BYOD workers: ZAGG introduces universal keyboard case for Android tablets

Summary:Those taking tablets to work know the benefit of a good keyboard case. This unique model adjusts to fit most 7-inch tablets.

The folks at ZAGG have long been making good keyboards for the iPad. They haven't expanded into the Android tablet market as there are too many models that require keyboard cases specially made to fit each one. Until now, with the release of a unique case that adjusts to fit different tablets.

Image: ZAGG

The ZAGG Auto-fit Keyboard is a folio style case with a keyboard. The case features an innovative design using springs that adjust to fit most 7-inch Android tablets, including the Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy models.

The case uses springs to snugly adjust the fit to the particular tablet. There is a keyboard on the other side with the famous ZAGG hinge that allows positioning the tablet at a comfortable viewing angle.

The universal case approach employed by ZAGG is a smart move to produce products for the Android tablet space. There are quite a few tablets of slightly different sizes, and this technique eliminates the need for ZAGG to make a different case for each tablet.

The 7-inch model available now for $79.99 is only the beginning. ZAGG will produce a version to fit 8-inch tablets in May and a 10-inch model in June. Sadly, it seems the size of my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 will fit in between the 8-inch and 10-inch models so I will be out of luck. I sure wish ZAGG would make a keyboard case for my Kindle.

ZAGG keyboards are quite good, and the ZAGGkeys Folio for the iPad Air is my top choice. Using this keyboard allows me to do all of my work with the iPad, and these new cases should make the Android tablet ready for the workplace, for those needing a keyboard.

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Topics: Mobility, Tablets


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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