ZAGG is known for the military-grade screen protectors for iPad, iPhones and other touch screen devices.
This week, the company is showcasing two new slim iPad keyboards, one with backlighting. The company is also announcing new gaming headpones at the IFA 2012 conference in Berlin, Aug. 31-Sept. 5.
The ZAGGkeys PRO and PRO Plus use a magnetic closure to secrue the iPad and protect the sceen and the keyboard has dedicated iPad keys. With Microsoft Surface planning a similar feature, we’re very interested to try this in the wild.
Until then, here’s the official release:
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)– ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG), a leading mobile device accessories and technology company, will offer media a sneak peek at the company’s newest additions to its ZAGG and iFrogz brand portfolios at IFA 2012, Aug. 31 through Sept. 5 in Berlin. ZAGG will debut ZAGGkeys® PRO™ and ZAGGkeys PRO Plus™ iPad keyboard accessories, as well as iFrogz Caliber gaming headsets from booth 128, in hall 15.1.
About ZAGGkeys PRO and PRO Plus
The ZAGGkeys PRO and PRO Plus are ultra-thin Bluetooth® keyboard accessories that accentuate the utility and convenience of the Apple® iPad®. Different from the original ZAGGkeys accessory, the ZAGGkeys PRO and PRO Plus utilize an innovative magnetic closure to secure the iPad, and protect the screen from scratches and smudges. The patented keyboard design of both new products provides a natural typing experience in a compact layout, with dedicated function keys to operate specific iPad features. In addition, the ZAGGkeys PRO Plus features optional backlighting for full keyboard use without the need for another light.
The ZAGGkeys PRO and ZAGGkeys PRO Plus will be available for purchase from ZAGG.com and select retailers at the end of September. Expected retail for the ZAGGkeys PRO is $99, $129 for the ZAGGkeys PRO Plus.
About Caliber Gaming Headphones
The first of several products iFrogz has planned for gamers this year, the Caliber line of headsets provides amazing design and sound quality for a premium mobile, desktop or console gaming experience. The Caliber Stealth gaming headset was created specifically for mobile devices, while the Caliber Axiom works with the most popular systems, including Xbox®, PC, Mac, and PS3®. Both include in-line controls and accessories needed for voice connections. Last in the Caliber series is the Vanguard, which has been designed to include 7.1 channel audio, a retractable microphone, and an optional bass vibration feature for fully immersive gaming. Viewing movies with Vanguard’s 7.1 channel audio and bass vibration feature provides listeners with an authentic theater experience.
The Caliber gaming headsets are available throughout Europe at select retail locations. In October, the Stealth, Axiom and Vanguard will also be sold online at iFrogz.com and through North American retailers. Prices are: $59.99 for the Caliber Stealth, $89.99 for the Caliber Axiom, and $129.99 for Caliber Vanguard.
“The ZAGGkeys PRO line and Caliber gaming lines are creative product solutions that will appeal to gadget owners and gamers for their sleek design and outstanding function,” said Derek M. Smith, executive vice president of sales for ZAGG. “Adding to our successful existing product lines and branching into new categories, such as gaming, is very important for us as we continue to strengthen our position as the preferred brand in mobile accessories. The overwhelming response to our Caliber gaming line ahead of IFA is promising, and we see it as an indicator that we are heading in the right direction.”