Everyone knows that taking notes and responding to lengthy emails on the iPad is near to impossible. Fortunately, very well known mobile accessory maker, ZAGG created the ZAGGmate, an iPad case with or without built-in keyboard. On the outside, the ZAGGmate looks and feels just like an original Apple gadget, thanks to its aircraft-grade aluminum with a bead-blasted, anodized finish. Slim and sleek, it is the perfect matching case for your iPad, it’s also the thinnest hard cover available.
But wait, the ZAGGmate is way more than a case. Open it, set the inner hinge in any one of the preset positions, and you’ve got an iPad stand with variable angles, perfect for both landscape and portrait orientation. If this is all you need from your iPad stand/case, you can buy the ZAGGmate without keyboard. You’ll get a beautiful case and adjustable stand for only $69.
For an extra $30 you can have the ZAGGmate with keyboard, which will provide the benefit of faster typing, and the comfort of feeling real keys under your fingers. In addition to the QWERTY-ness, the keyboard also has dedicated media controls, a home button, brightness controls and so on. The 510mAh battery inside is rechargeable via USB and should last a couple of weeks at a time. It connects to the iPad via Bluetooth and lets you type up your blog posts to your heart’s content.
The ZAGGmate is available for pre-order on ZAGG’s website. If you think this could make the perfect Christmas gift for someone you know, it might be a good idea to get you order in early.