Zagg’s super-svelte iPad keyboard

The backlit Slim Book has enormous battery life

Image: Hugh Threlfall

I am writing this to test my oft-given advice that a tablet and keyboard combination allows you to do everything you can do on a desktop or laptop. Indeed, if I were in business-travel mode, an iPad Pro combined with Logitech’s Create keyboard I featured here last month would be a superb backup to my laptop. But what if I only had an iPad Mini with a keyboard case? Could I still comfortably work for hours at a time? With this latest keyboard case from Zagg, the answer, were I to find myself in extremis with my MacBook indisposed, broken or lost, is yes.

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Zagg’s Slim Book range (also compatible with iPad Air and the Pro) is, as the name suggests, svelte – more so than the outdoorsy Zagg Rugged I’ve brought to your attention before. It’s not as slim as Apple’s keyboard covers, but then they don’t have backlit keys, which are a Zagg mainstay and crucial to anyone using a tablet/keyboard combo on a plane. With this latest and slimmest case Zagg has concentrated on keeping the size and weight down, and the battery life – which seems enormous – up. I could happily work on this combo for a few hours, though not all day, meaning you could definitely leave the laptop at home when on holiday. A wonderful product.

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