updated 09:17 pm EDT, Thu August 30, 2012
PRO Plus adds backlighting
Accessory maker ZAGG has announced two new Bluetooth keyboards for the iPad, the ZAGGKeys PRO and PRO Plus. Both feature iOS function keys for things like the Home button, copy and paste, and media playback. The two are also similar in concept to Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, optionally attaching to the front of an iPad with magnets when not in use.
The PRO Plus is distinguished only by the addition of backlighting, a feature generally missing from iPad keyboards. In spite of the extra power consumption, ZAGG is promising that the Plus should be able to get about three weeks of use at eight hours a day before a recharge is needed.
English, French, and German models should be available at launch, which is expected towards the end of September. The PRO will cost $99, and the PRO Plus will sell for $129.