messenger universal 12-inch

Universal Mobile Keyboard & Stand

for Apple, Windows & Android Tablets (Up to 12 Inches)

ZAGG Messenger Universal 12-inch Keyboard

messenger universal 12-inch

Universal Mobile Keyboard & Stand

for Apple, Windows & Android Tablets (Up to 12 Inches)

  • Universal compatibility and Bluetooth® capability syncs with Apple, Android, and Windows operating systems as well as with virtually any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Island-style keys in an 8-inch or 12-inch typing area* offer a natural typing experience so you can email, take notes, and blog faster.
  • Magnets secure the cover when not in use and activate the keyboard’s sleep/wake function to help preserve battery life and ensure you can enjoy up to three months of typing between charges**.
  • The built-in stand provides an ideal viewing angle for any device.
  • A durable cover provides a secure grip and protects your keyboard when not in use.

*Based on model purchased.

**Three months based on normal use of approximately one hour per day.


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 ZAGG Messenger Universal Keyboard is the premium solution for fast, comfortable mobile typing – without the premium price. It offers the same typing experience that has made Zagg keyboards famous, so you can email, blog, and take notes just like you do on a traditional keyboard.



Use it Everywhere

The Messenger Universal syncs with Apple, Android, and Windows operating systems as well as with virtually any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Type Faster

Island-style keys and a spacious typing area offer a laptop-like typing experience so you can email, take notes, and blog faster.

Three-Month Battery

The Messenger Universal features a powerful, rechargeable battery and a sleep/wake function that preserves its battery so you can enjoy up to three months of typing between charges.

The Perfect View

The built-in stand provides an ideal viewing angle for all your favorite devices; plus, it folds flat to cover and help protect your keyboard.


Owner's manual
Created with Sketch. Messenger Universal Online Manual

Reviews & Questions

ZAGG Messenger Universal 12-inch Keyboard (English US) is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice One thing needs to be solved. The keyboard is not working....unplugged! The only way to use is to keep charge cord plugged in. Did I miss something?? It is an exceptional product if we can get this solved!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just what i needed. I couldn't be happier with how I was treated. And then after I sent the old one back I get an email advising me that they had received it. Wow! there are still some great customer service people out there. Thank you a million.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like Zaggs a lot. Its a great product. The service of the company is outstanding. They replaced my keyboard out of good faith. I really like the product
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality and excellent customer service. We have had four different Zagg products (2 Ipad portfolios, an iPad mini keyboard and a universal model). All of them have performed as claimed or better. We had one keyboard stop working and the Zagg customer service department was outstanding. They treated us well and honored their warranty without flinching. The product(s) are excellent and the personnel even better. We will continue to use Zagg products as our first choice.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product!! I love this product! It is so easy to pair and came charged. I have ample room to type as if I was typing using a PC or Mac. It makes using my IPad and IPhone so much easier. If you are looking for a universal keyboard, this is the one to choose!!
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasant operator Ordered a replacement keyboard because mine had weird software bug that would automatically bring the cursor to the front of a misspelled word, or word the keyboard thought was misspelled like "Dr." And replace it with ".Dr". Anyways, sent the wrong keyboard to replace but the operator Devon was professional and very helpful.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love the keyboard but find the stand very unreliable, collapses too often. Was very disappointed that you discontinued your Pro folio keyboard. The stand and cover were much sturdier
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost but not quite - but 5* for effort I acquired my new iPad PRO needs a keyboard for one to use it as a laptop replacement.....which was my case. Unfortunately the Apple keyboards were not as yet in the supply chain - not available form purchase anywhere. Frustrated I started a search for a non-Apple unit.....and found 2. One, by a well known brand manusfacturer did not fit the bill as it required that the iPad be physically inserted into the keyboard housing. And all reviewers stated it was almost impossible to release it if you wanted to use the tablet for drawing, sketching. The other was the ZAGG Messenger Unibversal.....and at less than half the price of the Apple model, I jumped on it. It was shipped from Utah and arrived in 2 days......unpacked it, set it in place (a cleverly designed attachment feature makes it so easy to place and remove) - hit the Bluetooth button, et voila! I was in business......the keyboard has some really neat a dedicated HOME key plus keys for volume,etc. Testing it out the key action is very nice-what I DIDN'T like was the excessive clacky sound of the keys when pressed. But I figured I'd get used to that- and I did. And was well until 4 days ago when for some inexplicable reason the keyboard just up, and stopped working. At first I thought it needed to be re-charged - tried that - NOT! Did everything I could think of to no avail......finally called ZAGG Tech Support, and had the pleasure of dealing with Kami.....who walked me through all the steps in attempts to breathe life back into the keyboard. In the end, nothing worked. She was prepared to send me out a replacement, Rush, no charge. I decided that I did not want to be in a similar situation again possibly and I declined. Without any hassle she provided the return authorization info so I could send it back for a refund. The whole experience overall was excellent.....and I'm sure this particular unit was an aberration.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Replacement keyboard doesn't measure up I received a a replacement keyboard for the defective hinged fully protected case and keyboard that broke 1 month minus 1 day after I started using it. I will be sending the replacement back. It offers no protection, the IPad doesn't "snap" into anything. Its just a keyboard. Sadly disappointed. As I told "Jason", its like the transmission falling out of a car the day after the warranty ended.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Zagg Messenger Universal 12-inch Keyboard I just received this Universal keyboard as a replacement for a Zagg Keys Profolio keyboard that stopped working. They don't make the Zagg Keys Profolio any more, at least in black color. With the Zagg Messenger Universal my IPad just sits in the stand. IPad doesn't fold up with the keyboard to protect it. The keyboard keys don't light up, :( as did the Profolio. Zagg said it's the only thing that have in black to replace the Profolio,:(
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not an acceptable replacement I can't believe that the warranty replacement for the old iPad keyboard is the universal messenger. Previously, could carry one device that held the iPad to meetings, etc. Now, because there is no way to mount the iPad on the universal messenger, I have to carry two. Zagg is out of touch with customer needs.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The functionality of the keyboard itself is great, for a person with large hands the keys are spaced well. The case design is poor as you have to take it completely apart if you want to move from the dining table to your lounge chair. The device support only functions well on a flat surface. I still use the original IPAD, and purchased the hard case aluminum key board which made moving from location to location a thousand times easier. And it allowed use as a passenger in a vehicle very easy. It's a shame it isn't made anymore. This keyboard and lack of support for the device makes it impossible to use as a passenger in a vehicle. Sorry guys I give the functionality of the keyboard a thumbs up, but the designed of the case a thumbs down. I would not recommend it to anybody.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor quality product This was a replacement for a key board and iPad cover that I paid over $100.00 for and the retail on the replacement was $69.00. I will look for one from another company!!!!!
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Flimsy Don't know how "universal" this is. Never got it to work with my iPhone OR iPad. Very disappointed. Owned 2 or 3 of the Zagg Profolios for my iPad - they were wonderful. This keyboard - even if it did work - is very flimsy, especially the backrest for your device. Only a magnet-type thing is used, so it keeps falling down. Frustrating.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does NOT fit IPAD Pro This item does not fit no cover the IPAD Pro it is no coverage only a holder that the keyboard Bluetooth's too. AGIan this Does NOT Fit the IPad Pro Don't Buy
Date published: 2015-12-07
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Does this keyboard have backlighting?

Asked by: Eagergirl
No, this keyboard does not have backlighting. The slimbook for iPad Pro will though.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-12-07

Is there any chance of damage to the iPad and/or touch screen from the magnets used in this case? I know there have been problems w/other cases where the screen will stop responding in the area where magnets in the clasp are to near the screen.

Asked by: Never
There is always the possibility of damage from magnets but we have not had any reports of the magnet on this case messing with a device.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2016-01-07

Is it compatible with a Microsoft Surface Pro 1?

Asked by: Peggy R
Yes! That keyboard should work well.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2016-05-18

I bought my zagg keyboard for my Ipad about 11/2 ago and it has been working great, however, I have tried to charge it 4 times now and it won't charge.  Is there an interior battery that gets replaced?  I bought it through Verizon in Ellijah, Ga.

Asked by: Gail Brehm
You'll want to contact customer service at 800-700-9244 and they will be able to assist you.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-02-03

Would this keyboard work with a rugged tablet like the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1?

Asked by: QueueReOS
It sure will! The Universal Mobile Keyboard is compatible with any Apple, Windows & Android Tablets (Up to 12 Inches).
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2017-10-24

Does it have a port for data cable or flas disk?

Asked by: Njeri
No it doesnt.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2016-01-25

Have owned my zagg for apple I-pad for about 11/2 years and really like the ease of use!! Unfortunately when I was unable to charge the keyboard the AT&T store told me I would have to buy a new one because there is no access to the battery. Really???

Asked by: RICHARD 2944
Please contact customer service and explain the issue to customer service. 800-700-9244
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-12-09

Is this keyboard backlit ? If not it there is plan to make one with backlit? Or another keyboard folio stile made for the iPad Pro?

Asked by: ETA63
We have a slim book coming out for the iPad Pro that is backlit. The messenger universal is not backlit though.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-11-20

Is it possible to change language using specific key or short cut keys?

Asked by: mkawabata
Use the key with the world icon on it.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-12-07

What's the weight of this keyboard? Also, the images don't appear to show how it connects magnetically -- I assume this acts like a smart cover? 

Asked by: Hist0ryGrad
This keyboard weighs about 1 pound. The cover of the keyboard is magnetic, and yes, it does act like a smart cover. The ipad does not fit into the case when you aren't using it though.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2017-01-27

Does this keyboard work with the Samsung ATIV Tab 3? I am looking for a replacement keyboard

Asked by: chapowell
Yes, it should work with this tab.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-12-21

Is this keyboard compatible with newer models of Amazon Kindle Fire HD?

Asked by: Nic33

I have an iphone and an Android tablet. Will Zagg Messenger keyboard sync to both, or will I need a separate keyboard for each?

Asked by: redraider

Is this compatible with the RCA tablet

Asked by: Jaye58

Do you have a keyboard to fit my Samsung Galaxy tab A?

Asked by: Amandalynette

Would this keyboard be compatible with an iPad 1st generation?

Asked by: rebegrim
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