The best accessories for your new tablet

iPad mini 3

The iPad mini 3 fits many of the full size iPad's best features into a compact and stylish design. Even though it's small, there are still lots of fantastic accessories available for the diminutive tablet. If you've got the slightly older iPad mini 2 you'll also be able to make use of these fantastic add-ons.

Cygnett Armour case for iPad mini

£8.95 ($31.60, around AU$38.69)

Cygnett Armour case for iPad mini

Toughen up the iPad mini 3

Protect your new iPad mini 3 from damage as you carry it around with you with the handy Cygnett Armour case. It clips on to the iPad mini 3 and the extra strong case material can be a real life saver if you drop your new tablet.

You can also use the cover as a stand for watching videos and making FaceTime calls as well.

iPad mini Smart Cover

£29 ($39, AU$49)

iPad mini Smart Cover

Keep the iPad mini 3's screen protected with this smart cover

This thin and minimalist cover quickly and easily snaps on to the front of your new iPad mini 3 via magnets and helps protect the screen from scratches with its polyurethane design. Again, it's not the cheapest and there are good alternatives out there.

You can easily fold the cover to create stands of varying heights for the iPad mini, such as tilting the tablet to comfortably type on or holding it upright for video calls. It will also automatically turn on your iPad mini when it's open, and put the iPad mini to sleep when it's closed.

Philips Fidelio M2BT

£182.39 ( around $285, AU$348)

Philips Fidelio M2BT

One of the best pair of wireless headphones you can buy

If you use your iPad mini 3 to store your favourite tunes then you'll want to listen to them in the best possible quality.

This is exactly what the wireless Bluetooth Philips Fidelio M2BT headset offers, with 40mm high definition drivers that have been carefully hand picked to offer the best possible sound quality.

They're also acoustically sealed, so you can appreciate even the smallest details in your music. They're expensive, but if you're a music lover they are well worth the investment.

Wacom Bamboo Stylus Solo

£8.29 (£14.99, around AU$18)

Wacom Bamboo Stylus Solo

Jot down notes and doodles on your iPad mini 3

Turn your new iPad mini 3 into the ultimate note pad with this brilliant stylus that can help you scribble down your notes on the iPad mini and turn them into digital notes that you can send as emails or set up as reminders.

If you like doodling then you're going to love this stylus as it lets you draw on the iPad mini's screen without leaving smudges.


£271.56 (around $423, AU$518)


Scratch and mix your tunes like a professional DJ

Let your iPad mini 3 become the life and soul of the party with this awesome sound system that not only blasts out music at incredible quality but lets you remix, scratch and cross fade your tunes with two large tactile and touch sensitive jog wheels that replicate mixing on vinyl.

Just dock your iPad mini 3, open up the djay 2 app and you're ready to go.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.