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 one-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
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Reviews & Questions
Rugged Messenger for the Apple iPad 9.7-inch is rated out of 5 by 98.Rated 5 out of 5 by Jdirt13 from Very durable, compact, and affordable. I bought it for work. I work in the construction field and am constantly on the move in rough environments. I haven’t had a problem yet.Date published: 2019-08-03Rated 5 out of 5 by Scudwatcher from Excellent Protection and Backlit Keyboard! I really like the rugged protection either using the backlit keyboard or not! I really like the seven backlit colors!!Date published: 2019-08-02
Does it work with iPad in portrait mode?The case as a whole does not work with the ipad in portrait mode. The magnets are designed to work only in landscape mode. You can of course remove the ipad from the keyboard portion of the case easily enough and stand it up with something else but it is not supported by the keyboard case in portrait mode.Date published: 2019-03-23
Is this case compatible with model MB292LL? No, it is not.Date published: 2018-05-29
What is the weight of the case? What is the weight of the keyboard? There is no exact weight, but it is much lighter than previous models of the Rugged Book and gives you the option of using the case separately from the keyboard if you don't want to take the keyboard with you one day.Date published: 2017-07-22
Which model fit the iPad 6th generation. This keyboard is compatible with the iPad 6th Generation.Date published: 2019-01-15
Is it compatible with iPad Air 2?No. This Rugged Messenger is only compatible with the iPad 9.7".Date published: 2018-06-15
Is there any way to repair the case? My iPad keeps falling out; it appears that the plastic piece that keeps the iPad in place has broken off on one side. If this is not repairable would it fall under warranty?We suggest reaching out to our Customer Support team at 800-700-9244 as they can assist you with a replacement under warranty.Date published: 2019-02-26
how do I verify the exact model iPad and make sure this case fits? Mine is the ME195LL/A modelYou model is compatible with this device.Date published: 2017-09-19
Does this case work on an iPad generation 2 or 3. My current Zagg case just gave out.No, it does not.Date published: 2018-11-13