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Ultimate tablet travel kit
If you decided to buy a tablet or are already packing one, you'll also have realised that to travel smartly with your new tech a few accessories will come in handy. We've rounded up our favourite tablet travel tech after the break.
And don't worry: if you haven't gone with the iPad, we've selected accessories for several types of tablet, not just the one Apple prescribes…
For all tablets…
Freedom BTFRICON Version 4.0 i-Connect Bluetooth Folding Keyboard
£53.17 from Amazon.co.uk
This Bluetooth keyboard should play nice with any Bluetooth-enabled tablet. It has a built-in stand and folds up neatly to slip into your tablet case or laptop bag. Because it's a Bluetooth keyboard, it'll also work with most Android phones, Blackberry devices and the iPhone so you can use it with your smartphone as well as your tablet.
For the iPad/iPad 2…
iPad Keyboard Dock
£56 from Apple
The iPad Keyboard Dock charges your iPad/iPad 2 and has special keys to activate iPad features. The dock comes packing a 30-pin connector at the back so you can hook it up to the mains with a USB power adaptor, sync with your computer or hook up accessories like the iPad Camera Connection Kit. There's also an audio jack so you can hook up speakers or jack the dock into your stereo.
iPad 10W USB power adaptor
£26 from Apple
If you want to travel light without your computer, the iPad 10W USB power adaptor is a good buy. It gives you an additional power adaptor and includes a 6ft long power chord which makes charging your iPad/iPad 2 in a hotel room or out on the go a lot easier.
iPad 2 Smart Cover
£TBC from Apple
The iPad 2 Smart Cover is one of those accessories that you'll inevitably buy if you plump for the iPad 2. The built-in magnets of the iPad 2 link up with the magnets in the Smart Cover to ensure it fits perfectly and the cover rolls up cleverly to become a stand for watching videos and typing.
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For the Samsung Galaxy Tab…
Elan Passport Galaxy Tab Folio Case
£29.99 from O2
A handy case for carrying your Samsung Galaxy Tab on the go, the slim folio wraps your Samsung Galaxy Tab in a micro suede lining beneath the outer casing. It'll keep your Samsung Galaxy Tab snug and includes pockets for cards, papers and the like.
Samsung Keyboard Dock
£89.99 from PC World
If you're planning to use your Samsung Galaxy Tab for serious writing on the go you'll need a keyboard dock to most efficiently bash out those words. The Samsung Keyboard Dock is an 83-key keyboard attached to a docking station that'll charge your tablet and includes audio output so you can listen to tunes while you type.
For the Dell Streak…
Form Fit Dell Streak Case
£19.99 from O2
Toting your Dell Streak on your travels definitely makes sense but carrying it around naked as the day it was produced? That's not necessarily a smart move. Get the Form Fit case and it'll be much more resistant to knocks, drops and scratches as it jets around with you. The case comes with a handy hinged bottom to hook the Dell Streak up to its charger.
Power Supply Unit
£33.37 from Dell
Like iPad owners, you might not want to lug your Dell Streak and your PC around with you. If you want to charge your Dell Streak directly from the power point, this Power Supply Unit is simple but effective.
We've obviously pulled together only a small selection of the tablet travel accessories out there but we'd love to know what accessories are rocking your world. Hit the comments and let us know what kit you carry with yours.