ZAGG's latest and greatest iPad accessory the ZAGGmate is now available for pre-order online and will ship on or before December 17th, just in time for the holidays. ZAGGmate was initially released on Black Friday exclusively at select Best Buy stores. ZAGGmate's bead-blasted aircraft-grade aluminum and sleek profile merge perfectly with the iPad.
The ZAGGmate comes with or without a keyboard, and packs military grade high-density padding for drop protection when in transit. When equipped with the embedded Bluetooth keyboard, ZAGGmate adds only 1/4 inch to the iPad's thickness when closed. The non-keyboard model is even thinner, adding 1/8 of an inch to the iPad.
When closed, ZAGGmate protects the glass touch screen of your iPad without adding weight or bulk. Open it up and the adjustable hinge can be set to ten different angles for viewing and typing. ZAGGmate even holds the iPad in portrait or landscape orientation depending on what's needed for the current application.
ZAGGmate has a flat base which makes it easier to hold the iPad on your lap or on an uneven surface, or the included rubber feet can be installed for use on a desk or table. The wireless Bluetooth keyboard includes a rechargeable 510 mAh lithium polymer battery that lasts weeks with normal use. A microUSB cable for charging also ships with the ZAGGmate.
The ZAGGmate with keyboard is 12.8 ounces, while the non-keyboard model will add only 7 ounces to your iPad's weight. Special function keys have been integrated into the Bluetooth keyboard for music and volume control, home, search, slideshows and more. ZAGG outdid themselves on the ZAGGmate iPad case, winning a 2011 International CES Award in design and engineering.
ZAGG currently offers the ZAGGmate for pre-order at $69.99 with free shipping to the lower 48 states. Add an extra $30 and the ZAGGmate will come with an embedded Bluetooth keyboard and microUSB cable for charging, total $99.99. Although ZAGG will ship for free on or before December 17, they recommend expedited shipping if you need guaranteed delivery before December 25.
To pre-order the ZAGGmate iPad case, or to see more information and photos check out ZAGG's website.