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

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

  1. lrchevelle

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    random disconnects.

    I've had my ZaggMate for about a week and have been very pleased with the quality of the product. It seems to type very well (when it's actually paired) and doesn't give me many other problems. Anyway, on to the issue.

    I can't really figure out what's causing it to disconnect, but I know for a fact that the battery should be charged, and I know I'm pairing it correctly. Already gone through all the FAQ's at the zagg website. I had it plugged in for a few hours and I believe that the Zagg dude said earlier in one of his posts that it should be fully charged after around an hour or so. I've disconnected and reconnected it a few times and rebooted the iPad and still seem to be having issues. All the individual keys seem to be functioning properly when it's connected. I'm running iOS 3.2.2... did they do anything to the firmware that would improve the bluetooth connections in iOS 4? Really don't want to update to iOS 4 yet... I love backgrounder! In fact, that's about the only thing I've done to it after jailbreaking...

    Anyone else still on 3.2.2 having problems with theirs? I'd really like for this product to work for me, but if I can't get this figured out in a few more days it's going back to Best Buy and the iPad's going back in the OtterBox! Oh, one more question... does this keyboard use an HID bluetooth profile or something different?
     
  2. ZAGG

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    Irchevelle,

    The newer iOS is significantly better with Bluetooth connections. It's well documented. Further, the new iOS does a pretty good job of multitasking so the jailbreak and backgrounder is less useful. Yes we use standard HID profile.
     
  3. lrchevelle

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    Thank you so much for your rapid response. Means a lot to me that you would write me back within 10 minutes of my post. I've read most of your posts in this thread and all of your responses seem very insightful and helpful. Glad to know that you're proud of your company and stand behind the products it makes. I guess I'll have to upgrade to one of the 4.0 releases and give it a shot! Thanks again for a nice product. Just to be clear, it won't damage the keyboard by charging it with the 10w charger that came with the ipad?
     
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    You are quite welcome. It's my pleasure to help. The 10w charger for the iPad is just fine.
     
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    Excellent review, thanks.
     
  6. AlunReynolds

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    Well Folks, I have carried out a drop test of the iPad/Zaggmate combo. Not deliberately of course, I'm not that stupid. Though perhaps I am. Slipped off a shelf in the mens lavatory and landed on a hard floor 4ft below. Loud bang, iPad flew out of the Zagg. Good news both mother and baby are fine. All fingers and toes still in place. No dents, dings scratches or scuffs at all. Well done Apple for building a robust device. Well done Zagg for making something that makes it even stronger. Not many laptops would have been unscathed by that drop.
     
  7. rsmin

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    Wow, glad to hear you came out unscathed on that!

    Rusty :)
     
  8. richgalen

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    Now ... let's see if they can float! Seriously, good to know they're that tough.

    Rich
     
  9. AlunReynolds

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    Yes I was surprised (and not a little relieved) when I bent down to pick up the pieces. Well, I was expecting pieces as it happens. I think the padding round the rim of the Zagg, though quite thin, added that little bit of protection from an edge landing for both the ipad and the zagg. The fact that they actually flew apart probably helped too. I would prefer not to drop it into water if that's ok with all of you. Unless of course members want to fund a, possibly, destructive test by subscribing to an Alun's replacement iPad fund :eek:)
     
  10. Mickey330

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    Ummmm, no thanks. I'm just going to go by this axiom: iPad + water = BAD!

    Glad to hear it survived the unplanned drop test. Good to know it was tough enough for you (though I am not going to try it out, personally :D).

    Marilyn
     

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