The World Is Your Workspace
The whole point of your portable device is to be able to get up and go, right? The Rugged Messenger’s wireless, Bluetooth® design means you’re free to work anywhere without being tied down.
The Rugged Messenger’s multi-layered polycarbonate structure is designed to withstand drops up to 6.6 feet! That means, from the table top to the parking lot, you can have peace of mind whether you’re catching up on your favorite show or running to catch a ride.
Your Rugged Messenger comes with a two-year warranty that covers defective materials and workmanship. ZAGG will replace or exchange your Rugged Messenger at no charge.
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Two Modes Make You Mobile
The Rugged Messenger gives you total versatility when it comes to being productive on the go. Because it has two modes—keyboard and case—you don’t need to invest in extra accessories. The stainless steel frame under the keyboard provides a solid surface for typing as well as extra protection for your device.
Case Mode protects your iPad from scratches and dings while you're on the go.
Keyboard Mode makes typing fast and comfortable by offering a large typing area and backlit, laptop-style keys.
Multi-Device for a “Multi-Life”
You connect to your world in multiple ways. Multi-device pairing capability lets you connect to two devices simultaneously, such as your phone and your tablet, and switch back and forth between them effortlessly.
Looking at it From a Different Angle
Magnets in the built-in stand secure your device at multiple viewing angles to accommodate your activities.
Type With the Ease of Laptop-Style Keys
Nothing puts your productivity on pause like an awkward, cramped typing experience. The Messenger’s improved, responsive keys let you type with the speed and ease of a laptop.
Light Up the Night
Life doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. The keys on the Rugged Messenger are backlit—in seven colors—which allows you to keep going, even in low-light conditions.
The rechargeable battery keeps you typing for up to two years between charges*, and the sleep/wake function helps preserve battery life when your keyboard is not in use.
*Based on regular use of one hour per day
- Product Overview
Keyboard With Wireless Connectivity and a Tough, Protective Case
- Rugged Case Protection
- Multi-Angled Viewing
- Built-In Kickstand
- Detachable Case
- Multi-Device Pairing & Toggling
- 7 Backlit Key Colors
- Laptop-Style Typing
- Sleep/Wake Function
- Two Year Battery Life
- Device Compatability:
Apple 9.7-inch iPad
- Battery Life:
Yes (7 Colors)
- Multi-Angle Viewing:
- Multi Pairing:
Up to 2 Devices
- Detachable Case:
1-Year Limited Warranty
1.32 lbs (667 grams)
9.82" x 7.47" x 0.97"
- Tablet Function Keys:
- Laptop-Style Keys:
- Language Options Available:
- InvisibleShield® Friendly:
Polycarbonate and TPU
- Hinge Mechanism:
Fabric with Magnetic Stand
- What's Included:
Rugged Messenger Keyboard and Detachable Case, Micro USB charging cable, Quick Start Guide
Reviews & Questions
Rugged Messenger for the Apple iPad 9.7-inch (French) is rated out of 5 by 2.Rated 5 out of 5 by Pok75 from Perfect choice for writers The Ipad is so well protected and the keyboard is very nice to use. The fact that you have to unfold it doesn't bother me at all. I am a writer and this was a good choice.Date published: 2019-07-20Rated 5 out of 5 by J__V from Great keyboard, good service The best bluetooth keyboard I ever had. So comfortable to type on. You can still use your iPad seperately. Keyboard is easily removable with magnetic system. Great after sales service!Date published: 2019-01-16
How do I replace batteryTo recharge your keyboard, use the provided cable.Date published: 2019-06-18
Does this case fit the original Ipad 1?No, it is only compatible with the 9.7-inch iPadDate published: 2017-11-13
will it fit 4th gen ipad?No, it is not compatible with the 4th Generation iPad.Date published: 2018-05-21
Someone else below asked whether iPads can be used in portrait mode rather than landscape with this case (as all the pictures show it in landscape). The answer was ambiguous and I'm keen to understand from anyone who uses it whether this is possible? When using the case alone, you can use your iPad through portrait mode. If you are trying to use the case with the keyboard, you cannot use it through portrait mode. We hope this helps.Date published: 2018-07-16
Can i find any spare keys? My space bar has fallen off! What type of key is it IC41 or IC47?We're sorry to hear you are experiencing issues with your keyboard. Please give us a call at 800-700-9244, so that we can assist you with a solution.Date published: 2019-05-07
Does the rugged messenger keyboard and case have an apple pen holder?No. The Rugged Messenger does not have an Apple pen holder.Date published: 2018-09-27
Which iPad does this fit?This case fits the iPad 9.7"Date published: 2017-10-19
My Son needs this type of case for school in September as is dyslexic & needs to learn how to type. - we live Wexford Ireland the option for country when selecting product doesn’t have Ireland in the drop down. the iPad we purchased is 9.7 6th generation We suggest reaching out to our Customer Support team at 35 36 163 6618, as they can assist you.Date published: 2018-08-09