Apple iPad Due in April 3 But Accessories Are Delayed

Apple’s iPad has a couple of interesting Apple branded accessories. However, if you like me ordered it along with an iPad, don’t expect to receive everything or even anything when the iPad gets delivered. Here’s what I ordered along with Apple’s estimated shipping dates:

– April 3: iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter – Allows viewing on an external display

– Mid-April: iPad Case – Protects your brand new toy!

– Late April: iPad Keyboard Dock – A real physical keyboard

– May 28: iPad 10W USB Power Adapter – Spare power adapter for the office and traveling. It looks like the iPod/iPhone power adapters will not charge the iPad

The only item that might arrive with the iPad is the VGA adapter. My hope is that my old Stowaway Bluetooth keyboard will work with the iPad. If not, I may spring for Apple’s own small-ish BT keyboard. I originally bought the keyboard years ago to work with Windows Mobile Pocket PCs. I found it worked with the Nokia N96 last year. You can see a video of that pair working in the video embedded below.