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ZAGGfolio Keyboard Case for iPad 2/3/ iPad – Carbon/Black

ZAGGfolio Keyboard Case for iPad 2/3/ iPad – Carbon/Black

  • Created with a stylish design and a durable microfiber lining,
  • Space-saving keyboard designed for fast and accurate typing, supports iPad 2 and iPad 3rd Gen in both landscape and portrait orientation. Rechargeable built-in keyboard battery provides weeks of use between charges.
  • The removable iPad keyboard works in combination with the built-in stand to give you the most flexibility of use.
  • Created with a stylish design, Material Exterior: Polyurethane, Interior: Microfiber lining
  • Space-saving keyboard designed for fast and accurate typing, supports iPad 2 and iPad 3rd Gen in both landscape and portrait orientation. Rechargeable built-in keyboard battery provides weeks of use between charges
  • The removable iPad keyboard works in combination with the built-in stand to give you the most flexibility of use

The ZAGGfolio is the ultimate companion to your iPad 3/4. Created with a stylish design and a durable microfiber lining, the ZAGGfolio is an impressively thin multi-function iPad keyboard case for Apple iPad 3 and 4. The folio is complete with a removable Bluetooth keyboard and a built-in stand system, ideal for on-the-go use. Created with an ABS hard-shell case wrapped in authentic leather or stylish polyurethane and a durable microfiber interior lining. Space-saving keyboard designed for fast

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3 Responses to “ZAGGfolio Keyboard Case for iPad 2/3/ iPad – Carbon/Black”

  1. Andy Baird "-------" says:
    302 of 307 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    iPad 3 compatibility can be fixed, April 11, 2012
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    Andy Baird “——-“ (Princeton, NJ US) –
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    This review is from: ZAGGfolio Keyboard Case for iPad 2/3/ iPad – Carbon/Black (Personal Computers)
    As others have noted, while this keyboard/case is physically compatible with the new iPad (3), its magnet fails to turn the iPad on and off when the case is opened and closed. Many cases have this problem, which is due to a change in Apple’s design: the iPad 3 requires that the magnet have a certain polarity, while the iPad 2 did not. Thus any case made for the iPad 2 (including, by the way, Apple’s own Smart Covers!) has a 50-50 chance of working properly with the iPad 3.

    However, there’s an easy fix in this case (pun intended):

    1. Slide the Bluetooth keyboard out of the ZAGGfolio case.

    2. Inside the case, where the spacebar end of the keyboard rested, there is a thin (1/4″) plastic strip. Insert a knife blade into the gap at the top of this strip and gently pry. The strip will come out fairly easily, leaving behind a few blobs of glue.

    3. Looking closely at the area that was covered by the strip, you’ll see near the center a tiny compartment with a bit of silver visible. That’s the magnet. Use a paperclip to coax it out. Flip it over and replace it, then replace the plastic strip and the Bluetooth keyboard. The case will now turn the iPad 3 on and off, and will work equally well with an iPad 2.

    If you don’t feel like going to this much trouble, then don’t buy the case until ZAGG fixes it. But if you already own one of these–or if you want the best keyboard/case on the market, which this unquestionably is, and are willing to do a little tinkering–you can fix the problem yourself as described.

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  2. Omega Man "Technoanalyst" says:
    197 of 201 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    ZAGGfolio vs Kensington KeyFolio: for my needs, the KeyFolio wins, March 30, 2012
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    Omega Man “Technoanalyst” (Georgia, USA) –

    I have an iPad3. I bought both the Kensington KeyFolio Pro 2 Removable Keyboard, Case and Stand for iPad 2 and New iPad (K39512US), and the Zagg ZAGGfolio with Keyboard for The New iPad 3G (FOLCARSLV101). The Kensington I bought from Amazon and the Zagg I bought from Best Buy. So this is a comparitive review of both products used with the iPad 3.

    First the ZAGGfolio since thats the product I’m posting this reviw on. I’m typing this part with it now.

    Here are its advantages over the KeyFolio:

    The overall design of the case is not that good, but it seems to be more durable and capable of better protecting the iPad. The keyboard is also a little larger and seems more solidly constructed.

    - The hard plastic of the case is thicker, harder, and would seem to offer more protection. The KeyFolio isn’t that bad but the Zagg is just more durable. Overall the ZAGGfolio construction is bit more solid.
    - The keys on the keyboard are larger than the ones on the KeyFolio keyboard. The Space bar and modifier keys on the bottom row are also maybe 30% taller than the other keys. Overall the keyboard is larger but neither is a full-size keyboard.
    - The Zagg keyboard can be used as a stand for the iPad with the iPad removed from the case.
    - Because you can use the keyboard as a stand, you can stand the iPad up in portrait orientation though you can only do this if you remove the iPad from the case.
    - Overall the Zagg keyboard is more solidly constructed though both keyboards are made of plastic. The Zagg keyboard is also a little larger but I don’t know if this is for a larger battery or just to accomodate the built-in iPad stand.
    - The Zagg keyboard has a “Globe” key in the lower left that can be used to switch the keyboard language. If there’s any way to do this with the KeyFolio keyboard then I don’t know what it is.
    - While lacking brightness controls, the Zagg keyboard has dedicated Cut/Copy/Paste keys. Personally I think this is pointless because the standard Command-X/C/V key combos work on both keyboards and I’m much more used to those anyway.
    - The Zagg has the auto on/off magnet that sleeps or wakes the iPad when you open/close the case.

    ZAGGfolio problems:

    - The outside of the thing is covered with this fake carbon fiber “skin” sticker that looks cheap-o and some have reported that it’s prone to peeling off.
    - The case doesn’t feel like it clips securely closed if you try to close it with the keyboard removed. So I would not try to carry it around without the keyboard inserted.

    As for the Kensington KeyFolio:

    This one seems to have a better overall design than the ZAGGfolio and is capable of being set up in a larger number of positions. KeyFolio design advantages:

    - Significantly less expensive than the ZAGGfolio.
    - Easier to open.
    - Seems to stay closed more securely with the keyboard removed.
    - Easier to insert the iPad in the case.
    - The iPad3 seems to be held more securely in this case.
    - There’s a stylus holder! This is very important if you ever use a stylus.
    - The keyboard is held in securely by strong magnets, but is much easier to remove from the case.
    - The USB port for charging the keyboard is exposed while inserted in the case so you don’t have to partially remove the keyboard to charge it.
    - The iPad panel of the case has velcro on the bottom so, with the keyboard removed, you can stand the iPad up at any angle from vertical to a very low angle that’s suitable for typing on the on-screen keyboard if you want. Unlike the Zagg, there are no fixed notches that limit you to 2 or so different stand angles. This continuous range of possible angles is VERY useful.
    - While neither case is very good for typing when placed on your lap, the KeyFolio is better for this than the Zagg.
    - With the keyboard still inserted, the KeyFolio is more comfortable to hold when you fold the cover over to use the iPad like a tablet. It’s not that much better but is it easier to avoid pressing the keys with the back resting on your hand. Since its also easier to remove the keyboard, it’s easier to switch to using the tablet like this without the keyboard.
    - The KeyFolio keyboard has display brightness control keys while the Zagg doesn’t. It also has a caps lock light, will allow you to type F1-F12, and has a couple of extra keys like Pause/Break. This may not matter for the iPad but makes the keyboard more useful if you ever pair it with a Windows machine device or something. This keyboard also has a separate Delete and Backspace as well as an Insert key.

    KeyFolio Problems:

    - Unlike some photos show, there doesn’t seem to be any proper way to rotate the iPad into the…

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  3. Eric Furry says:
    97 of 101 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I love it, but with a few caveats, April 14, 2012
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    This review is from: ZAGGfolio Keyboard Case for iPad 2/3/ iPad – Carbon/Black (Personal Computers)
    Let me start off with what I consider the essentials: this is a great case with an even better keyboard for the iPad 3/new iPad. I use it every day on my train commute to and from work and just love the feel of the keyboard. Just the right amount of clickiness–very responsive. The way it folds up into a stand and back again works perfectly. All told, this out-performs all other cases and keyboards I have tried, which is why I am giving it five stars. It is not perfect, as I will discuss below, but the fact that it bests anything I have tried makes it worth 5 stars in my book.

    So what’s not perfect? Initially I had the same issues as some other reviewers in that the magnetic sleep function did not work. You may or may not know that the iPad 3 is sensitive to the polarity of the magnet that sleeps it, whereas the iPad 2 is not. Zagg, like several other case makers, was not prepared for this change. However, I sent a support request to Zagg claiming the magnetic sleep was broken and they sent me a new case that fixed the problem, letting me just keep the original case. The customer support was well above average in this regard (especially for an accessories company), and is part of the reason I am giving 5 stars for a product that didn’t initially work perfectly.

    Other reviewers have said that the case looks cheap but I don’t really see a basis for that with mine. I have expensive luggage that is higher quality, sure, but I consider this to be good quality for the price. The iPad 3 also fits a little more snugly than what I would call a perfect fit, but I’m not even sure I would call that a detriment. I would rather it be snug than to slip out.

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