designs out there, the Arkon folding tablet stand. As you might imagine, this is a universal stand that will work for most of your phones and tablets, not just your iPad Mini 3.
You’ve most likely seen this guy before, or one of the many similar alternatives, so I’ll just remind you that it currently runs for $12.99 on Amazon.
There are few accessories that expand the productivity of your iPad Mini 3 as much as a Bluetooth keyboard. And there are few Bluetooth keyboards that are rated as high for such an affordable price as the Anker Bluetooth Ultra-slim keyboard.
You get here a simple, light weight, compact keyboard, that is slim and quiet to operate. Check out the Anker Bluetooth Ultra-slim keyboard for just $12.99 on Amazon.
If you enjoy to hand jot your notes, or draw beautiful pictures using a pen or pencil, you can put your iPad Mini 3 to use for these tasks with a stylus. As with most other accessories, there are plenty of stylus to choose from, today we will point you toward the thin tip offering from Friendly Swede.
Aside from the fun name, these replaceable tip stylus come in a 3 pack for under $10, or a two pack with an extra finger grip for $10.99 on Amazon.
If all you need is an extra power cable, you have many options available. So many options, in fact, that we aren’t entirely certain which to show you here today. There is a great Anker cable available, but I’ll also fall back on one of my favorite cable suppliers, Monoprice.
Again, we’ve discussed chargers for your iPad and other tablets before, there is no point re-inventing the wheel, so here is the same 2 port charger from Anker we’ve seen previously. It is a solid device, one we’ve been using for phone, Android tablet and iPad alike for months, and love it.
Since your iPad Mini 3 is an excellent mobile device, we assume you take it on the go with you frequently. When you are out and about, power can sometimes be hard to come by, so why not take that with you as well.
RavPower external battery packs can often be found on sale over on our sister site Android Authority. We think RavPower produces a quality product, and this 10,400mAh for $17.99 is about right to keep your iPad Mini 3 charged on the go.
Have I mentioned that I am a big fan of Anker electronics? I have just ordered this Anker 2nd Gen Astro E5 to accompany my iPad Mini 3, so how could I not recommend it for you. It is a dual port 16,000mAh power pack that is able to charge at full speed any combination of phone, Android tablet and iPad you throw at it. Check it out on Amazon for $37.99.
Once again, there is no point re-inventing the wheel, as such, we turn to our sister site, Sound Guys, where we’ve compiled a list of the best Bluetooth headphones, earbuds and wired headphones available on the market. Ranging anywhere from $33 to $499, you’re bound to find some great audio accessories to pair with your new Galaxy S6. Head to the links below for more information.
For sharing your tunes, a Bluetooth speaker can be a wonderful thing, and once again, our friends over at Sound Guys have compiled a list of the best options for under $50. On the list, you’ll be able to find multiple powerful wireless speakers for $25, or some higher end models that range up to $49. Be sure to check out the link below for a full list of the best Bluetooth speakers available on the market.
Accessories are so familiar an common that it is sometimes easy to overlook the fact that your choices will change your entire user experience with your iPad Mini 3. Personalizing the experience to your exact needs should not be a problem, and even if the items we’ve discussed today are not right for you, we hope that we’ve helped you begin your search for the gear that fits your needs.
What is your favorite accessory for your iPad Mini 3?