The World Is Your Workspace
The whole point of your portable device is to be able to get up and go, right? The Rugged Messenger’s wireless, Bluetooth® design means you’re free to work anywhere without being tied down.
The Rugged Messenger’s multi-layered polycarbonate structure is designed to withstand drops up to 6.6 feet! That means, from the table top to the parking lot, you can have peace of mind whether you’re catching up on your favorite show or running to catch a ride.
Your Rugged Messenger comes with a one-year warranty that covers defective materials and workmanship. ZAGG will replace or exchange your Rugged Messenger at no charge.
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Two Modes Make You Mobile
The Rugged Messenger gives you total versatility when it comes to being productive on the go. Because it has two modes—keyboard and case—you don’t need to invest in extra accessories. The stainless steel frame under the keyboard provides a solid surface for typing as well as extra protection for your device.
Case Mode protects your iPad from scratches and dings while you're on the go.
Keyboard Mode makes typing fast and comfortable by offering a large typing area and backlit, laptop-style keys.
Multi-Device for a “Multi-Life”
You connect to your world in multiple ways. Multi-device pairing capability lets you connect to two devices simultaneously, such as your phone and your tablet, and switch back and forth between them effortlessly.
Looking at it From a Different Angle
Magnets in the built-in stand secure your device at multiple viewing angles to accommodate your activities.
Type With the Ease of Laptop-Style Keys
Nothing puts your productivity on pause like an awkward, cramped typing experience. The Messenger’s improved, responsive keys let you type with the speed and ease of a laptop.
Light Up the Night
Life doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. The keys on the Rugged Messenger are backlit—in seven colors—which allows you to keep going, even in low-light conditions.
The rechargeable battery keeps you typing for up to two years between charges*, and the sleep/wake function helps preserve battery life when your keyboard is not in use.
*Based on regular use of one hour per day
- Product Overview
Keyboard With Wireless Connectivity and a Tough, Protective Case
- Rugged Case Protection
- Multi-Angled Viewing
- Built-In Kickstand
- Detachable Case
- Multi-Device Pairing & Toggling
- 7 Backlit Key Colors
- Laptop-Style Typing
- Sleep/Wake Function
- Two Year Battery Life
- Device Compatability:
Apple 9.7-inch iPad
- Battery Life:
Yes (7 Colors)
- Multi-Angle Viewing:
- Multi Pairing:
Up to 2 Devices
- Detachable Case:
1-Year Limited Warranty
1.32 lbs (667 grams)
9.82" x 7.47" x 0.79"
- Tablet Function Keys:
- Laptop-Style Keys:
- Language Options Available:
- InvisibleShield® Friendly:
Polycarbonate and TPU
- Hinge Mechanism:
Fabric with Magnetic Stand
- What's Included:
Rugged Messenger Keyboard and Detachable Case, Micro USB charging cable, Quick Start Guide
Reviews & Questions
Rugged Messenger for the Apple iPad 9.7-inch is rated out of 5 by 11.Rated 5 out of 5 by Jrbrooks from One of the best cases I’ve had I got this case for my new iPad. I’m very impressed. The illuminated keyboard is fantastic. Easy to type on. I love that I can use the iPad separate from the keyboard while still having it in a case. A well thought out product.Date published: 2017-10-03Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimmy Flyer 150 from Excellent keyboard I bought one for my IPad 9.7 inch and liked it so much I want one for my IPad Pro 12.9 inch but they are currently out of stock, I am learning patienceDate published: 2017-08-23
Does it work with iPad in portrait mode?The case as a whole does not work with the ipad in portrait mode. The magnets are designed to work only in landscape mode. You can of course remove the ipad from the keyboard portion of the case easily enough and stand it up with something else but it is not supported by the keyboard case in portrait mode.Date published: 2017-11-18
What is the weight of the case? What is the weight of the keyboard? There is no exact weight, but it is much lighter than previous models of the Rugged Book and gives you the option of using the case separately from the keyboard if you don't want to take the keyboard with you one day.Date published: 2017-07-22
how do I verify the exact model iPad and make sure this case fits? Mine is the ME195LL/A modelYou model is compatible with this device.Date published: 2017-09-19
Will it fit a iPad model mp242LL/A ?Yes. It will fit the Apple 9.7" iPad (mp242LL/A).Date published: 2017-08-29
Is the keyboard Bluetooth ? I was hoping that it wasn't , I would like to use my AirPods , so if the keyboard is Bluetooth, wouldn't be able to use both AirPods and keyboard at the same time. Plus Bluetooth will drain the battery at a higher rate then iThis keyboard does work on Bluetooth. It can connect to 2 Bluetooth devices at the same time and you can toggle between devices (if you're typing on 2 separate devices). I'm not sure if it will let you pair earbuds and a tablet to it and use them simultaneously but I would assume so.Date published: 2017-07-01
Will this work with a Gen 4 iPAD?It sure will!Date published: 2017-09-13
Is this case compatible with the 4th generation iPad, model A1458? If not, doe swag have a keyboard folio that is compatible with the 4th generation iPad? Yes, this keyboard is compatible with the iPad 9.7"Date published: 2017-10-26
Is this compatible with a 2017 9.7 ipad (5th generation), because not every 9.7 ipad model is.Yes, it is compatible with the iPad 9.7 inch.Date published: 2017-11-21