The iPad is already reaching Tickle Me Elmo status for this holiday seasons most in demand gift. If your loved one already has an iPad, nothing says “I love you” like a thoughtful iPad gift. There’s a plethora of awesome iPad cases and accessories out there that scream luxury and ooze awesomeness. However, most of us can’t afford to spend upwards of $100 on a case, cover, or stand, especially if we’ve already stretched our gift giving budget to the max with an iPad or two. So here’s a list of cheap iPad accessories, gifts, and stocking stuffers that are awesome and useful but won’t break the bank!
What’s the first thing anybody does when they get an iPad? They start surfing the iTunes App store! What’s the next thing they do? They start buying eBooks! Therefore, the best and most thoughtful gift you can get any Apple iPad or iPhone owner would have to be an iTunes Gift card and an Amazon Gift card! These make great gifts since you can pick your price tag and give as much, or as little as you want! This makes them the perfect cheap iPad gift. Who wouldn’t want $20 of fun money to go and blow on some fun iPad games and ebooks? It’s going to be a looong winter, and an iPad without apps is like a hot chocolate without marshmallows! Show someone you care, and get them an Amazon or iTunes gift card now!
Sure, there’s all kinds of awesome leather iPad cases and luxurious iPad portfolios out there… but who wants to pay $60-$100+ for an iPad case? Especially when you don’t need to! Granted, there are literally TONS of low priced ridiculously crappy, cheap, Chinese sweatshop labor produced iPad cases out there, but if you are diligent enough you can find a few gems. We’ve reviewed a few of these in the past, and have a pretty good idea of what’s available on the markets. Like this CrazyOnDigital Black Leather case. It offers all the features you’d see in a much more expensive case, for a fraction of the price. Perfect for any situation, professional or casual, this is one of the best cheap leather iPad cases we’ve ever seen. Below are some of our other top picks for the best cheap iPad cases available for under $20:
A good iPad hard case should protect the iPad and keep it safe from your every day bumps and bruises without adding tons of extra bulk. Our favorite iPad hard case is the Otterbox rugged iPad case, however it’s certainly not the cheapest option for the penny pinched! There are, however, some great iPad hard cases out there that offer all the protection your average user could need, and even add a hint of style! Check out our review for the best iPad hard cases on the market. Like this Macally hard case that has a hard clear back and a silicone edge for grip and form fitting protection. It has been one of the most popular iPad hard cases on the market ever since it was released! Between that review and the selection below we’re sure you’ll find a cheap iPad hard case that suits your every need:
An iPad sleeve has many benefits- it keeps your iPad safe and sound and looking trendy without marring the original beauty or adding lots of extra bulk that can’t be easily shed. If only our turkey dinners would be so kind! We’ve found some super cool iPad sleeves out there for under $20 that will make you fall in love all over again with your favorite gadget. Like the famous iSock that has been around since the days of the original iPod Classic, available in a variety of colors, super cool and soft, and oh so cheap. Surprisingly there’s even some rather trendy cases that look super cool and protect the iPad available for super low prices too! Pick your favorite cheap iPad sleeve from the lineup below:
A good iPad stand is essential to the iPad experience. Whether you are reading or watching a movie or pounding out prose, you gotta prop that iPad up somehow! Many a case has a built in stand, however, if yours does not, don’t fret. Thankfully, you don’t have to break the bank to get this little gem, and we’ve found some pretty awesome iPad stands that are cool for the trendy but pennywise buyer! Like the featured iPad kickstand tripod with it’s folding and compact size and it’s super cool brushed aluminum look that compliments the iPad tablet so well. This iPad stand also made it onto our most wanted list of Best iPad gifts this season we liked it so much! We also found some other ridiculously cheap little stands that get the job done with style, you will certainly find the perfect cheap iPad stand below:
Yet another great stocking stuffer and cheap iPad gift is an iPad stylus. Any iPad owner will tell you just how useful these little guys can be, and they truly are one of the essential iPad accessories any iPad owner should buy. You will find a huge selection of cheap iPad styluses out there, however: buyer beware! Not every cheap iPad stylus is created equal. Don’t waste your money on the crappy styluses that sell for next to nothing and fall apart or damage your iPad’s screen. There’s plenty of midrange options out there that are cheap and high quality! In our book, there’s nothing better than the Pogo Sketch stylus. It’s slick, small, easy to store, and it works like a charm. It’s our iPad stylus of choice, and once you use it we’re sure you’ll love it too! There’s a few close runners up though that fall in the less than $20 price range, and you can find them below:
Ok, so what if that special someone you’re shopping around for already has an iPad case, stylus, and an iPad stand? What other accessory could they possibly want that is cheap enough to keep your blood pressure down, and cool enough that they will want to go test it out as soon as they open the wrapping paper? Well how about a set of awesome portable iPad speakers! Now, for the ultimate wireless iPad sound experience, there’s nothing better than the Sonos music system, however, most of us don’t have that kind of cash to shell out four our in home sound system. However these Altec Lansing portable speakers pack a powerful punch and have a minimal power draw that makes them perfect little companions to your iPad tablet when you are on the go. What we have below are some other highly affordable iPad speakers that have gotten great reviews and will bring a smile to any iPad owners face!