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Apple Rolls Out the iPad Accessories and the Camera Connector is Curious

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Apple - iPad - Technical specifications and accessories for iPad.-3Noticing that there is no camera on the new Apple iPad, I went looking at the specs page. Sure enough there is an extra accessory (actually two versions) that lets you plug your camera via USB into the iPad to import pictures, or an accessory that lets you plug in a SD card for importing. I find that curious, given that most devices let you import directly from SD cards or via USB without an added accessory.

Other accessories listed include the mandatory case and the keyboard dock or a dock without a keyboard. No pricing on these yet. Pricing has been announced: The keyboard dock is $69. The case is $39. The camera connector is $29. The Dock Connector to VGA is $29.

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5 Comments

  1. locked down

    01/27/2010 at 3:01 pm

    Case = clever folding into easel for landscape typing.
    Keyboard dock = useless on the go (can’t fold flat).
    Camera connector = seriously???

  2. Scott

    01/27/2010 at 3:13 pm

    …I wonder if other USB devices world work? …something WACOM…

  3. turn.self.off

    01/27/2010 at 3:30 pm

    i would love to see a tablet/slate/whatever with the same kind of case, so that it can be comfortably used on a lap or table, even without a physical keyboard.

  4. cybertactix

    01/27/2010 at 4:31 pm

    This looks like the same device I got several years ago to import pictures from my camaera to my ipod photo.

  5. Antimatter

    01/27/2010 at 5:35 pm

    It’s amazing we’re even considering connecting a wacom tablet…. to a tablet. Shouldn’t this functionality be in the box?

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