Today, Apple announced two new iPad 2 accessories. The first is the Apple Digital AV Adapter. This cable allows iPad 2 the ability to display HDMI out.
“Put your slides, movies, photos, and everything else that fills your iPad 2 screen on an even bigger screen — your HDTV. The Apple Digital AV Adapter mirrors exactly what you see on iPad 2 so that everyone in the room can enjoy it on your widescreen TV, video projection screen, or other HDMI-compatible display… Use the Apple Digital AV Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad 2 screen — apps, presentations, websites, and more — on your HDTV or HDMI-compatible display in up to 1080p HD (movies play at up to 720p).”
The cable does work with the iPad, iPhone and the iPod touch (4th generation) however, they will only display 720p and not the 1080p the iPad 2 will display. The cable will be $39. It is not available yet but you can check out more info about it HERE on Apple’s website.
The second iPad 2 accessory is the Smart Cover. This is Apple’s new “case” which they are not calling a case but a cover. This is due to the fact that it only covers the front the iPad 2 and not the entire body. What also makes this cover unique is that it is magnetic. It connects to the iPad 2 using magnets.
“So much more than a case, the Smart Cover was designed alongside iPad 2 to be its perfect match: a thin, durable cover that magnetically aligns for a perfect fit. It automatically wakes and sleeps your iPad. It’s a handy stand for reading, watching, and typing. Its microfiber lining keeps your iPad screen clean. And it’s a way to make your iPad as personal on the outside as it is on the inside.”
The cover will be available in 5 colors in Polyurethane and 5 colors in Leather. The cover can be adjusted into two positions for viewing or typing. The Smart Cover will be available for $39. You are not able to purchase it yet but you can get more info HERE on Apple’s website.
You can check out a list of the new features of the iPad 2 HERE.