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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.
TOUGH AND VERSATILE WITH 4 CLEVER MODES
Tough polycarbonate inlaid with durable silicone covers a stainless steel plate that provides ultimate protection and a solid typing surface.
The magnetic hinge reverses to secure your iPad in a convenient book mode that protects your keyboard and iPad while you read.
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.
Reverse your iPad and set it at the perfect viewing angle so you can watch all your favorite videos in comfort, anywhere.
- Owner's manual
Reviews & Questions
Rugged Book Case with Backlit Keyboard for the Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro/Air 2 (English US) is rated out of 5 by 58.Rated 5 out of 5 by Tx lady from Good solid protection from drops etc. I first had a slim book case /keyboard which is little lighter weight . I really liked that but when I recently dropped tablet & it hit an end table corner... case & tablet were fine .. also due to the Zagg glass I had on screen. Zagg glass cracked & with lifetime replacement they already sent replacement. Sooo I saw new rugged case w backlit keyboard on sale here & got that one . Actually think I like it better as its weight makes it sit up steadier when on your lap typing . Love Zagg products & service !!Date published: 2017-12-07Rated 5 out of 5 by BeeMan from Seems to live up to the Rugged Book name. Replaced two previous Slim bOOks with the Rugged Book. Both previous Slim Books failed at the hinge attachment. Hoping the Rugged Book lasts longer.Date published: 2017-11-12
I need to ask the other two questions separately due to question length requirements. Also still unclear now the product is released, (2) does the lightning port opening allow the Apple Pencil to be charged direct from the 9.7" iPad Pro?As I can't correct my prior answer, I've added this additional comment to clarify my prior statement. I have received a new Rugged Book for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. My prior answer said "Air" incorrectly, but I assure you that my Rugged Book is specifically for the newly released 9.7-inch iPad Pro, not the iPad Air. The iPad I'm using has Apple Pencil capabilities. I've tried using the lightning port with the Apple Pencil while the iPad Pro was still in the case portion of the Rugged Book and it will not fit. If I could attach pictures, I would. I've also posted a review of the case, but it hasn't shown up on the website yet. It was a rather glowing review because I'm quite happy with the new Rugged Book overall, I just don't want people buying it thinking that the Apple Pencil will fit while the case is on the iPad. I'm sorry for the error and any potential confusion from my original answer. - Corey (Originally posted as Anonymous)Date published: 2017-08-03
Does this keyboard have multi-color backlight?Yes, multicolors are available, but you have to turn on the backlight each and every time you use the keyboard. The feature does not stay enabled.Date published: 2016-08-01
I signed up for the email list to stay informed on when this will be released, but there wasn't an option for Apple iPad Pro 9.7. I selected other. Just something you may want to add...We all want to know when it will be released? Can you add the email box to be notified? Why is this not posted yet????Date published: 2016-05-11
In the demonstration video the circular hole around the camera lens appears to cover up the flash bulb rendering it useless. Will you please provide a close-up view of all ports and openings so we know exactly what we are buying?The video is a little outdated as they change based on new iPad models. For the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, we can guarantee that the correct openings have been made to accommodate the camera and flash functions.Date published: 2016-07-02
I just purchased the Folio Case w/keyboard. After I got home I set my iPad Pro 9.7 up. Everything was great except there are no cut outs for the 4 speakers on the 9.7 iPad. Will the Rugged Book have cuts for these 4 speakers? Yes, it will have cutouts for all 4 speakers.Date published: 2016-11-28
I know from the specs and video that the battery life is only 2 years, that worries me a bit. I mean that seems like a short time for a keyboard that I will probably be using for so much. Is there a way to replace the battery after the 2 years? No, they're not saying the battery will fail after 2 years. They are saying that if you fully charge the battery, and use it as they propose, it will be 2 years before you have to charge it up again. You can charge it over and over again, of course.Date published: 2017-05-15
Why are the most recent reviewers saying the rugged book for Ipad Pro 9.7 has multicolor backlight options whereas all customer care staff I have spoken to (at least 5 so far) have assured me the only backlight color is white?I am going to answer my own question. I can confirm (after receiving the keyboard today), as Collins and a few other reviewers already have, that the new rugged book for IPad Pro 9.7 does indeed have multi-color backlight options. To be precise, it has 7 color options. I think the agents need to be better informed, and a great first step would be if Zagg updates its product page for the new rugged book for IPad pro to reflect the changes.Date published: 2017-07-09
Is there a warranty for the case?Here is a useful link to the warranties by product http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/warranty-policiesDate published: 2017-08-13