rugged book pro

Durable Wireless Keyboard & Detachable Case with Stand
for Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Rugged Book Pro for the Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro

rugged book pro

Durable Wireless Keyboard & Detachable Case with Stand
for Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro
Description

The Rugged Book Pro combines advanced drop protection and innovative design for unrivaled performance that can go anywhere. Able to withstand drops up to six feet*, it features formidable impact, corner, and drop protection. True to its name, the Rugged Book Pro is tough enough for any environment.

  • Rugged Construction: Four formidable layers of protection guard your iPad against impact and corner damage and feature a durable construction that withstands drops up to six feet.
  • Drop Protection: Galvanized steel, polycarbonate, and durable rubber combine to protect your iPad against impact and corner damage.
  • Multi-Device Pairing and Toggling: The Rugged Book Pro syncs up to three devices at any time and lets you seamlessly switch between them.
  • Four Versatile Modes: From Video mode and Case Mode to Attached Keyboard Mode and Detached Keyboard Mode, the Rugged Book Pro is ready for anything.
  • Backlit Keys: Backlit keys make typing easy in low-light conditions.
  • mophie® Power App: The integrated mophie Power App is the easiest way to check how much battery life your Rugged Book Pro and iPad have left.
$149.99

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$149.99
Free shipping on all new orders to the U.S.
Highlights

Go Beyond the Grind

Going after what you want takes effort; it takes work, it takes sacrifice. It takes searching and chasing, clawing and digging. It's about going beyond the daily grind. It's going beyond what you think you can do — and where you can do it. Go beyond the grind with Rugged Book Pro.

Thoughtful Design

The best design is the kind that thinks of what you need before you do. Thoughtfully designed at every turn, the Rugged Book Pro is full of features that set it apart and help you get the most out of your iPad.

Case Kickstand

Holder for Apple Pencil

Keyboard Kickstand

When it's time to kick back, the built-in kickstand holds your iPad at just the right angle for when you're reading, surfing the web, or watching your favorite show.

Want to be quick on the draw? A built-in holder for the Apple Pencil keeps it close at hand for easy retrieval and storage. A durable loop securely holds your Apple Pencil in place when it's time to take a break.

Close up shop with a handy magnetic hinge that secures your keyboard to the case. When it's detached, the hinge folds over and doubles as an ergonomic kickstand for your keyboard.

Impact and Corner Damage Protection

Ever watch your iPad teeter on the edge of a precipitous cliff? OK, maybe it's just a kitchen counter – but it can feel like a cliff as you watch it fall to the ground. When it comes to the Rugged Book Pro, the name says it all: it features four layers of formidable protection to guard your iPad against impact and corner damage from those unexpected drops, tumbles, and falls.

Rugged Book Pro Exploded
  • Durable silicone rubber is layered throughout the case, keyboard, and hinge for ultimate impact protection.
  • A stainless steel frame under the keyboard offers a solid typing surface and added protection.
  • Rugged polycarbonate in the case, keyboard, and hinge provides unmatched protection against impact, scratches, and dents.
  • Reinforced corners help you breathe easy when those unexpected drops happen.

Maximum Drop Protection

Those seconds between when you drop your iPad and when it hits the ground can feel like an eternity, but with Rugged Book Pro, you can breathe easy. Its durable design of stainless steel, polycarbonate, and rubber join forces to help withstand impact and corner damage from drops up to six feet.

Features

A Design as Versatile as Your Day

Four versatile modes are ready for whatever your day brings you. From Video Mode and Case Mode to Attached Keyboard Mode and Detached Keyboard Mode, the Rugged Book Pro is ready for anything.

Four Modes
Video Mode

Video Mode

The built-in case kickstand secures your iPad at an optimal viewing angle so you can easily share videos with everyone.

Case Mode

Case Mode

Case mode protects your iPad from scratches and dings while you're on the go.

Attached Keyboard Mode

Attached Keyboard Mode

Attached Keyboard mode makes typing fast and natural by offering the largest typing area and backlit, laptop-style keys that respond just like a traditional keyboard.

Detached Keyboard Mode

Detached Keyboard Mode

Detached keyboard mode lets you type from anywhere thanks to its wireless, Bluetooth design.

Set Your Keyboard Free

Your keyboard doesn't have to be tied down to just one device. Its multi-pairing, Bluetooth design sets it free so it can seamlessly sync with up to three devices at a time. Jumping back and forth between your iPad, phone, and desktop? Not to worry — the Rugged Book Pro also lets you toggle between devices with just the push of a button.

Rugged Book Pro Angles

Pick an Angle — Any Angle

See things from a different point of view. With the widest range of viewing angles available, the Rugged Book Pro sets the new standard for comfortable, convenient viewing.

Rugged Book Pro Angles

Tapping is for Woodpeckers

Say goodbye to the hunt and peck; typing on the Rugged Book Pro keyboard feels just like typing on a laptop thanks to its comfortable, responsive keys that have your back word for word.

Type Into the Night

Inspiration doesn't stop when the sun goes down. Our backlit keys keep you typing while you're burning the midnight oil.

Rugged Book Pro Backlight Off Rugged Book Pro Backlight On
Product Overview

Power at a Glance

Whether you're running low or ready to go, the integrated mophie Power App is the easiest way to check how much battery life your Rugged Book Pro and iPad have left so you know when it's time to recharge.

Product Overview

Durable Wireless Keyboard & Detachable Case with Stand

Product Overview Product Overview
  • Magnetic Hinge & Keyboard Kickstand
  • Case Kickstand
  • Holder for Apple Pencil
  • Reinforced Corner Protection
  • mophie Power App
  • Multi-Device Pairing and Toggling
  • Laptop-Like Typing
  • Backlit Keys
  • Sleep/Wake Function
  • Two-Year Battery
  • Detachable Case
Drop protection

Four formidable layers of protection guard your iPad agaist impact and corner damage and feature a durable construction that withstands drops up to six feet.

mophie Power app

The integrated mophie Power app allows you to easily manage and monitor the battery life of your Rugged Book Pro and iPad.

Magnetic hinge

The magnetic hinge secures your keyboard to the case. When detached, the hinge folds over and creates an ergonomic kickstand.

Multi-device pairing

Multi-device pairing and toggling syncs up to three devices at any time and lets you instantly switch between them.

Tech Specs

  • Device Compatability:
    Pro 9.7", Air 2
  • Battery Life:
    2 Years
  • Backlighting:
    Yes - Single color
  • Multi-Angle Viewing:
    Yes
  • Multi Pairing:
    Up to 3 devices
  • Detachable Case:
    Yes
  • Warranty:
    1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Weight:
    651 grams
  • Tablet Function Keys:
    Yes
  • Laptop-Like Keys:
    Yes
  • Language Options Available:
    Yes
  • InvisibleShield Friendly:
    Yes
  • Materials:
    Polycarbonate and TPU;
    Aluminum Kickstand
  • Hinge Mechanism:
    Yes
  • What's Included:
    Rugged Book Pro Keyboard and Detachable Case w/ Kickstand,
    Micro USB charging cable,
    Quick Start Guide

Downloads

Owner's manual
Reviews

Reviews & Questions

Reviews
Rugged Book Pro for the Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro (English US) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features This is a replacement. I like the new features which include less bulk and the stand stability.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product & Customer Service This is a great case/keyboard. It is solid and the battery last forever. I had a small issue that the Zagg team went above and beyond to fix. I will absolutely purchase another Zagg case if the need arises.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy exchange I needed a warranty exchange on an iPad keyboard and Zagg customer service made the process very smooth. Thank you for the great service!
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bought 20 of these cases for our technicians and they are all working very well except 1 which ZAGG replaced it without question. awesome
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I had a different case and it started malfunctioning and they replaced it with this one and I am very pleased with it. Thanks Zagg your the best!
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customers service I had a problem with my rugged book and they replaced it for me and handled the situation very well..
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best customer service ever, my zagg is the best
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This new Rugged case is Awesome! This new Rugged Keyboard and Case are awesome, great features, slimmer and I love the new iPad support feature.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended. Best case for iPad Pro Bought 2. One for me and one for my wife. Don’t use the keyboard much, just to protect the screen mainly, since I use the Apple Pencil. Protects much better than other case I have tried. Without the keyboard the case protects all sides well. The left side has about a 1/2 border where the keyboard connects via magnet. This border is perfect for holding the case while reading or doing most activities you do with your iPad, I wish all cases had this as it keeps your fingers off the screen while holding the iPad in portrait mode. The stand built into the case is great and works well for portrait and landscape viewing. Very pleased with this product. Highly recommended. Also have Zagg Glass on my iPad and it does not interfere with the cases function at all.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this at best buy couple months ago and I was very happy that I did. Durable and keep my ipad pro safe
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Now Make it for the 10.5 Great keyboard, SOLID , now please make it for the 10.5 ....
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! Been looking everywhere for a secure yet functional keyboard solution. This is it! Well worth the money.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This I can rave about . . . Usually I don't rave, nor do I write reviews . . . so here's an exception ~~ ! I was quite pleased with the Rugged Book for my iPad Air 2, UNTIL the hinges gave out. Zagg replaced it. Then the replacement one conked out after a few short months. Since I was VERY pleased with the fit/finish/functionality of the keyboard product in general (aside from the hinges), I wanted to stay with the Zagg family. So with this current design, the Rugged Book Pro, I needed to upgrade to an iPad Pro, 9.7. And now, the combo is ===> SPLENDID! Very good and solid feel to the whole product, functions flawlessly as far as I can tell, two weeks in . . . Only 'gripe' is that there's no provision for portrait mode at this time -- only landscape. I need to emphasize that the Customer Service is exemplary. They DO go the proverbial extra mile, and I want others to discover this: that a good, decent company ethic remains available in our land . . . End of rave -- thanx!
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most wonderful and versatile Keyboard for my IPAD yet! Zagg keep being innovative. Great product. I have 8 IPADS - Kids and grandkids. They all have a Zagg keyboard. Thank you!
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Case I use this case in the field to close tickets. I had one problem with one of the Bluetooth buttons falling off but they replaced the case. Its a great case and works well with the Ipad.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Keyboard/Case This is a great quality keyboard/case combo. My favorite feature is the kickstand which works perfectly to either type or watch my iPad comfortably. Very quick and easy to work with an a slim fit to carry around. I like my iPad much more due to its compatibility with the Zagg Rugged Book Pro.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged Book Pro This is the third ZAGG I have purchased. The keyboard is simply the best I have used with any combination case such as this. The Ruigged Book Pro provided excellent protection even for my ten year old. Detaching the IPad from the keyboard is a breeze and very convenient. A must have for protection, ease of use and simplicity!
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The representatives at zagg were friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. I had a problem with charging my unit and a "button" fell off somewhere. Upon calling Zagg I was informed that were sending me a replacement. I was most satisfied. The ZAGG Rugged pro is indeed Rugged and provides protection for my iPad Pro. Thanks again!!!
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great keyboard I just received this keyboard last week, and already in love with it. The features are amazing. The fact that I can toggle between my iPad and iPhone at a touch of a button is amazing. My initial concern with this keyboard was the magnetic hinge. I was afraid it wouldn't hold that well, but I was wrong. The magnet is more than strong enough to allow the iPad to dangle securely without departing from the keyboard itself. I love it .
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from durable and functional. a little heavy but needed I bought it, along with an invisa shield. Returned my first one because it paired for awhile and then would not pair. I have another and love it.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek and Tough I have been using Zagg Keyboards for some time now and love them. Zagg is always improving their products and this latest upgrade is no exception. My only wish in their next upgrade has a redesign on the Apple Pen holder so that it can hold the pen and an after market protective sleeve or design something to protect the pen.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ergonomically better, with great new features It feels more comfortable to hold, and with a sturdy hinge and wide base it is good wactching shows on it. The keyboard features are neat, and there are things that are not just sped up using the keyboard, but real functions are available that weren't there before.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little pricey but great product! After having my 12 yr old daughter's iPhone repaired I knew her iPad needed protecting. This has been a great product. The keyboard is great for use at school and I don't have to worry about knocks and drops thanks to this "rugged" case.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Versatile! I bought the Rugged Book Pro for my 9.7 iPad Pro 3 months ago and the HDX screen protector too. I knew it would be a little heavier and not as sleek looking. That doesn't bother me as I can use it like a laptop or just as a tablet. It works either way. Plus there is a slot to keep my iPencil handy too. I use this for my job daily and feel that my iPad is well protected if I happen to drop it. Thanks Zagg for a great product!
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact with great design I bought this for my husband for Xmas and he loves it. He had a much more bulky case for his earlier iPad and I was afraid he would not like it. But the keyboard and holder for the iPen is great.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall this is the best case ever! What I specifically like about this case is that it is lighter in weight than previous Rugged cases. Also I like the way it has a separate stand for the iPad without using the keyboard and that it has a holder for the pencil. All in all this is the BEST case for the iPad Pro.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Case! This case delivers as promised. The quality along with fit and finish is much better than the previous rugged book. The apple pencil also can pair and charge with this case without removing the iPad from the case. I also purchased the ZAGG glass screen protector and it fits great. Something to keep in mind is the added weight with the case, but that is the trade off for the extra protection. I highly recommend this case!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST. CASE. EVER. I have owned every model of the Rugged Book. This case is by far the best. It has all of the features I would have loved in previous models. The design is more sleek, there is a slot for Apple Pencil, and you can sync up three devices to the keyboard at the same time! This is awesome!! GREAT JOB AND GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, ZAGG!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's perfect!!! I bought this case a month ago after much research and let me just tell you; this case is amazing. It is durable, practical and everything you could ever want.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Ever! I usually don't write reviews but this iPad Pro keyboard is nothing short of PERFECTION!!! I'd go as far as to say if this Keyboard doesn't tick all the right boxes, you should slap me on sight. Shame you don't know where I live. But trust me, it's the best out there handsdown. A+++
Date published: 2016-11-29
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Questions

What are the dimensions for the Zagg Rugged Book Pro? It is not listed in the Tech Specs.

Asked by: JRease
The dimensions are: Length 9.72" x Width 7.44" x Height 0.74.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2017-08-21

what is the weight of the rugged keyboard?

Asked by: pa1900
The Rugged Book Pro for the Apple iPad Pro 9.7 weights 651 grams. Thanks, ZAGG
Answered by: Emran
Date published: 2017-01-25

How do you pair keyboard with iPad?

Asked by: Suzann
Ensure your device’s bluetooth connection is on. Then, press your Rugged Book Pro’s bluetooth key for three seconds. The key being used will light and begin pulsing, indicating your Rugged Book Pro is in pairing mode. Your device will display “ZAGG Rugged Book Pro” as an available pairing option.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2017-10-05

Is this model compatible with the iPad 9.7" of 2018? I'm confused since one said it was and another stating that it wasn't.

Asked by: asdfgh
It is not compatible.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-05-14

Does this work wit the latest 6th generation iPad that just came out

Asked by: Patmccabe3021
No, it is not compatible with the iPad 9.7".
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-04-23

 Is there going to be a case like this for the iPad 10.5 inch 

Asked by: Rightside
No word on that yet. Be sure to sign up for notifications for upcoming product launches at www.zagg.com (located at the bottom of the page).
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2017-09-26

Will the Zagg Rugged Book Pro work for a regular 9.7 ipad?

Asked by: JRease
Yes!
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2017-08-21

Please tell me how to change back light color on rugged back Pro ...?

Asked by: Toita
The Rugged Book Pro features a single color backlight. Thanks, ZAGG
Answered by: Sierra E
Date published: 2017-08-15

When will this be available in the U.K, please?

Asked by: Minyas

When would be available to buy online?

Asked by: Stefan Ljutzkanov

Where can I get a list of functions for the "alt", "cmd" and "option" keys? (rugged book pro)

Asked by: Kelly Breathe

I see that it has what looks like a smart connector attachment. Does this have the same functionality as far as shortcut keys as the actual apple keyboard

Asked by: JB6306

What are the overall measurements of the Rugged Book Pro? I can't find them on this site, and other sites' measurements vary wildly. Thanks!

Asked by: PHBinCHS

I need to order a charger for my kick stand

Asked by: Baby cakes

Does this fit the March 2018 model iPad?

Asked by: jjmlake17

Will you make the Rugged Book Pro for the 10.5 I pad pro?

Asked by: Bosco

I have read a number of people complainting that you cannot charge the Apple Pencil with the case on.  Has this problem been corrected ? 

Asked by: GasketPro

Are there cut outs for the four stereo speakers on the iPad Pro?

Asked by: Jimbo44

my keyboard has become totally un responsive. Is there a reset button or key sequence to make it reboot?

Asked by: DMacRae

With this work with the new 2017 iPad? 

Asked by: Aequalsr

Does this also fit the new 9.7" iPad (not pro) MP2E2LL/A?

Asked by: Ryguy77

My son is going to use this for his ipad pro that he uses for school and I am trying to buy the right thing (1) What is difference between rugged book and the rugged book pro. (2) Is keyboard water resistant (3) In case mode is their water protection?

Asked by: Med school mom

with Univers so I get in french keyboard

Asked by: hayabusa

Does this fit a 4th generation I pad and if not which heavy duty case does? Thanks

Asked by: Nagon

Does this replace the Rugged Book Case? The price point is the same and this looks like what you should have released for the iPad Pro to begin with. My Rugged Book Case just died after 5 months of use and I just put it in for a warranty replacement. 

Asked by: Apple_Fan

I purchased a 9.7 rugged book pro several months ago.  Having used a rugged book in the past, I've notice the keyboard isn't nearly as responsive.  I constantly use auto correct because I have to BANG the keys to type.  Anyone else having this problem?

Asked by: Subdude

What is the thickness of just the case with out the keyboard.Is it close to the rugged book case only for the ipad 2 air what are the measurement specs?

Asked by: Lou58

Do you still make a Bluetooth keyboard for IPAD 1 (first gen)?

Asked by: Miurabeach

When will you make available this model, Rugged Book Pro, for the new 2018 IPad 9.7l Model? I upgraded my old IPad Air2 and this model is the best keyboard/case on the market.

Asked by: Phil45342

When will this be available for the iPad Pro 10.5"?

Asked by: Wesman
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