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.

Regular Price: $149.99

Special Price $99.99

Availability: In stock and ships free.

Free shipping on all new orders to the U.S.

Regular Price: $149.99

Special Price $99.99

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

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Reviews

Reviews & Questions

Reviews
Rugged Book Pro for the Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro (English US) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 98.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Keyboard I have had other Zagg cases with keyboards for my IPAD and this Slim Book is a great upgrade from earlier versions. The pull-out stand for the screen and magnetic attachment to the keyboard are perfect. The keyboard is comfortable and just like using a small PC and much easier to pack
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic so far I bought this to replace the folio. I had never had this style before and was leary. I can say after 4 weeks- I much prefer this to the padfolio. It appears to be quite rugged and thus far I have zero complaints. The hinge allows you to adjust the screen elevation to whatever angle you would like. It is great to be able to separate the keyboard for when you do not want to use it. the magnets that hold the keyboard to the back are quite strong. This is a much different design than the padfolio and I think it will be much more durable. I also like the pencil holder. It makes carrying the pencil with the iPad so easy.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Not really that rugged because it falls apart if it falls, but love the functionality of it.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product & Service I love this case for my iPad! It is great for on the go people!!
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding This case is stylish and rugged. I fell like my iPad will never get damaged in this case. I absolutely love the versatility of detaching it from the keyboard and still being able to type via bluetooth. Way to Zagg!!!
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This is my third zagg product. the first one is for the ipad pro 12 inch. The second one is the zagg folio for ipad pro 9.7. The keyboard part still works but the top part broke off. Now I have the rugged zagg for ipad pro 9.7. It is a great product. I like it very much!!
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT - KEYBOARD Purchased this after doing research for a case/keyboard (IPad Pro 9.7). I was really surprised at the build quality and keyboard..Doesn't add to much weight and will protect your investment. Love the ability to remove the keyboard from the case...The stand is sturdy and does not budge when placed on a desk or surface..If you're thinking about,don't hesitate..Well worth the investment.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Case for iPad! I bought 3 of these cases for each of my kids, cause I had gotten them iPads Pro a while back and the original case broke down my kids put them threw the test everyday so I decide to get them these, I have purchased products from Zagg in the past and never let me down. So far they look and feel great little heavy but no big deal case looks strong material and kids already have drop couple times and everything looks and works good!!!
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great case This is my second rugged book pro, the improvement made from version 1 to this new model are stylish, rugged and great looking. Keyboard function as smooth as any desk top keyboard. Glad I bought this one to replace my last one.
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it. This is my third Zagg I broke the hinge on my first two. New design great.
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved design, great product! We have owned a few different versions of the Zagg keyboard/case and this is by far the best. It is more ergonomic, has a longer battery life and the ability to teach keyboard from screen is great.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I’ve been using the keypad for about a month and am very pleased. It’s very easy to type on and easy to use. Does everything I want it to do.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! This is my 3rd Rugged Book Pro-the first unit did go bad within the warranty period and was replaced no question asked (this was nearly 2 years ago). The replacement survived maybe a year and a half and the keyboard went bad all of sudden with only about 2-3 days warning of a problem (keys not responding). I did purchase another one because of the keyboards I have seen, ZAGG seems to have the best one overall for protection and features. This one seems they improved slight issues from the others I had-quicker and longer lasting pairing to devices, key lighting, etc. So I am fairly happy overall but feel it really should last longer than slightly over a year....I have recommended it to others already.
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Repeat Customer I like the rugged features - for protection can use the ipad in your lap -a sitting position and type - keyboard is excellent and Bluetooth works as advertised long life battery and the keyboard is built to last....
Date published: 2019-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not my first ZAGG keyboard.. This is my third ZAGG keyboard. I love these keyboards! My ipad is useless to me without it. The design of this one is fabulous. All the configurations make it more useful than ever! Bonus is how my ipad is protected while I run around from location to location with work. I am ALWAYS going to have a ZAGG in my bag!
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Travel companion I bought this a month ago and it is superior. I drive for a living and I am constantly in and out of the truck, in and out of job sites, and needed something dependable and durable - with a keyboard. This Zagg Rugged Slimbook allows me to use my 9.7 iPad Pro as a laptop and keeps it protected. The keys are well made and easy to push; without being soft and mushy. The magnet truly holds the pieces together. This is an excellent design for people on the go and need extra protection. I do not need to lug a laptop and a bag when all I need is my iPad for quick work.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works great of me, can do a lot of work without take a laptop with me. And it is very adjustable with way it keeps the screen at any angle, and the lighted key board is great.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't get along without my ZAGG keyboard! Love it!!!
Date published: 2019-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good design Christmas gift. Replaced a different product. This one functions well.
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great keyboard and rugged exterior This is the second Zagg keyboard I have bought. Both exceed the quality of any other keyboard I have used before.
Date published: 2018-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only case you ever need best and onty case I’ll ever need. It’s a staple to have in medical school! Love detachable and the rugged protection.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product on market Second one I have bought, couldn’t use IPad without it.
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! My new keyboard is awesome!!! I love that it can be one together or separate the keyboard from the iPad. It’s a great keyboard.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and rugged Needed an upgrade to my former case and, after searching a bit, was happy to find this one that met all my needs. The build quality is good, the rubber corners and plastic backing feels thick and solid. The Pencil holder on the back is secure and it fits tightly. The rear stand is stable and very surpportive while working. The keyboard attaches firmly and needs a bit of effort to separate. The gap around the lightning port is wide enough to allow charging of the Pencil directly. The connection between the keyboard and the tablet is stable and I haven’t noticed any delay between pressing the key and the character appearing on the screen. I haven’t dropped my tablet yet (give me time) so haven’t tested the actual durability of the case or how easily the keyboard will pop off, but it has given me no reason to believe it will fail.. Overall, very happy with my purchase and looking forward to being more productive with my tablet.
Date published: 2018-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Zagg is the third brand I’ve tried and won over the best there is used Zagg for about 7yrs
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding... Bought this to replace another failed item...and this one is very, very robust and keyboard is excellent. The stand mechanism works extremely well, and I believe the detachable nature of the keyboard is unique in products of this type. Very, very pleased...
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service Great product Stopped working after 4 months. I loved the product and everyone is jealous. Called customer service and they sent a new one the next day.
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TOUGH I had 3 different models of Zagg's wireless keyboard but this ones is the best. Very strong rubber, easy detachable keyboard and steady stand.
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement I have had several of the cheaper keyboards that the hinges always break on because there's too much pressure for hinges to take and they crack... The Rugged Book is definitely a huge design improvement and the tech reduced the price since it was waranteed and have had several replacements so Im happy! Thx
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome case I wanted the protection of the rugged but was afraid of how bulky it would be. It is perfect. Seriously it is perfect. It is tons of protection but not bulky at all. I love the detachable keyboard and the keyboard easily syncs with my iPad and iPhone. I am completely sold on it.
Date published: 2018-10-03
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Questions

I have seen conflicting answers here. Does this work on the latest 6th generation regular ipad 9.7 size? If No, why not please. Please answer of you are sure. There are conflicting answers on this page. Thank you.

Asked by: Angela C
No, it is not compatible. This keyboard is only compatible with the iPad 9.7 inch Pro.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2019-01-15

Won’t remain “on” even after power up all night therefore won’t connect to iPad.

Asked by: LauraV
We're sorry to hear that, Laura. Please contact our Technical Support team at 800-700-9244 as they can best advise on a solution.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-01-09

Any updates on if this will be made for the iPad Pro-10.5? THIS WOULD BE PERFECT!!! #takemymoney

Asked by: tony02
Although we do not have the Rugged Book Pro for the iPad 10.5, we do have the Rugged Messenger. To browse this product, head to: https://bit.ly/2um0I30. We hope this helps, and thanks for your interest in ZAGG!
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-08-21

Does the Rugged Book Pro for 9.7 inch iPad Pro, iPad Air2 (UPC code: 4846704995) fit the 6th generation iPad 9.7 (model A1954)? If so, are there any videos/tips on getting the ipad to fit in and stay?

Asked by: Steve T
Hey Steve. The iPad 9.7" 2018 is not tested as compatible with this keyboard.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-04-26

Hi, I have just bought the 9.7" iPad 2017 and wondering if it will fit into the Rugged Book pro case?

Asked by: Kristian
No, the 9.7" iPad is not compatible with the Rugged Book Pro Case. If you are looking for a keyboard or case compatible with your device, go to: www.zagg.com/us/en_us/keyboards/apple-ipad-9-7-keyboard
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2017-12-01

Is this compatible with iPad 9.7?

Asked by: Bubblebee 0408
No, it is not.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2019-04-17

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

Will this case work with the A1674 model iPad Pro?

Asked by: Bike361
Yes, it wil.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-09-13

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: 2018-08-09

Will this fit a Apple IPad A1954?

Asked by: Fran5
No, it will not. To browse keyboards for the iPad 9.7 inch (6th generation), head to: http://bit.ly/2Hh9827.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2019-01-23

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

Is iPad A1673 compatible with the Zagg Rugged Book Pro?

Asked by: Disney61

Can this case fit into a 9.7 6th generation 2018 iPad?

Asked by: Kade

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

Asked by: Minyas

Will this work for the iPad 9.7 as well? NOT PRO

Asked by: UNFgirl

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

I connected my iPad, 5th (Gen), Model A1822 to a Rugged Book for iPad Pro. Aside from no microphone cutouts, all other cutouts lined up and both worked fine. I prefer the Rugged Book Pro. Aside from no microphone cutouts, will the Pro work as described?

Asked by: Dynomyte

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
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