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5 Essential iPad Accessories

        Tech | Tablet PCs

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Protective Skin
For added protection (and style!), the Apple iPad 2 is available with a variety of different-colored case protectors.
For added protection (and style!), the Apple iPad 2 is available with a variety of different-colored case protectors.
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Some iPad users prefer their tablets' white, black or silver case colors. But for others, the tablet's non-screen portions are a blank canvas for personalization -- and surfaces in need of protection.

Many companies offer decorative skins for the iPad and iPad 2. With a nearly endless variety of colors and designs to choose from, it's likely you'll be able to select a skin that makes your iPad stand out from your crowd.

For others, though, an iPad skin is as much about protection as it is customization. Sleek silicone skins wrap around the back and edges of the iPad, with holes cut into them to leave room for switches, cameras and ports. These skins, while available in a variety of colors, are more about protecting your iPad from scratches and light bumps.

The choice is yours: Choose a skin that stands out, or choose one that keeps your iPad's finish looking like new. Prices for both types of skins tend to be fairly low, meaning it's easy to change skins if you change your mind.


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