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Summary:

I tested both of Zagg’s iPad mini keyboard cases and either is a nice accessory. There’s a difference in typing, however, due to the two sizes. That means you’ll have to figure out if you value portability or a better typing experience when choosing.

Zagg Keys 9 for iPad mini

Looking for a protective case with a useful Bluetooth keyboard for an iPad mini? Consider the two offerings from Zagg, which I’ve been using for a few days. While both the Zagg Keys Mini 7 and Zagg Keys Mini 9 cases are priced the same at $89.99, they’re different sizes; hence the numbers in the product names.

As a result, they really cater towards different iPad mini users. Take a look a my comparison to see what I mean:

While both of the Zagg keyboard cases provide some protection for an iPad mini, there’s no closure mechanism on either. I’m not a fan of that as the case could easily open if dropped. I do like the wireless keyboards, however.

The 7-inch model is a bit too cramped for my tastes, but of course the 9-inch version is bigger and heavier. It’s a question of sacrifice: Do you mind extra bulk and weight for a wider keyboard or would you rather use a minimalistic keyboard and case? That depends on your preferences, of course. Either way, Zagg has you covered.

  1. is this a sponsored story?

    1. Nope. These are Zagg review units that I used and will return.

  2. I am curious to know how much weight either one of them is going to add to iPad Mini.

  3. Not even zagg cared to give the weight of their keyboards. This is strange as one of the reasons to pick up an iPad mini and not the bigger one is the lightness of the smaller device

  4. I’m waiting to see if Logitech brings out a Mini version of their ultrathin keyboard cover. It’s by far the best keyboard case for the iPad 2/3/4 in my opinion.

  5. Annat Richardson Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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  6. Good REview!

  7. Don’t you think it adds extra unnecessary weight? I would prefer this White Shark keyboard . Its awesome – http://bit.ly/UK6Je1

  8. its awesome

  9. I can’t turn on the Bluetooth for the zagg mini 9 can you help me?

  10. Robert Duncan III Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    I hav found the keyboard after a month will not keep a charge it also decides to come on and function for a while then dead again. Is there a way to change the battery.

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