In this list, you will find innovative and surprisingly useful accessories that are compatible with your Apple iPad Air 5 tablet.
How to pick up the best possible accessory for your iPad? Don’t buy what other users are buying. You can count on reviews and the number of ratings, but what matters the most is your own needs.
There are hundreds of updated articles around the web that rank the best iPad cases, screensavers, or stands. And most of them pick up the items that you will easily find in online stores.
We are doing just the opposite: pick up lesser-known iPad accessories that are sometimes too new to get enough ratings.
The following list includes the newest stands, pillows, bags, and charging solutions that are compatible with the newest Apple iPad Air 5.
Read also: The best iPad Air 5 cases and bags to get this year – Here is a list of case covers and sleeves that were designed for or are compatible with iPad Air 5.
The top 10 iPad Air 5 you can get online
Charging station with wireless pad and USB-C port
Our pick: Best charging station for iPad Air 5
▸ If you are going to buy a charging station that would handle all your mobile devices, not only the iPad Air 5, make sure to pick up the one that comes with the most updated features.
▸ Usually, the most popular charging stations on Amazon are not the newest ones – it takes time to collect ratings and reviews.
▸ So, instead of going for a popular charger with 2,000 reviews and no USB-C port, take a look at the one that’s more useful.
▸ I have picked up a charger that’s nicely designed and sports two features. It has a 15W wireless charging pad for your iPhone and other devices that support wireless charging. Most importantly, the station has a 3A USB-C port.
▸ The charger comes with a built-in Smart Flow Technology, which intelligently identifies and distributes current for connected devices.
▸ In total, you can charge 5 devices simultaneously: 1 on a pad, 1 with USB-C, and 3 with USB-A ports. A nice little idea is that the cradles for devices are detachable.
▸ The prices of charging stations are constantly going down. You can get this one for $31.99.
Our score: 8.1/10
Remote iPad Air 5 controller with a built-in trackpad
▸ Intended mainly for presentations, this newly introduced remote controller will come handy if you cast the video from the iPad Air 5 to your TV set want to make selfie photos, or make the most use of the Center Stage technology.
▸ Center Stage, available in iPad Air 5, lets you stay in the focus during online meetings or video chats, no matter how far you are from the front camera.
▸ Thanks to the TNP remote controller, you can change the settings of the video calling app without the need to come closer to the iPad Air 5.
▸ The producer claims you can “conveniently control and flow between apps with the built-in iOS Home button or work as a wireless presentation clicker remote for Macbook Pro, PC laptop or tablets.”
▸ The most useful part of the controller is a trackpad located in the upper part. It can be used as an emergency replacement of a wireless mouse. The trackpad is multidirectional and supports hard press. You can perform swipe gestures just like you do on your iPad or iPhone.
▸ This Bluetooth enabled trackpad media controller costs $39.99.
Foldable iPad Air 5 compatible stand with weighted base
Our pick: Best stand for iPad Air 5 Center Stage
▸ If all you need is a stable and fully adjustable desktop stand for your iPad Air 5, look no further.
▸ From Anozer comes one of the sturdiest iPad compatible stands. It can be fully folded to a compact, portable size, but is not one of the lightest designs you can get.
▸ It’s because the stand’s major task is to be stable. It features an extremely solid metal-weighted base to firmly hold the device at any angle you want.
▸ The pad and hooks are covered with rubber to protect the device from sliding and scratching. After folding, the stand is 141-by-100 mm in size.
▸ You can adjust the angle of both the rod and the holding cradle. This way, you will be able to set the perfect angle for any activity.
▸ The price is set at $14.99 and it rarely goes below this level.
Our score: 8.3/10
Numeric keyboard compatible with iPad Air 5
▸ Are you planning to buy a keyboard case or a keyboard for your iPad Air 5? What’s the main reason? Is it the size of the on-display keyboard or the lack of function and numeric keys?
▸ Sometimes all you need to improve typing on your iPad Air 5 is a keypad that extends the virtual on-screen keyboard with most used number keys. Such a keypad would be useful not only for your iPad but also a MacBook laptop.
▸ From Macally comes a highly popular Bluetooth keypad that includes 35 keys you may use most often, including numbers, function keys, page down/up, and arrows.
▸ The keypad is designed in the fashion of Apple keyboards and is compatible not only with iPad and iPhone, but also Mac, Windows, and Android – something that will serve you not for just one year and one model.
▸ The Macally numeric keyboard features a built-in 300 mAh rechargeable battery that lasts up to 1 month of average usage.
▸ The regular price of the keyboard is $49.99, but at the time of writing this post it was reduced to $34.99.
Military-grade Faraday bag for iPad Air 5
Our pick: A must-have iPad Air 5 Faraday bag
▸ If you are concerned about damages, think twice. The tiny scratch on the Retina display is nothing compared to the damage you may experience when someone steals sensitive data from your Air 5.
▸ Meet Faraday cage sleeves. A Faraday cage blocks external electromagnetic fields and therefore protects sensitive electronic equipment that’s placed inside.
▸ One of the most popular models comes from Mission Darkness. The bag is designed for military and law enforcement investigators, government, and data security professionals, but can be used by anyone.
▸ The bag comes with MIL-STD-188-125 certificate. It’s tested to preserve the working integrity of electronic devices in the event of EMP or CME.
▸ The Faraday cage bag from Mission Darkness is built with water-resistant ballistic nylon outer material, 2 interior layers of high-shielding TitanRF Faraday Fabric on all sides, and secure double roll and Velcro closure.
▸ The interior size is 13 × 9.25 inches – enough to store even the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, not mentioning your iPad Air 5. You will still have space for your iPhone, passport, or external drive.
▸ The price at the time of writing this list was set at $55.
Our score: 8.0/10
Innovative pillow stand with an adjustable arm
▸ This innovative pillow stand will be extremely helpful if you want to use the iPhone and iPad at the same time, for instance, when taking notes during video meetings.
▸ The patented construction includes a flexible arm. You can adjust its height and rotate by 360 degrees. It’s where you can put your iPhone.
▸ The cozy pillow is the base of the accessory. It’s filled with odorless foam pellets so that it can change its shape to closely fill the contact surface. The pillow’s cover is made of stretchy and breathable Lycra fabric.
▸ You can place your iPad Air 5 in the base thanks to a special tablet hook. You can adjust the viewing angle by moving the flexible arm up and down.
▸ So far, the pillow stand is available in two colors – Sand Orange and Stone Gray – but I expect more colors to come soon.
▸ The price of this pillow stand it still set between $50 and $60, as this is a new and patented product.
100% flexible gooseneck tablet holder
▸ If you watch movies on your iPad Air 5 in just one place at home (probably a bed), you may like the idea of a holder that you can mount to a bedside table or the frame of your bed.
▸ From Lamicall comes a gooseneck tablet mount holder that’s extremely popular on Amazon, with over 16 thousand ratings.
▸ Thanks to a flexible arm, you can place your iPad Air 5 exactly at the angle, height, and distance you like. It’s a great idea for anyone who wants to use the tablet at eye level.
▸ The holder is rotatable. You can watch movies in a landscape view and then rotate the iPad into a portrait view to take part in a Zoom meeting, or read a magazine.
▸ Please note that the stand works great for passive activities, like watching, reading, or video conferencing. It’s not suitable for working, as it’s bouncing when you touch the display.
▸ The stand is available in two colors: Gray and Black. At the time of writing this post, the price was set to $24.99.
100% waterproof iPad and MacBook messenger bag
Our pick: Best waterproof sleeve for iPad Air 5
▸ A standard case can surely protect your iPad Air 5 against scratches and dust, but won’t guarantee any resistance against water. Now, imagine you take your iPad outside, and, suddenly, you are in the middle of a heavy storm.
▸ Unlike the iPhone, your iPad Air 5 is not waterproof. And I doubt new-generation models will ever have this feature.
▸ Getting a 100% waterproof sleeve or bag that would work with your iPad Air 5, as well as any device you will have in the future, seems like a reasonable choice.
▸ The top brand in this field is AquaQuest. They offer a versatile and protective Typhoon bag that guarantees 100% protection against water. The main compartment sports 20,000 mm hydrostatic resistance. Plus, there is an inner neoprene sleeve to ensure extra water and shock protection.
▸ This messenger bag is super durable. It’s made of 420D ripstop nylon, with welded seams and dual coatings of premium TPU material.
▸ The case is available in two sizes: 13″ (perfect for your iPad Air 5) and 15″ (for most MacBooks, except the 16-inch Pro). There are six colors to choose from, including the Red & Gray.
▸ AquaQuest gives lifetime warranty for the Typhoon messenger bag. The current price is $59.99.
Our score: 8.0/10
Multicolor retro keyboard for iPad Air 5
▸ A keyboard can be not only a tool to improve writing efficiency, but also a inspiring object that makes writing on your iPad Air 5 a sheer pleasure.
▸ Cool, colorful vintage-style Bluetooth keyboards are taking online stores by storm. The one I have chosen is available in seven eye-catching color combinations, including the Chocolate Brown shown above.
▸ The keyboard includes as many as 84 keys, including 12 multimedia key combinations that will make your work more convenient.
▸ The keys are round, high, and ergonomic. They have a matte feel and shaped surface to make your fingers type more comfortably.
▸ The price of the keyboard at the time of writing this post was set at $35.99.
Innovative multi-angle tablet pillow stand
Our pick: Best pillow stand for iPad Air 5
▸ This stand from Lamicall is compatible with iPad Air 5. It features a futuristic design shaped like the open jaws of a shark. Thanks to such a shape, the pillow is lighter, as less material is used to form it.
▸ You can set your iPad Air 5 at three different angles, using special grooves in the base. The grooves are large and deep, so your tablet will not slide out, even if you use it with a case cover.
▸ A special shape is designed not only to reduce the weight. The major task is to prevent your tablet from overheating, especially during charging.
▸ There is a large pocket on the back. You can use it to keep the cables and a powerbank. As a result, you can charge the Air 5 while using it, without making your sofa or bed too messy.
▸ You can store your digital pen safely, using a special stylus holder at the top side.
▸ You can get the stand in one of three colors: Dark Gray, Dark Red, and Royal Blue. The price is set at
▸ The price at the time of writing this post is $27.99 for a dark gray variant.
Our score: 8.2/10
50000 mAh 18W power bank with USB-C port
▸ The more powerful iPad you have, the energy you will need. A high-capacity power bank is on a to-buy list of many Apple users, especially if they work outside or can’t fully count on mains electrical power supply.
▸ Most people decide to buy a power bank with a built-in solar panel (or panels). The problem is that the solar panel is an emergency solution. You can’t recharge the power bank completely by the sun. In the end, you will have to find a power socket.
▸ Instead of a solar power bank (most of them feature less than 30000 mAh), go for a power bank that will provide much more energy.
▸ The ultra-high capacity charger from Nuxgal offers 50000 mAh and a powerful 18W PD output and input. It’s enough to charge iPhone 11 as many as 10 times!
▸ Most importantly, the charger comes with a USB-C port. It will let you recharge the powerbank much quicker than the standard USB. This particular power bank is using the USB-C port for both input and output – an important thing if you want to quickly charge your iPad Air 5 on the go.
▸ The power bank comes with 3 standard USB output ports, so, together with USB-C, it can charge 4 devices simultaneously. There is also a flashlight, micro USB input and Lightning input port.
▸ High-capacity power banks are not cheap. This one is currently on sale for $45.99, but the regular price is $59.
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