Zagg and OtterBox Release Keyboards and Cases for New iPad Pro Models

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With the new 2020 iPad Pro models set to arrive in the hands of customers tomorrow, accessory makers like Zagg and OtterBox are coming out with case and keyboard options for the new tablets.


Zagg is launching iterations of its Slim Book Go and Rugged Book Go for both the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. The Slim Book Go is Zagg's slimmest keyboard option, offering a kickstand cover, laptop-like backlit keys, multi-device pairing, and a detachable keyboard.

The Slim Book Go is priced at $100 for the 11-inch model and $130 for the 12.9-inch model, both of which can be purchased from the Zagg website.

Zagg's Rugged Book Go is similar to the Slim Book Go but with a more durable outer casing that can survive drops of up to 6.6 feet. It features a wireless keyboard with detachable case, a built-in kickstand, backlit laptop-style keys, and multi-device pairing.


The Rugged Book Go for the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro costs $150. Neither of the Zagg keyboards feature trackpads, a feature limited to the Magic Keyboard and keyboard solutions from Logitech, but both are designed to accommodate the new square-shaped camera bump.

For those who simply need a protective case for the new iPad Pro models, OtterBox has new Symmetry cases that can be purchased directly from Apple. OtterBox's Symmetry cases provide total device protection with a design that's not overly bulky.


The folio design protects the touchscreen when not in use, but can be converted into a stand with multiple viewing angles or folded out of the way at the back of the iPad Pro.

The 11-inch OtterBox Symmetry Case for iPad Pro is priced at $80, while the 12.9-inch version is priced at $90. Both can be purchased directly from Apple.

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jk1211

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Ok, but we need trackpads and magnets. If price is the problem, then why did you invest in the most expensive iPad in the first place… you got the best iPad, you might as well get the best accessory without compromising.
Crazy when there is clearly space for it. And a great price at $130 for the larger size. Hell make it $180 and include the trackpad. Still half the official one and a great value.
 
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FrankCataldi14

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Can't wait until we get some third party cases with trackpad support that are affordable.

If not, I am happy to travel with an Apple Magic Keyboard and trackpad
 

randomplaydo

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And like always, they're bulky and clunky. And that's why Apple gets away with charging a premium for theirs.

Yes, I'll be buying the new trackpad keyboard when it comes out.
 

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Ok, but we need trackpads and magnets. If price is the problem, then why did you invest in the most expensive iPad in the first place… you got the best iPad, you might as well get the best accessory without compromising.
I’d say it depends how often a particular owner needs to use an accessory. If they rarely use a keyboard probably makes less sense to spend 300-350 US on a keyboard.
 

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I’d say it depends how often a particular owner needs to use an accessory. If they rarely use a keyboard probably makes less sense to spend 300-350 US on a keyboard.
Fair enough, but they might as well get an iPad Air and save their money, unless Face ID is that important for them.
 

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Fair enough, but they might as well get an iPad Air and save their money, unless Face ID is that important for them.
Isn't the ipad pro better for artist? Especially with the better display refresh rate? I don't the the apple pencil works on the air either. The pro also looks nicer and if you want a 12.9 sized ipad it's the only one.

Anyway plenty of reason's to still get a Pro and a cheaper keyboard.

Don't me wrong the new magic keyboard looks amazing but it's really expensive. Especially in other countries. Not sure I can justify $450 CA tax in for an ipad keyboard. Will definitely be waiting on reviews that's for sure.
 

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Zugu Case is also coming with their updated case for the new Ipad. To bad they don´t make keyboard cases.

The issue with most keyboard cases though is that they suck for sketching. Or is not up to the same quality and protection as Zugu.
Exept for my own custom zugu keyboard case ;) Cause if you can´t find the perfect keyboard case, you make it/hack it yourself :)
 
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