Ultimate setup: Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display

Protect, augment and funnerise your iPad Mini with our choice of the best accessories

Apple's iPad Mini now has a Retina Display, 64-bit A7 processor and the same slick iOS 7 experience as its bigger brother, the iPad Air.

Treat it to a selection of these hand-picked accessories and make the most out of your miniature iTablet.

Lego Builder case (£45)

If you want to protect your iPad Mini you're going to want to get a case, so why not get an officially licensed Lego one? Not only will it protect your mini tablet, but you can customise it with Lego too, thanks to the base plate built into it. Write your name, creat a funky pattern – use your imagination. Or let your kids do the work for you.


Griffin Moto TC rally car (£75)

This iThing-controllable rally car will roll around any which way you see fit, thanks to built-in Bluetooth and an accompanying iOS app which turns your iPad Mini into a controller. On-screen or accelerometer controls are available, and its rechargeable via USB too.


Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cover (£70)

Transform your iPad Mini into a bona-fide laptop alternative with this Bluetooth keyboard cover which serves up tactile physical keys for when you have to put down Angry Birds and actually do some work on the newly free iWork apps. Close it up and it protects the screen - a helpful bonus.


Ultimate Ears Boom speaker (£170)

This Bluetooth speaker might look like a fancy elongated can of coke (or a cylinder, if you're not into fizzy drinks), but don't be fooled – it packs a mighty punch, especially given its proportions, has a 'plasma' coating for water resistance (apparently it can be drenched in honey without getting damaged, although that sounds like a waste of good honey to us) and a 15-hour rechargeable battery.


AKG K451 (£60)

These headphones punch well above their price tag. Thay're also as portable as the iPad Mini itself, making them rock-solid commuter headphones. Their sound quality defies their price, with clear detail and punchy bass. Just add the BBC iPlayer and Netflix apps for commuting happiness.


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Wacom's squidgy rubber-tipped stylus is ideal for doodling and writing alike, and its heavy, solid metal finish is a worthy partner to the iPad Mini's premium aluminium build. The rubber tip is also replaceable too, saving you from buying a new stylus every time.


Apple TV (£100)

Apple's little black box is a portal to iTunes' vast 1080p video and music riches and it also lets you stream media from your iDevice via AirPlay. Throw in the ability to game on the big screen and it's the ultimate accessory for your iPad Mini, or any other of your iThings for that matter.


Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader (£25)

The App store is packed to the brim with all sort of photo editing apps from full-on filters to subtle air brushing, and everything in between. The iPad Mini doesn't have an SD card slot though, so this adaptor is the easiest way to feed your snaps into your iDevice as fast as possible.


Philips M1X-DJ (£400)

Got a vast music library you've curated over the years but no way to share it with your fellow commuters? This portable Bluetooth speaker dock with built-in scratch wheels, crossfaders and other DJ doohickeys is the perfect solution, can run off batteries and plays nice with Algoriddim. Let the noise complaints begin.


Lightning Digital AV Adapter (£45)

If you don't want to fork out for an Apple TV to get in on some big screen action then this is your next best bet. Carry it around with you and plug into any HDMI port that you fancy. Preferably one that that you have permission to plug into, of course.


Mujjo Premium Touchscreen Gloves (£25)

Keep your fingers toasty when you're using your iPad on the go, with these touchscreen gloves. The whole glove is threaded with conductive silver-coated nylon, so you're not restricted to tapping away hopefully with one finger. They're available in black, grey, pink and beige (oh, all right, "sandstone") so you can mix and match with your outfit.


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