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Versatile Backlit Keyboard
for Apple iPad mini

ZAGG Cover for iPad mini

cover

Versatile Backlit Keyboard
for Apple iPad mini
Description

  • At only 6.3mm, the Cover is 14% smaller than the competition, making it one of the thinnest keyboards available.
  • A unique hinge allows 135° of multiple viewing angles.
  • Backlit keys make typing in low-light areas easy on the eyes.
  • When not typing, utilize the reversible option for reading.
$79.99

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Free shipping on all new orders to the U.S.
$79.99
Free shipping on all new orders to the U.S.

Downloads

Owner's manual
Reviews

Reviews & Questions

Reviews
Cover for iPad mini 1 - White is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 47.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't live without it. I stalled buying it thinking I wouldn't use it. Now I don't know how I lived without it. Backlit keys is an added bonus. Great product. 
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth it! I bought the Zaggkeys Cover (for iPad mini) with the backlit keyboard for my 13 year old son as a Christmas gift. He loves it and thinks the way it just snaps in to the keyboard is cool. It charged quickly and paired immediatly. The charge seems to be lasting a good long time. Based on our experience with this keyboard, I went ahead and purchased a Zaggkeys Profolio+ for my new iPad. This product has been impressive as well. Thanks Zagg for such great products.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best choice so far! This is the only keyboard that is worthy to match up to the beautiful iPad mini.  I have switched to an iPad mini for all my daily writing.  Of course, I needed  keyboard.  I tried the Logitech Folio Cover. While very protective, you totally lose the beauty and design of this machine. The Zagg Cover came out, and in the reviews, did very well.  It can hold the screen at nearly any angle.   I bought it; it fits beautifully, it looks great, and it types just fine!  With a couple of exceptions.  1) the keys are a great size--except for the number row.  to make the keys  large, one key is small--the #1 key. It makes the normal touch-typing pattern a little off.  2) perhaps more importantly, this is not an Apple keyboard. Why the heck not?   The Logitech keyboard folllows the Apple format---the bottom left row of keys in particular.  This is a PC keyboard.  When you're used to the Apple keyboard patterns on your regular laptop, you want the same on your mini.   Because it wont't do everything it should do.  Get it anyway--it's the one to match your iPad--Quality is Beauty, as Steve Jobs said. 
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sweet spot I'm obsessed with having the smallest, high utility computer I can get my hands on. Before my smallest was the MacBook Air 11", now it's an iPad mini because of this keyboard. It's cramped (of course) but workable, and now I have a usable computer wherever I go. Yay!
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent! Nice quality, i don't regret the price paid, it's worth it.
Date published: 2013-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features and Excellent for me!! I prefer to use keyboards to get the most out of my iPads. The Mini has been a tough device to find a keyboard that can also be a case and usable knowing the size contraints. The ZAGG keyboard felt the best overall and the key back lighting was icing on the cake!!
Date published: 2013-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Keyboard! I just love this zagg cover/keyboard! I originally bought the zagg black leather compact keyboard and liked it okay but had some problems with it.  So when I saw zagg came out with this one I bought it and couldn't be happier with it.  I like the keys better and the way it hinges.  I just need to buy a carrying case so it doesnt get scratched.  I get tons of compliments...it really completes the ipad mini.  
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific! A great product!!  Looks great, works great, and so easy to type on my ipad mini now.  It's like a little laptop.
Date published: 2013-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great bit of kit I bought the Zaggkeys Cover a while back, and to say that I'm pleased with the product is an understatement. I love it to bits,everybody that's seen it love's it too, Thank you Zagg for my gadget Richie-Rich
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Keyboard Cover Ever I purchased a month ago and love it. I love the fact that I can put in different angles as well as flop to read. Another GREAT product from ZAGG! I purchased 2 more for my employees.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love it The perfect accompaniment to the iPad mini for anyone who wants to write or take notes  
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just works and looks good too! I love this keyboard. I have the white and silver iPad mini and with the silver Zaggkeys cover it looks like a small mac air. I just finished a two week management course for work with multiple writing projects. All my work was done using my iPad mini and the Zaggkeys. Good battery life and with the keypad attached it still fits in my incase neoprene case.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE my silver keyboard cover! After I purchased my ipad mini, I looked everywhere locally for a silver Zagg keyboard cover and could only find black. My husband went on the Zagg web site and ordered the silver one and it came in 3 days... sooo worth the wait! It's perfect! It's lightweight, open easy and tilts back however you prefer. And, the backlit keyboard is so great in the dark. Even my granddaughters think it is too cool!
Date published: 2013-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Device Enhancement Very impressed!  Well finished, matches iPad Mini perfectly, works very well, and has the usual excellent Zagg "touch".  Very safisfied. 
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very, very good accessory for the iPad Mini! First of all: free delivery to the Middle East and received 3 days after ordering - very basic idea but well done ZAGG! Quite simply the ZAGGKeys Cover is a most excellent addition for the iPad mini. It takes a wonderful pint sized pleasure device (the mini) and makes it a very practical mini office device (for emailing, ppt writing, doc writing, review writing etc). Combine this with an Applydea stylus and you've replaced you work laptop, filofax (how quaint) and notepad with genuine mobile office solution. Welcome to the future!
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Case This is the best keyboard case for the ipad mini. I love it. Very compact but still a good fit and not too small for easy typing.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice! Very happy with the size, weight, design, durability, and keyboard size. My ipad has been converted into a flexible little mini laptop My only question is why it took you so long to create it!! Wish I had a spare :-) Iris
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING PIECE OF CREATIVITY AND PRAGMATISM After researching all the keyboard covers available, I bought this one and I love it. Not only does it protect mi Mini from the world, but also from my clumsy fat fingers that do not like screen keyboard. Mzany of my colleagues have gone out on bought one after seeing me use it while working.
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one yet. After trying several versions, found this one the best.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Combo for My iPad Mini I purchased this product and the 1st one delivered was cracked.  I called customer service who immediately sent me out another one, and a UPS label to ship the old one back free of charge.  Excellent customer service, in addition to a great product.  Love how it turns my mini into a laptop while remaining ultra thin.  The backlit options are a great feature and the battery life is superb.  The most important part....it works as expected.  No issues at all, and I've received several comments to date.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best iPad keyboard yet I have owned four iPads and keyboards over the years--the ZAGGkeys Cover is by far the best. The keys are wider and the configuration is easier to use than anything I've seen. Size, battery life and keyboard feel are all outstanding. The ability to position the iPad at different angles is unique and very helpful. I recommend highly.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this keyboard! One minor issue This is the keyboard I have been searching for!  Thin, solid and well-made, and the backlight is definitely more than a novelty feature.  I've been using mine for 3 weeks and basically leave it attached all the time.  It works great holding it like a book when you just want to surf or read an ebook. Yes, it took a little time to get used to typing but honestly, not long. It feel totally natural now.  I've now written several lengthy documents and it's perfect. Issue:  with the keyboard attached, any icons along the bottom edge of the screen are very difficult to reach/tap.  (ex. tapping "send" for iMessages.) The "grip" part of the keyboard puts the lower screen area below the level of the keys.  I have to either use my pinkie upside down, grab a stylus, or temporarily rotate to portrait mode to hit SEND.   Wish:  I wish the hinge rotated farther back (flat?), or all the way around like I've seen on a few others.  
Date published: 2013-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great function Materials match my Mini Ipad perfectly. Provides me with a functional keyboard when needed as well as protection for my Mini Ipad. The back lite keyboard feature is a big plus when I work in low light conditions. Creates a 'Productivity Tool' of my Mini Ipad for much of my previous notebook task requirements. Highly recommend this product to any Mini Ipad owner.
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Keyboad for the Ipad Mini I have owned and replaced several Ipad Keyboards in the last several years. This particular keyboard is by far the most ideal and excellent keyboard for the Ipad Mini. When attached to the device, it looks and feel like a small laptop. The lit keyboard also makes it very convenient to use especially when there is no sufficient light available. I highly recommend this keyboard.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect keyboard for ipad mini Bought this a week ago from the Netherlands and it received within a week of ordering.  Keys have some nice travel to it and the backlight is perfect. Didn't expect the product to be this good. It does ad some weight to the device overall but thats no issue.  Overall a nice partner for your ipad mini to type quick and perfect and keep lots of screen left instead of the onscreen keyboard.
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Did the job I needed done! I purchased this keyboard cover as a recommendation by the AT&T sales person who sold me my mini ipad. I wanted a keyboard that allowed me to type on a regular keyboard as well as project my ipad. This product did both!
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Keyboard for the Ipad Mini This is a definete upgrade from the version with a iPad mini case attached. Now it would be nice to a thin clear case for both the iPad mini and keyboard.
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love/Hate relationship First, I love the keyboard, for the most part.  It looks great with my mini--I receive lots of compliments and questions about it.  I like the way it feels when typing, although it is tiny and takes getting used to (but it is a MINI, so what else would be expected?)  I really wanted this keyboard because of the backlit keyboard.  I don't expect to keep it on all of the time and this is where the problem comes in.  Just like others have mentioned, it totally destroys the Zagg screen shield that I have on there.  I finally resorted to lifting the shield and trimming it, but now it looks terrible when the keyboard is not being used.  I'm torn, keep this one or get the folio?  I so love the feel of this one I'll probably keep it and just end up asking Zagg to replace my screen protection every month or so.  I'm sure they'll love that.  :-(  All in all a good product, just perhaps not thought all the way through.
Date published: 2013-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little keyboard Keyboard works great. The choice of the back light is fun. The back light lasts for a couple days of casual usage, four days total before it needs charged again.  Overall an amazing product, I just wish that the backlit keyboard would stay lit longer. 
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Purchased as soon as it came out. Keyboard is great. Love the backlit. Can't use control keys for underlining and bolding though. That would be handy.
Date published: 2013-09-13
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Questions

What kind of keyboard technology do you use? After pressing the button - does the button responds like Macbook keyboard (the key surface is solid) or is it "gummy" - like in foldable keyboards? 

Asked by: Wojtek
It is built more like a MacBook keyboard with solid keys.
Answered by: Breann
Date published: 2013-11-11

did i need to recharge battery

Asked by: leeon
Yes, the battery does need to be recharged. On a full charge with standard use the battery will last up to 3 months. You can follow the recharging instructions and any other troubleshooting tips here: http://zagg-products.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/ZAGGkeys/COVER/ZAGGkeys-COVER-Instructions-052813-V03.pdf
Answered by: Nick11
Date published: 2013-10-23

What is the difference between cover and folio?

Asked by: SharpC
The ZAGGkeys COVER is the keyboard that leaves your iPad exposed. The ZAGGfolio wraps around the iPad completely.
Answered by: Sonya
Date published: 2013-10-23

Is it possible to customize keys to have a Danish/Nordic keyboard with ÆØÅ? 

Asked by: Anonymous
Right now the only system this particular keyboard will use is QWERTZ. Feel free to sign up for our emails and we'll let you know once we get the Nordic keyboards manufactured.
Answered by: Breann
Date published: 2014-08-24

How can I see the remaining battery power

Asked by: Pattersuk
BATTERY LIFE As mentioned, the Cover features a powerful, rechargeable battery that lasts up to three months between charges. To check your Cover’s remaining battery power, press the battery key. The LED indicator will fl ash one of three ways. 1. Three green flashes indicate 50% or more battery life remaining. 2. Three yellow flashes indicate between 25%-49% battery life remaining. 3. Three red flashes indicate less than 25% battery life remaining. When your Cover reaches critical battery level, the red light will fl ash once every fi ve minutes. To help preserve battery life, your Cover will enter sleep mode if left on and not used for several minutes. To awaken your Cover, press any key. The Cover’s battery has no memory and may be charged whenever you wish. For optimal battery life, turn your Cover off when not in use for a prolonged time.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-06-30

ZAGG Cover looks fantastic for the iPad Mini, is there likely to be a similar model for the iPad?

Asked by: Matt
A very similar product for the iPad is the PROplus. See this keyboard here: http://www.zagg.com/accessories/zaggkeys-pro-proplus-ipad-keyboard-case.php#proplus-en
Answered by: Breann
Date published: 2013-10-23

Is there a keyboard layout of what the each key does?

Asked by: jlawson7
There is a layout for what each key does in the user manual.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-07-27

How to connect the keyboard to my iPad 

Asked by: Bree
On your iPad select: SETTINGS > BLUETOOTH > ON. Press the PAIR button on your Cover Keyboard. A blue LED will flash until your Cover and iPad are paired. Your iPad will display "ZAGGkeys Cover" as an available device. Select this option to complete pairing.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-06-08

I can't turn on the keyboard.  Am I overlooking something? Newly acquired for my iPad mini.   

Asked by: Svtasusan
On the right-hand side of the keyboard is a little circular switch. Once you switch it, it will power on. The Bluetooth connection switch is on the right-hand side as well.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-09-02

Definitely the keyboard I want to buy. Will you offer a german/swiss version soon? (QWERTZ and ä/ü/ö)

Asked by: valentinsalzgeber
Yes, we will eventually be manufacturing multilingual versions of this keyboard. However, we do not have a specified date at this time.
Answered by: Breann
Date published: 2013-11-20

I have this product on my 7 year sons IPAD mini. Its been wonderful, but we have run into a snag. The keyboard works like brand new, but the top side where the IPAD is has broken at the hinge.My question is can I order that part and replace it myself

Asked by: BIGDOG1966
We don't have the option to just replace the case part of the product, but we do have a 1 year manufacture's warranty. You can view our warranty policies here: http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/warranty-policies
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-12-23

I have a luminous ultra thin back cover for my mini, will it still attach to the keyboard? 

Asked by: Sed808
No it will not. The Cover attaches by a hinge that is only big enough for the iPad mini itself. I'd recommend using an invisibleSHIELD to protect the back of your iPad while using the Cover. You can find the invisibleSHIELD here: http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/apple-ipad-mini-cases-screen-protectors-covers-skins-shields.php
Answered by: Nick11
Date published: 2013-10-23

I'm trying to pair by keyboard to my mini ipad. Where is the pair button?

Asked by: soccermom
The pair button is located right next to the on/off switch on the side of your keyboard.
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2015-03-02

mini ipad keys will not light.  does not take a charge.  is about 30 days old. is there some trick to charging?  i am currently getting the 5 minute failure flash but the blue tooth function of the keyboard is still working

Asked by: John brantingham
Please contact customer service if you are still having issues, 800-700-9244
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-11-18

I have misplaced the instructions that came with my case, how do I choose to use the keyboard?

Asked by: Gtd0928
Here is a link to the instructions: http://s3.amazonaws.com/zagg-products/downloads/ZAGGkeys/COVER/ZAGGkeys-COVER-Instructions-052813-V03.pdf
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2015-03-30

Will the Zagg cover fit an 2015 iPad mini 3 with wifi and 4G cellular?

Asked by: Mark1959
The cover works for the ipad mini 2/3
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-03-08

How do I get the back lighting to turn on, on the key board?

Asked by: jackpan
Hold down the fn, cmd and up arrow (in that order). To scroll through the colors hold function and hit the left or right arrow button.
Answered by: Breann
Date published: 2015-12-16

I have a protective griffin cover on my ipad mini.  Can I still use the keyboard without placing the ipad mini on the keyboard slot?  Can I set my ipad mini behind it and will the bluetooth still allow it to work?

Asked by: ipadminiusa
Yes. As long as your iPad is within 20-30 feet of the keyboard it will work. If you're not going to be placing your iPad in the Cover, I would recommend our ZAGGkeys Universal keyboard as it comes with a separate stand that you can place your iPad in. You can find it here: http://www.zagg.com/universal-tablet-keyboard.php
Answered by: Nick11
Date published: 2013-10-23

Why do I lose Bluetooth connection on my iPad mini 

Asked by: Diz G
If you are still having problems, contact customer service. 800 700 9244
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-08-31

Will I still be able to use my smart shell back case with the Zaggkeys cover? 

Asked by: Matthew
It will still be able to fit with an invisibleSHIELD screen protector, but not a case or cover.
Answered by: Breann
Date published: 2013-10-23

This is a nice little keyboard for typing with my mini ipad, however, none of the other key functions work such as ctrll,  cmd or any of the top row keys for scrolling etc. Is there a manual for this or am I missing something?

Asked by: darbo
You may have a defective keyboard. If you have purchased the keyboard within a year, it will still be under warranty. Please contact customer service at 1-800-700-9244 for more information.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-06-15

How can I tell if my iPad mini is the original or second generation - please advise

Asked by: TOVAOD
Go to settings on your iPad and click on "General" then click "about" Type ipad and the model number into google and it should tell you what version of the ipad you have.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-06-30

Will there be a zaggkeys cover norwegian/nordic version available?

Asked by: Norwegian
We will eventually be manufacturing multilingual versions of this keyboard. However, we do not have a specified date at this time.
Answered by: Breann
Date published: 2017-01-27

My Zagg keyboard for my mini worked great for about two weeks but now I have to unconnect >>> forget >>> and reconnect every time I want to use it.  It's frustratating is there a long term fix?

Asked by: DBac
Contact customer service and they will be able to help you further. 800 700 9244
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-09-15

Am I correct that the keyboard can only be used in landscape mode with this model?

Asked by: caribayb
That is correct. I would recommend the Universal Tablet Keyboard if you want to use it in both landscape and portrait modes. http://www.zagg.com/universal-tablet-keyboard.php
Answered by: Sonya
Date published: 2013-10-23

Will it fit the iPad mini 3?

Asked by: Shaina123
No, but we offer a Cover keyboard that will. Please visit http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/cover-ipad-mini. It's on sale right now!!
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-07-27

How can you check the battery levelbaylis

Asked by: gabaylis
To check your Cover’s remaining battery power, press the battery key. The LED indicator will flash one of three ways. 1. Three green flashes indicate 50% or more battery life remaining. 2. Three yellow flashes indicate between 25%-49% battery life remaining. 3. Three red flashes indicate less than 25% battery life remaining. When your Cover reaches critical battery level, the red light will flash once every five minutes.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-06-15

it's still does not work!!! What should I do? Should I wait until the battery are full to try again?

Asked by: May98

Can I download an instruction manual

Asked by: Pattersuk

I can't get mine to work. It worked in the beginning and I have charged it but now it doesn't work. Where can I find the manual online?

Asked by: suew
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