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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Will the iPad Air 2 models (Slimbook, Rugged book) work with the InvisibleShield Glass?

Asked by: wparsons
Both are compatible with InvisibleShield Glass.
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2019-07-23

Can you use the keyboard and touch screen at the same time?

Asked by: Unimpressed in AK
How do you connect the keyboard
Answered by: Hacker
Date published: 2015-01-31

Is this the newest version? I have read that there were issues with the bbo model mad a newer version the bba model was supposed to have a design improvement. I can not find the model type listed here.

Asked by: Denpot
Yes, we are selling the improved version now.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2016-04-04

My slim book is sending extraneous characters - usually 2 or more with each key pressed. What do you recommend? I purchased it at Christmas time. thanks

Asked by: henriksonj
Please call customer service if the problem is still happening and they will be able to assist you. 800-700-9244
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-03-08

Wondering if you have improved this product in any way? I´ve oned two so far, both broken in screen protector due to week plastic/bad hinge. I also have a line/scratch on my screen from the edge on the slim book between the keyboard and the palmrest.

Asked by: mac111
I too have had two units that the hinge broke and the first one caused the scratch line on my iPad Air 2 screen as well. Can't tell if the second one caused scratches since they were already there. My original purchase was in Jan 2015. I received the second unit as a warranty replacement in June 2015 and although several of its flaws were improved from the first one I had, the edge of the plastic screen cover that inserts into the keyboard hinge just broke on my second one, just after it had been one year from my initial purchase, meaning my warranty is technically up. Not very happy with this product and I sincerely hope Zagg is willing to replace it again since neither one I had lasted more than six to 7 months before breaking. Truly, I think I'd rather pay the difference and upgrade to the Rugged Folio if they will let me. If I don't at least get an even replacement I won't be buying Zagg products anymore. 
Answered by: Fonebone
Date published: 2017-09-19

Will this work with the iPad Pro 9.7?  I believe it's the same dimensions as the Air 2.  This looks more like what I'd like to get vs. the upcoming products for the Pro 9.7 that aren't available yet.

Asked by: Kennb3
We have a Slim Book for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro coming out soon. The best way to learn about upcoming product availability is through our email marketing list. You can subscribe in the upper left hand corner of our homepage.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-04-11

How much does it weigh?

Asked by: MDL63
25oz./10.9oz. (1.56 lbs./0.68 lbs.)
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-09-23

Can you change the color of the backlit keyboard ?

Asked by: Kimelph
The Slim Book comes with white backlit keys only that can be turned on and off.
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2017-02-21
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