[Personal] Review of ZAGGmate (Bluetooth Keyboard/Case)

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by Mickey330, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Al Rogers

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    Thanks for the answer.

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    Pairing Resolved

    After spending the day loading up another 250 apps and organizing everything into folders and the folders onto pages and organizing the apps within each folder, I sat down with the instructions and got the keyboard to pair without a problem.

    When I tried it before I did it from memory and may have forgotten step 4 which means I never got to step 5.

    The other thing I found was that it took a couple of restarts after I told the iPad to forget about the ZAGGmare pairing before it actually forgot about it. It remained on the Devices list as Not Connected.
     
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    Not sure what you meant by make it worth my while* but the replacement keyboard arrived today and I've been using it all evening. It's a bit tiny for my large hands but I seem to be adjusting and it's way more convenient than my Microsoft BT 6000 for everyday use.

    After spending a couple of hours with it the word that comes to mind is "elegant." You have a great product here.


    * I was hoping there would be a leather skin or some Seahawks tickets in there with it.
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  4. Langtang

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    Well, I very rarely read COMPLETE threads ( I know, rtfm... my bad... ;-) ) but on this occasion I made an exception. What a great thread, and what a wonderful initial review by Mickey330 - thank you so much. I now cannot wait to get my hands on this piece of kit.

    BTW, I preordered one of these midway through December, and I got an email on the 17th saying it had shipped. Has anyone in the UK received their ZAGGmate yet, and how long did it take to arrive?

    Regards
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  5. Mickey330

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    Dave:

    Thanks for the nice comments ... and congrats for reading through this whole thing. It's a long one, innit? :)

    I hope your shipment shows up soon. Then, you'll get to see what we all are talking about. It really is a terrific "bit of kit"!

    Marilyn
     
  6. Water Street

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    I received my zagg mate for Christmas as well. It's going to work great for note taking in meetings and for basic word processing. One thing that is not working for me however is the way it splits into two pieces without a way to just flip the ipad in place. The two pieces are hard to deal with especially when traveling. Any way to lock the ipad in place when it is upside down for traditional ipad use?
     
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    Upside down

    The ZAGGmate wasn't designed to be used upside down as you describe. The iPad necessitated this approach due to its rounded back. However, an approach not obvious to most is to open the hinge and then turn the iPad upside down. This puts it on the same angle as Apple's stand which is good for drawing and other similar activities where you want a flatter angle. Could also be useful for media consumption on your lap in a bus or train.
     
  8. addiosamigo

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    I too am from the UK and ordered my Zaggmate at the start of December. I got an email on the 13th Dec, stating that it had been shipped. As of yet I still havent recieved it. Unfortunatly I didn't choose tracking, (didn't see the option for the more expensive shipping) so have no way of tracking where it is! :(
     
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    My take on the Zaggmate

    Zagg, thanks for providing a simple answer for an irritating issue for me. What a good idea, keeping the Zaggmate and iPad together but with the keyboard out of sight by simply laying the iPad backside over the keys, but with the hinge in the up position. And .. As a side advantage, it gives the iPad a nice tilt for non-keyboard work while keeping both parts essentially attached.

    More:

    1. I now use my Zaggmate for both my iPad and my Mac Mini. Works great .. Takes up less room on my desk and is easy to move out of the way when I want more desk space.

    2. I solved my left-pinky-hitting-the-caps-lock-key issue by snapping off the key top and placing a bit of electricians tape in its place. It still works fine by pressing on the tape. Wouldn't it be nice if that key had a smaller footprint with more space between it and the 'a'.

    3. It's great having the ability to use the Mac shortcut keys on this keyboard. Using the special function keys works out well too. Between the two, the Zaggmate adds quite a lot of functionality to the iPad.

    4. Still no blemishes on my iPad, but can't say the same for my Zaggmate. Apple either uses a harder aluminum or they anodize theirs.

    5. Skins are a must for protection - and - a must for addressing the slippery iPad/Zaggmate surfaces issue. Big surprise .. Zagg makes NO skin pairs for the iPad Zaggmate combo. C'mon Zagg, we're waiting for your left hand to catch up with your right.

    6. Zagg .. You've shown really good engineering in making such an effective keyboard while at the same time making the Zaggmate/iPad package so light and compact .. and .. good looking. Great job!
     
  10. BrennB

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    Great idea on using the ipad laying down in the tray. Thanks for that!
    I too have issues with the caps lock but I'm getting better at knowing where my fingers are. As for the skins issue, I have the embossed leather already on my ipad so I ordered the matching plain leather for the bottom of the Zaggmate.. I think it will work out nicely.
     

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