My IPad set up as a Master’s Degree student
Today I would like to introduce my iPad set up and how I use my iPad as a master’s student and what gadgets I use.
I bought my iPad Air 4–64 GB WiFi version 6 months ago
I mainly use it for study purposes such as reading articles preparing PPT and writing essays or scripts
I feel like the iPad is a very powerful tool to use as a student it is light, compact, and powerful enough to deal with daily tasks that I throw at it.
Let me introduce you to the main gadgets that I use
Magic keyboard with DBrand skin
I feel like the magic keyboard is an amazing accessory for iPad and it makes using iPad even more enjoyable
I like how it feels heavy and sturdy because it is a very expensive accessory with a price tag of 349 euros in Europe.
I thought a lot before purchasing this accessory.
I tried to use cheaper alternatives such as Bluetooth mouse and keyboard combo but it didn’t felt right.
I didn’t like the fact that I can’t use the company and all in one device format of iPad
Also, I didn’t like the fact that now I have to carry an extra 3 items with me all the time if I want to use my iPad as my laptop.
I like to carry as minimal as with me to avoid extra weight and clutter.
So I decided to purchase the Magic keyboard and it was one of my best purchases for the past 6 months except for the iPad itself.
But despite being such an expensive accessory it is a fingerprint and dirt magnet and I am the type of person that likes to protect my purchase and keep their original look for as much as possible so I decided to purchase DBrand’s skin for magic keyboard, of course in mat black. Because I like black color and almost all of my items are black so I need to keep that exciting color combination.
So far I use my magic keyboard and iPad every day.
I do all my readings and work from my iPad. For me, it is not just entertainment too but it is my main work device as well
Now that iPad Air 4 has a USB-C port it opens up a whole world of accessories that you can combine with your iPad to make it even better productivity or procrastination device
My second most used item in my RAVpower 95 watt wall charger.
I love it so much and I can’t recommend it enough.
If you are interested I have made a separate blog post about it you can find the link to my post in the below
Basically, it is a compact and powerful wall charger that replaces the iPad’s original slow charging brick. It has two USB-C ports and it deliveries different outputs depending on use. It also comes with USB-C to USB-C cable so no need to get a new cable
Samsung Duo 32 GB
My next most used item is the ‘Samsung Duo’ flash drive it is very useful since it has both USB-C and USB-A 3.0 outputs so I can use it when I need to transfer files from my iPad to laptops or to computers that don’t have USB-C port.
Also, I can barrow it to my friends or peers when we do group work and we need to share information. It is very convenient and eliminates all the hassle with sending big files from a cloud system because it may time some time to upload files and university internet is not the fastest internet
Anker 5 in 1 USB-C Hub
My next frequently used item is from Anker it is called 5 in 1 USB-C hub it has 3 USB-A 3.0 ports one HDMI port and an Ethernet port. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any power delivery ports do you can’t charge the iPad while using it but it is not an issue for me since the magic keyboard has full power supported USB-C port build into it and it makes hub and Magic keyboard combination work perfectly together.
I use the HDMI port to do my presentation directly from my iPad when necessary and the Ethernet port is useful when traveling or when I need direct internet access.
That’s basically all the gadgets I use with my iPad Air 4 as a Master’s Degree student
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