Seven tablet accessories for business travellers, from keyboards to styluses

From smart keyboards to easy recharging: improve the latest must-have tablets with these clever add-ons

PUBLISHED : Monday, 16 January, 2017, 1:15pm
UPDATED : Monday, 16 January, 2017, 1:15pm

Apple Pencil

Those working in creative industries will find the Apple Pencil (HK$788) a useful digital tool for sketching, painting, blueprinting and touching up photographs. It works with both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Available at Apple Store Causeway Bay, 500 Hennessy Road, tel: 3979 3100.

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Logitech Create

This backlit keyboard case for the iPad Pro 12.9-inch model (HK$1,299) is powered by the tablet itself, so there’s no need to recharge it. It connects automatically and has built-in iOS short cuts. Available at fortress.com.hk.

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Microsoft Surface Pen

Designed for the Microsoft Surface Book i7, this clever stylus (HK$98) converts handwriting to text, but can also be used to correct and highlight text in documents. Mistakes can be undone quickly by using a digital eraser on its end. Available at broadway.com.hk.

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LG Rolly KBB-700

This wireless keyboard (HK$488.49) can be used with any device with Bluetooth, and it also has a built-in stand for propping up a tablet. It then rolls up into a pocket-sized stick for easy portability. Sold by hk.mobilefun.com.

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Microsoft Surface Arc Touch Mouse

This small mouse (HK$568) for the Microsoft Surface Book i7 (and all Microsoft Surface tablets) is wireless, uses haptic feedback to respond to touch, and works on rough table tops. Find it at fortress.com.hk.

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Xiaomi Mi Power Bank NDY-02-AN

A compelling reason for travelling with a tablet for business instead of a laptop is easy recharging. This 10,000mAh power bank (HK$170) will recharge most tablets twice over via USB. Available at expansys.com.hk.

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Apple Smart Keyboard

While most portable keyboards need to be recharged and connected wirelessly, this full-size keyboard (HK$1,348) with a flip-over cover physically connects to an iPad Pro 12.9-inch, so never runs out of power while being used. Find it at Apple Store Causeway Bay, 500 Hennessy Road, tel: 3979 3100.