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Tablets are all the rage now, whether as machines for work or play. But as tablets get thinner and lighter, they also become more portable and ubiquitous.

It’s no surprise, then, that tablet owners will want to get the most effective accessories for their machines. But with Black Friday tablet deals on the horizon, why not go further and upgrade those accessories to higher-end ones?

One thing every tablet owner needs is a good case or carrying pouch. If you’re looking for a luxurious upgrade when shopping for Black Friday tablet deals, look no further than Italian leather goods and luggage maker Valextra.

Valextra was established in 1937 by Giovanni Fontana in Milan’s famous Piazza San Babila, which is touted as “the cradle of Italian elegance”. Using the finest leathers and the most sophisticated techniques, Fontana fashioned bags and small leather goods for the global jetset. It has kept up to date by creating some of the most sumptuous accessories available for tablets and other high-tech gadgets today.

When you’re browsing Black Friday sales, look out for a Valextra tablet zip pouch. The pouch comes in seven colors, ranging from royal blue to Pergamena white. It features a zip closure on one end, brass hardware brushed in gold and lacquered piping. It fits most popular tablets from Apple, Lenovo, Samsung and Research in Motion. The tablet zip pouch retails for around $480.

Tablets are excellent for single-person use, but what if you want to share a presentation or even screen a movie for a roomful of people? The answer is to use an ultra-portable pico projector. These tiny projectors are just as mobile as your tablet and will allow you to project information from your device on a screen, wall or other flat surface.

PC Magazine found the PK320 Pocket Projector from Optoma, a leader in the nascent pico projector category, to be one of the best options on the market. According to PC Mag, the PK320 is the brightest pico projector it has tested to date, rated at 100 lumens, and is extremely mobile, weighing just half a pound and measuring 1.2 by 4.7 by 2.7 inches. Truly pocket-sized.

Optoma’s PK320 Pocket Projector was described as a “powerhouse” by PC Mag, and it would make an excellent accessory to your tablet. But it’s not cheap, retailing at $450. So be sure to look out for it when checking out Black Friday deals to minimize the impact on your wallet while still grabbing yourself an extremely interesting accessory.

While using your bare fingers is an adequate input method for your tablet, you can go one better with a high-end stylus. This can be especially useful if you work with detailed drawings in the design, architecture and related fields — or if you just really want to beat your friends at Draw Something.

One of the best styluses is the Adonit Jot Touch. This is a Bluetooth-enabled stylus that’s pressure sensitive, which means the stylus reacts to the amount of pressure you apply to it to create accurate representations of your strokes on the tablet. It also comes with nifty features like a dampening tip, which simulates the natural contact of writing with a pen on paper, and a precision disc, which allows you to see more clearly where you are making your mark on the tablet’s surface.

Accoding to a TUAW review of the Adonit Jot Touch, the stylus has an extremely comfortable ergonomic design, and, in combination with certain applications, it represented the “closest equivalent” the reviewer found to traditional art tools —  high praise indeed. The Jot Touch retails for $99.99 so if you want to pick one up just to try, it’s probably a good idea to look out for one when you’re looking at the other products on offer in the Black Friday sales.

Whether it’s a high-end leather pouch, a cool, super-portable pico projector or an extremely realistic simulation of a pen, there is no shortage of luxury accessories for your tablet to pick up when you’re looking for Black Friday tablet deals.

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