We're huge fans of the iPad, and we know we're not alone. So we decided to dedicate this roundup to iPads and their accessories. Not only did we find an ultra low price on the new iPad, but we've got a bunch of affordably priced cases, keyboards, and screen protectors for you as well. Be sure to check out our other daily iPad deals and iPad accessories deals, too.
Apple New iPad Sale
Vendor: Micro Center
Discount: $40 off
Shipping: Free in-store pickup only
Is It Worth It?: The new iPad is a hit, and MicroCenter is cutting $40 off all of Apple's new iPad tablets. Yes, the deal requires in-store pickup, but with 23 locations in 16 states, a good many shoppers will be able to take advantage. Each model is available in either Black or White and for Verizon or AT&T, but the available stock will vary across stores (limit one per customer, by the way). We recommend the Apple New iPad 16GB WiFi Tablet (pictured in Black) for $459.99, as it combines the best in the new iPad technology with an affordable price, making this deal an Editors' Choice. Also, be sure to check out the other new iPads on sale at MicroCenter.
Rather go the refurb route? Pick up the refurbished Apple New iPad 16GB WiFi 9.7" Tablet (the same product highlighted above) for $449 plus 97 cents shipping. That's near the Micro Center price above, but it has the distinction of being the lowest total price we could find for this generation iPad, which is always worth a mention. Warranty info is not provided.
Acase Hard Shell Case for iPad 2 / New iPad
Price: $9.95 via coupon code "XS9EEYIY" with free shipping via Amazon Prime
Lowest By: $6
Expires: August 3
Is It Worth It?: This faux leather hard shell case, for use with the Apple iPad 2 and the new iPad, has an elastic cord on the exterior for a pen or stylus. Amazon Prime members can get it from CTCStore for just $9.95 after the coupon. (CTCStore uses Amazon checkout.) This item is very slim and fits the iPad snugly, and it's also very durable — a key asset in a protective case! It can convert into a stand and features a magnetic closure.
Free iPad Screen Protector with rooCASE Leather Case Purchase
Vendor: PC Micro Store
Price: Free via coupon code "FREEIPD2SCPR" with free shipping
Is It Worth It?: We're always on the lookout for good combo deals, and here's a fine one for your consideration. At PC Micro Store, purchase any rooCASE Leather Case for iPad 2 or the new iPad and get a free Anti-Glare Screen Protector for your tablet via the above coupon (the screen protector is automatically added to your cart). We like the rooCASE Dual-Axis Leather Case for iPad 2 / new iPad in Black (pictured) for just $29.95. The inner sleeve is detachable for handheld operation; the sleeve reattaches to the folio with Velcro for landscape or portrait viewing. It also features a magnetic closure and has 24 adjustable angles.
Mini Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard
Vendor: BestDealUSA via Amazon
Price: $10.95 with 50-cent s&h
Lowest By: $4
Is It Worth It?: The iPad is an awesome tablet, but the absence of a good input mechanism bothers some users. That problem is easily solved with this mini Bluetooth wireless keyboard. It's compatible with the iPad, iPhone, or most any other Bluetooth-enabled device. It's not a full-size keyboard, but for this price, the functionality is impressive, and its small size makes it more useful for iPhone use as well. It has 49 keys and comes with a USB cable for recharging.
Convertible Flip Case For Apple iPad 2 / New iPad bundled with a $2 HandHeldItems Credit
Price: $13.99 via coupon code "ipadconvertibles" with $2.85 s&h
Lowest By: $3
Expires: August 15
Is It Worth It?: This versatile case for the Apple iPad 2 and new iPad goes way beyond protection: it also acts as a stand that serves a variety of purposes. It's great if you need to position your iPad on your desk for work; if you use your iPad primarily for reading books you can tilt the angle in many different positions for your ideal reading angle. HandHeldItems offers it in Carbon Fiber (pictured) or Black bundled with a $2 HHI store credit for $13.99 after the coupon.
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