rugged messenger

Keyboard with Wireless Connectivity and a Tough, Protective Case
for Apple 9.7-inch iPad

Rugged Messenger for the Apple iPad 9.7-inch

rugged messenger

Keyboard with Wireless Connectivity and a Tough, Protective Case
for Apple 9.7-inch iPad
Description

  • Dual Functionality: As a keyboard and case, the Rugged Messenger combines protection and productivity.
  • Rugged Layers of Protection: Tough polycarbonate layers and durable construction protect your device from impact and corner damage and can withstand drops up to 6.6 feet.
  • Two Versatile Modes: The Rugged Messenger is both a keyboard and a case which means you get protection and productivity. Protect your investment while making the most of it.
  • Multi-Device Pairing and Wireless Connectivity: This keyboard toggles between two devices at the same time and allows you to switch back and forth instantly. Plus, there are no wires to get tangled between your devices.
  • Laptop-Style Keys: The Rugged Messenger keyboard provides a comfortable, natural typing experience, instead of cramped pecking on a screen keyboard.
  • Backlit Keys: Backlit keys (available in seven colors) allow you to type easily in low-light conditions.
  • Built-In Stand: Secure your device at multiple viewing angles, whether you want to work or just catch up on your favorite show.
  • Rechargeable Battery: You can type up to two years between charges*. The sleep/wake function also helps preserve battery life when the keyboard is not in use.
£89.99

Availability: In stock and ships free.

Free shipping on all new orders to the U.K.
£89.99
Free shipping on all new orders to the U.K.
Highlights

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.

Tough Enough

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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Features

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 Case Mode

Case Mode protects your iPad from scratches and dings while you're on the go.

Keyboard Mode Keyboard Mode

Keyboard Mode makes typing fast and comfortable by offering a large typing area and backlit, laptop-style keys.

Case Mode
Keyboard Mode Keyboard Mode

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.

2-Year Battery
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.

Product Overview

Product Overview

Keyboard With Wireless Connectivity and a Tough, Protective Case

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  • Includes:
  • 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

Tech Specs

  • Device Compatability:
    Apple 9.7-inch iPad
  • Battery Life:
    2 Years
  • Backlighting:
    Yes (7 Colors)
  • Multi-Angle Viewing:
    Yes
  • Multi Pairing:
    Up to 2 Devices
  • Detachable Case:
    Yes
  • Warranty:
    1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Weight:
    1.32 lbs (667 grams)
  • Dimensions:
    9.82" x 7.47" x 0.97"
  • Tablet Function Keys:
    Yes
  • Laptop-Style Keys:
    Yes
  • Language Options Available:
    Yes
  • InvisibleShield® Friendly:
    Yes
  • Materials:
    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

Reviews & Questions

Reviews
Rugged Messenger for the Apple iPad 9.7-inch (French) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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: 2019-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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Questions

How do I replace battery

Asked by: Redland
To recharge your keyboard, use the provided cable.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2019-06-18

Does this case fit the original Ipad 1?

Asked by: stopgap
No, it is only compatible with the 9.7-inch iPad
Answered by: Victoria O
Date published: 2017-11-13

will it fit 4th gen ipad?

Asked by: bob3568
No, it is not compatible with the 4th Generation iPad.
Answered by: Anne T
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? 

Asked by: AndreH
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.
Answered by: Anne T
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?

Asked by: Undone123
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.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2019-05-07

Does the rugged messenger keyboard and case have an apple pen holder?

Asked by: HB007
No. The Rugged Messenger does not have an Apple pen holder.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-09-27

Which iPad does this fit?

Asked by: Seeker88
This case fits the iPad 9.7"
Answered by: Anne T
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 

Asked by: Fionnuala
We suggest reaching out to our Customer Support team at 35 36 163 6618, as they can assist you.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-08-09
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