Keyboard for the Mini

Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by BWO, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. BWO
    Offline

    BWO iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Anyone know if Zagg or anyone has plans for a hard shell keyboard case for the Mini? Because when they do, I'll sell my iPad 2 and its accessories for one. I'm an author and I write on the iPad 2 instead of my MacBook these days.
  2. Mickey330
    Offline

    Mickey330 Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,473
    Thanks Received:
    1,729
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Western NY state (USA)
    Ratings:
    +1,856 / 0
    According to Zagg themselves, there are two keyboards coming for the iPad Mini; the ZAGGkeys MINI 7 and the ZAGGkeys MINI 9. Evidently, the 7 will be compact, just like the Mini, while the 9 will have a full-sized keyboard.

    They're not out yet, but you can put your name on an e-mail list (at Zagg) so you can be notified of availability.

    So, yeah, they're coming all right...

    Marilyn
  3. DJKnutsen
    Offline

    DJKnutsen iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Bellingham, WA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I have the Logitech iPad2 keyboard which I kept after moving to the mini... and it works great..!! The slot holds the mini at just the right angle to make it very readable, it's just not the slick package the Zagg will offer... but if the price is good, and you don't need the 'CASE' function, it's very useable....
  4. Wolfpuppies3
    Offline

    Wolfpuppies3 iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    732
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    Ratings:
    +10 / 1
    I briefly had the Zagg for my iPad 2 but hated it and gave it away when I gifted the 2 to my daughter. It worked fine but, for me, the iPad (maxi and mini alike) is not a laptop. To make it into one with a keyboard gives you the same bulk and inconvenience of the laptop without the functionality of one.

    Just my 2 cents worth.
  5. moen
    Offline

    moen iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    iPad Mini Keyboards

    I agree with the previous comments. As a novice writer myself I find that I'm using my iPad 2 for more typing when I can sneak away on a lunch break from my day job etc. This would be even easier with a great keyboard for my iPad Mini. I thought I had seen a Zagg combination version on the site iPad Mini Accessories - Latest News and Reviews for iPad Mini Accessories but that may not have been a hard shell case, I can't remember. Either way, I love my mini and the addition of a functional keyboard/case would make it a massive productivity boosting tool for my work.
  6. ardchoille
    Offline

    ardchoille iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,186
    Thanks Received:
    201
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    Ratings:
    +218 / 1
    I use the Apple wireless keyboard (writing this post with it now) with my iPad mini and it works great. The reason I chose this keyboard is because I plan to get a Mac mini and this keyboard will come in handy with it.
  7. dongeel
    Offline

    dongeel iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    19
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I totally agree. Of course people think differently. ha ha.
  8. fopelka
    Offline

    fopelka iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Orleans, La
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I recently started using an IPad Mini and got the Zagg mini 9. It worked well for 24 hours. After that period, the last row of letters, beginning with Z, just stopped working. Everything else worked fine.

    The housing for the IPad home needs some redesign, too. It is not a simple task to fit the IPad securely into the Zagg encasement.

    Would recommend that Zagg return to the drawing board and work out the bugs.
  9. Abneriel
    Offline

    Abneriel iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I have the Zagg Mini 7 and it works alright. I have larger hands, so it definitely takes a little getting used to, and I'm not a fan of some of the punctuation accessibility on it, but the mini fits great. The stand isn't the best, and I wish it had some way to latch, whether magnetic or otherwise, but it's understandable that they were trying to keep the case small, so I can't complain. Not sure I'd recommend it over anything else, though.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

keyboard for mini ipad