rugged book

Durable, Magnetic-Hinged Keyboard and Case
for Apple iPad mini/2/3

Rugged Book Case with Keyboard for the Apple iPad mini/2/3

rugged book

Durable, Magnetic-Hinged Keyboard and Case
for Apple iPad mini/2/3

  • 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*.

Availability: In stock and ships free.

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


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.


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


1 Rugged 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

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*.


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


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

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


Reviews & Questions

ZAGG Rugged Book for the Apple iPad mini/2/3 (English US) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great case! The keyboard is nice and big. The case protects the iPad and looks slick.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very tight fitting, very secure This case is the best keyboard case I've ever had, and I've had a few. The first thing you'll notice is how sturdy and clean the unit is. It's a bit of a struggle to get your ipad into the cover, but it's worth it as it fits very snug. All the ports are easy to access and the camera and other external features are uncovered, but protected. You can tell they did a lot of work on the hinge as the ipad in it's cast fits snugly into it and it has a rigid, but useable feel to it. Once it's attached it feels like you have a little toughbook laptop, not an ipad. Pairing the keyboard is a breeze, just charge it up, turn it on, and hit the bluetooth button on the right side. The keyboard is recognized by the ipad in the bluetooth settings right away. The keyboard is very useable, but the enter key is a little small, but you get used to it. When folded up, the unit looks fantastic and futureistic.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Rugged and vert versatile. The features are exactly what I wanted.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Zagg rugged messenger keyboard for my new 10.5 IPad. This is my third keyboard purchase over the years. Never disappointed in Zagg. Fantastic customer service too.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so GOOD I only have it less then a week, so far its great. Although I loved the slim book it was a little thin on the side it cracked. The rugged book is a little bulky, but I am getting used to it. Love the backlit keyboard. Zagg is a WONDERFUL company to deal with.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Service, Great Product I had a Zagg keyboard case for my IPad mini, I used it constantly, then the screw holding the hinge broke. I reached out to Zagg to see if I could get a replacement screw, and the woman that handled my claim set me up wth a Zagg Rugged Book. I love this case more than I did my original! I loved it so much I convinced my work to replace our 7 IPad Pro Otterbox cases with Rugged Books. I really appreciated the costumer service woman helping and walking me through the process. Thanks!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does it with style and grace This company is amazing. The product has the best keyboard for the iPad EVER. Their customer service is #1.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged and Functional This combination cover and keyboard provides excellent protection as well as great functionality-- essentially turning the iPad into a mini laptop.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old model, new model Great service and factory response, what a pleasure to work with professionals The first units had hings that stuck in a year and made for hard opening plus weakened the plastic. The new units are so much better...Zagg is engineering the products "5 Star" with "long life", but want to mention service again and that is what makes ZAGG a leader and I will follow their new items like I do APPLE. You get what you pay for...Thanks Page
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than a Lap Top I have been using Zagg with my iPads for years and have never needed to buy an expensive lap top for work.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love how well constructed it is I love the ease to take apart. It is nice and sturdy.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Keyboard Ever I received this keyboard as a gift and it is better than any Bluetooth keyboard I have ever used. The backlit keys and detatcable case are among my favorite features. However, the multi-angle rotation is great as well. I love being able to turn it around for reading or movie watching or using it the other way as a keyboard. In short, well done, Zagg.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My ipad seems very safe. My new ZAGG cover is great. It seems so sturdy. The magnet is very strong. The key action is just how I like it, crisp. It's easy to separate the keyboard and top if I ever don't want the keyboard for awhile.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New and improved. I'm reviewing a replacement Rugged Book. My old Rugged had a hinge problem, and with this replacement, I see a lot of improvements to the design. • The keyboard has only one color. I didn't need all the colors, so I'm glad they aren't wasting resources on that feature. • The keyboard is improved. The keys have changed, and make more sense. Caps lock and other secondary features are simpler on the keyboard. • Advertised battery life has improved to 2 years. (I might be wrong about this, I can't recall what the prior generation battery life was advertised.) • Still as rugged as before.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, well-build case; professional and trustworthy customer service.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy Duty case and Keyboard These cases are another great addition to the already awesome Zagg line-up. The keyboard works flawlessly, and the rugged case is very well built. Customer for life...
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very durable and great always with me plus Customers Service is also great
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best keyboard case I ever had! I have been using this case for over 2 years now and I am very impressed with the quality and the level of protection it offers to my IPad! Recently became defective so I called customer support and they sent me a brand new one!!! Great customer support and service from Nicole! I will continue recommending this product to all my friends and colleagues.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rugged Book for iPad mini 2/3 I do like the rugged book as it is tough enough to survive my abuse. I am hard on my mini and do tend to drop things. It would be nice to have a built in screen saver.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really rugged! I always travel with my iPad and a keyboard. The Rugged Book provides the largest, most user friendly keyboard I have ever used as well as the ultimate protective case. I am very impressed.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very practical Love how durable the product is! It goes idle quickly, and it doesn’t rotate easily but I guess that’s part of the durability. Amazing battery life
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Design improvements needed This is the second one of these that I have had, as a replacement (under warranty) for one that broke. It appears that the hinge design on this item has not changed from the original, or if it has, not substantially. Giving it another go because the keyboard is very nice, the protective back cover fits well and offers great protection and the keyboard battery life is great. Once in the protective shell the iPad locks into the keyboard hinge very nicely. Hopefully the plastic components of the hinge/holder will last this time. A good bit of force is generated when the unit is opened, which can then cause the plastic to crack, making it non-functioning.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy case Such a great idea, basically turns my iPad into a mini laptop which allows me to attend meetings and take notes which I can then copy and paste into reports and others computer systems. Money well spent. It's super sturdy, yet easy to use.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rugged Book for mini 2/3 Purchased for my wife. It's MUCH heavier than the Folio, the keyboard continuously pops off almost every time she attempts to open the keyboard. On the verge of returning this book.
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It will work, but... I got the rugged to replace the slim book because the magnet on the slim book had begun to fail, and I was afraid that I would drop it will it was open. The rugged book is more rugged, and thicker, but the magnet does not seem as strong as the slim book did when I first got it. It will hold but I am not as confident as I was with the slim book at the beginnig. On the good side the keyboad functions are the same, and all other aspect that they promise about the eugged book are up to par. I may recommend his product, but not without mentioning what I have stated here.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good case, died after 6 months of use. This is a test of the Zagg keyboard case for the iPad Mini 3, most everything that it says it would do it does. Certain features are not what I thought they would be, yet I've then come to the conclusion that they are this way do the the nature of the design of such a product. To sum up my review, the case does exactly what I wanted it to do, turn my iPad into a half decent mini laptop. There's nothing so far that I have found that I thought it would do but it did not do. PROS Beefy hinge Hot Keys Build quality CONS Final Size Short auto-standby Small keys Headphone Jack inset Overall sexiness The unit topped charging after 6 months and is now a paper weight, when I requested a warranty repair/replacement through Zagg they sent me a link to write a review, so that's what I am doing...
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mine was NOT a purchase The replacement you provided, for the failure of the original purchase, is NOT my choice
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PROBLEMS WITH KEYBOARDS! The Rugged Book keyboard they just sent to me has a bent space bar that was not attached to the keyboard and I had to snap it back on, but it does not work. Next, when I tried to pair it with the computer it had someone else's name on the devise. So, it looks like another customer had this keyboard and returned it to the company- not good business! Over the past year and a half I have had to have a total of five replacements {a Folio, SlimBook, and now a Rugged Book} for keyboards do to all the keyboards I had in the past dealt with faulty spine issues and the last two keyboards, the Rugged Book and Slim Book, dealt with the keys that came off. The company needs to improve their keyboards with higher quality parts. Please understand, the customer service is great and I really like the products, but after five keyboards, the company really needs to get the problems fixed.
Date published: 2016-09-04
  • y_2019, m_8, d_14, h_2
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.13
  • cp_2, bvpage2n
  • co_hasreviews, tv_3, tr_30
  • loc_en_US, sid_9657, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_zagg
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 165.37ms
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 34.85ms
  • bvseo-msg: HTTP status code of 404 was returned;