ZAGG Rugged Folio for iPad mini review (Video)

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Some view iPads and Android tablets as little more than devices made for multimedia consumption – watching YouTube videos, playing games, reading books, and Web browsing. But some people seek a little more out of their tablets and opt to pair them with a Bluetooth keyboard.

The problem is, a lot of mobile keyboards are poorly executed. They’re either completely separate or they don’t add a lot of protection.

ZAGG has the answer to this problem: the Rugged Folio. Available for both iPad mini models and coming soon for the iPad Air, the ZAGG Rugged Folio is both a truly rugged case for those who either work in rough environments, enjoy the outdoors, or for people with constant butter fingers.

Like the ZAGGkeys Cover, the Rugged Folio has a very strong hinge which the iPad can be easily removed from, and it comes with four different modes: Case, Book, Keyboard, and Video. The keyboard will be the crux for most people, however, since space is tight. The keys are smaller than those found on your standard keyboard and they’re very close together.

zagg-rugged-folio-reviewThe Rugged Folio does have battery life on its side, though, claiming to only need to be charged every two years. Of course, we didn’t have quite enough time to put that to the test, so we’ll just have to take ZAGG’s word on it.

If you’re not opposed to the $139.99 price tag (plus tax), the ZAGG Rugged Folio is definitely worth checking out, but if you need more convincing, check out the ZAGG Rugged Folio review video below!

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Taylor Martin
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn't go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or "nerd bag." In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition.| Google+