The ABCs of iPad Accessories: Adapters, Booqpad Cases, Commode Caddies


Borrowing from the popular Apple slogan, our roundup of iPad accessories proves that, whatever the need, there's an accessory for that. Need a Lightning to 30-pin adapter? Check. How about a hardback case for your iPad mini? Got it. But what about when the call of nature competes with your call to play Angry Birds? Wait 'til you see what we've got in store for you.

  1. Lightning to 30-Pin AdapterLightning to 30-Pin Adapter
    Store: Mikes Discount Supply via Amazon
    Price: $1.96 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice item will help you bridge the gap between the newfangled Lightning connection and the old-school 30-pin connector. Of generic manufacture, it's for use with Apple's iPhone 5, iPad mini, and latest-generation iPad, iPod touch, and iPod nano. Expect this item to take two to three weeks to arrive.

  2. Clip-on Crystal Hard Back Case for Apple iPad mini
    Store: eForCity via eBay
    Price: 99 cents with free shipping
    Lowest By: $4

    Is It Worth It?: This snap-on case is a bright and colorful way to protect your iPad mini from scratches and scuffs. It's also marked $19 off, and is a part of a larger sale where other iPad mini cases are 85% to 95% off. We also like the simple Silicone Skin Case for Apple iPad mini in White for $2.99, and the rubbery Blue Rubber-Coated Hard Skin Case for Apple iPad mini in Blue for $2.99.

  3. Booq Booqpad Agenda Case for iPadBooq Booqpad Agenda Case for iPad
    Store: Booq
    Price: $9.99 via coupon code "80offPad" with $4.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $22

    Is It Worth It?: Can't decide between Black and Green? This Editors' Choice iPad case comes in both colorways! Choose Black/Gray and your iPad will be nesteled in leather (pictured), or opt for 100% recycled materials and your case will be Gray/Green. Compatible with iPad models from 2nd-generation onward, this folio case features right- or left-handed compatibility, accessory slip pockets, snap closure, and a 50-sheet A4 notepad made from at least 30% post-consumer materials and printed with soy ink.

  4. The iPad Commode CaddyThe iPad Commode Caddy for iPad + Roll Holder
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $39.98 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $7

    Is It Worth It?: Think of all the bawdy bathroom limericks you could write about this little Editors' Choice item, which allows you to hit the head and surf the Net at the same time. It can hold 2nd- to 4th-generation iPads with its flexible 10" gooseneck, and just about any brand of toilet paper you can name. It also features a snappable paper roll tube, because you can't afford to waste even a second when surfing for toilet paper bargains, like this one: Scott Products has a roll of Scott Extra Soft Toilet Paper for free when you fill out a short form.

  5. ZAGGfolio with Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPadZAGGfolio with Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPad
    Store: ZAGG
    Price: $49.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $30

    Is It Worth It?: Bluetooth keyboards are just the ticket for turning your iPad into a mini laptop! Available in White Carbon, it's compatible with 2nd- to 4th-generation iPads and features a removable Bluetooth keyboard, magnetic closure, microfiber lining, keystroke shortcuts, microUSB charging cable, and access to all ports and buttons.

DealNews Contributing Writer

Lou Carlozo is a DealNews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the Managing Editor of, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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