Tablets often don’t come with kickstands or enough ports, so it’s a good idea to pick up a few accessories to enhance your experience. These are our favorite tablet accessories, many of which you can find in our best iPad accessories guide.
Satechi Aluminum Desktop for $45 This is my favorite tablet stand, so much so that I recently took it with me on a trip. It is covered relatively well, and it is so true Stable – no shaking here. You can also adjust the edge a little. It can also handle huge sizes—it worked perfectly with my 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Twelve South Compass Pro Stand for $50: This is made for the iPad, but I’ve had no problem using it for many other tablets. It’s more travel-friendly than the Satechi above and is fairly stable, but when I pick up the tablet, the rear leg tends to shift. You can make it very low angle for drawing or upright for watching movies. Unlike Satechi, it is not a good option to keep the tablet upright on the mattress.
Twelve South StayGo Mini USB-C Hub for $55: This works perfectly with iPads and other tablets. You can clip it and attach it to the edge of the board or extend it using the included cable. You get a USB-C port that you can use for pass-through charging, USB-A, HDMI, and a headphone jack.
Lamical Zyneck Tablet Holder for $26: I’ve used this on my bed to hold my Galaxy Tab S7 FE for months. Gooseneck requires a bit of fiddling to get it in the right place, and if you’re constantly tapping the tablet, will do Shaking around. But it’s a hands-free way to watch movies. You can attach the bracket to any surface, such as a desk or kitchen counter.
Twelve South Hoverbar Duo Mount/Stand for $80You can use this as a stand or as an armrest, and Twelve South makes it easy to switch between the two. That means you can easily attach your tablet to the armrest of your bed and put it on the stand in your home office in the morning. Both are sturdy, and the armrests are perfectly adjustable. Best of all, the screen doesn’t vibrate as much as the Lamictal above when you touch it.
Keycron K3 Pro Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard for $94: If you want to use a third-party Bluetooth keyboard with your tablet, a cheap one (like the Logitech one) will do the job just fine. But if you’re a mechanical keyboard junkie like me, this Keycron is a pretty simple upgrade to lug around. You can connect to multiple devices and quickly switch between them; The keys light up in different, configurable colors; And best of all, it delivers the click-clack experience you want with a mechanical keyboard. It needs to be recharged every three or four days, but you can use it plugged in.
Anker Nano 3 30-Watt Charging Adapter for $23: Most tablets charge at around 18 watts, so this 30-watt charger from Anker is more than capable. The plugs fold up, and it’s very compact. If your tablet will do If it supports fast charging—for example, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE supports 45-watt charging—then I recommend Satechi’s 108-watt three-port USB-C charger ($75). This allows you to charge your phone, tablet and laptop all from the same outlet.