Press Release

ZAGG Announces the Rugged Messenger Wireless Keyboard for the New 9.7-inch Apple iPad

The Rugged Messenger Is Both a Keyboard and a Case, Providing Productivity and Protection in One Package

Company Release - 6/14/2017 8:00 AM ET

SALT LAKE CITY, June 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZAGG®, a global leader in accessories that empower mobile lifestyles, today announced the Rugged Messenger wireless Bluetooth® keyboard and durable, detachable case for the new 9.7-inch Apple© iPad™.

ZAGG Rugged Messenger for the 9.7-inch Apple iPad
The ZAGG Rugged Messenger is both a keyboard and a detachable case to provide productivity and protection in one package

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The Rugged Messenger is designed to give users total versatility when it comes to being productive on the go. Formidable layers of protection guard the iPad against impact damage, the contents of your backpack, and other hazards to provide you with total peace of mind from the table top to the parking lot. The Rugged Messenger meets the U.S. military standard (MIL-STD-810G-516.6) for shock and drop protection from up to 6.6 feet/2 meters.  

The rechargeable battery lasts up to two years between charges*, and a sleep/wake function helps preserve the battery when the keyboard is not in use. The Rugged Messenger also features multi-device pairing, or the ability to connect simultaneously to the iPad and one more device, like a smartphone, for the ultimate ability to be productive – anytime and anywhere.

The built-in stand also secures the iPad at multiple viewing angles for when you want to work or just catch up on your favorite shows, and the laptop-style keys provide a comfortable, natural typing experience. Backlit keys are available in seven colors and make typing easy in low-light conditions.

“The whole point of a portable device is the ability to get up and go,” said Charlie Quong, vice president, product development for ZAGG. “We designed the Rugged Messenger with durable protection for when you call ‘work’ the office, the gym, or the beach, and with enough versatility to quickly transition from keyboard to case modes for any work style. As mobility allows us to be productive wherever and whenever we want, the Rugged Messenger is the perfect productivity tool.”


The ZAGG Rugged Messenger wireless Bluetooth keyboard for the new 9.7-inch Apple iPad is available today on and at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $99.99. For more information, visit

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Apple iPad Pro is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

*Based on regular use of one hour a day

About ZAGG

ZAGG is the No. 1 tablet accessory brand and category creator committed to freeing consumers from the confines of the traditional workplace. With millions of units sold worldwide, ZAGG products are designed to enhance mobile devices by enabling productivity and connectivity while users are at work, at play and at rest. ZAGG is based in Utah and has operations in the United States, Ireland, and China. ZAGG products are available worldwide, and can be found at leading retailers including Best Buy, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, Walmart, Target, Walgreens and Visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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