The BEST Accessories for YOUR iPad 8 (2020)!

by birtanpublished on October 2, 2020

The ipad generation 8 that just came out is a fantastic device and by itself it's a pretty powerful piece of kit but what are some accessories that you can buy to make the experience even better like over here let's find out i didn't want to break it this time what's up everyone i'm the everyday dad and if i can figure it out you can figure it out so i want to start off this video by saying congratulations if you bought an ipad the good news is you don't actually need a single thing to make it great if you want to use this as a content consumption as a content

Consumption device this tablet will do everything that you want it to do it's crazy good but if you want to use this as less of like a bigger version of your phone there are some accessories and these are accessories that i use on a daily basis that take my ipad from just being that bigger screen for youtube and really turn it into a productivity tool now i've been using this in the last week in the way that i've been using my ipad pro for what six months now as this has been my productivity tool i've been doing my

Calendar scheduling email responses script typing all of my work besides my main video editing here on the channel has been done on the ipad generation 8 and these are the accessories that i use to make that happen now the first thing that i would say is almost required if you're going to try to turn an ipad into a professional device you're going to need a couple of things now one i actually this is my favorite thing that i found in recent memory and this is just i don't think that we've

Talked about this one before we've talked about some of these accessories before and this is not necessarily a specific item accessory these are types of accessories that you should then look and find the best price that fits your budget on each like category but this is a specific stand that we have not talked about before but getting so to set up a computer of almost any kind is like a productivity tool one of the bases that you need is a base right so i like having little travel stands like this

If i'm gonna have like a computer setup now i do normally run on a magic keyboard for my ipad pro and that acts like a stand for my ipad pro however the ipad the standard ipads don't have that kind of device so getting a little stand like this so you can get the ipad facing you and up just makes it like more ergonomic to look at it nobody wants to look down like this at a little device it makes it so it makes it so uncomfortable it'll hurt your back it'll hurt your wrist it hurts everything so having a

Stand like this was from a company called nalaxi i'm sure there's hundreds of these things on amazon if you were to look for them but it's just a little travel stand that lis i was actually using this with the microsoft duo but it got repurposed to the ipad this little thing is fantastic but that means you need another like we're building a base we're building something around it so the next thing i would say is you really need a keyboard now you don't need a keyboard

That's as expensive as the apple magic keyboard i would say this is definitely overkill when the keyboard costs what like a third of what the ipad costs but being able to have it set up where you've got your ipad ready to go and then you've got your keyboard for answering all your emails or all the work that you're doing this right here is a good setup if you're going to get one like kit to make the ipad into like a functional productivity device it is 100 some kind of a keyboard and some kind of a stand

And like right here you can do everything everything now what i would say if you're trying to take this to the next level of like productivity if you're gonna do this and one of the real big benefits of ipad os since ipad os 13 is you get real mouse support and i don't mean like that really weird accessibility mouse support i mean you get all mouse support so i've got a variety of mice here from different price points that you can consider and all of these work really well the

Logitech mx master 3 this is probably the best mouse on the market like this is it's expensive but for the price i don't think you could find anything else that's better than this mouth it's ergonomic it fits in the hand really well it's got like two modes of scrolling you can scroll vertically or horizontally like this mouse it's it is the best mouse that you're going to find but you don't want to spend that much necessarily you can also get something like the apple magic mouse and that's not a very

Popular choice you could also get something cute like the logitech pebble this is a friendly little mouse that does have scroll it does have double clicks it can be bluetooth or wireless you can do either um this is just a fun little portable mouse that i've been throwing in my bag if i could only pick one mouse out of all of these mice and i wanted to do video editing i'd probably go with the magic mouse you just kind of got to learn to figure out how to use this but it's the way

That since you get a lot of the same gestures on this as you do on like the screen here the magic mouse is a fan it's probably the best option if you're just looking for one thing but if you're just looking for a little travel a little cheap travel setup the pebble works great and you can set it up with you know a cheap little stand a cheap little like 15 bluetooth keyboard this thing and you're you don't need anything else like this is a straight up legit

Productivity powerhouse productivity powerhouse productivity powerhouse productivity powerhouse productivity powerhouse productivity powerhouse productivity powers i said it five times fast honestly i didn't think i was going to be able to so yeah this is the way that i would start it off but you've got your initial base of things you now are a productivity monster with your ipad but you just want one thing and you don't necessarily want to buy a whole bunch of things and you do have a little bit more money to spend

I would say maybe then get the smart folio keyboard from apple now i don't of all the smart folio keyboards like you can get for the ipad pro probably the new ipad air this is my least favorite one i don't really like the way that this is set up where you have to do like this weird fold around thing and then it's supported can you see this is like supported by this triangle and then to get it back in you have to do like this folding flipping around thing i don't like it as much but if you are

Just looking for some to be a protector for the screen and a keyboard at the same time it's really hard to say anything bad about this this is actually the one that i used for a very long time on my ipad from last year the ipad generation 7. this is what i typed all of my scripts on this is what i did all of my camera control back when i used to use the lumix gh5 and i needed camera control this did everything for me and i used this keyboard but you can hear

Can you hear that that typing drove my wife crazy and for the sake of my marriage i had to abandon this as a keyboard and again it's fine it's okay it does have very nice protected keys the typing experience isn't terrible but it's just i don't really like this if you're trying to do real work get the keyboard get the mouse and then if you're trying to protect your screen too you can get something like this now this is obviously the ipad mini but the way that i'm going to show this is for this i don't have the screen protector like

This but they make the exact same one for the ipad and it's just it's basically the same thing without the keyboard and it just it's just a little stand it's just a little stand and it protects your screen get this with a cheaper keyboard if you're trying to save some money and i think getting this with the cheaper keyboard and the mouse and the stand i think that's a better option than the smart folio keyboard by itself but you're out you're doing some

Productivity you're at a cop we're in a magical time where we no longer have to socially distance you can go freely back to a coffee shop you're going to need some power or if you're at work and you don't necessarily have access to a lot of wall plug-ins you're going to need some power this is my preferred power solution we've talked about this before this is just a ravpower 15 000 milliamp hour battery there's nothing too special about it it does usb-a for power it does usb-c

For power it shows you a little indicator here of how much battery life is left in this this video is not about specific things like this but just get some kind of an external battery you can find these for like 15-20 bucks anywhere they come in all shapes and sizes they come with so many different ports get one of these because this will keep you going as you're out working if you can't find a wall to plug into batteries gotta always have a battery

So something else that you always gotta have when dealing with an ipad is dongles so i have an assortment of little connectors right here and because one of the things that sucks about the ipad generation 8 that i'm not so thrilled about i'm very excited to see the ipad air 4 come and fix this it does have lightning you'll see this is an assortment of lightning connectors we've got the lightning to sd card lightning to hdmi with usbc and the lightning to headphone you don't really need lightning to headphones

Since this has a headphone jack i just it's a it's a lightning dongle that i decided to grab with me and you get a dongle like this this is the dongle that i bring if i am trying to do like some kind of importing this is just a cheapo does it say what i don't even remember where like this brand is but this has usba it has sd and microsd and it has usbc so you can do a lot of the same that you'll get here you won't get any hdmi because it's not usbc there's only so much you can get out of lightning because lightning

Sucks if you're trying to physically connect something to the ipad or you're trying to import footage from like an sd card you will need a dongle here are my assortments of dongles that i'll leave i'll leave a few in the description below you got all this stuff you're gonna need a way to cart it around right so i love recommending this i try to recommend this in every video no native union does not sponsor me but this is my favorite i love like i have a whole bunch of bags to carry around accessories because i love

Accessorizing my gear and so you need some kind of a bag to carry it around and this is easily my favorite accessory case i do i think i've been talking about this for seven or eight months now but this is a high quality accessory bag you can see it can fit everything in here you can fit some air pods that we'll talk about here in a second you can fit your chargers you can fit like pencils you can fit every you can fit all sorts

Of sd cards you can fit everything in here and the best part the best part about this thing is it has legit zippers now i you can't tell if these are ykk or not when's the last time we got to talk about ykk zippers why if you don't know why kkk zippers are the best zippers that you can find these are these ykk i don't think these are ykk but they are fantastic they got a great bite to them listen to this you can also see that the zipper like right here it's got a water resistant

Like taper to it which is fantastic i won't say waterproof but it's water resistant one of the thing if you're looking at bags you're looking at clothing or any kind of like tailored gear you want to look at the seams these seams are fantastic it's not double seamed but it's not that expensive of a device and it's not built to be like that rugged it also has a nice little pouch here on the end i love that i recommend this thing so much this has been everywhere with me i keep all of my i have to every time we make

This video i have to dump all the accessories that i normally keep in this bag so i can be like check out this bag because you can put everything in it i love it i love it i love it so let's say you are at work or you're in a place where you can have like a wall adapter let's start talking about some of my favorite wall adapters so this is an anker usbc wall adapter so this is a little bit faster of a charging than the standard one that comes from apple

Plus it is very much like the one that comes from apple like we saw in the unboxing video that is a usbc to lightning it's no longer usba so you can use that same cable here it is a little bit bigger than the included apple one but i find that it charges my devices so much better and i don't know just looks nice i like that it folds in like that it's just a good all-around device but if you do like usb-a or you're traveling with like your family

And your wife needs to charge all of her devices and you would like to just get one get one of these like four-prong usb-a chargers i know they have usb-c versions out there this is just a cheaper one i bought from insignia it's just for usba it lets you charge like your ipad your wife's ipad your watch her watch save some of the wall adapters for charging phones these two things awesome awesome awesome one of the benefits of having we've already talked about

A few of the other accessories that you could use for like the ipad ecosystem what i really like we're not talking about the apple watch i've got my i'm pointing to my apple watch over there you can see my sweet watch tan right here um i'm not talking about the apple watch as much because what i will say for like the best accessories airpods now you don't have to get the airpod pros like i have the airpod pros are fantastic noise cancelling very easily lets you listen to whatever

You want and not be bothered especially if you're on a meeting or something like that but airpods if you can get the standard ones they're fine too these are the best accessory for any apple device and i know i am a bit of an apple fanboy i talk about apple stuff all the time right but the airpods are something special if you only have an ipad maybe you have a an iphone these just go these go with every apple device whether it's macbook imac ipad just get the airpods get the

Airpods maybe we'll make a whole video just about airpods because they're wonderful and then we got some other miscellaneous things if you are trying to transfer files because the ipad like the standard ipad doesn't you only get 32 gigabyte or 128 gigabyte you don't get that much storage space so maybe get like a solid state drive or some kind of external drive that you can use to transfer this is the t7 it is pretty expensive when compared against the ipad but you could get something much cheaper like a t5

Or any of the competitors for like 75 bucks you get a 500 gigabyte solid state drive that'll be just as fast as the drive on the ipad you just transfer your stuff between them use usbc you don't necessarily need something as expensive as the t7 again this is like things you should get not necessarily this specific thing and then just for fun because this is bluetooth now and you can do actual gaming on the ipad because it does have i mean heck it's got the a12 processor inside of it

I use this this is the steel series nimbus controller i just like this one because it's small and it uses lightning to charge this is not usbc this is lightning so don't be fooled but since i already have a lightning charger for the ipad and the iphone might as well charge my game controller with it so these are all the accessories that i recommend for the ipad generation 8. but what are some of your favorite accessories leave me a comment below i would love to know what

Everybody else uses accessory wise with their own ipads and if you liked this video and you're curious you're like gary what does all of the what can i do with all this stuff if i put all this stuff together what does it get me well you can actually do some pretty fantastic video editing with the ipad if you click right here you'll find a video proving that click click click click click click click thanks for watching

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