September 22, 2021
Zagg’s new iPad case is an affordable alternative to Magic Keyboard

Zagg’s new iPad case is an affordable alternative to Magic Keyboard

The equipment help a number of of Apple’s latest iPads, from the M1-enabled iPad Professional on the high-end to the entry stage 10.2-inch iPad. Good various keyboard circumstances to Apple’s trackpad-equipped Magic Keyboard are principally restricted to Logitech’s Combo Combine or Brydge’s Professional Plus, so Zagg’s model is greater than welcome, if a bit much less smooth.

 

In contrast to the Magic Keyboard, the Professional Keys with Trackpad has a case that wraps round your total iPad and a removable backlit Bluetooth keyboard that additionally doubles as an adjustable stand when magnetically hooked up. Together with the trackpad, which might be independently turned off to avoid wasting battery, the case additionally features a built-in protecting cowl for the Apple Pencil.

Primarily based off Zagg’s pictures, it appears fairly thick, however the keyboard case is sort of half the worth of the Magic Keyboard. The Professional Keys with Trackpad prices $149.99 for 11-inch iPad Execs and the ten.9-inch iPad Air. For the much less highly effective 10.2-inch iPad, it prices $139.99. There’s no model for the 12.9-inch iPad Professional, sadly.

 

 

Zagg’s new Rugged E book is far nearer to Brydge’s laptop-style keyboard circumstances. It’s thick, although on this case deliberately, and Zagg claims it has 6.6 ft of drop safety. The keyboard continues to be a backlit Bluetooth keyboard, however attaches by way of an adjustable magnetic hinge that ought to provide extra viewing angles. It’s trackpad-free on this case, however the identical value because the Professional Keys with Trackpad. The Rugged E book prices $149.99 and works with each the 11-inch iPad Professional and the ten.9-inch iPad Air.

 

Lastly, there’s the Professional Keys case, which is probably the most stripped down and simple of the bunch. Like its identify suggests, it shares a number of similarities in design to the Professional Keys with Trackpad, simply with out the trackpad. Like Apple’s Good Keyboard Folio circumstances, the Professional Keys case gives two foremost viewing angles, however because it’s technically an iPad case and a keyboard cowl, you may theoretically keep protected with out the keyboard hooked up. The Professional Keys case prices $109.99 for the 11-inch iPad Professional fashions and 10.9-inch iPad Air. For the 2018 to 2021 12.9-inch iPad, the Professional Keys case prices $169.99.

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