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: Sold out online

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 4.4 out of 5 by 29.
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
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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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