rugged book

Durable, Magnetic-Hinged Keyboard and Case
for Apple iPad Air 2

Rugged Book Case with Keyboard for the Apple iPad Air 2

rugged book

Durable, Magnetic-Hinged Keyboard and Case
for Apple iPad Air 2
Description

  • Durable: A multi-layered, removable case deflects impact energy.
  • Four Modes: Converts into a Keyboard, Video, Case, and Book mode.
  • 2-Year Battery: Enjoy up to two years of use between charges*.
$149.99

Availability: In stock and ships free.

Free shipping on all new orders to the U.S.
$149.99
Free shipping on all new orders to the U.S.
Introduction

LIVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES

The patent pending ZAGG Rugged Book is the toughest, most versatile wireless Bluetooth tablet keyboard available. Tough polycarbonate and soft silicone combine in the case to deliver unmatched protection. A unique, magnetic hinge secures the iPad at virtually any angle and converts into a Keyboard, Video, Case, and Book mode while a lithium polymer battery provides up to two years of typing between charges*.

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

TOUGH AND VERSATILE WITH 4 CLEVER MODES

Case Mode

Tough polycarbonate inlaid with durable silicone covers a stainless steel plate that provides ultimate protection and a solid typing surface.

Book Mode

The magnetic hinge reverses to secure your iPad in a convenient book mode that protects your keyboard and iPad while you read.

Keyboard Mode

The magnetic hinge holds your iPad at virtually any viewing angle while backlit keys set in a spacious typing area ensure fast, accurate typing in any situation.

Video Mode

Reverse your iPad and set it at the perfect viewing angle so you can watch all your favorite videos in comfort, anywhere.

Tech Specs

all in the detail

Rugged Folio construction layers

Includes

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

Battery

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

Rugged Protection

The case deflects impact energy to keep your iPad safe no matter where you take it.
Backlit Keys

Backlit Keys

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

2-Year Battery

Charge your Rugged Book and use it everywhere for up to two years between charges*.
Multi-Function

Multi-Function

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

Downloads

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

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Reviews

Reviews & Questions

Reviews
Rugged Book Case with Backlit Keyboard for the Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro/Air 2 (English US) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 106.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS THING... I loved this case. Protected my iPad as well as turned it into a little laptop. We recently moved overseas and we fell asleep watching a movie on the plane. Woke up all was fine closed things up put it away. Got the based and the thing wouldnt open. Contacted the warranty department and they shipped a new one out right away.
Date published: 2019-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best keyboard combo for ipad Super rugged case, keyboard works excellent and battery life lasts forever. I get this for all my field managers and have used one myself for several years now. Love it.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! Natural style keyboard! I bought my wife one for Christmas. After trying it, I ordered one for myself. The style of the keyboard is great and the case gives my iPad the protection I used to get with an Otter Box style case.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Wish these were a bit more tough. I love them, but go thru them about once per year...
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features. Bought this a month ago and I am extremely satisfied with the ZAGG. The backlit keyboard works great and makes typing very easy.
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and versatile I love this case for my IPAD Air 2. Its durable and versatile. I love being able to type emails with the keyboard or remove the keyboard and use the IPAD by it's self.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Rugged After having 2 other cases for my iPad that did not hold up, the Zagg rep I spoke to recommended this one. Right off the bat, I love it! Easy to work with/on and doesn't feel fragile.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Versatile Love the 3 position ability and the backlit display
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This iPad case/keyboard solved an old problem of protection, compactness and usefulness. Now I don't have to spend $1200-1500 on a 12" MacBook.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great keyboard and cover I bought this a month ago and it is very functional and protects my ipad. I love it.
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Keyboard and CAse This is undoubtedly the best case & keyboard my iPad has ever had. It is durable, solid, and has many great features like backlit keyboard and multiple ways to attache the keyboard and the iPad for different uses.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still in love Almost 3 years ago, I finally gave in and got an iPad Air2 even though I hate typing on a virtual keyboard, and was concerned about the inevitable drop test. I got a Zagg Rugged backlit keyboard/case and fell in love. Did I mention hating typing on virtual keyboards? (could it be the fat fingers and thumbs?) With the iPad linked to my iPhone, I can type emails, text messages, etc, on a compact but very usable and ergonomic full keyboard. Drop tested and passed For almost 3 years this blissful state continued until the keyboard battery inexplicably stopped holding a charge, previously would last 6 months or more, which is amazing. Zagg's customer service promptly replaced the rugged case/keyboard and the affair continues. A friend had been so enamoured of this setup, she got one for herself and is also in love, and now I feel good having recommended it knowing that Zagg stands behind their products.
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice case Incredible customer support. I am so happy with ZAGG!
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it to so much I bought a second for my husba My husband and I use our individual IPAD air 2's as laptops. I bought him a zagg case a few years ago. Whenever they went on sale after that time I was always too late and they were sold out! Finally snagged one on sale...for $70 the rugged book is a STEAL! My husband's is still working and charging as well as on day one!
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! The Rugged Book is very durable and well made. I'm very happy with this product.
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product and Customer Support! I bought this product about a month ago, and the keyboard stopped working properly. I got it replaced with excellent customer service and it got here very quickly. Love this case!
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book Case I have only had my case for a few weeks but so far really like it. It is rugged and a bit heavy but works well.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Easy to use. Works great and love there different colors of the lights on the keyboard.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid performance This is my third one, I wore out two already! I use it or abuse it every day. It's protected my ipad air 2 from many falls. Keyboard works flawlessly every time, I think I only charged it twice. The left hinge has failed twice now, but just from extensive use. Buy one, you won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Case A very rugged case! Keyboard is very responsive and it was very easy to hookup to my IPad. ..
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great keyboard I just bought this a week ago. It’s very strong and protects my IPad. Works great.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good!! I got this about 2 days ago & so far so good. It appears to be very durable & I love the backlit keyboard
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good solid protection from drops etc. I first had a slim book case /keyboard which is little lighter weight . I really liked that but when I recently dropped tablet & it hit an end table corner... case & tablet were fine .. also due to the Zagg glass I had on screen. Zagg glass cracked & with lifetime replacement they already sent replacement. Sooo I saw new rugged case w backlit keyboard on sale here & got that one . Actually think I like it better as its weight makes it sit up steadier when on your lap typing . Love Zagg products & service !!
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to live up to the Rugged Book name. Replaced two previous Slim bOOks with the Rugged Book. Both previous Slim Books failed at the hinge attachment. Hoping the Rugged Book lasts longer.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features! I purchased it a few weeks ago and could not be any more grateful to the Zagg guy who recommended it to me! I love it, handy and amazing overall.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Zagg Rugged Book Case The case is so sturdy and protects my iPad Air 2 so well!!!!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service This Rugged Book Case is a replacement for a defective case. The Zagg rep faciliitated my return efficiently and had a new case shipped promptly. Love the product and appreciate the great customer service.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Customer Service The bluetooth connection for my Rugged Book Pro did not connect. Called Customer Service and they sent out a new replacement immediately.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Experience (Again) with ZAGG Was treated with speed and courtesy. Effort was made to rectify the problem but when it proved it could not be the ZAGG rep. gave me al the necessary info. to have a replacement sent out.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am happy I bought it however I have lost a key off it and need to get it replaced. It would be thequotation and apogtrophe key. Could you get it for me.
Date published: 2017-08-17
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Questions

There wasn't a Users Manual in my Zagg Box.  Is there on on line? Or can you mail one to me.  There was just the Quick Start booklet.

Asked by: Glennie
There is a Users Manual online.  In fact, you can find it right here on this page, up at the top.  It is right underneath the "add to cart" button and below the "in-stock and ships by this date" info, just to the right of the word "description".  However, having read it multiple times, it seems and sounds like it is just a generalization "Users Manual" for ALL ZAGG Ruggedbook Keyboards Cases.  NOT specifically for the 9.7" iPad Pro Ruggedbook Keyboard Case!  BUT, I've come to find that all the Ruggedbook Keyboard Cases work and operate the same as all the others, more or less.  So you'll be fine. :)
Answered by: Meoster757575
Date published: 2016-07-28

Will this case fit the new (2018) 9.7 inch standard iPad (NOT the Pro)?  I've found conflicting information online.

Asked by: T Nel
No, this keyboard is not compatible with the iPad 9.7" 2018.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-06-18

Will the keyboard also be released with Nordic letter?

Asked by: Dan Witthøft
Yes, but its not available yet, stay tuned!
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-05-10

I was woundering if this case came in any different colors other then black

Asked by: Nickd539
At the moment, we only have the Rugged Book and Rugged Book Keyboard cases in black. Thanks, ZAGG
Answered by: Emran
Date published: 2017-01-05

Will this case fit a 6th generation 9.7 Not the 9.7 pro?

Asked by: Hfgentry
No, it will not.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-08-14

Does this case fit the iPad A10, 9.7"?

Asked by: talco
No, it will not.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2019-02-12

This says it is for the iPad 9.7 inch iPad Pro.  Is it really or is it just an iPad Air case that's been renamed?  Does it block the speakers?  Will it sleep a baby Pro?  Because an iPad Air case will fit but won't be fully functional.

Asked by: DanielleF
This is not the same as the iPad Air/Air 2 keyboard cases. We've made the new Pro Rugged Book specific to the device.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2016-05-16

Can I use a tempered glass screen protector with this case?

Asked by: aQui
Yes, our InvisibleShields fit nicely with all of the keyboards.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2016-04-20

Hello! This keyboard is compatible with the iPad 9.7 of 2017? (not pro), model A1822. Thanks!!

Asked by: daniporrua
No, it is not compatible.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-11-14

Prop 65? What are the chemicals made in this keyboard and can it be made w/o it? 

Asked by: Trulyurs
ZAGG takes matters of product compliance seriously and that in an effort to be compliant with a California law that requires manufacturers to label products that contain even a small trace of any chemical that is on the list. 1. Prop 65 is a California state law. Its actual title is “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act”. 2. A manufacturer who sells products in the state of CA is required to comply with the law. 3. There are 900+ chemicals listed in the regulations. If a product contains any of these chemicals, a manufacturer must provide the warning on the packaging and product webpage. 4. Some of the chemicals listed in the law are chemicals that naturally occur in plastics and therefore, most mobile device accessories contain at least one of these chemicals. 5. Almost all restaurants, stores, products have the Prop 65 warning.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2019-03-25

How you turn the lights on the zagg rugged keyboard i just received the product

Asked by: Johnnylove
Here is a handy list of the special key functions https://support.zagg.com/hc/en-us/articles/228904108-What-are-the-special-function-keys-for-Rugged-Book-Pro-
Answered by: ZAGG CARE
Date published: 2016-12-28

I like the rugged case, but where do I put the Apple pencil? 

Asked by: pwrt
This case doesn't have a spot for the Apple pencil, sorry!
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-04-05

I purchased Zagg rugged messenger for my Apple model A1823. I am not happy with product due to the fact the case is no supported very well on a flat service. The last Zagg I had came with a hinged case. Is there one available for this model?

Asked by: Jeb680
If you are looking for a case for you iPad 9.7 with hinges, we suggest checking out the Folio. The hinge on the Folio case is flexible enough to give you 180° of viewing angles and strong enough to hold your device securely at your chosen angle for as long you need.To browse this product, head to: https://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/keyboards/folio-apple-ipad-9-7.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-03-21

I have a Rugged Book for my previous generation iPad Air, now that I've upgraded to 9.7" Pro I'd like to just get the Rugged Book cover without having to buy another keyboard, is this possible?

Asked by: JR6424
Unfortunately, we do not offer a Rugged Book Case for Apple iPads. Thanks, ZAGG
Answered by: Emran
Date published: 2017-01-17

When will the Rugged Case be available for iPad Pro 9.7? *though I hope it's really soon* ;)

Asked by: SMAN
We don't have an exact date. The best way to stay informed is through our email marketing list. You can subscribe in the upper left hand corner of our homepage. www.zagg.com
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-04-24

And the third question, due to question length limits:  (3) I understand that the Zagg keyboard still connects via bluetooth.  But does the Zagg case cover up the 9.7" iPad Pro smart connector?

Asked by: Wildblue
Yes, it does cover up the smart connector because we utilize the Bluetooth connection.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2016-05-24

Two questions: 1. Does the rugged book work with Apple onscreen shortcut bar and keyboard shortcuts?  2. Does rugged book have openings for all four speakers?

Asked by: Josh77
Yes, it does have openings for all 4 speakers!  As for the first part of your question...I'm not exactly sure I know what you mean by "Apple onscreen shortcuts"???  I do know however, that the "shortcut bar" on the ZAGG keyboard works great!  If you don't mind, I would like to know more about these "Apple shortcuts" you're talking about(as I am somewhat 'NEW' to Apple products and their iOS), so would you mind letting me know with either posting another message as an "answer" to your own question.  Or by taking off the last two seventy five's from my nickname & message 9oo9le mail? I'd greatly appreciate it Josh.
Answered by: Meoster757575
Date published: 2016-07-03

Any idea when this will be available for the Pro 9.7"?

Asked by: Kdm2791
We expect the Rugged Book to be ready by mid-May at the latest. Stay tuned!
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2016-04-28

Can the battery be recharged for the keyboard?

Asked by: Dawn839
Yes. The Rugged Book comes with a charging cable you can use to charge your keyboard quickly and conveniently.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-07-05

When will this be available for iPad pro9.7?

Asked by: Nels0614
They are coming soon. To stay informed of new product availability, please subscribe to our email marketing list. You can do so on the upper left hand corner of our homepage. www.zagg.com
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-04-24

How does the rugged iPad Air 2, differ from the iPad Pro 9.7? Air 2 it fits the Pro iPad9.7. Only problems, the new speakers and keyboard connector. So need to know if these problems are fixed?

Asked by: CWT San Diego
We have products that are specifically made for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. They are coming soon. To stay informed of our new product availability, subscribe to our email marketing list. You can do so in the upper left hand corner of our homepage. www.zagg.com
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-04-24

How do i turn on the backlit keys?

Asked by: JoshM
Press the FN Key, and then the bottom arrow on the four directional arrow pad. This will allow you to cycle through backlight brightness.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-05-01

Anna J · 22 days ago We expect the Rugged Book to be ready by mid-May at the latest. |Stay tuned! It's mid-May! Any idea when the Rugged Book for the iPad Pro 9.7" will be available?

Asked by: azrekib
It's available NOW! Please visit http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/keyboards/rugged-book-ipad-pro-9-7 :)
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2016-05-17

How can I check the status of the key board battery

Asked by: Te chgo
There are three ways to check your Rugged Book Pro’s remaining battery power. First, you can open your iPad’s widgets and see it displayed as a percentage there. Second, you can download the mophie® Power app from your favorite app store. The mophie app will walk you through installation and how to use the app to check your battery life. Third, you can press fn + the battery key. This will cause the LED indicator to flash one of the following three ways: 1. Three flashes = full battery life. 2. Two flashes = approximately half battery. 3. One flash = low battery. When your Rugged Book Pro reaches critical battery level, the LED will flash once every five minutes.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-05-08

Some of my keys are not working. Have the Rugged Book Pro.

Asked by: Lazyeak
Hmm. We'd be happy to look into this for you. Please give us a call at 800-700-9244, so that we can discuss a solution with you.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2019-02-19

which is better "rugged book" or "rugged book pro". i am confused as both cost the same $$ value.

Asked by: sriramprani
The Rugged Book does not have the kickstand or Apple Pencil storage space, whereas the Rugged Book Pro has those two additional features. Here is the link to the Rugged Book Pro to compare the two keyboards. http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/rugged-book-pro-ipad-pro-9-7 Thanks, ZAGG
Answered by: Emran
Date published: 2017-07-09

Does this case provide a convenient place to stroke the Apple Pencil?

Asked by: Mreiber64
The Rugged Book does not but our Rugged Book Pro does offer a storage space for the Apple Pencil and both are the same price. Here is the link to the Rugged Book Pro. http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/rugged-book-pro-ipad-pro-9-7 Thanks, ZAGG
Answered by: Emran
Date published: 2017-01-03

Does this work with iPad A1954? (iPad 6th Generation 9.7”)

Asked by: Chicagbilly
No. This case is not compatible with the iPad 9.7" (6th Generation).
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-11-20

Does this case use bluetooth or the smart connector?

Asked by: orangeandblue
All of the ZAGG keyboards run off Bluetooth connection and are charged using micro-USB cable.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2016-04-05

How do I replace a battery in the keyboard?

Asked by: rand
The keyboard is rechargeable using the included micro-USB cable. For charging instructions, please visit http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/downloads/dl/file/id/2/product/30412/rugged_book_online_manual.pdf
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2017-03-20
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