In a previous article we looked at some of the best external components and additions for your Apple iPad. What we discovered when researching these and trying them out for ourselves, is that there were many more than we thought there were and we had to leave a lot of great devices out to produce a succinct article.
Those devices deserve some exposure though, so the ones that didn’t make it onto the previous article, along with ones we have since discovered, have been included here.
Philips Hue Connected Bulb
The Phillips Hue Connected Bulb is a color-changing lightbulb that can sync with your iPad and control the brightness and the color from there. This is perfect for setting the mood and if you set the right colors then you can pretend you are in a casino, under bright and colorful lights, as you play your favorite online pokies or table games.
This wasn’t included on the previous article as it is a little pricey and ultimately it’s just a novelty, but we loved it. We ordered one as soon as we saw it and have been fiddling with it ever since. It works with all versions of the iPad, so there should be no compatibility issues. At around $200, it’s about half the price of the iPad itself, but if you have the money to spare, go for it.
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media
Increasing the size of the storage space on your iPad can cost you a small fortune, and choosing a version that has even just a little more memory is a huge leap in price. However, with the SanDisk Connect Wireless Media device, you can get all of that storage space for less. This simple device stores up to 128gb, but there are small and cheaper models available, as that model is rather expensive. It is a wireless storage device and one that can be expanded via the use of cheap SD cards.
You can take it anywhere with you and connect it to your iPad and other devices at anytime. If your iPad is full but you don’t want to delete stuff, simply move it to the SanDisk Connect instead, where it will be securely stored until you need it. This works with all versions of the iPad.
Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus
If you use your iPad for design projects, or for anything intricate, then you need a stylus. Many of the better ones are very expensive, only affordable to professional designers who can justify the expense. However, as a mid-range stylus, this is perfect, offering professional level accuracy with great grip and comfort.
Styluses are also used by many online gamblers, particularly on smaller devices, as it can be difficult to set bet sizes and make other small changes otherwise. Especially if you have chubby fingers.
Drop Kitchen Scale
It has very little to do with gambling, but we love it. The Drop Kitchen scale lets you hook your iPad up to a scale and an app. Not only will it tell you how much something weighs, but it will also sync up with a recipe so that you can get the exact amounts of everything and never forget an ingredient again.
For amateur chefs, this is brilliant. If you love cooking but are also messing up purely because you can’t be bothered to get out the kitchen scales and keep the recipe to hand, then this precise and simple method will ensure you’re baking like the best of them.