An iPad 2 for You? 5 iPad 2 Deals for Your Attainable Apple Tablet

By , dealnews contributor

No doubt you've heard the news about Apple's latest and greatest iPad. It's resolutionary, and with it comes price cuts on Apple's iPad 2. Thusly we're as excited for the new machine as we are about seeing continued discounts on the iPad 2. So to celebrate, we've put together an iPad-centric roundup with items that'll keep you tech-satisfied and your iPad protected. And, if you're in the market for a specific accessory, you can find more daily iPad deals here.

  1. Apple iPad 2 16GB WiFi Tablet
    Vendor: Micro Center
    Price: $359.99 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $40

    Is It Worth It?: Before you can outfit a tablet, you've gotta own one! And this Editors' Choice deal is marked by an offering of the 16GB iPad 2 at the lowest price we've ever seen. Featuring an Apple A5 1GHz dual-core processor, a 9.7" 1024x768 LCD touchscreen display, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, up to 10 hours of battery life, and more, this deal is only available for pickup at your local Micro Center. But if you can't make it to MircoCenter, we're big fans of Apple's certified refurbished iPad 2s, whose prices have also dropped at least $50.

  2. Kensington Bluetooth Keyboard / Case for iPad 2
    Vendor: Amazon
    Price: $49.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $13

    Is It Worth It?: Kensington has a reputation for making quality accessories that compliment Apple's line of computers and tablets. This keyboard and case combo features a Bluetooth keyboard, protective faux leather jacket, adjustable viewing angles. We're big fans of its ability to essentially transform your tablet into a notebook.

  3. EveryDay Source Coupon
    Discount: 40% off iPad accessories via coupon code "MIPADPROMO"
    Shipping: From $2.99 s&h

    Is It Worth It?: Not sure what accessories you'll need for your iPad? This coupon from EveryDay Source, which offers almost 600 iPad accessories, will save you a whopping 40% off everything from cases to cables. And with no minimum purchase, this deal marks the best EveryDay Source coupon we've seen since Black Friday.

  4. Faux Leather Carrying Case for iPad 2
    Vendor: Zagall
    Price: $10.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: OK, so it's faux leather, but no one is going to give your case that good of a look. We just like how simply opening the cover wakes up the iPad without having to unlock or press the home button — just like the Apple Smart Cover! It also features a built-in stand.

  5. Silicone Skin Case for Apple iPad 2
    Vendor: CellularFactory
    Price: $2.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $3
    Expires: March 14

    Is It Worth It?: Just looking for a case to protect the back of your iPad? (After all, dents to the back can reduce the value by 20%.) This silicone skin is a reliable way to keep your device safe from scratches and bumps, so you can start the life of your new iPad 2 off right.

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Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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Coouple things - Kensington folio is 39.99 on Amazon now (which is a good thing); at the same time it gets quite a few negative reviews (which is a bad thing). Alternatively, one can look at folio with Logitech keyboard; a bit more pricey, but has stellar reviews.