ZAGG, makers of some of the very best keyboards and keyboard cases for iPad, are having a 50% off sale today. They’ve got a number of their popular iPad keyboard cases available at half price for ‘a limited time’.
Included in the sale are their ZAGGKeys Mini 7 and Mini 9 keyboard cases for the iPad mini. I’ve been debating about whether to try a keyboard case for the iPad mini – and seeing this one at just $45 today was too good to resist. I just order the Mini 9 model.
If you’re a fan of ZAGG’s iPad keyboards, or you’re just on the lookout for a good one for your iPad, today is a great day to check out this ZAGG sale.
If you manage to pick one up, let us know in the comments.
The Brydge iPad Keyboard is one of many iPad related Kickstarter projects I backed this year. As some of you may have noted two recent ones were major disappointments: the Human Toolz Mobile Stand for iPad and the Facet iPad Stand. Brydge is touted as an effective and unique iPad keyboard that will give your iPad a MacBook Air like feel.
I’ve had my Brydge for a few weeks now and have recently had a chance to put it to some heavy use. I can tell you right off the bat that it is not a huge disappointment like the two products mentioned above. It hasn’t quite lived up to my, admittedly high, expectations for it though. Read on for some of the reasons why …
Brydge is a Bluetooth wireless keyboard for the iPad, made from ‘aerospace-grade aluminum that is machined and anodized to perfectly match the look and feel of an Apple iPad’. There’s also a black polycarbonate model available now. I got the standard aluminum model. Mine is a Brydge+ with the addition of a stereo speaker that’s placed at the top center of the keyboard.
It is compatible with the iPad 2 and iPad 3rd and 4th generations. My model came with friction clamps on its hinges that are made to fit the iPad 2, with additional friction clamps included to fit an iPad 3rd or 4th gen properly. I have the iPad 3 so I switched them out and it was a fairly easy process.
One of the Brydge’s big selling points is its hinges, described like so at the Brydge website:
Brydge’s patent-pending hinge holds the iPad secure and allows you to position your iPad at nearly any angle, even allowing you to close it up entirely for easy transportation. Once closed, both your iPad and Brydge go to sleep automatically.
ZAGG have announced their latest, greatest iPad keyboards, the new ZAGGkeys Pro and ZAGGkeys Proplus. The company touts them as their thinnest, lightest keyboards yet and one of the thinnest on the market.
The ZAGGkeys® PRO™ and PROplus™ are ultra-thin Bluetooth® keyboard accessories that accentuate the utility and convenience of the Apple® iPad® 2 or 3. The lightweight and durable aluminum construction of the ZAGGkeys PRO and PROplus match the look and feel of the iPad. The ZAGGkeys PRO and PROplus utilize an innovative magnet closure to secure the iPad 2/3 and protect the screen from scratches and damage.
Other notable features of these keyboards include:
— Integrated stand that’s said to hold the iPad at an optimal angle for viewing and ease of use.
— Island style keys and dedicated function keys for iPad 2/3 features
— Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity
— Rechargeable built-in keyboard battery that’s said to go months between charges