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ZAGGmate - are you buying it?

As expected, there is now a whole bunch of Bluetooth Keyboard Folio type cases for your iPad. You may have seen the recent announcement from invisibleSHIELD makers ZAGG of their ZAGGmate case for iPad which adds a few unique features and another buying option.

The design of this case is different to the Folio type cases in that the aluminium case protects the front of your iPad only.

The ZAGGmate includes a Bluetooth keyboard built in to the case (although there is an option to have the case without a keyboard) with some dedicated keys for special functions such as Volume, Slideshow, Music and Search.

There is also an integrated hinge (stand) that pops up to hold your iPad in Landscape or Portrait format.

The keyboard however looks better than the usual Folio case type. It does not have the ZX Spectrum-like Chiclet moulded rubber keys, instead using a proper physical keyboard.

It looks like the ZAGGmate leaves the back of your iPad unprotected though, perhaps so that Zagg can sell you one of their iPad Invisible Shields, although at $99 it is pricey enough already.

We like the aluminium look and we think the keyboard seems a lot better than the Chiclet type. We are not sure about leaving the back of the iPad unprotected though.

We want to know what you think? Is this something you would go for? Let us know in the comments below.

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Reader Comments (5)

I'm wondering how good that little pop up is in portrait? As an artist, I like the idea for easel use. AND I do have a zagg skin on the back of my ipad, protecting it already (Yes I love it) Think how easy to pop on the cover and throw in your bag, not having to worry about the screen.... Or finding another case. I would think writers would love the keyboard as well....

Have you had it in your hands? Is it secure in portrait orientation? Please tell!

November 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Murtaugh

Hi Suzi - No, we haven't seen the ZAGGmate in the flesh yet. There is no release date on it at the moment.

Using it as an easel is a great idea but we are curious to see how sturdy and stable the case is ourselves. We will try and find out!

November 14, 2010 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

thanks you rock, you will be my guide... as it would travel well. I have a fold up book stand that I use at home. I bought it maybe 10 years ago and it's perfect. And they are no longer available anywhere. I f I had the gumption I would get someone to produce the thing again, it's fabulous.

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September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenteriPad-Accessories

Really, so informative post which is a great news for ipad users. ZAGGmate is make comfortable use for all Apple ipad users. I really love its attractive designs which I love most. As per my knowledge ZAGGmate is supported both versions of ipad, either iPad 1 and ipad 2. Its excellent to know that its having its own micro USB cable.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterharveyronn

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