This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: ZaggKeys ProFolio+ for iPad: backlit keyboard case lights it up
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: ZaggKeys ProFolio+ for iPad: backlit keyboard case lights it up

2:44 /

Would a little night typing make your iPad writing sessions better? Zagg's keyboard case is a solid package.

Hey. I'm Scott Stein, and iPad keyboards grow on trees. Okay. I've reviewed a ton of them already, and it was only a matter of time before we looked at the Zagg ProFolio+ keyboard case for the iPad 2 through iPad 4. What this does that other keyboards lack? It's a simple little thing. Backlighting. There has been no backlit keyboard case that I've seen other than this. And hey, if you're a night-typer, this is a dream come true. If you're not a night-typer, you really don't need it because you're paying up for that feature. This is a $129 keyboard case. And you know, if you get the Zagg Key Folio without this, it's $99. If you look at any other keyboard case that's a net premium territory, it's pretty much $99. So, you're really looking at $30 for backlighting. Now, if you're-- again, if you're really into conditions where you wish there was a backlit keyboard on your iPad, that's gonna be worth it. And what's really kinda neat about this one is it turns a variety of really cool LED colors. So, you can have your own mini-rave with a press of a button. They range from red to blue to deep blue to green. And they look nice, and you can see the keys well. And the keys, by the way, do feel really nice. That's always been a big appeal to Zagg's entire lineup of keyboards. Sometimes, they look a little functional and pedestrian, but they actually perform really competitively with everything else that's out there. As a case, though, this thing feels well, kinda slim. A little bit low on features that I've seen in other ones recently. There's only one angle here, it's not adjustable, and also, there's no magnets dock. You don't really need the magnets, but you look at the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case I reviewed recently, it had three different positions, and they were magnetically connected, which was really neat. Plus, that one automatically turned on and off once the magnetic connection was made. This one, you have to flip the switch here. Plus, when you're not using this in keyboard mode, what are you gonna do with it? If you wanna fold it, well, you can't really here. You're kinda stuck with it like this. You could kinda fold it over into a stand mode like this, but other cases I've seen, a lie to fold it flat and do a little bit more without having to pop it out of the case. It feels nice, has a sort of a leatherette feel. It's a soft, rubbery plastic on all sides, looks fine, doesn't look that sexy. But you're not buying keyboard that looks sexy, you're buying keyboard to do work. The Zagg ProFolio+ again, get it if you want backlighting. If you don't, go somewhere else. I'm Scott Stein, and it's a quick look at the very functional Zagg ProFolio+ Keyboard for the iPad 2 through 4.

New releases

Brainwave tech could help ALS patients...
2:32 August 30, 2014
Patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease can become paralyzed, and technology is now being developed that could...
Play video
ALS patient more independent with...
3:12 August 30, 2014
Eric Valor has been living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly a decade, but he says technology,...
Play video
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring...
22:01 August 29, 2014
25 years of Miata: Why it still works. How your commute is worse than just boring, read the secret information...
Play video
Google tests drone delivery, iPhone...
2:54 August 29, 2014
Look up in the sky for a special delivery from Google's Project Wing, keep waiting for that "iWatch," and...
Play video
Make your Chromebook more PC-l...
1:58 August 29, 2014
Do you wish your Chromebook could feel a little more like a regular PC? Here are some simple tips on how to...
Play video
Nvidia Shield Tablet: Best tablet...
2:49 August 29, 2014
The 8-inch Shield Tablet boasts Nvidia's latest powerful Tegra K1 processor and graphics, and plugs into a...
Play video
Indie Games of Summer
3:14 August 29, 2014
Five indie console games that you should check out right now.
Play video
The Lumo Lift is a fashionable...
1:34 August 29, 2014
Track your posture, step count, and calorie burn with this small magnetic fitness device.
Play video