CES 2019: ZAGG Launches New Keyboards for 9.7-Inch iPad and New iPad Pro Models

http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-462641-11043124-1465418060000 today unveiled a new line of keyboard products designed for Apple's latest iPads, including the fifth and sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPads and the 2018 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

Slim Book Go


ZAGG's Slim Book Go offers full protection for the iPad, with a stand-style case and detachable keyboard.

Designed to be slim and lightweight for easy transport, the Slim Book Go offers multiple viewing angles, backlit laptop style keys that can be set to seven colors, and a built-in holder for the Apple Pencil.


It's able to connect to up to two devices at once, with an option to easily toggle between them, making it ideal for use with both an iPad and an iPhone. The keyboard is battery powered and it is able to last up to a year between charges depending on usage.

The Slim Book Go is available for the 9.7-inch iPad starting today at a price point of $99.99. Versions for the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be coming this spring, with the 11-inch model priced at $99.99 and the 12.9-inch model priced at $129.99.

Rugged Book Go


The Rugged Book Go is similar in design to the Slim Book Go, but it features better drop protection, much like other products in ZAGG's rugged lineup.

It will be able to withstand drops of up to 6.6 feet thanks to a durable TPU-wrapped enclosure. ZAGG plans to release the Rugged Book Go for the 11-inch iPad Pro this spring at a price point of $149.99.

Messenger Folio


ZAGG also plans to expand its Messenger Folio line, introducing a version for Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro. The Messenger Folio is ZAGG's more affordable keyboard series, offering up a lightweight protective case and a keyboard that does not feature backlit keys.

Unlike the Slim Book Go, the Messenger Folio is not a two-piece setup and the keyboard is not detachable. It does, however, feature a folio-style casing as the name suggests, with a built-in stand for the iPad.

The Messenger Folio features a tab for holding the Apple Pencil in place and a magnetic lock closure to keep the case closed up when the keyboard is not in use.

ZAGG plans to release the Messenger Folio for the 11-inch iPad Pro in February for $69.99.

Glass+ VisionGuard Screen Protector


Along with its new keyboards, ZAGG today announced that it is introducing an InvisibleGlass+ VisionGuard screen protector for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the 2018 iPad Pro models.

The VisionGuard is designed to cut down on blue light exposure while also keeping the iPad's display safe from scratches and dings.

InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard screen protectors are available for the 11-inch iPad Pro ($64.99), 12.9-inch iPad Pro ($74.99), and 9.7-inch iPad Pro ($59.99) starting today from the Zagg website.

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Zagg Announces New Flex Universal Keyboard for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Zagg today announced the launch of the Zagg Flex Universal Keyboard and Stand, which is designed to work with any Bluetooth device. It can be paired to the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and more, along with smart TVs, other tablets, and other smartphones.

The Flex Universal Keyboard features a slim protective cover that keeps it safe when in a bag or a purse. When in use, the cover turns into a built-in stand that can hold any-sized smartphone or tablet at an ideal viewing angle.


Zagg has included support for multi-device pairing so the keyboard can be connected simultaneously to two devices, with a toggle available to switch between them.

Laptop-like keys offer a comfortable typing experience while on the go and backlighting for the keys allows the keyboard to be used in low-light conditions. A built-in battery lasts for up to one year before needing to be recharged.

According to Zagg, the Flex keyboard and cover have been designed to be detachable so it can also be used sans cover with devices that don't require a stand.

Zagg's Flex Universal Keyboard can be purchased from the Zagg website for $79.99. It will ship out to customers starting on September 19.

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Rugged Messenger Keyboard and Case for the 10.5-Inch iPad Pro From ZAGG

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with ZAGG to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Rugged Messenger Wireless Keyboard and Case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Priced at $99, the Rugged Messenger serves as a wireless keyboard for Apple's newest iPad Pro, while also doubling as a detachable case that can be used to protect the device while it's not in use.


ZAGG designed the Rugged Messenger to be both durable and ultra protective with a multi-layered construction. It offers shock and drop protection from a distance of up to 6.6 feet, and it protects from dings and scratches when the iPad is tossed in a bag.

The Rugged Messenger has laptop-style keys with backlighting (in seven colors) for good visibility no matter the lighting conditions around you. ZAGG says the well-spaced keys are designed to let you type with the "speed and ease of a laptop."


The case has a built-in magnetic kickstand so the iPad Pro can be easily adjusted to one of several viewing angles to meet a range of needs. There's even an integrated Apple Pencil holder at the top to keep the Apple Pencil nearby at all times.

Multi-device pairing is available so you can connect the Rugged Messenger to two devices via Bluetooth at the same time and easily switch between them, and the rechargeable battery is able to last for up to two years between charges depending on usage.


We have five of the ZAGG Rugged Messenger to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (November 3) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on November 10. The winners will be chosen randomly on November 10 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an InvisibleShield Glass+ Screen Protector for iPhone 7/8 From Zagg

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Zagg to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an InvisibleShield Glass+ screen protector for the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus.

Zagg's been in the screen protector business for a long time, so most people are likely familiar with the company's line of InvisibleShield screen protectors. There are several options available for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.


The Glass+ is designed to offer scratch and drop protection for the iPhone's display while continuing to offer the same smooth feel of glass and no loss of touch sensitivity, for protection that's nearly unnoticeable.


It uses Ion Matrix technology to offer impact and shatter resistance, and reinforced edges ensure edge-to-edge protection. According to Zagg, its Glass+ screen protector offers 3x more shatter protection compared to an unprotected iPhone display. It's also designed to have a 100% clarity rating and will not impact the look of the iPhone's Retina display.


A smudge resistant top layer prevents fingerprints from muddying the display, and there's a bubble-free adhesive to make sure the screen protector can be applied cleanly.


Zagg InvisibleShield screen protectors come with a limited lifetime warranty, so Zagg will replace them if they get worn out or damaged.

Zagg normally charges $39.99 for its screen protectors, but we have 12 of them to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (October 20) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 27. The winners will be chosen randomly on October 27 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

NOTE: Starting today, our giveaways are expanding to cover Canada (excluding Quebec) as well as the United States. Canadian citizens and residents are eligible to enter today's giveaway.

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