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The patent pending ZAGG Rugged Book is the toughest, most versatile wireless Bluetooth tablet keyboard available. Tough polycarbonate and soft silicone combine in the case to deliver unmatched protection. A unique, magnetic hinge secures the iPad at virtually any angle and converts into a Keyboard, Video, Case, and Book mode while a lithium polymer battery provides up to two years of typing between charges*.*Regular use of one hour per day. Using the backlit feature will impact battery life and may require more frequent charging.
TOUGH AND VERSATILE WITH 4 CLEVER MODES
Tough polycarbonate inlaid with durable silicone covers a stainless steel plate that provides ultimate protection and a solid typing surface.
The magnetic hinge reverses to secure your iPad in a convenient book mode that protects your keyboard and iPad while you read.
The magnetic hinge holds your iPad at virtually any viewing angle while backlit keys set in a spacious typing area ensure fast, accurate typing in any situation.
Reverse your iPad and set it at the perfect viewing angle so you can watch all your favorite videos in comfort, anywhere.
- Tech Specs
all in the detail
Includes1 Rugged Book keyboard and case, 1 micro USB to USB charging cable, and an owner's manual.
BatteryThe Bluetooth keyboard uses a powerful lithium polymer battery that lasts up to two years between charges*.
Rugged ProtectionThe case deflects impact energy to keep your iPad safe no matter where you take it.
Backlit KeysBright backlit keys make typing in low-light situations stylish and easy.
2-Year BatteryCharge your Rugged Book and use it everywhere for up to two years between charges*.
Multi-FunctionA unique magnetic hinge converts your Rugged Book into convenient Keyboard, Video, Case, and Book modes.
- Owner's manual
Reviews & Questions
Rugged Book Case with Keyboard for the Apple iPad Air (English US) is rated out of 5 by 158.Rated 5 out of 5 by ScottBLEGO from Great Product, Great Company I have had this cover for some time now, and it is one of the best I have ever had. Rugged is right, and I feel safer for using it. But better is the company behind it. I had an issue with the hinge, and even though it was out of warranty, they covered it quickly and completely. This is why Zagg is my go-to for tech!Date published: 2016-10-21Rated 5 out of 5 by Gr8N8 from Quality Product & Excellent Customer Support Very sturdy and versatile case. Love the tablet functionality it gives the iPad. Product support is also outstanding!Date published: 2016-10-06Rated 5 out of 5 by Nickie from rugged air case This is the 3rd case I have, I bought the first and warranty replaced them after I destroyed them. Great product as my Air survived both falls without a scratch!Date published: 2016-08-18Rated 5 out of 5 by JRTsDoItAll from Love the Rugged! I love this case and get lots of compliments on the look and the durability! It does add a lot of bulk to the iPad but that means protection in my book!Date published: 2016-07-08Rated 5 out of 5 by Ls0405 from Awesome customer service and great product. Would buy this product againDate published: 2016-07-02Rated 5 out of 5 by Flynbbrian from Excellent case and easy to type with. I love my zag book. I type all my estimates with it.Date published: 2016-06-21Rated 5 out of 5 by TNW4455 from You will not find a better cover or keyboard!!! I waited for this specific case's release a couple years back. The case has now outlived my iPad, as I just had to replace it due to a battery issue. But my keyboard and case is still going strong and has kept my iPad like new all this time. Additionally, I use my case and iPad constantly. It's my book, TV, tablet and substitute laptop all in one and it conveniently fits in my purse. I have had to charge it maybe twice, so less than every 2yrs but considering I practically live on this thing, I am not complaining at all. Also, in one unusual circumstance, my horse has even trampled this thing and it protected my iPad and didn't even leave a scratch on the case. It is so very durable and even the case and keyboard itself look like new, years later. I absolutely love this case and I just don't think any other case I have ever seen can compare. People always see mine and want one and I am always happy to tell them they absolutely should get one... that means you... Buy it now! You so will not regret it!! :)Date published: 2016-06-17Rated 5 out of 5 by Jjackman55 from Durable I have had this for almost a year and a half. It has served me very well. I work construction and my iPad is in perfect shape.Date published: 2016-05-25Rated 5 out of 5 by loveMYiPad from great keyboard and protection My arthritic thumbs cause me to drop everything. I love knowing that my iPad air 2 is protected. I wanted the biggest keyboard possible for those thumbs and love this one. You give up the light weight feature of the Air 2 for this keyboard, but I’ll just swap out a lightweight case when traveling or other times that’s an issue. The ability to disconnect from the keyboard also helps with the weight.Date published: 2016-05-20Rated 5 out of 5 by BrOz from Soooooo Gooood.... It is very durable and dependable. Great case and great keyboard.Date published: 2016-05-17Rated 5 out of 5 by strokerstevens from Best Keyboard Ever! I love my Zagg Rugged Keyboard, long battery life and very rugged!!! Only problem I have had, is someone has stolen my keyboard and now I have to get another one... I am a Paramedic I take my iPad Air to work with me everywhere I go. I have dropped it countless times and my Rugged Book has saved it every time!!!...Date published: 2016-04-27Rated 5 out of 5 by Italian Stallion from The best features yet! This is by far the best Zagg product I have purchased.Date published: 2016-03-20Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasRed250X from Great Protection! The rugged book for my iPad Air is arguably the best purchase I've made for protecting an electronic device. It is very versatile and completely protects the iPad Air. When I upgrade to a later model iPad, the rugged book and invisible shield will be my first purchases. Thanks Zagg for making terrific products.Date published: 2016-03-15Rated 5 out of 5 by emdkay from Best combo of keyboard, case, & rugged durability I've always liked Otterbox Defender cases because of the protection and built-in stand. However, it lacked a keyboard, which meant I had to use a separate bluetooth keyboard. This Rugged Book/Folio by Zagg is really a superior replacement because it's just as heavy duty as an Otterbox Defender, but gives me a case/cover/keyboard all in one. The charging port opening is very generous so there's no issue with 3rd party charging cables. Zagg customer support is top notch and really fast. If you're even considering this case, go for it.Date published: 2016-02-17Rated 5 out of 5 by WaKo from Love this This is my second one. Love this case. Only wish battery was replaceableDate published: 2016-01-30Rated 5 out of 5 by Colburnite from Makes my iPad Air much more useful and versatile This rugged keyboard/case has made my iPad Air, which I already used a lot, much more versatile and functional. The keyboard is comfortable and quiet, the backlighting, with its easy-to-change brightness and color selection, allows me to see the keyboard in any lighting conditions I may encounter. The protection afforded by the case's rugged construction provides ample protection against drops. Some may wish to add a screen protector, but I prefer the added sensitivity of the bare screen, and other than perhaps placing the tablet face down on a rocky surface, I think it would be extremely difficult to harm the screen when it's mounted in this case - even without any screen protector. The well-armored construction of the case, and long battery life of the keyboard, do come at the expense of some added bulk, which is unavoidable, and the trade-off is a good one, in my opinion. If I was a user that never took my iPad out of the house or office, and never moved it anywhere where it could be damaged in a drop, I wouldn't exactly need the armor protection, but I might use this product anyway, for its quality keyboard and its ability to configure the iPad into several useful positions. The hinge on my first case did become very stiff after about six months of frequent use, and a warranty replacement is in progress, so as long as the replacement is approved, I have no complaints at all about this ZAGG product.Date published: 2016-01-28Rated 5 out of 5 by theManager from It's Tough! Been using my Rugged Book daily for almost a year. It is tough! It does a great job protecting my (work provided) iPad Air. When at work, the iPad goes where I go, so it has been used in a variety of tough conditions. It has done a great job protecting the iPad when it gets dropped (not often, but it does happen). The multiple ways you can use this Rugged Book makes it perfect for almost any situation. The only issue I've had has been with a couple of the keys popping off. I have been able to pop them back into place, so it's not really a big issue. I did lose a key recently, and when I reached out to Zagg, they quickly (and very happily) replaced my Rugged Book . . . Great Customer Service!Date published: 2015-12-29Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris Jin from Rugged and Dependable! This is by far the best keyboard case built military tuff!Date published: 2015-12-27Rated 5 out of 5 by hburns from Does everything it promises and more I've had a rugged case for my iPad Air since they were first introduced. My previous iPad was replaced 4 times due to my dropping it and the screen cracking. (I know, I'm hard on equipment.) I can't begin to count the number of times this iPad has bit the dust, but nothing happened to it. After a very long period of usage, finally the '1' and 'A' keys have stopped working. Zagg replaced the unit under warranty and I'm up and running again. Now, I'm just waiting for them to release one of these cases for my new iPad Pro!Date published: 2015-12-15Rated 5 out of 5 by Fullcircle80 from Thank You! Thank you for these amazing products. I have used the folio for my iPad Air for the last couple of years, it still works perfectly. I have been wanting the Rugged Keyboard so my grandson can use it as a tablet with out the worry of it breaking and to allow me to read at night more conveniently. I ordered it a couple of days ago and it came today. So very happy with it!!! It is everything I hoped it would be. Your keyboards have made it possible for me to do my entire life on my iPhone with your folding keyboard and my iPad with the Folio and now the Rugged Keyboard. Best investment I have made in technology.Date published: 2015-12-15Rated 5 out of 5 by Dynamic from very good quality and durability Love this product for its quality and look. Only problem is the keyboard stopped working after 9 months. Something went wrong with the on/off switch but they replaced it right away. Otherwise I really love it.Date published: 2015-12-09Rated 5 out of 5 by judy99 from My iPad is protected w/this keyboard Love this keyboard! The Bluetooth connects easily. It reverses for movie mode, very nice. Has all the keys: direction arrows, web, pause, forward/reverse and mute for video mode and volume. Has a battery indicator key combo that blinks red if it needs charged. Its backlighting is very handy. Don't overuse though as I had to recharge after only a couple months. Best of all, I feel my iPad is really protected w/this keyboard. Can't get it wet but, hey! Only it won't fit in a purse as easily w/out it but that's fine. Would buy again.Date published: 2015-12-08Rated 5 out of 5 by USN Commander Retired from Very convenient for me to use. I bought one about 6 months ago. The hinged feature became stubborn and difficult to open. One phone call to customer service and Zagg very quickly took care of the issue by sending out a replacement. I was both surprised ans pleased with the level of service. Timichel, my CSR, understood that I use the iPad as my only way to communicate with those close to me. I will recommend Zagg for their products and definitely for the customer service.Date published: 2015-11-23Rated 5 out of 5 by wilson130 from Great Features My son has enjoyed this product (bought in April 2015) and now when he charges it , it doesn't want to work. The key pad isn't working - nothing that you press. I was told that I could reorder another one and return the one that isn't working and I would get a refund. That's great service.Date published: 2015-11-16Rated 5 out of 5 by Thorcat from Excellent customer service I've had my Zagg Rugged for almost a year now. It made the trip from SoCal to Louisiana and eventually to Texas. It has been a strong and steady tool. Recently it quit working so I contacted Zagg and they sent a replacement just days later even though I was past the warranty period. That gesture earned them a lifelong customer. I highly recommend this product and this company.Date published: 2015-11-15Rated 5 out of 5 by gdbh from Don't settle for anything less! I got this for a christmas present last year. I use my ipad every day at work, and i gets banged around a lot. I can't count the number of times it's been accidentally dropped. This case has really taken a beating, and it still works perfectly. I really like the versatility of being able to reconfigure it from a "laptop" style, to the book style. I mostly use it in landscape, like a notebook, and I appreciate the infinite angle choice. It does make the ipad a bit thicker, but that makes it easier for my clutzy hands to hold on to it. It's a little heavier, but not noticeable.I recommend this to anyone. Don't waste your money on something else..Date published: 2015-11-11Rated 5 out of 5 by neotoxo54 from Excellent product. The backlit Folio for iPad, iPad mini etc. are one great product. It turns an iPad into a laptop/palmtop for all intensive purposes. Mine has all but replaced my laptop and doesn't leave my side. I am constantly asked what brand of computer I am using, whether it be in the grocery line, department store or at social gatherings and meetings. Zaggs stands behind their products too. Can't give enough praise about them.Date published: 2015-10-21Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob too from Have had the rugged book nearly a year and put it through a very tough life as a daily tool used vigorously in my contracting business. It has stood up to all the rough handling and dirty environments. Only after a couple of kids wrestled over my ipad while plying a video game did the spine hinge crack. Zagg has honoured its warranty and is replacing it. Can't say a bad thing about it.... Really well made and robust.Date published: 2015-10-19Rated 5 out of 5 by IzzyBellaBlue from Best iPad case ever! I absolutely LOVE this case! It is by far the best out of ALL my many other cases I have purchased. I finally found the one that can do it all. With other keyboard cases, the downside was that if I just wanted to use as a tablet without keys, it was a big ordeal to take it out of the case and put it in my other case and then put it back in the keyboard case to type. Not so with this one! I definitely recommend it to everyone.Date published: 2015-10-15Rated 5 out of 5 by jdmiks18 from Great Case! I have this case for my school iPad and it is great! It is so convient for typing and then I can switch it around into video mode to do other things. I would definately buy this case againDate published: 2015-10-03
Can I do a screen shot with my Rugged Folio? My previous case offered that and I found it extremely helpful.If you are using an ipad, you can press the home and power button at the same time to take a screenshot.Date published: 2015-10-07
How long is the warranty?There is a 1 year warranty on the Rugged Folio.Date published: 2014-10-01
Does closing the case put the iPad Air to sleep?Yes it does put your tablet to sleep when it is shutDate published: 2015-04-20
Is there a mouse on the keyboard?there is no mouse or trackpad on the keyboardDate published: 2014-10-25
Rugged Book for IPad Air. I have had this case for 4-5 months. Use it 3-4 days per week. Now noticed the Hinge on the left side is separating. Would not have expected it from the Rugged Book. Are there any recent improvements that will keep this from happSorry about that, please contact customer service at (800)700-9244 and they can get you taken care of.Date published: 2016-07-20
What does the statement mean "you can use it everywhere for up to 2 years between charges"? What does the "up to 2 yrs" in there mean? Does the internal lithium battery only lasts up to 2 years? Then what happens when that battery dies out completely? The keyboard can last up to 2 years "between" charges. So it does not mean your battery will be shot after 2 years, it is just saying that you may not have to plug it in for a very long space of time, depending on your amount of usage.Date published: 2015-02-27
How do you tell when the keyboard is fully charged?A red LED under the Power button will illuminate to indicate your Rugged Book is charging. Wait until this light turns off, indicating a full charge. It usually takes 2-4 hours to completely charge your Rugged Book.Date published: 2015-06-01
How much does this weigh?It weighs 1.5 lbs.Date published: 2014-12-14
I just bought a zagg rugged for the ipad air 2. How can I tell how much battery life is left? I push FN+battery and the power button blinks 3 times. It will blink 3 times and the color of the light is what will determine the battery life. Green is greater than 50%, Yellow is 25-50%, Red is under 25%.Date published: 2015-09-02
New rugged book needs charging. How do I access charging port?It's on the right hand side and it's a micro USB port.Date published: 2016-02-11
Does the keyboard backlight change colors?Yes they doDate published: 2017-01-27
what does the CTRL button with the battery icon do? I've got a Zagg rugged case, I'm pretty sure it's not backlit. I don't believe there's a function connected to CTRL+ battery. FN+battery shows battery life. All Rugged Books are backlit, to activate that setting, press FN+backlight symbol (sun).Date published: 2015-10-09
I just bout the rugged book for iPad Air this morning. I charged it for four hours. Everything works fine but the backlight feature is inop. What am I doing wrongSorry to hear that! Please contact customer service at (800)700-9244 for more information on what could be wrong.Date published: 2016-04-20
Can you tell me the dimensions of the Ipad Air Rugged Folio? I didn't see that anywhere. Thanks!Weight- 1.5 lb, Length- 9.75", Width- 7.25", Height- 1"Date published: 2014-09-29
Is there a warranty on the case if it breaks?We have a 1 year warranty. You can view our policies at http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/warranty-policiesDate published: 2016-01-12
Is there a new iPad Air 2 case with improved hinges since the BBO modelThis is an improved model.Date published: 2016-04-14
where can find the shortcuts for this keyboard - rugged keyboard for ipad2Here is the manual for this keyboard: http://s3.amazonaws.com/zagg-products/downloads/ZAGGkeys/rugged/Rugged_Book_Online_Manual_111414.pdfDate published: 2015-12-07
How does it compare in size to the regular folio for the iPad Air?Here are the L x W x H for each in inches: Folio for iPad Air: 9.5 x 6.8 x .7 Rugged Folio for iPad AIr: 9.75 x 7.25 x 1Date published: 2017-01-27
how do you know if the battery is charging on the keyboard .?. is there any lights that indicate it is charging and do the stay on..Your Rugged Book features a powerful lithium polymer battery that lasts for up to two years of normal use between charges*. It comes with a charging cable you can use to charge your keyboard quickly and conveniently. To charge your Rugged Book, follow these steps: 1. Plug the micro USB connector into the charging port. 2. Plug the regular USB connector into any USB outlet. 3. A red LED under the Power button will illuminate to indicate your Rugged Book is charging. Wait until this light turns off, indicating a full charge. It usually takes 2-4 hours to completely charge your Rugged Book. 4. Remove the micro USB connector and enjoy your Rugged Book for up to two years before you need to charge it again. * Normal use is approximately one hour of use per day without the backlit feature. Using the backlit feature will impact battery life and will require more frequent charging.Date published: 2015-10-01
When will the Rugged Case for iPad Air be back in stock?It is estimated to be back in stock on June 29th.Date published: 2015-06-11
When you switch to the book mode and need the IOS keyboard what do you need to do? Will the bluetooth keyboard stay attached? They are times when I am presenting that I need that IOS keyboard to show quick data input. thanksThe bluetooth keyboard is attached to the case with a magnet. You can easily detach the keyboard when needed.Date published: 2017-01-27
do you ma rugged folio that fits the ipad 2?We do not currentlyDate published: 2015-04-23
Done everything in the book but keyboard just doesn't function with my iPad If you are still having problems, please contact customer service at 800-700-9244Date published: 2015-12-02
this is a great product but i lost my manual and cant figure out how to turn on the back lit keys. please help.Hold the fn button and then press the light symbolDate published: 2015-07-11
In display mode, can you attach the iPad to the keyboard in portrait (so the face cam is at the top and home button is at the bottom?) I have a couple of apps that do not rotate and I need to view them this way.No, the case does not reattach to the keyboard in portrait mode.Date published: 2015-12-03
Can I use this case with my iPad 4? I see you dont have a rugged case for ipad 4 so I was hoping it will fit?At this time, the Rugged Book is only made for the iPad mini, Air, and Air 2. It will not fit an iPad 4.Date published: 2015-10-29
How did I get the backlit function to workHold down the FN button and then the right arrow.Date published: 2016-03-09
How do I charge my keyboard's lithium battery? Am I missing a separate chord?The Rugged Book comes with a charging cable. To charge, simply plug the micro USB connector into the charging port. Plug the regular USB connector into any USB outlet. A red LED under the Power button will illuminate to indicate your Rugged Book is charging. Wait until this light turns off, indicating a full charge.Date published: 2015-06-02
how do you turn the backlights on the keyboard?? How do you charge the keyboard properly for the rugged case?FN + BACKLIGHT SYMBOL – Activates your Rugged Book’s backlight feature. If you continue pressing the backlight button, your Rugged Book will turn off. NOTE: The backlights will automatically turn off after a couple seconds if not being used. Begin typing again to activate them. To charge, use the provided micro-USB cable that came with the keyboard.Date published: 2015-12-16
when will this case be available for the ipad pro?We don't have an exact date, but they will be made.Date published: 2016-02-17