Don't-Miss Input device Stories
For serious typing sessions (or if you just can't get the hang of the iPad's on-screen keyboard), an external keyboard is a great iPad accessory. Here's our guide to the different types, along with recommendations for the best models.
For mobile users who enjoy a bit of challenge in their lives.
Adonit's new stylus not only defies form-factor expectations, but it also provides one of the best note-taking experiences on the iPad.
Forte is a USB audio input device for music production.
Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard takes much of what was good about the company's K760—including great keys and the capability to pair with up to three devices simultaneously—and adds backlighting and a more-portable design.
The FlashBack X4 is a ton of fun. It sounds great whether using it as a looper or as a delay.
X-Mouse Button Control gives you new ways to use your mouse.
Macally's low-priced iKey30 iPad keyboard foregoes a Bluetooth connection in favor of a dock-connector cable. This is in some ways less convenient than a wireless connection, but it has its own advantages.
For serious typing sessions (or if you just can't get the hang of the iPad's onscreen keyboard), an external keyboard is a great iPad accessory. Here's our guide to the different types, along with recommendations for each.
Wacom’s image recording Inkling pen is fun, but it isn’t powerful enough for serious artists.
Livescribe's Echo smartpen has been revamped to include shortcuts for sending notes to popular Web services, such as Facebook and Google Docs. The entry-level 2GB version now costs $99.
This scanner model offers easy one-button scanning, but has limited software and ADF capacity.
This portable scanner has great optical character recognition tools, but its speed and image quality are limited.
This document scanner produces good-looking images, but it's no speed demon.