While the latest iPad model has proven quite popular — it reached 3 million sales in March — it's also a great time for those seeking deals on refurbished and used first- and second-generation iPads. Apple itself has been slashing prices on refurbished iPads. If you managed to snag either a used or refurbished model at a discount, then we present a roundup of handy iPad accessories that will take you to new vistas of high-tech bliss.
HHI ReElegant Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard Case Cover for iPad 2 or new iPad bundled with a $2 HHI Store Credit
Price: $21.99 via coupon code "ipadalubluetoo" with $5.95 s&h
Lowest By: $8
Expires: May 31
Is It Worth It?: A common lament among iPad owners is that they'd love an external keyboard for greater ease of use: this Bluetooth keyboard doubles as a case and cover. It's made from aluminum and features a built-in Li-Ion battery, up to 55-hour use on one charge, and charges via the included microUSB cable. This keyboard is compatible with both the iPad 2 and new iPad.
Arkon Desktop & Travel Stand for Apple iPad and iPad 2
Price: $7.46 via coupon code "AC17" with free shipping
Lowest By: $9
Expires: May 20
Is It Worth It?: You say you need a stand for your iPad? How about this Editors' Choice deal, then? This desktop and travel stand features folding support legs with non-skid cushioned pads and is compatible with the iPad, Dell Streak, Amazon Kindle, and other tablets.
Rocketfish iPad Fully Rotating Stand for Apple iPad
Price: $14.20 via coupon code "May5off" with $2 s&h
Lowest By: $1
Is It Worth It?: This rotating stand is perfect for maintaining the pristine condition of your first generation iPad. It features multiple viewing options and comes with small, medium, and large rubber pads, making it compatible with a variety of iPad sleeves.
Synthetic Leather Case with Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPad 2 bundled with a $2 HHI Store Credit
Price: $29.99 via coupon code "nbipad10" with $5.95 s&h
Lowest By: $44
Expires: May 31
Is It Worth It?: This deal's a digital treat for iPad 2 and new iPad users alike. This synthetic leather case is made of carbon fiber and features a wireless Bluetooth 2.0 silicone keyboard with a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery that lasts up to 48 hours. It also features an energy-saving sleep mode.
Belkin Grip Swell Silicone Sleeve for Apple iPad
Price: $0 via $10 mail-in rebate with $2.29 s&h
Lowest By: $3
Expires: May 30
Is It Worth It?: This silicon sleeve for the original iPad comes in a multi-tonal wave pattern that makes it as pleasing to look at as to grip. What's more, this fashionable sleeve adds a measure of shock absorption to protect your valuable iPad investment. Note that this case does not fit the iPad 2 or the new iPad.