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A Case of Keyboard Envy – plus a giveaway (closed)

If you own an iPad, or are thinking of owning an iPad, you need to put your listening ears on.

So, y’all remember that I sold the gold out of my grandpa’s teeth to finance my beloved iPad.  (If you’re new to this blog, please go here to read the back story, and then maybe, just maybe, I won’t sound so crazy.)

No guarantees, though.

So I purchased an iPad, and then because I use my new iPad primarily for writing, I needed to pair it up with a keyboard, and the Logitech Keyboard Case suited my needs.

Or so I thought.

Until about 2 or 3 weeks later when a friend of mine noticed that Zagg had now put out a NEW & IMPROVED All-In-One iPad 2 Companion which is a case, a stand, and a keyboard all rolled into one sweet little unit.  This friend e-mailed Fiddledaddy to tell him about this new keyboard, and they both agreed that it was best not to tell me about it.

So Fiddledaddy e-mailed me the link.


While I did like my Logitech Keyboard Case, I did wish that it provided a bit more protection and would encase my entire iPad.  I was also concerned with the issue that my iPad could slip out of the groove and fall to the floor if say, a certain 56 pound dog were to jump on me while I was balancing it on my lap.

Hypothetically speaking, of course.

I could not justify to Fiddledaddy my need to purchase another keyboard (and believe me, I can be VERY creative when I need to justify something completely unnecessary) so he casually suggested that I write to Zagg and see if they might need someone to review this new technological wonder.

Which I did.

I wrote to the President of Zagg and explained to him about my grandfather’s gold teeth, and how much I was suffering from a tragic case of Keyboard Envy.  I’m pretty sure his pointer finger was hovering between alerting security and contacting the social media department.

Fortunately for me, he had Drew, a very fun Social Media Marketing Specialist, contact me to cure my case of Keyboard Envy.

And so this is what now accompanies me in my purse (right next to the extra-strength Excedrin).

This new All-In-One iPad 2 Companion has met ALL of my keyboard needs.  The iPad slips into the protective sleeve, and is then able to be safely seated into a grove which allows me to type at will, without fear of my iPad crashing to the ground.  And then it closes up, completely protecting my iPad on both front and back.

The keyboard is very easy to type on, as my fingers fly while composing whatever is that needs composing before I completely lose my train of thought.  As I am wont to do.

Where was I?  Oh, yes!

A Giveaway!

After talking again with Drew, my new Social Media Marketing Specialist (a job title that I adore and wish I could have majored in while in college, instead of Psychology) friend, he was able to offer me something very fun to give away on this post.

I am giving away a ZAGGsparq 2.0 (retails for $99.99) to THREE winners.  This device is a portable USB power source for all your personal electronic devices.  It works for cell phones, hand-held gaming systems, digital cameras, and the iPad!  It’s a very convenient small size that can be easily taken on the go, and provides two USB charging ports.

If you would like an opportunity to win a ZAGGsparq 2.0, all you have to do is visit the ZAGG website and poke around a little bit.  Then come back and tell me in the comments section of this post:

What gives YOU a case of ZAGG envy?

The Rules:

  • You must answer the prompt given.
  • No duplicate comments/ one entry per person.
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. residents living in the lower 48 states, ages 18 or over.
  • Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
  • You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

I will leave comments open until Saturday, October 15th, at 9:00 PM, EST.

Clarification:  The giveaway is for a ZAGGsparq  2.0, a portable USB power source (not a keyboard).  🙂

Disclaimer:  I was given the All-In-One iPad 2 Companion for the sole purpose of reviewing the product.  All honest opinions expressed are my very own.

Comments are now closed.

34 Responses to A Case of Keyboard Envy – plus a giveaway (closed)

  • Oh I love that keyboard option for the iPad! i’m convincing my Mom to get one for my Dad for Christmas (he has battled cancer this year and you know Dads, they rarely ever get a WOW! Christmas present!!!) and he would need a keyboard to go with it and this one looks PERFECT!!!!!

  • Oh my gosh, oh golly gee! I was JUST looking at the Zagg site on Saturday night. I find that I am using my iPad more and more for all of my computing away from my desk at work. Oh how I would adore having the ZAGGsparq2.0 to ease my typing on the iPad.

    I am not, however, envious of the 56 pound dog. I already have one (actually, I have one-Sister the adorable Airedale- Rocket Man has a 50 pound spawn of Satan in the form of a Blue Heeler, named Lucy aka Lucifer).

    If you could see me, I have mt hand waving in the air and I’m saying, ‘Ooh! ooh! Pick me. Pick me!’. I have serious Zagging envy. Truly!

    • Yikes…I now see that I should probably not respond to anything at 2:44 in the a.m. The giveaway is for the charger, right? That would also be cool. Still…I would LOVE to have the keyboard. Maybe for Christmas….:)

  • without a doubt I’m adding the the keyboard case to my wish list. that’s so perfect. actually the zaggsparq 2.0 is pretty awesome too!

  • I LOVE the leather cases for both the iPhone 4 and the iPad 1. They look great and are a competitive price. I would be lost without the screen cover on my phone too!
    Thanks for the great giveaway! So glad you found a solution to fill your need. Hugs!

  • Hmmmm…..I would love the Zagg Sparq 2.0 because of it’s flexibility to charge multiple devices at the same time! Great for those on the go! Your friend who found the keyboard told me he would really like to win one of these! 🙂

  • Where do I begin? There is so much on the ZAGG website that I love. I will be traveling the next two summers, and the portable USB power source would be an incredibly useful tool for me. *keeping fingers, toes and eyes crossed that I win*

  • OH MY GOODNESS!!! Now *I* am having keyboard envy!! That is the loveliest keyboard ever…and I want one. Wonder if I could skip a meal or twelve to buy one…

    And the skins for my iPhone are very, very tempting.

  • Ok,now I have iPad,keyboard and Zagg envy (: But I could really use the zagg to charge everything we use on the go and for an upcoming couple of trips that we will be taking. There are so many things to charge for a trip now. Gotta keep everyone happy, accessible and entertained- Nooks, cameras, phones, gaming, laptops…oh my!

  • Oh I just want this or maybe the keyboard when I get that coveted iPad. I would love to have this however because with 2 children, a mommy, and a daddy, all who have iTouch or iPhone, we need to charge on the go.

  • I have the ZAGG screen protector for my ipod and I love it! I think it is truly as indestructible as they say it is. I don’t have an ipad yet (because I don’t have any of grandpa’s teeth to sell!) but when/if I get one, I will need to have that ZAGG keyboard! (And how awesome is the ZAGGsparq??”

  • I like what you have!! How cool is that! WHat a great gift that would be for my FIL who has an Ipad

  • I didn’t realize ZAGG made an all-in-one keyboard. I would love to have one of my own. I am definitely adding this to my Christmas list.

  • I love the case that you have. We have a Xoom (Motorola’s version of the iPad) and a stand and a keyboard, but the one that you have is better because it’s all in one! : ) While we’re at it, I’d also like a case for the Xoom (if I didn’t have the case that you wrote about).

  • Hands down my envy is for the keyboard case for the Ipad. What a fantastic product invention!

  • Already have a version of the ZAGGsparq 2.0, so don’t need one. I want to share that we have the Zagg InvisibleShield on my husband’s iPad2 and it is great! Protects the screen very well.

    I’m going to show hubby this keyboard because we’ve been talking about the need for a stand for him. Thanks for the review. I went to the site and looked at the videos. You can tell Zagg they do a good job!

  • Okay, I have been holding out because I didn’t think we really needed an iPad. However, my husband, who loves all gadgets, is totally convinced he does need one. He justifies it by saying he needs it for work. So, we are getting one next week. That keyboard would be PERFECT since I don’t think I could master typing on the touch screen.

  • Oooo — look at the pretty iPhone skins… I like them very much. I’d also like an invisible shield for my iPhone. I’m afraid I’m going to scratch it or it’s going to break.

  • The Zagg Sparq 2.0 is exactly what I need/want. I am always needing to recharge my phone during the day and it would solve this problem for me!!

    Love the skins, too.

  • Hmmm, now I not only have keyboard envy I want an iPad2! {sigh}

    So many neat things on that website, I probably never should have been directed there! I am the money handler AND the techno gadget crazy around here!!!

    The portable charger is a FANTASTIC idea! Of course, those picture “skins” are beautiful too! 😉

  • Okay, I poked around the website as instructed, but I still didn’t find anything I could possibly want more than what you have right there! It’s so cool… I need an All-in-One thingy with a keyboard, too. 🙂

  • I love the Zagg Sparq 2.0! That is just what I need! I’m adding it to my wish list.

  • Wow. I’m never even been tempted by an iPad and now I want one. I had no idea you could basically turn it into a laptop! (but so much better!) Yikes. My poor husband has no idea what is about to happen to my Christmas wish list.

    While I would love to have an iPad AND a tray like yours, the ZAGGsparq 2.0 charger is actually the coolest thing here. We would use the heck out of that thing! Our beloved Nooks would have endless power.

  • If I had an iPad, I would definitely want to get the “Zaggfolio” keyboard/case all in one! You really are making me consider an iPad as a must have. However, since I DON’T have one yet, I think the Zaggsparq 2.0 would be the thing I would most want. Having the ability to charge stuff when traveling would be fabulous. I am always worried about my cellphone and camera needing a charge and not being near an electrical outlet.

  • I like the Zagg Keyboard

  • Hmmm…everything? It all looks pretty cool and tech-y.

  • Wow, I never even knew Zagg existed! I love their covers for my ipod ( i haven’t upgraded to the Ipad and probaby won’t for awhile)

  • I must have a portable charger. My son loves to play his games on my ipod then leave it dead for when i need it most, traveling in the car!!!

  • I am coveting my neighbor’s (that’s YOU DeeDee!) iPad2 all in one keyboard and case! It is the essential piece of my soul that I’ve been missing….well…or at least it’ll rock my iPad world! 🙂

  • Without question, the All-in-One keyboard & case for my bare, exposed iPad. That’s going on my Christmas list.

  • Nice! One can never have too many gadgets, especially when one is married to an engineer! I love that Zagg is donating the proceeds fo the sale of their skins to honor Steve Jobs. The keyboard is awesome!

  • If I had an iPad 2 I would love the All in One! Maybe both should be on the wish list for Christmas. But the ZaggSparq would be great in a household with 3 iPods and 3 phones.

  • I have already purchased a Zagg protective cover for my iPad 2 and love not having to worry about protecting the screen. I have been investigating keyboards for over a month. I didn’t like the Logitech because it had a rim that would dig into your wrist. I didn’t like the Apple because you would have to carry it in the box. I have been thinking about ordering the Zagg Companion since I received their email several weeks ago, but wanted to see some reviews. After reading all of these, I am definitely ordering today!! The Sparq would be great with 2 iPhones and the iPad2.

  • What a great giveaway! I’d like to be entered, please. Thanks!