Best Accessories for iPad mini 5 iMore 2021

So you've just ordered (or are thinking of ordering) a brand new iPad mini. You know how portable, efficient, and reliable your little tablet is, but why not dress it up for success? There are plenty of different accessories available out there for your iPad mini, so it's hard to know what works for real and what's a money-waster. Here are the best iPad mini 5 accessories!

Apple Smart Cover

The Apple doesn't fall far...: Apple Smart Cover

Staff Pick

Keep it simple and keep it close to the source with the stunning yet simple Apple Smart Cover. This accessory is meant to automatically wake your iPad mini 5 up when you open it and lull it off to sleep once it's closed.

Amazon Basics Portable Stand

Cost-efficient and practical: Amazon Basics Multi-Angle Portable Stand

Stand at attention and keep your iPad steady and secure at home or on your travels with help from the Amazon Basics Portable Stand. It is perfect for watching videos on your iPad mini 5, browsing the web, or even recording videos of your own.

$16 at Amazon
KIZUNA 8 Inch Tablet Sleeve Case

Protected but stylin': KIZUNA Tablet Sleeve Case

Keep your iPad mini safe and protected while still looking fashion-forward and stylish with some help from the KIZUNA Shockproof Carrying Case. It offers full protection for your iPad mini 5, including a water-resistant design and a soft inner sleeve that deters dirt, dust, and scratches.

$13 at Amazon
Anker Lightning cable

Lightning cables 4 life: Anker Powerline II Lightning Cable

With over 11,000 5-star reviews on Amazon and widely recognized as one of the best Apple Lightning cable replacements out there, the Premium lightning to USB cable from Anker is an instabuy. These cables have been bend tested over 4,000 times and promise to have a lifespan several times longer than standard cables.

JETech iPad mini screen protectors

An extra layer of protection: JETech Premium tempered glass screen protector

Investing in a tempered glass screen protector, like the JETech Premium, is probably your best bet when it comes to saving your iPad mini screen from shattering on the ground. Nobody likes to see a cracked screen. It protects your iPad mini, while still providing high-response and high-transparency screen quality.

$7 at Amazon
Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim keyboard

Keep it slim and simple: OMOTON Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard

The OMOTON Bluetooth Ultra-Slim keyboard is super lightweight, the keys are quiet, and the battery lasts over three months, with an additional power-saving mode in case you forget to turn the darn thing off. You won't have to worry about it dying in the middle of a 6,000-word paper. Not only is it well-reviewed on Amazon, but if you have a problem with it, you get a worry-free, 18-month warranty, plus super-friendly customer service.

Ravpower Portable Charger

Bye bye dead battery: RAVPower Portable Charger

Add a power bank that packs a punch to your iPad mini 5 arsenal with some help from the RAVPower Portable Charger. It can quickly charge your iPad mini on the go, and if there are any issues with your portable battery, a 365-day money-back guarantee has you covered.

Wrapping it up

Picking and choosing the iPad mini 5 accessories can be tricky, but with so many awesome options out there, there's at least one that you'll think is worth spending your hard-earned dough on. Our pick would have to be the tried and true Apple Smart Cover for its simple yet perfect utility.

The convenient and inexpensive Anker Premium Lightning to USB cable is also a must-have for iPad users. There are plenty of different accessories available to make your iPad mini (2019) experience all the more fantastic. Happy shopping!

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