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*.

Regular Price: $139.99

Special Price $69.99

Availability: Sold out online

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

Regular Price: $139.99

Special Price $69.99

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 4.4 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and Convenient Works really well. I love being able to change the color of the back light of the keys. Seems really durable thus far. Great mini laptop for when its not convenient to bring my actual laptop.
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Bad A__! This is the 3rd keyboard cover I has purchased. I changed keyboards covers this time from the Slim book to the Rugged book, I can't be more happier with the book I chose. Its lightweight. You can feel the quality of work that was put into the book when held. The product is very durable, The cover is similar to an Otter Box but with much more protection. It is about 3 times thicker than the Slim book. I thought it would be bulky and difficult to carry. The slick design, being lightweight and having an appearance of style, I will say this is the best cover I have ever purchased.
Date published: 2018-12-15
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Does this fit an ipad mini 2 with retina display?

Asked by: marcebauer
Yes, this keyboard case will fit the Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display. Thanks, ZAGG
Answered by: Emran
Date published: 2017-07-03

Do you need an invisishield with this case and key board

Asked by: Lilly
We recommend using an InvisibleShield to maximize the protection for your device. You can shop InvsibleShields for your device here:
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-06-24

Hi ! Is this case also compatible with the ipad mini first generation ?

Asked by: mafman

The older keyboards had 7 backlit colors with 3 levels of brightness. Why do the newer ones only have white light with one level of brightness?

Asked by: ImissMYcolors

How do I turn backlit keyboard on?

Asked by: Oldgate

Can you buy just the keyboard? I served an LDS mission with iPads and they gave us the case with the iPad, I love the case, but now I'm using my iPad for school and I want the keyboard to go with the case. I don't want to have to replace the case.

Asked by: Galivirl

I currently have the Zagg Rugged folio keyboard for my iPad mini 2. I LOVE this keyboard! I am thinking about upgrading to an iPad mini 4. My question is this: Will my current Zagg keyboard fit the iPad mini 4? I will await your reply. Greta

Asked by: Greta
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