Hot Must Have Accessories and Gadgets For Tablets

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Whether you’re on the go or at home, you’ll need to charge your tablet to keep it running untethered from an outlet. Here are a few options that will provide the juice you need.

Griffin Power Jolt Dual

From $7.79 on Amazon

Whether you’re at home or on the go, one thing is sure: if you’re using your tablet, you’ll inevitably need to charge it at some point. Griffin’s Power Jolt Dual lets you charge two devices at once via their included USB cables. The Power Jolt Dual also comes with a 30-pin iPad connector, but you can use any USB cable that you have to charge your tablet in the car using this charger.

The Power Jolt Dual provides 10 watts (5 volts DC at 2.1 amps) of charging power per plug. When charging, the white LED lights around the ports glow. The charger itself is relatively compact and appears well built.



Kensington AbsolutePower 2.1 with PowerWhiz (K39572)

From $19.99 on Amazon

Kensington’s AbsolutePower 2.1 with PowerWhiz promises to give your tablet the fastest charge available. Kensington’s PowerWhiz technology is designed to recognize your device and provide the fastest safe charge. In other words, if you connect a tablet that requires 2.1 Amps, the PowerWhiz will provide the appropriate power but if you connect a smartphone, the AbsolutePower 2.1 will detect that your phone requires a lower amperage and tune the charge cycle as necessary.

The AbsolutePower 2.1 features foldable blades which make this little charger great for traveling. The AbsolutePower 2.1 doesn’t come with any USB charging cables, however, so you'll have to remember to bring your own.

Cooper Wiring Devices Commercial Spec Grade Combination USB Charger - TR7745

Approximately $30-35 on Amazon

If you’re tired of hunting for a charger for your tablet and other devices, installing a few USB wall chargers around the house may eliminate some hassle. The TR7745 from Cooper Wiring Devices is a tamper resistant receptacle that prevents the insertion of foreign objects into the receptacle openings, thereby keeping your kids safe.

This outlet features two USB charging ports rated at 2.1A as well as two standard AC 125V outlets. The USB charging ports can charge most compatible electronic devices that charge via a 5V charger adapter. A LED indicator light lets a user know when a device is connected.

The outlet fits in a standard duplex receptacle. The TR7745 features an automatic grounding system, thermoplastic top and back-body, and zinc-plated steel mounting strap. Cooper Wiring Devices offers a number of similar outlets in various colors and with other Amp ratings.

The USB ports on the TR7745 are flush, making it easy to plug in virtually any USB cable. Installation of the outlet was as easy as installation of a standard outlet.

That’s Not All

Ultimately, there are too many tablet accessories on to cover them all. We’ve rounded up a number of our current favorite accessories in this article and will continue to look for new additions that will add to the enjoyment of using a tablet moving forward.

We’d love to hear from you though: What accessories have you bought for your tablet that you can’t live without?

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