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ZAGG - Rugged Book Keyboard Folio Case for Apple® iPad® mini, iPad mini 2 and 3 - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard/case except for the hinge.

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    BBFAN
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    I would have given this ZAGG a 5-star except for the weak hinge. I have had 3 previous Zagg keyboards--2 folio and 1 slim book and now have tried this one. Within a year the hinge breaks or the holes break out which holds the iPad. Sometimes when I open this Rugged Book the iPad part of the case comes out of the hinge. It is definitely something Zagg should look into. Other than that I would recommend it fully!! Battery life is great and I love the feel of the keys! Backlit feature is nice as well but the hinge needs attention. Don't know if it is too stiff or just not heavy enough to handle the opening and closing of the unit in which it is supposed to do. iPad will go to sleep when the unit is closed. I would recommend it as long as the buyer is willing to replace it within a year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mini Apple Laptop

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    Anne
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    I received the IPad mini 2 as a gift and I wanted to love it, but I found the size was too large to hold and type at the same time, and it just felt awkward to use. So it ended up in a drawer, and I went back to using my Samsung Galaxy when I needed a portable device. Then I happened upon the Zagg Rugged Book Keyboard, what a life changer, it turned my clumsy tablet into a multi-functional device for typing, surfing the net, videos, and for following a recipe in the kitchen. As for the hinge, no problem yet ,but I do recommend opening it slow and gentle. Now if they could make one that looks more feminine- it would be perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Still unsure

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    Negelle
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    This is my second one. I purchased one and could never get the keyboard to BT with my Ipad Mini 3. I charged the keyboard for hours. I would power it up and the light would go green and then red. From that point, the keyboard would not work. I returned it and they shipped me another. I am having the same problems. I have been on some forums to see if I am missing some type of direction. I am giving it another week before I take this back to Best Buy and fins another one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Built Like a Tank

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    davedeck
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    I bought the Zagg iPad mini case to replace a Brookstone case for which the keyboard had failed. The Zagg case was one of the few with a built-in keyboard. While it is probably overkill for home use, I'm not concerned about protection of my iPad with this case. As in other reviews, I do have some concerns about the hinge. Be sure to grab the case and iPad firmly and open the case slowly. I sometimes use a stylus, and it would be nice if the Zagg case had a place to store it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn’t be without it

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    StevenV
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    I’m hard on my stuff ( dropped occasionally), so this case works for me. Decent keyboard. Only criticism is that my first one had such a tough cover hinge that it broke, but I had a Geek plan and it was covered 100%. New one is fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome iPad protector

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    Greg
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    I've had this iPad case for a little more than three months and so far it has worked great. Charge the keyboard up when I received it and haven't charged it since. Haven't had any problems with the hinge as suggested in other reviews, so far so good. A little expensive but worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    turn an ipad to a macbook

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    Lareina
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    I love the case for my ipad mini 2, it is very sturdy and fits well. The keyboard works great and definetly feel like i have a mini macbook now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too bulky.

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    Suzamm8
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    This was the only case they had with a keyboard. I tried it for a short time but it was too bulky to fit in my purse plus it kept snapping apart. I returned it because t was too expensive. Still looking for one to fit my old mini IPad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what we needed.

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    Hamid
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    We were looking a Keyboard for my daughter's laptop which is an old model. But Best By salesman was kind enough to spend time and found it for us which is actually we are very satisfied with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great heavy duty tablet keyboard/case

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    BBFAN
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    Great heavy duty keyboard case with excellent extra protection. Wonderful feel of the keyboard!! Zagg did good on this except the hinge weakens after several months of use. Needs to be tightened now and then.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for college kids on a budget

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    Freeman
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    I purchased this as a substitute to go with my iPad when I didn’t have enough funds for a new laptop . I was able to type and save notes and it was easy to put in my backpack or purse

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard case cover yet

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    SMT1
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    This thing is full of positives. The backlit keyboard is best yet and I’ve owned many for all my iPads. This thing protects like no other. I can’t think of a negative thing to say about this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice accessory

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    Clark5no1
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    This is a great keyboard. The wife loves it. Only problem is it went out after a year. This was the second one that went out after about a year. Get the replacement warranty!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good product at a bad place to shop

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    UnhappyatBestBuy
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    according to the sign above this product it is on sale but when you get to see your receipt it is full price!?! Funny how that always seems to be the case with anything at Best Buy!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Trash.

    Posted
    John
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    Bought this for my iPad mini 2. On the first day a piece broke off. On top of that the case is extremely hard to open without feeling like you’re going to break it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great case / Poor keyboard

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    BendVickie
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    I love the case. It is well built and fits perfect. However, the keyboard has already malfunctioned. The alpha keys still work but, the function keys (delete, space, enter....) just stopped working. Very disappointed

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    works great, makes ipad easy to text and type

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    WorldTravelerSD
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    these keyboards work GREAT, but if you use it allot, you may not be happy with the hinge, they seem to last around a year before replacing, I would suggest the warranty for a couple dollars more!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great find

    Posted
    TCBusiness
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    I purchased this rugged iPad cover with keyboard and it is working out great! It is easy to use and holds its charge. Bluetooth communication is seamless. I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case

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    IpadUser
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    Excellent case and keyboard. The pad disconnects from the keyboard for easier use. Had one issue, it cracked my original Gorilla Glass. have replaced the glass and so far no cracks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    iPad Keyboard

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    Sony
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    Thought this would make use of the iPad quicker and easier. It does but getting it opened or closed is very difficult.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend