Zagg’s new iPad cases are affordable alternatives to the Magic Keyboard – The Verge2 min read

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Zagg has actually announced a new choice of iPad keyboards: the Pro Keys with Trackpad, a case with a removable Bluetooth keyboard; the laptop-style Rugged Book with an adjustable magnetic hinge; and the trackpad-less Pro Keys case (through 9to5Mac).
The devices support numerous of Apples latest iPads, from the M1-enabled iPad Pro on the high-end to the entry level 10.2-inch iPad. Good alternative keyboard cases to Apples trackpad-equipped Magic Keyboard are primarily restricted to Logitechs Combo Mix or Brydges Pro Plus, so Zaggs variation is more than welcome, if a bit less smooth.
Unlike the Magic Keyboard, the Pro Keys with Trackpad has a case that twists around your whole iPad and a detachable backlit Bluetooth keyboard that likewise doubles as an adjustable stand when magnetically connected. Together with the trackpad, which can be separately turned off to conserve battery, the case also includes a built-in protective cover for the Apple Pencil.
Based off Zaggs pictures, it appears quite thick, but the keyboard case is nearly half the rate of the Magic Keyboard. The Pro Keys with Trackpad costs $149.99 for 11-inch iPad Pros and the 10.9-inch iPad Air. For the less effective 10.2-inch iPad, it costs $139.99. Theres no variation for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, sadly.

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Zaggs new Rugged Book is much closer to Brydges laptop-style keyboard cases. Its thick, though in this case intentionally, and Zagg declares it has 6.6 feet of drop protection. The keyboard is still a backlit Bluetooth keyboard, however attaches via an adjustable magnetic hinge that needs to offer more viewing angles. Its trackpad-free in this case, however the very same price as the Pro Keys with Trackpad. The Rugged Book costs $149.99 and deals with both the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 10.9-inch iPad Air.

Zaggs Rugged Book has better drop protection, however lacks a trackpad.

The Pro Keys with Trackpad costs $149.99 for 11-inch iPad Pros and the 10.9-inch iPad Air. Like Apples Smart Keyboard Folio cases, the Pro Keys case offers 2 main seeing angles, however considering that its technically an iPad case and a keyboard cover, you can theoretically remain safeguarded without the keyboard attached. The Pro Keys case costs $109.99 for the 11-inch iPad Pro models and 10.9-inch iPad Air. For the 2018 to 2021 12.9-inch iPad, the Pro Keys case costs $169.99.

Zaggs Pro Keys with Trackpad case has a removable keyboard.

Image: Zagg

Image: Zagg

Like Apples Smart Keyboard Folio cases, the Pro Keys case provides two primary seeing angles, however since its technically an iPad case and a keyboard cover, you can in theory remain protected without the keyboard connected. The Pro Keys case costs $109.99 for the 11-inch iPad Pro designs and 10.9-inch iPad Air.

Zaggs Pro Keys lacks a trackpad, however is also less costly.

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