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

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

  1. ZAGG

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    I agree with you completely. Until a product is finalized, we really can't say much, because things can be very fluid. So I will neither confirm nor deny any design elements until done.

    But just to make sure I understand you, what you are asking is possibly a gen 1.5 with incremental improvements that maintain current "size" for iPad 1? We could definitely consider it if the interest is there. Feel free to let me know your thoughts here.

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  2. Rokr

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    Zagg,

    Thank you so much for taking my posts with professionalism. What you stated is PRECISELY what I'm looking for. A 1.5 gen zaggmate would be such a gift since the existing one is ALMOST what I need. I just can't justify having to by a 2nd gen ipad for a new and improved zaggmate, see what I'm saying?
    I use the iPad as my college 'laptop' and the slight issues just make using it for typing a slower process than what I need. Just the slight tweaks to the design/materials would make the zaggmate everything it should be, in my opinion. If the few changes mentioned before were made, I can absolutely guarantee that I would repurchase a zaggmate.

    One other question though, on my previous zaggmate, the little plastic 'tent' that props up the ipad in the back folds flush with the rubber padding that touches the screen, thus it also touches the screen and is a harder plastic. Any scratching issues that you've heard of?

    Thanks for your feedback!

    So far, zagg, your company is of a stellar quality that actually seems to listen to its customers and makes every available effort to ensure their loyalty. It's quite refreshing to see this sort of business model.
     
  3. ZAGG

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    That plastic piece is not supposed to touch the glass it sits about 1 mm below the screen. I've seen a case where it didn't fit perfectly and we had to replace it. Apperently, that's what was happening with yours. That's not normal.
     
  4. AlunReynolds

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    I echo Rokr's comments about Zagg's customer service and particularly the way you respond to feedback Zagg. I would also like to see a development of the current product as I think a really good product could be turned into a superb one. And don't forget there is a huge user-base out there of iPad 1 users.

    What I would like to see: Cut-out's for the volume switch, speaker and headphone jack (I know strength). the recess where the iPad slots in is just not quite wide enough to take my boxwave stylus when the ipad is shut into the Zagg. I have a feeling that, over time, the grip of the rubber on the iPad will reduce, so some sort of lipping mechanism would be an improvement. Finally, I would be prepared to accept just a tad more bulk and cost for a higher thickness of aluminium (not pronounced aluminum my American friends :)) with bevelled edges like the iPad.
     
  5. addiosamigo

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    i need help pairing mine! if I turn on bluetooth then turn on the Zaggmate its fine, how is everybody leaving theres on then pairing them??

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  6. AlunReynolds

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    I leave bluetooth on all the time anyway because I use an Apple bluetooth keyboard in the office. So mine just pairs as soon as I turn the Zagg on. Every time, simples :)
     
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    what about the other way round? because it must affect battery life?? so keyboard on all the time (but in sleep) and then turn on bluetooth on ipad?
     
  8. ZAGG

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    Not sure I follow you addiosamigo. I'll email you and see what we can work out.
     
  9. deckyon

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    addiosamigo - I have not had issues with battery life with either piece.

    The keyboard goes to sleep if not being used after a certain amount of time. If you leave the iPad's BT on, and the keyboard falls asleep, just hit the "Home" button (or any, really) and the keyboard will repair automatically.

    If the iPad is asleep and the keyboard is asleep, hit a button on the keyboard, wait a second, then hit it again. I always just the Home/ESC button on the keyboard, but that is just me. Works every time.
     
  10. ZAGG

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    Ditto for me. The sleep works great. Just to be sure, I've emailed him and we can look deeper. Thanks for the confirmation.
     

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