On it’s own the Ipad is a great devices but there are a couple of things you should pickup that will really help you get the most out of the device.
- Invisible Shield – I am a big proponent of screen protectors, these devices cost $500-$1000 dollars. Invest a little money in a screen protector.
- Carrying case that doubles as a stand – many cases out there are just that, cases. What you need is a case that doubles as a stand. Make sure it can stand your Ipad up vertically and is stable. Here is an example
- Noise isolation headphones – pick up a pair of headphones that block out external sound. Etymotic and Shure make good in ear versions similar to earplugs, Bose and Beats have good over the ear versions. These are great for those times you need to block out external distractions and focus on what you are doing
- Stylus – a Stylus you can use to write, draw, and navigate your Ipad with is great. I am currently using one from Targus that my wife bought me as a Christmas present and love it.
Some people may recommend a keyboard, I’ve never used one and never felt the need. It makes the Ipad to much like a computer and that is not what I am trying to achieve. If you have a small business you make look into Intuit’s Gopayment credit card swiper for the Ipad and Iphone. I think this is one of the next hot things that will be big over the next 3-5 years. You could probably even use it to let your friends pay you those annoying IOUs by credit card(could be morally questionable but that is for you to decide)