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ZAGG Cover Case with Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPad mini-Black (ZKMHCBKLIT103)

ZAGG Cover Case with Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPad mini-Black (ZKMHCBKLIT103)

  • One-of-a-kind hinge design allows for virtually any viewing angle ? just like a laptop
  • The Cover’s unique design lets you place your iPad in a convenient reading mode
  • At only 6.3mm thin, less than a quarter of an inch, the Cover is 14% smaller than competitor keyboards
  • A powerful battery offers up to three months of use between charges
  • Backlit keys in interchangeable colors make typing in low light areas a breeze
  • Authentic ZAGG products and warrantees on ZAGG products are only available from ZAGG Authorized resellers
  • Island-style keys respond just like traditional keys and provide 30% more typing space than the competition, helping you to be more comfortable and more accurate
  • Special function keys help you get more done from the convenience of your keyboard

ZAGG Cover Case with Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPad Mini-Black ZAGG Cover is a versatile Bluetooth keyboard for your iPad mini.
View larger Get More from Your iPad Mini The ZAGG Cover is one of the most versatile Bluetooth keyboards on the market. It features a unique hinge design that lets you position your screen at virtually any viewing angle. A clever design feature lets you reverse your screen converting the Cover into a convenient, one-piece reader or movie screen. When y

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3 Responses to “ZAGG Cover Case with Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPad mini-Black (ZKMHCBKLIT103)”

  1. Bakari Chavanu says:
    69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very practical, October 15, 2013
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    Bakari Chavanu (Elk Grove, CA) –
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    I’m typing this review using the ZAGGKeys Cover. I didn’t purchase it on Amazon, because it was more expensive than buying locally. This is the second ZAGG keyboard I’ve purchased for the iPad mini. I bought the first model that came out in around October of last year, and while it has a nearly full keyboard, it was cumbersome to install the iPad in the case part, which was larger in width than the iPad itself. So I ended up barely using it.

    But since I’ve been wanting to use my iPad more for typing, I researched and discovered this one. I’ve been using the ZAGGkeyys Cover nearly everyday, mainly because I can use it both as an iPad cover (well sort of) and mostly because I can slip the iPad in out of the hinge for both typing and in portrait mode for reading.

    The keyboard is not full size as the first model but typing on it is manageable. If you type on your full size Mac keyboard all day, you will find yourself miss hitting the Delete key on the ZAGGKey, but after you type for a while, your brain should adjust to smaller keyboard. At least the Delete is full size, which is good because I tend to it hit several times when typing.

    The Enter/Return is smaller, so you might occasionally miss it, as well the apostrophe key. Less used keys (e.g. the =, +, _ keys) have been combined into one key, requiring modification keys to use them. There are special keys for selecting and copying and pasting text, as well as a special key for taking you back to the home screen.

    So for the most part I really like the typing on the ZAGGKeys, though I only use it for shorter pieces of writing like this review.

    The hinge works really well. It’s sturdy and adjustable for viewing the screen while typing. The keyboard also has backlit keys, which is useful for when you have to type in very low light.

    The biggest problem I with the keyboard though is that the back is very smooth, so it’s difficult to get a grip on the iPad, as I could with my former leather iPad mini case. But I think I’m going to get used to it, mainly because I like how I can turn the iPad over, insert it into the hinge and start typing. When not in use, the keyboard sleeps itself, and when you’re ready to use it, it’s a simple matter of hitting a key to wake it up. I keep the bluetooth on, but with version iOS 7, it’s easy to access and turn the bluetooth on and off.

    Basically I’m pretty happy with this keyboard. The technology that went into building it was well thought and advanced. It packs a lot for such a small gadget. The ZAGGKeys only weighs about as much as the iPad mini itself. So it’s okay for holding, but if you’re going to do some extended reading on it, you might just take it off the hinge.

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  2. Johann DSouza says:
    43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent compared to the logitech ultrathin, January 17, 2014
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    This review is from: ZAGG Cover Case with Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPad mini-Black (ZKMHCBKLIT103) (Personal Computers)
    Like most people here I researched iPad Mini keyboards to death. I have the Logitech Ultrathin but it is a real pain to type with mainly because the keys are squished towards you because the ipad is located almost half way in the Keyboard itself. But not this keyboard. Yes the keys are small compared to a normal keyboard but it is much much better than the logitech ultrathin. On a normal keyboard I can type 90wpm on the Zagg 75wpm and on the logitech 50wpm.

    This is the first time I’ve left a review of an item on Amazon, and I did it on the product I purchased!

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  3. M. Klein "mike_in_ca" says:
    33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is it, the keyboard case to beat all keyboard cases for the iPad Mini, January 2, 2014
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    M. Klein “mike_in_ca” (Palo Alto, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: ZAGG Cover Case with Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPad mini-Black (ZKMHCBKLIT103) (Personal Computers)
    This is the 6th keyboard I tried for a new iPad Mini with Retina Display, and it is the one and only keeper.

    Many other reviews touch on negative points, and the case is not perfect, but it is far and away the best overall product. IMHO all the right tradeoffs were made to produce a case that has all the features I was looking for.

    Pros:

    * Very good (not great) keyboard feel — more travel, good keycap shape, size, and spacing, and a more positive click than any others I tried. Leaves something to be desired, but it’s really easy to get used to. 5 minutes with the keyboard and you’re touch typing (and I have big hands).

    * Sane key arrangement (many keyboards make bizarre tradeoffs like making you use function keys to type single and/or double quotes or other common keys)

    * Problem-free Bluetooth functionality (unlike everything else we tried except for Logitech and Apple’s own original wireless keyboard — although this appears to be an iOS 7 problem on this specific iPad model, not a problem with the keyboards, but still a keyboard that doesn’t work isn’t a useful keyboard)

    * Firm hold on the iPad (it appears to use the magnets a little, but the primary means of holding it is pinching one edge in a plastic groove)

    * Very light and small

    * Backlighting

    * Wide angle adjustment, hard to appreciate until you try a case that doesn’t

    * Works with the iPad sleep mode

    * Easy to put into the case and easy to take out

    * When opened, little rubber feet grab hold of the surface it’s on, and they keep it surprisingly stable, for example on glass, granite, or other smooth surfaces

    The only Con that matters is:

    * The bottom edge of the iPad is covered by the plastic groove and it is difficult (to say the least) to bring up the new, and useful, Control Center

    Not a Pro or a Con, but depends on your needs:

    * Doesn’t cover the back, but is lighter and thinner because of it

    My summary: perfect case given the need for functionality, flexibility, and the lightest and thinnest added bulk to the iPad Mini possible.

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