First Look: ZAGGmate Case + Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad

UPDATE: The ZAGGmate case/keyboard is also available for the iPad 2.

Although we've been intrigued by the ZAGGmate case and/or case and bluetooth keyboard combo since it was first announced a couple of months ago, we've been a bit lazy getting one into our hands. However, as luck would have it, a ZAGGmate arrived on our doorstep on Christmas Eve. What follows is a brief first look (full review to follow) at the latest iPad accessory from ZAGG, who is most well known for being the creators of the invisibleSHIELD line of screen and body protectors.

zaggmate case and bluetooth keyboard

The thing that initially caught our eye about the ZAGGmate was the design and aesthetics of the case. The most notable thing about the vast majority of iPad cases out there is how un-Apple and un-iPad they are, Apple's official iPad case certainly not excluded. Most cases we've encountered are either made from materials (for reasons specific to their purpose) that preclude them from being considered sleek and elegant or, more commonly, simply fail at efforts to do so -- ending up awkward, bulky or both.

ZAGGmate Aluminum iPad Case and Keyboard

ZAGG now offers the iPad ZAGGmate, an aircraft-grade aluminum hard cover protector that comes with or without an integrated Bluetooth keyboard. Packing military grade high-density padding for drop protection and a 510 mAh lithium polymer battery, the ZAGGmate keyboard lasts weeks on one charge. ZAGG designed this case to match the iPad perfectly, and the keyboard model adds only 1/4 inch to the iPad's thickness when closed.

ZAGG Launches ZAGGmate Aluminum iPad Case and Keyboard

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.

Apple iPad ZAGG case keyboard ZAGGmate keys

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.

Review: invisibleSHIELD iPad Screen Protector

Screen protectors are an essential accessory, protecting the iPad from scratches and damage without interfering with Apple's sleek industrial design. ZAGG now offers the invisibleSHIELD premium screen/full body iPad protector made out of military grade patented material.

Apple iPad Zagg Invisibleshield Full Body

ZAGG's invisibleSHIELD is pre-cut to fit the iPad perfectly out of the same material used to protect the leading edge of helicopter blades traveling hundreds of miles per hour. After a simple application process, the iPad is fully protected by what ZAGG claims is an invisible, invincible, self-healing urethane plastic.

Daily iPad Accessory Giveaways are Back in May

As many of you know, last month we featured our April Accessory-A-Day Giveaway, during which a wide variety of iPad accessories were awarded to contestants from all over the country. With prizes including iPad screen protectors, iPad cases, iPad warranty and insurance policies, iPad skins and more, there was something for everyone. Well, rather than rest on our laurels, we've decided to do it again. Only this time, we've gone bigger.

iPad BOOK up for grabs

Practically all of April's participating accessory manufacturers and service providers are back for May's contest, and we've added a few newcomers as well. We'll be featuring great iPad accessories from

iPad Accessory A Day Giveaway: It's On!

As mentioned in last week's contest announcement, we'll be giving away iPad accessories every weekday in April. The contest features a wide variety of iPad accessories including screen protectors, skins, cases, stands, warranties and insurance. Tomorrow, April 5, is the first day of the contest, with ZAGG's award winning invisibleSHIELD iPad screen protector kicking things off.

ipad invisibleshield giveaway

ZAGG's invisibleSHIELD is one of the most well-known names in electronic gadget protection. These "invisible" plastic skins protect gadgets around the world including mobile phones, laptops, GPS units, digital cameras and more.


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