slim book

Ultra-Slim Tablet Keyboard & Detachable Case
for Apple iPad Air 2

Slim Book Case with Backlit Keyboard for the Apple iPad Air 2

slim book

Ultra-Slim Tablet Keyboard & Detachable Case
for Apple iPad Air 2

  • Four Modes: Converts into a Keyboard, Video, Case, and Book mode.
  • Multi-Angled: Its unique hinge offers 135° of viewing angles, just like a laptop.
  • Lasting: A powerful lithium polymer battery provides up to two years of regular use between charges*.

Availability: Sold out online

Free shipping on all new orders to the U.S.
Free shipping on all new orders to the U.S.


The ZAGG Slim Book wireless Bluetooth keyboard is the ultrathin solution to your mobile typing needs. Its unique hinge secures your tablet at virtually any viewing angle and allows for a convenient video and book mode, or folds flat for a protective case mode. The Slim Book is powered by one of the industry’s most powerful batteries that keeps it going for up to two years between charges*.

*Regular use of one hour per day. Using the backlit feature will impact battery life and may require more frequent charging.


Case Mode

Case mode protects your iPad from scratches and dings while you’re on the go.

Keyboard Mode

Keyboard mode makes typing fast and natural by offering the largest typing area and backlit island-style keys that respond just like a traditional keyboard.

Book Mode

Book mode allows you to reverse your iPad into a convenient, comfortable reading mode that keeps your iPad and keyboard protected while you read.

Video Mode

Video mode uses the Slim Book’s unique hinge to secure your iPad at virtually any viewing angle so you can easily share videos with everyone.

Tech Specs

all in the detail

Slim Book Aerial View of Keyboard


1 Slim Book keyboard and case, 1 micro USB to USB charging cable, and an owner's manual.


The Bluetooth keyboard uses a powerful lithium polymer battery that lasts up to two years between charges*.
Rugged Protection


135° of viewing angles, just like a laptop.
Backlit Keys

Backlit Keys

Bright backlit keys make typing in low-light situations stylish and easy.
2-Year Battery

2-Year Battery

Charge your Slim Book and use it everywhere for up to two years between charges*.


A unique magnetic hinge converts your Slim Book into convenient Keyboard, Video, Case, and Book modes.


Owner's manual
Created with Sketch. Slim Book Online Manual

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


Reviews & Questions

Slim Book Case with Backlit Keyboard for the Apple iPad Air 2 (English US) is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 398.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from User Friendly I have been using the Zagg keyboard for over a year. The new Slim is even better.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good usage Very satisfied with product. Easy to use and attach to I-pad
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fine product supported by great people! The customer support was nothing less than amazing!
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent warranty and support I had a problem with the hinge on my ipad2 keyboard and the replaced it without any trouble.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really light and thin ipad is still easy to carry and the keyboard works great - even has backlight! easily charges with micro-usb and charges last a long time.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typing is Easy Again The ZAGG keyboard case makes typing with my iPad as easy as using a bulky laptop. The keyboard is very responsive with a great touch and feel. I highly recommend it for anyone who’s thinking of making an iPad their primary replacement for a desktop. I give it 5 stars!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use and great features. I bought this product a year ago and when it broke they backed the warranty fully and shipped the replacement immediately to me in Canada without any issues. I am buying 1 for my daughter for her IPAD as well.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but keeps breaking This is a great case but it keeps breaking at the hinge. Zagg is awesome about sending a replacement.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product!!! Can not be beaten!! I am extremely happy with this product!! Zagg products are the only way to go in my opinion. Levels above any other company in their field. Turned my iPad into a laptop. Customer service was amazing!!!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great case Bought this case for my IPad Air 2. Works great,long lasting battery in keyboard. Case is light weight and protects well.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great keyboard. This keyboard is so convenient and practical. It has a lot of great features. I'll never go back to using the virtual keyboard that pops up on the iPad again. The Zagg keyboard is much easier to use and the keyboard response is fast. The size of the keys is just like a real keyboard. I also like the slim look and feel it has. I'm glad I bought it.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best on the market! I've had this keyboard for about a year and it's worked perfectly! The plastic clips holding the iPad broke about 2 weeks ago but Zagg had a replacement delivered within a week so customer service is amazing as well.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service I bought this product at the Verison story in October 2016. The case cracked at the point where the case and keyboard connect. It still worked but I decided to see about the warranty so I called and found that there was a 12 month replacement available. I was told that it would be shipped to me within 4 weeks and it came in 3 days. The customer service person on the phone could not have been nicer. the only drawback was that I had to provide my own packaging and pay for shipping to return the item, or I would be charged the full price. I used the packaging from the replacement item but had to pay FedEx 21$. Still better then buying a new one.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Great product. Costumer service is very professional and outstanding.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Warranty process I was very impressed by how easy and quick the warranty process was. I was dreading the idea of having to do this because of many of the "warranty" hoops that a lot of companies make you go through. Thank you for a great product and solid support system
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Model !!! Have owned two previous Zagg Folios for my iPad Air 2 that I loved !!! To try something a bit more durable, I switched to this model on the recommendation of one of Zagg's customer service people. Can't believe I like this one even more, but I do !!! Zagg's customer service is as good as I have ever experienced and they handle everything SO quickly !!! Absolutely SOLD on these guys and their products !!!
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the product The product is great but the service is even better!
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Responsive Customer Service The keyboard hinge broke on the ZAGG cover/keyboard for my iPad. ZAGG service rep was extremely responsive and friendly, and replacement parts were in my hands in just a few days. Thank you ZAGG!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for iPad This is a replacement for my first one. Had a problem with the ipad "holder" on the keyboard. Standard Zagg response. They immediately replaced it. This is a GREAT PRODUCT FAR SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHER PRODUCT
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I have two different Ipad cases from Zagg and not only they are a great add on to my Ipad's but the customer service is outstanding. Best in class
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection and great keyboard This product stands up to the ZAGG reputation for quality. It gives great protection to my iPad, while also providing a great keyboard. The backlighting is also a plus. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate the ZAGG Slim Book Case w/backlit keyboard a definite 10.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Working just as it should ...a nice that it detaches so easily ..
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from much better design than the folio had to replace 2 folios after seam broke. this is an much improved design
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for any IPad or IPhone customer I have had several Zagg products and they are all amazing. This review is for the Slim Book case with Backlit keyboard. Slim design, excellent protection and the charge on the Bluetooth keyboard seems to last for months. If that's not good enough... the staff support and customer support are unparalleled. If a problem arises, go onto your account and a replacement is quick and efficient. Return the damaged product and no charges are incurred.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best keyboard EVER! I have been using Zagg products for several years. I've had this keyboard for my iPad Air for a couple of years. Love the versatility because I use it to teach at a podium. The plastic hinge part broke twice and each time they replaced it with no hassle. Zagg always stands by their products. Wish there could be a fix to the hinge so it didn't continue to stretch and break, but as long as they replace it I'm a satisfied customer!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This a warranty replacement for the same product. Zagg went out of their way to make sure I was happy. The previous case became unusable as the hinge was not moving. We will see hoe the new one goes. I love the case, the keyboard, the features.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Zagg! Sturdy hinge. Solid keyboard. Easy to apply and remove.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slim Book Case with Backlit Keyboard Great keyboard! Love the great features on the wonderfully designed and constructed keyboard
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the features. I especially like the sturdy I got this case as a replacement for a Folio Slim Case which was made of plastic. The hinge broke after about 7 months of use. This new case is made of aluminum and has a detachable screen.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME Product ! Zagg replaced this for me NO problem - battery was not charging - 2 years old, no hassle with replacement - GREAT Company!! *****
Date published: 2016-12-08
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What material is it made of? Aluminum?

Asked by: Jase615
The Slim Book is made of hard plastic.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-08-31

Will this work for an iPad Air?

Asked by: Maryjritch
The Slim Book case is compatible with the iPad Air 2.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-10-06

I can use the keyboard with no problem, however, the Fn + Lightbulb icon key does not activate the backlit key function  and when it did work the keys only stayed lit for a few seconds...

Asked by: Marietta
Your keyboard could be defective. If this continues to be a problem, please contact customer service. We have a 1 year manufacturer's warranty. 800-700-9244
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-09-08

I press cmd+space bar to change input language, but it no longer works after I installed iOS9. The key for language input also does not work? Is there any solution? Any firmware update?

Asked by: Johnny35
You might want to try manually changing the language via your iPad's settings.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-10-08

I fully charged the battery when I bought it and it died after about two weeks--backlighting was off.  Does the keyboard turn off automatically when idle for a certain amount of time?  Does it turn off when I close the lid and send iPad into lock mode?

Asked by: ksh977
the keyboard hibernates after 20 minutes of not using and when the iPad is in lock mode the keyboard should be using very little power. You may want to troubleshoot with customer service as this is a very short time to go from full to empty power. In most scenarios, the battery in Slim Book will last well over a year. Customer service number: 800-700-9244
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-11-08

Will the ID6ZF2 model also work with the original iPad Air? 

Asked by: SFA2016
You'll need to buy the keyboard that is specific for your ipad, so this will not work for the ipad air, just the ipad 2
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-01-18

Is this compatible with iPad 2?

Asked by: kookuei
It is compatible with iPad Air 2, not iPad 2
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2015-09-08

Hi, I'm looking to upgrade to the iPad Air 3. Will my Zagg iPad Air 2 bluetooth keyboard be compatible with the new iPad?

Asked by: JennaR2
If you are looking to purchase the iPad Pro or iPad mini, it will not fit into the case, but we do have a slmbook and folio for the iPad Mini 4! You can purchase here:
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-09-15

My Battery has run out. How do I charge it? PS I don't live in the US

Asked by: Itamar
You'll probably have to get an adapter for your wall piece, but the product includes a micro USB that you can plug into it and charge the product with.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-11-16

no owners manual included - bluetooth not auto discovering device.  how does this pair?

Asked by: StephieSTL
To view the user manual for this product, follow this link:
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-05-26

Does this suite iPad 2? If not, is there a detachable keyboard for iPad 2?

Asked by: Abohsin
It does not, this is just for the iPad Air 2, we don't have a detachable one for the iPad 2nd gen
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-05-02

Can you use it with the iPad in Portrait mode?

Asked by: dmansandroid
While in position with the keyboard, the iPad will need to remain in landscape position. However, you can disconnect the iPad from the keyboard and use it in portrait mode.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-06-03

I want to be sure I purchase the most up-to-date version of this case, because of reported problems with the hinge. What is the difference between ID6ZF2-BBA and ID6ZF2-BB0? My understanding is that the BBA is the version with the improved hinge.True?

Asked by: MEM22
I have the Nordic layout and one says bbn at the end.. Don't know if there is a difference? Would love to know!
Answered by: Randie
Date published: 2015-10-07

Will this keyboard fit into ipad 9.7? Not pro

Asked by: Jac0b
Yes, this keyboard will fit a 9.7" iPad.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2017-10-23

Are there any warranty options available for the Zagg keyboard for the ipad air 2

Asked by: Drtydave
All ZAGG keyboards are covered under a one year warranty.
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2015-03-05

my world symbol just goes to spotlight search 

Asked by: Shumai
That's odd! Please contact customer service and they will be able to assist you more. 800-700-9244.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-01-10

Where is the backlight symbol on the Zagg Slim Book.  I am unable to find it

Asked by: Lesemanncpa
While holding the fn button, press the button with the light symbol.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2017-11-27

How is it possible to change the colour on the backlit keyboard on the slim book for iPad Air 2? Apparently it has a total of 7 colors but no instructions on how to change it; what are the shortcut keys to do this?

Asked by: Jpgmontreal
Here are the directions and the link to the manual: FN + BACKLIGHT SYMBOL – Activates your Slim Book’s backlight feature. Pressing this key once will turn on the backlights, pressing it again will turn off the backlights.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-07-05

How do I pair the slim book keyboard with my iPad Air?

Asked by: Sherimak
Hold down the "FN" button and the second key on the top row from the right.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-10-20

is this compatible with the ipad air as well as the ipad air 2?

Asked by: lorrainedc
No, it is not.
Answered by: Victoria O
Date published: 2018-10-22

I accidentally threw out the instructions on how to sync the keyboard to the iPad air

Asked by: Blanche
To pair, please follow these directions: 1. On your iPad select: SETTINGS > BLUETOOTH > ON. 2. Press and hold the Bluetooth button for three seconds. A blue LED under the Power key will flash until your Slim Book and iPad are paired. 3. Your iPad will display “ZAGG Slim Book” as an available device. Select this option to complete pairing.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-07-27

Language toggle key on keyboard does not work since iOS9. Any tips?

Asked by: Frilance
This might have to do with the software, but if you are still having problems, please contact customer service at 800-700-9244.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-10-26

How do I get the key board for my 12.9 I pad pro slim book to work.. can't get it to type.

Asked by: Dusty14
If your device doesn’t respond to your Slim Book Pro, there may be a simple explanation such as a dead battery or an unsuccessful pairing. If none of those are your issue, then please contact ZAGG Technical Support at 800-700-9244 and one of our trained professionals will be happy to assist you.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2017-09-14

My hinge has stopped working less than a month after buying it. The magnets connect and hold, but I can move the iPad itself more than 30 degrees before it disconnects. I can manually move the hinge and when i set the iPad back in it falls out. Any ideas?

Asked by: OurCoach
Please get in contact with our customer support team and they will resolve this issue for you. Email Customer Support ( Call us 1-800-700-9244(ZAGG) International 1-801-839-3906
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2015-09-05

What is the case made with? Plastic or aluminum?

Asked by: Sciencechair
The case is a plastic, the keyboard is aluminum. Thanks, ZAGG
Answered by: Sierra E
Date published: 2016-12-21

My friend and I both got this product, but the case part of his broke where the tabs insert so it won't sit upright in the keyboard anymore.  Do you sell replacement covers?  He loves the keyboard, but it isn't very useful at this point.

Asked by: EricSD
We don't sell the cases separately from the keyboard, but you can request a brand new one you've had the product for under a year. You'll just need to go to and either login or create an account. Make sure the product is registered and then you can do a warranty replacement.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-12-29

is it necessary to turn the keyboard off, or does it go in to "sleep mode"?

Asked by: zaggfan69
The keyboard will go into sleep mode when left idle or when shut
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2015-01-22

I've had my ZAGG SlimBook keyboard for 3 yrs & love it.  Recently most of the # keys have stopped responding to touch. I have to shut the Bluetooth off to access the keyboard on my iPad Air.  Should take it for repair or replace it. Please advise

Asked by: Suzj
Please contact Technical Support at 800-700-9244 as they can best assist on this issue.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2017-08-29

To use this in video mode, do you just remove the iPad from the keyboard dock, flip it around, and then reinsert into the dock? Thank you.

Asked by: G8115027
Yes, then the keyboard acts as a stand that is perfect for any presentation or video.
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2015-04-21

Can one still charge the IPad Air 2 with the cover on?

Asked by: BGBjr
Yes you can
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2015-02-06
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