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ZAGGmate Aluminum iPad 1 (Case with Integrated Bluetooth Keyboard)

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  • Military Grade.
  • Lifetime Guarantee.
  • No added bulk.
  • Improves grip.
  • Invisible protection.
  • Easy to remove, leaving no sticky residue.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.8 x 9.7 inches ; 15.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004FG16MG
  • Item model number: ZMAP9701KB
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 6, 2010

Product Description

The ZAGGmate is an aircraft-grade aluminum iPad 1 case with a built-in wireless Bluetooth keyboard. Its exclusive features and sleek design give your iPad 1 durable protection, added functionality and style. You'll wonder how you ever used your iPad 1 without it. ZAGGmate is made from aircraft aluminum with a bead-blasted, anodized finish matching the design, look and feel of your iPad 1. The ZAGGmate is the thinnest hard cover protector for the front of the iPad. Its simple yet innovative hinge provides viewing and typing angles in both portrait and landscape mode. The built-in physical Bluetooth keyboard allows for fast, responsive typing. Sleek and stylish design with unique and useful features makes ZAGGmate the essential accessory for your Apple iPad 1.Note: ZAGGmate with keyboard uses a 510 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery that will last several weeks of normal use without charging. Embedded wireless Bluetooth physical keyboard.

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Customer Reviews

It has a great finish and looks very nice; also works as advertised.
E. Jones
I have very large hands, am used to typing on all number of laptops, and with very little practice, this keyboard is very functional and easy to use.
pbj
I'm now waiting for Zagg to get back to me; I sent their customer service an email at their site.
Amazon Customer

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763 of 771 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 27, 2010
To start with, I love the concept for this item. Hard shell case that slips over my ipad and protects the screen. Bluetooth keyboard with built in stand. Both, in one product. Setting up the device to connect to my IPad was a breeze, and typing on it's fairly simple.

Having said that, the people who designed and tested the device should perhaps have reconsidered the USB connection slot on the side of the ZAGG mate. While the whole case is hard metal, that connector on the side of the ZAGG mate is held on by a thin piece of metal and believe me, it's fragile. I had to replace my ZAGG mate twice in a 3-day period because of this. Thankfully, I'd purchased it from a local retailer who had a lenient return policy. You only need to worry about this when you need to recharge the keyboard, which isn't all that often for me.

If you decide to procure the device, just be very, very careful when charging it. It doesn't take much of a tug on the cable to break the connector and keep you from being able to recharge the keyboard.
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492 of 501 people found the following review helpful By Jon Crosbie on December 26, 2010
Definitely 5 stars. I'm typing this review off of my ZaggMate keyboard and iPad right now.

Setting up the bluetooth takes all of about 4 seconds. The keyboard is smaller than normal and takes a little bit of getting used to to type on, but it had to be smaller to match the size of the iPad. And herein lies the exceptionally cool thing about this product - the iPad fits nice and snuggly into the case and looks great. The aircraft aluminum on the case matches the aluminum on the iPad. The thickness of the iPad is only increased a very small amount, still easy to carry around, and certainly feels more protected than my previous case.

Your iPad will sit neatly on it's side, easily viewable while you type. Just like a laptop.

Only one complaint - you can't set the iPad in the ZaggMate "right side up" and use the iPad as you normally would, as the back of the iPad is rounded. I see why they designed it this way...if you wanted to do such a thing, the thickness of the two would be much increased when you put them together, and the keyboard would be set down far enough to make it inconvenient and uncomfortable to type with. It's not a huge deal to take the iPad out of the ZaggMate, set the ZaggMate aside, and use your iPad like you normally would...if, for some reason, you use your iPad in such a way that this is inconvenient (I dunno, like, you work on a crab fishing boat or something), then maybe this is not something you want.

If you are traveling with an iPad, this is something you want. If you don't like typing on the iPad screen, this is something you want. If you want your iPad to substitute for a laptop, this is something you want. If you enjoy making your friends and coworkers jealous, this is something you want.

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445 of 457 people found the following review helpful By pbj on February 15, 2011
Wow, loads of misinformation in these reviews. I will start out by saying it's a pretty good device, and the keyboard is much better than typing "on-screen". It would be nice if the iPad was somehow more permanently mounted, but for what it is, the whole package works well.

I like this device, and have no connection it it's manufacture or sales, but I have to clear up a bunch of totally wrong information:

1. It HAS charging AND status power lights.

2. You do NOT have to reach OVER anything to get to the keys, there is a cutout area in the front of the case that your hands and fingers pass over/through quite fine. How you would "scratch your hands" while typing with this keyboard/case is beyond me - I literally cannot configure my hands in any way to do so.

3. It has VOLUME keys ON THE KEYBOARD, so you do not NEED access to the iPad's standard volume control. In fact, the keyboard keys work easier and more smoothly than the iPad itself.

4. It's pointless to compare this combination to a laptop/netbook. Those devices weigh a lot more, and/or have non-touch screens, have no form-factor to use as an ebook reader (I.E. keyboard is attached at all times, preventing easy lap/bedtime use), they cannot be used to sketch/draw with on screen (excepting convertible laptop/tablets, which I also like, but they are much heavier and very short on battery life), they do not have 8-10 hour battery life, they cannot be easily held or passed between two people in a casual presentation. Basically, there is little simularity other than iPads with this case/keyboard and laptops both have monitors and keyboards. The useability is quite different and apparent to all but the most ignorant.

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68 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Mark P. McDonald TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 30, 2011
When I saw the Zaggmate keyboard online I thought what a great idea. I have an Apple wireless keyboard that I use with my iPad and the combination of cover and keyboard seemed just what I needed. So rather than order from Amazon, I ran out to Best Buy to get one. I am glad that I did. First off the overall design of the product is great, It offers a customized keyboard for the iPad, similar to the docking station keyboard which is great. The materials for the produce are top notch as well. Its just that for almost $100 dollars it fell short in two critical areas.

Usability. The keys are real keys not rubber 'chick let' style which is a plus, but they are smaller and tightly spaced. I have normal sized hands and found the keyboard unnecessarily cramped. Compounding the keyboard issue is the fact that the keyboard lies a the bottom of a tray meaning that your hands have to reach down over a metal lip to type. This is awkward and it has produced a scratches on my hands.

Value compared with alternatives. I have a bluetooth keyboard from Apple that I have been using with my iPad. Its a great keyboard, full size keys, rugged, etc. But it does not have integrated capability as the Zaggmate. Still for less money its a better keyboard and I already had a cover for my iPad.

The Zaggmate keyboard would have been a truly killer product if the designers had just taken a little more room to make the keyboard larger and similar in size to the Apple alternative. With that space they could have provided a compartment to hold the micro USB charging cord and provided an slam dunk must have accessory

Overall, the Zaggmate may work with people who have very small hands, do not type so much and predominately use their iPad as a media viewing device, rather than for email and creating office documents. unfortunately I need my iPad to do those things and the wireless keyboard from Apple remains the best alternative at least for me.
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