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Best iPad Accessories Reviews

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The long wait is over. Now that the Apple iPad is available, a lot of Mac-lovers have excitedly gotten their hands on Apple’s newest product. Featuring the Apple trademark of clean, simple lines, a LED display, Wi-Fi and 3G, the Apple iPad has already become the techie toy to beat.

But, like all Apple products before it, this Apple tablet is best enjoyed if you enhance it with all the latest accessories. With over a hundred different add-ons to the iPad available all over the world, it’s easy to waste money on accessories that don’t deliver what they promise. To make it easier for you to pimp your Apple iPad, we’re listing down and describing only the best ones below.

1. The Apple iPad Keyboard Dock. Although you can type straight on the iPad’s screen, a keyboard can make composing documents and editing presentations much easier. The official Apple iPad Keyboard Dock allows you to prop up your iPad at the proper angle, much like a laptop screen. It runs on the iPad’s battery and acts like a normal Apple keyboard, with all the function keys intact. Its major drawback, however, is that it doesn’t allow you to prop up the iPad horizontally and that it doesn’t provide attachments for a mouse–you’d have to still use the iPad’s screen to perform a lot of functions.

2. The Official Camera Connection Kit for the iPad. Many people bemoaned the iPad’s lack of USB ports, things that could have been easily included. There’s no need to fret, though, the official Camera Connection Kit allows you to download and import photos and videos from your digital camera either through a USB connector or via memory card. You might also want to experiment with other USB-ready devices, since, as it turns out, Skype headsets and USB keyboards can work with the iPad Camera Connection Kit. There are no hiccups experienced with this accessory, although older cameras (those manufactured before 2005) have been reported to have problems connecting with it.

3. Trendy Digital Waterproof iPad Cover. People might think that buying a waterproof cover for an Apple iPad is impractical. But if you’re the type who travels a lot and likes to use his techie toy in the beach or near water, then this accessory is for you. The Trendy Digital Waterproof Cover keeps your Apple tablet safe, dry and free from dust, sand and other elements. The cover is made from flexible, soft vinyl with a double-zip enclosure plus a Velcro lock. A nylon cord is also included so you can keep your Apple iPad safe on your chest. The cover allows you to easily use all of the iPad’s functions and watch movies and videos clearly. The only downside to this product is that it sometimes leaves smears on your iPad when you take it out of the case.

4. Ten One Design Pogo Sketch Stylus. Say goodbye to finger prints, smudges and accidentally touched keys with the Ten One Design Pogo Sketch Stylus. Probably one of the most practical iPad accessories available today, this special stylus can make drawing, sketching and navigating through your Apple iPad easier and more enjoyable. Featuring a modern, aluminum base, the Pogo Sketch Stylus easily glides on the iPad’s screen, giving you more control over your strokes and input on your iPad.

5. M-Edge Leather Moleskin Case. One of the most elegant iPad accessories out in the market today, this exquisite case features an elegant leather sleeve in an assortment of colors. A strap holds your beloved Apple iPad in place, while a cover keeps the screen protected. This beautiful case makes your iPad look like a traveler’s journal or a book and is one of the most popular iPad accessories around.

With the long list of iPad accessories available worldwide, there is a huge chance of buying something you don’t really need. Let the list above help you decide which accessory is the best and most practical for you and your Apple iPad.

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.

Best Phone Numbers and Ways to Contact Apple for Apple iPod, iPad and iPhone Issues

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Apple products, like the Apple iPod, iPhone and even the iPad, are known for their durability as well as the stability of their operations systems and processors. But there are times when you will experience problems or glitches with these products. It’s not unusual to hear people talk about or report iPad problems or even iPhone issues. But whom do you call if you experience a frozen iPad or a cracked iPhone LCD? No need to fret, we’ve listed down the most important numbers and contact details you need to save for reliable Apple 911.

1. Get an official Apple Expert to talk to you. The best way to have your Apple product checked is, of course, to head to the nearest Apple service center, where qualified technicians can take a look at your iPad or iPhone. Simply visit www.apple.com/support and click the product you want help with. You can even get help from an Apple expert by clicking on the “Apple Expert” box. You will need to provide your Apple ID, list down your iPad problems or your iPhone issues, as well as your contact details and the best time to call you and an Apple Expert will get in touch with you right away.

2. Avail of your complimentary phone support. All customers or buyers of Apple products (Macs, iPods, iPhones and iPads) are eligible for complimentary phone support for up to 90 days from the date of purchase. Apple iPod owners are allowed one support incident per unit, while Mac, iPhone and iPad users are allowed unlimited incidents. U.S. technical support for the iPod, Mac and iPad may be reached by calling   1-800-APL-CARE (1-800-275-2273), while technical support for the iPhone may be reached by calling 1-800-MY-IPHONE (1-800-694-7466). Residents of Canada may call 1-800-263-3394. There are also support numbers listed for technical support all over the world in the Apple website.

3. Use Apple’s Service Assistant. Apple has made things easier for all its customers with its special Service Assistant. By clicking on “Service Assistant” You can use Apple’s Service Assistant to determine whether your product is still covered by its warranty or by an Apple Care plan. You can do this by typing in the serial number of the Apple iPod, iPad or iPhone you own. From there, you can also search for the nearest Apple service center available or even look for the contact details of Apple’s technical support teams around the world.

4. Check blogs and websites dedicated to Apple products. If you experience minor problems with your iPod, iPhone or iPad, then you might be able to find solutions and help online. There are many bloggers who post different ways to reset your iPad or to restore your iPhone if you experience iPhone issues or iPad problems. Some sites even teach you how to change your iPad’s battery and hard drive or how to dismantle an Apple iPad. It’s always best to search online and see if you can solve your iPad or iPhone problems first before sending your Apple product to a repair center.

There’s no need to worry if your iPad suddenly crashes or if you experience iPhone issues. Try to search for solutions online first before deciding to contact the Apple support numbers we listed above.

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.

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