Just a day after Logitech announced the first third-party keyboard case for the iPad Pro, Zagg revealed its keyboard case lineup for Apple's newest iPad line. However, unlike Logitech's keyboard, which was developed with Apple and utilizes the new Smart Connector, ZAGG's cases require a Bluetooth connection.

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The first keyboard case for the iPad Pro is the Slim Book Pro, which will retail for $139.99. The iPad Pro's Slim Book is essentially a larger version of the same keyboard case that's available for the iPad Air and iPad Mini, which is a keyboard that comes with a detachable case for the iPad. The second case is a new product called the Messenger Universal, which will retail for $69.99. Zagg has not yet detailed how the Messenger Universal works or what it looks like.

Zagg also announced the new line of keyboard cases for the new iPad Mini 4. The Slim Book with backlit keys will retail for $119.99 and be available on September 15. Two Folio cases will be available on September 25, with the backlit keys option available for $99.99 and the non-backlit option available for $79.99.

The Slim Book Pro and Messenger Universal for iPad Pro will both be available for purchase in November. Zagg also hints that it will offer a full range of accessories for both the iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4, including InvisibleShield screen protector and power and audio products.

Top Rated Comments

maxsix Avatar
114 months ago
I've found Zagg to be one of the best.

Yet at the end of the day it's the limitations of Apples App Model that severely slows its speed and usefulness. They can brag all they want about split screen and Apples version of multitasking, but truth is without an easy access file system iPads are no match for an OS X powered computer.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PinkyMacGodess Avatar
114 months ago
So the external keyboard needs a separate case? Why not just use the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard? Oh, no case...

A track pad would be awesome...

My first impression of the Surface was that they should really make the keyboard part of the package, and not try so hard to pretend that you wouldn't need it to use the wretched Windows 8 system. At least with the iPad, you know it'll be very usable, and easy to use without a keyboard.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mw360 Avatar
114 months ago
I've found Zagg to be one of the best.

Yet at the end of the day it's the limitations of Apples App Model that severely slows its speed and usefulness. They can brag all they want about split screen and Apples version of multitasking, but truth is without an easy access file system iPads are no match for an OS X powered computer.
Die filesystem, die.

The presence of ctrl, opt, cmd keys on all the iPad Pro keyboards is curious though. iOS has no real need for them, and frankly humanity has no real need for them, yet there they are, waiting for a purpose...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mw360 Avatar
114 months ago
<forget it>
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brent12 Avatar
114 months ago
With more and more apps supporting Dropbox and OneDrive I'm finding less need for a local file system.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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