Best Android Tablet Accessories Guide - Holiday Gift Guide Top 10

Holiday Gift Guide 2014-2015: Top 10 Best Android Tablet Accessories

December 14, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Whether you’re a Samsung Galaxy Tab user, a Nexus 9 owner or someone else we won’t judge in this list of Android Tablet Accessories. These are general accessories for your tablet no matter what brand or make you’re using. You’ll surely find something here for your friends and family who can’t do without their tablet (or just a nice little treat for yourself).

Griffin Arrowhead Tablet Stand

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We’ll start off nice nice and simple with the Arrowhead. It’s not new, I’m not even sure if Griffin still make them, but they’re still available and I’ve had one for years now. If you don’t have a case on your tablet, then the Arrowhead can help prop your slate up for movie watching, gaming with a controller or listening to music. The two pieces clip together to make an Arrowhead and there’s rubber on the inside and on the back of them to double as an angled rest for you tablet. This is great for throwing in your jacket pocket, traveling with and just to have lying around on standby. I have one in my draw here in the office and use it regularly.

Arrowhead Tablet Stand

Just-Mobile AluPen

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Another personal favorite of mine, the AluPen is the stylus to not only show off to your friends with, but to generally kick ass at Fruit Ninja and such. It’s extremely responsive, it doesn’t drag and it looks nice, too. Since its launch, it’s now available in a variety of different colors and you can get replacement tips for it if you lost them. Looking for a quality stylus that isn’t a thin pen? Look no further.

Just-Mobile AluPen, Silver-AP-818

SANOXY Micro USB OTG to USB 2.0 Adapter

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So let’s say you work in an environment with lots of USB memory sticks, this little guy can put your Android tablet to work. A straightforward little cable that works wonders, the SANOXY OTG adapter can help you attach wired keyboard and mice, expandable storage and more. A nice little accessory to have if you intend on using your tablet for pretty much everything, this might be a life saver for a lot of you. Otherwise, it’s affordable, highly favored on Amazon and is a nice addition to have at the ready.

SANOXY Micro USB OTG to USB 2.0 Adapter

Anker T300 Bluetooth Keyboard

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Keyboards, love ’em or hate ’em they’re still one of the more familiar ways to get a lot of typing done and the vast majority of us are used to them. I’m a fast typist on smartphones and tablets, but for writing, or serious email sessions (yes, they exist) then a keyboard is required. The T300 from Anker is affordable, covers all the bases, it’s available in black or white and it’s thought of highly. A multi-platform option as well, this can connect to any tablet as well as your PC or Mac.

Anker® Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard for iPad Air 2 / Air, iPad mini 3 / mini 2 / mini, iPad 4 / 3 / 2, Galaxy Tabs and Other Mobile Devices (Black) T300

Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse

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Android, unlike iOS, has had mouse support for years now. Which, for those of us not content to do proper work without one, is great news. If you’re likely to use your tablet on the go to do email, go over documents, get some work done or work with spreadsheets on the move a mouse is a really great addition to your bag. You might scowl at the Microsoft logo on the side, but this is a Bluetooth mouse proven to be reliable and it’s a comfy mouse that shouldn’t give you any problems on the move or at your desk.

Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse (H3S-00003)

Belkin Chef Stand for Tablets

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Our tablets can be excellent accessories in the kitchen, they can show us YouTube videos for prep work, and display the recipe we’re using at any given time, however there’s a problem. Where do you set the tablet down? With fear of getting it dirty or whatever, there’s never enough space. Belkin has a solution for this and while it does take some more room, it’s extremely sturdy and the included stylus can even be hung from your utensil rack, neat huh? It’s a quality piece of hardware and excellent for foodie you know. I bought one for my brother last year and he loves it, even if it’s more YouTube videos to make him laugh than it is for recipes.

Belkin Chef Stand for Tablets

GreatShield Screen Cleaning Kit

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I don’t know about you, but I cannot stand filthy electronics and gadgets. It might just be me, but a greasy touchscreen just isn’t pleasant to use and considering tablets are 90% screen, a dirty one isn’t much fun. GreatShield’s kit is great for keeping your tablet clean and the included brush can help get in those tiny gaps where there’s one more piece of dirt that’s been annoying you as it cannot be unseen. A quality cloth is included as well as a good helping of cleaning solution, which can also be used on your phone, TVs, laptops and everything in between.

GreatShield LCD Screen Cleaning Kit with Microfiber Cloth, Double Sided Cleaning Brush and Non-Streak Solution for Laptops, PC monitors, Smartphones, Tablets and other electronics

Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard

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So, you like the idea of a keyboard for your tablet, but would like some more flexibility? I can relate to that, and here’s where the K480 comes in handy. It not only works with your tablet, as well as your smartphone and PC, but it has a stand portion to it that can hold your phone and tablet (depending on their sizes) while stood in portrait. A decent keyboard all round, this doubles as a stand and works with everything you have, give or take. If you’re a fan of Logitech’s stuff, then you’ll enjoy this offering for your portable (and not so portable) devices.

Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 for Computers, Tablets and Smartphones, Black (920-006342)

Kensington Virtuoso Stylus and Pen

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Pick a color – any color. That’s essentially Kensington’s tact with their new Virtuoso stylus. It’s a pen and a stylus so it’s great for your suit jacket, or throwing in a bag – you can write on this thing called paper – allowing easy use with tablets for puzzle games and such. It’s a nice double-act and I had their first-generation version of this and it was a decent offering, especially if you want a stylus, but also always need to have a pen on you (it’s refillable, too).

Kensington Virtuoso Stylus and Pen for iPad, iPad mini, Nexus and Galaxy Tab, Black (K97044WW)

OXA Aluminum Desktop Stand

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If you’re looking for something with more height and adjustability for your slate with a more premium feel to it, the OXA stand could be what you’re looking for. There’s room for a cable to charge your slate, it’s made of aluminum and it’s a sturdy, weighty stand that should keep your tablet neat and safe to boot. While it’s not the best-looking out there, it’s a versatile option that’s world’s above the plastic offerings and it really doesn’t cost that much for what you’re getting.

OXA® Aluminum Portable Holder Multi-Angle Desktop Stand for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy, Most Smartphones and Tablets (Silver)