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iPads for Alaskan Libraries: Useful iPad Accessories

A resource and training guide for Alaskan libraries with iPads.


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Essential Accessories

Below is a list of some accessories to will maximize the usefulness and versatility of your iPad.

  • Apple Lightning to USB cable
  • Apple iPad 12W USB power adapter
  • Video Output Adapters
  • Earpods- earphones with microphone and built in remote
  • Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover
  • Camera Connection Kit

Mounts, Stands & Displays

Connect Your iPad to a TV or Projector

When it comes to what adapter to use to hook up your iPad to a TV or projector you have three options depending on the type of device you are connecting to: 

  • VGA Adapter Cable-Use the VGA Adapter Cable when you are connecting your iPad to a television monitor, projector, or LCD display that has a VGA Port. 
  • Composite AV Cable-Use this adapter when you are connecting to standard-definition televisions. You will need to connect the adapter to the dock connector on your iPad and the composite video port of your television. Hook up
  • Digital AV Adapter Cable-This adapter uses HDMI and is the standard for HDTVs. Use it to mirror the display on your iPad during presentations and demonstrations. 

Connect your iPad to a projector in three simple steps

Guide Author

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Daniel Cornwall

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