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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.
TOUGH AND VERSATILE WITH 4 CLEVER MODES
Tough polycarbonate inlaid with durable silicone covers a stainless steel plate that provides ultimate protection and a solid typing surface.
The magnetic hinge reverses to secure your iPad in a convenient book mode that protects your keyboard and iPad while you read.
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.
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
Includes1 Rugged Book keyboard and case, 1 micro USB to USB charging cable, and an owner's manual.
BatteryThe Bluetooth keyboard uses a powerful lithium polymer battery that lasts up to two years between charges*.
Rugged ProtectionThe case deflects impact energy to keep your iPad safe no matter where you take it.
Backlit KeysBright backlit keys make typing in low-light situations stylish and easy.
2-Year BatteryCharge your Rugged Book and use it everywhere for up to two years between charges*.
Multi-FunctionA unique magnetic hinge converts your Rugged Book into convenient Keyboard, Video, Case, and Book modes.
- Owner's manual
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Reviews & Questions
Rugged Book Case with Backlit Keyboard for the Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro/Air 2 (English US) is rated out of 5 by 106.Rated 5 out of 5 by CrawfordCrusades 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: 2019-03-21Rated 5 out of 5 by purplesquirrel 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: 2019-03-08Rated 5 out of 5 by Dogwalker 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: 2019-02-26Rated 5 out of 5 by Brucevos from Perfect Wish these were a bit more tough. I love them, but go thru them about once per year...Date published: 2019-02-24Rated 5 out of 5 by Dougie Fresh 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: 2019-02-07Rated 5 out of 5 by prettyinpynk 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: 2018-12-04Rated 5 out of 5 by beautypro 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: 2018-11-07Rated 5 out of 5 by KMOB from Very Versatile Love the 3 position ability and the backlit displayDate published: 2018-11-05Rated 5 out of 5 by jackantic 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: 2018-10-29Rated 5 out of 5 by Tripleee 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: 2018-10-20Rated 5 out of 5 by seniordrh 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: 2018-10-10Rated 5 out of 5 by Aleksei 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: 2018-09-29Rated 5 out of 5 by Crash420 from Really nice case Incredible customer support. I am so happy with ZAGG!Date published: 2018-09-29Rated 5 out of 5 by KellyBur 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: 2018-09-24Rated 5 out of 5 by IndyR from Great Product! The Rugged Book is very durable and well made. I'm very happy with this product.Date published: 2018-09-15Rated 5 out of 5 by bethany16 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: 2018-09-12Rated 5 out of 5 by LazyKy 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: 2018-08-30Rated 5 out of 5 by Laceunderfire from Great features Easy to use. Works great and love there different colors of the lights on the keyboard.Date published: 2018-08-16Rated 5 out of 5 by Johnnybgood1 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: 2018-08-11Rated 5 out of 5 by SIMpro from Great Case A very rugged case! Keyboard is very responsive and it was very easy to hookup to my IPad. ..Date published: 2018-08-08Rated 5 out of 5 by Sue 48 from Great keyboard I just bought this a week ago. It’s very strong and protects my IPad. Works great.Date published: 2018-07-09Rated 5 out of 5 by Tbechs10 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 keyboardDate published: 2018-06-23Rated 5 out of 5 by Tx lady 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: 2017-12-07Rated 5 out of 5 by BeeMan 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: 2017-11-12Rated 5 out of 5 by Blankitaa17 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: 2017-10-23Rated 5 out of 5 by dee bee from Love the Zagg Rugged Book Case The case is so sturdy and protects my iPad Air 2 so well!!!!Date published: 2017-10-06Rated 5 out of 5 by Cinni 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: 2017-10-03Rated 5 out of 5 by dlst 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: 2017-10-02Rated 5 out of 5 by servant5866 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: 2017-08-29Rated 5 out of 5 by Kathij 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
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.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. :)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.No, this keyboard is not compatible with the iPad 9.7" 2018.Date published: 2018-06-18
Will the keyboard also be released with Nordic letter?Yes, but its not available yet, stay tuned!Date published: 2016-05-10
I was woundering if this case came in any different colors other then blackAt the moment, we only have the Rugged Book and Rugged Book Keyboard cases in black. Thanks, ZAGGDate published: 2017-01-05
Will this case fit a 6th generation 9.7 Not the 9.7 pro?No, it will not.Date published: 2018-08-14
Does this case fit the iPad A10, 9.7"?No, it will not.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.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.Date published: 2016-05-16
Can I use a tempered glass screen protector with this case?Yes, our InvisibleShields fit nicely with all of the keyboards.Date published: 2016-04-20
Hello! This keyboard is compatible with the iPad 9.7 of 2017? (not pro), model A1822. Thanks!!No, it is not compatible.Date published: 2018-11-14
Prop 65? What are the chemicals made in this keyboard and can it be made w/o it? 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.Date published: 2019-03-25
How you turn the lights on the zagg rugged keyboard i just received the productHere 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-Date published: 2016-12-28
I like the rugged case, but where do I put the Apple pencil? This case doesn't have a spot for the Apple pencil, sorry!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?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.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?Unfortunately, we do not offer a Rugged Book Case for Apple iPads. Thanks, ZAGGDate published: 2017-01-17
When will the Rugged Case be available for iPad Pro 9.7? *though I hope it's really soon* ;)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.comDate 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?Yes, it does cover up the smart connector because we utilize the Bluetooth connection.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?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.Date published: 2016-07-03
Any idea when this will be available for the Pro 9.7"?We expect the Rugged Book to be ready by mid-May at the latest. Stay tuned!Date published: 2016-04-28
Can the battery be recharged for the keyboard?Yes. The Rugged Book comes with a charging cable you can use to charge your keyboard quickly and conveniently.Date published: 2018-07-05
When will this be available for iPad pro9.7?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.comDate 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?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.comDate published: 2016-04-24
How do i turn on the backlit keys?Press the FN Key, and then the bottom arrow on the four directional arrow pad. This will allow you to cycle through backlight brightness.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?It's available NOW! Please visit http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/keyboards/rugged-book-ipad-pro-9-7 :)Date published: 2016-05-17
How can I check the status of the key board batteryThere 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.Date published: 2018-05-08
Some of my keys are not working. Have the Rugged Book Pro.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.Date published: 2019-02-19
which is better "rugged book" or "rugged book pro". i am confused as both cost the same $$ value.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, ZAGGDate published: 2017-07-09
Does this case provide a convenient place to stroke the Apple Pencil?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, ZAGGDate published: 2017-01-03
Does this work with iPad A1954? (iPad 6th Generation 9.7”)No. This case is not compatible with the iPad 9.7" (6th Generation).Date published: 2018-11-20
Does this case use bluetooth or the smart connector?All of the ZAGG keyboards run off Bluetooth connection and are charged using micro-USB cable.Date published: 2016-04-05
How do I replace a battery in the keyboard?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.pdfDate published: 2017-03-20