The iPad is an undeniably cool device. But some users began to have trouble when they wanted to use the tablet in typing-heavy situations, such as taking notes at a meeting. Another challenge is protecting Appleundefineds wonder of design from scratches, blemishes, and hard jolts.The ZAGGmate with keyboard handles both problems in a direct way: The accessory acts as both an add-on Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad and a protective metal shell for when the device is not in use. As the company points out, it does in one piece what the alternative does in three by providing a case, a keyboard, and a keyboard prop all in one package.Empty, the ZAGGmate looks like a metal tray with a keyboard at the bottom. You place the iPad face-down in the tray so that only the back of the iPad is exposed. When you prop up the iPad inside the shell, the keyboard sits flat at its base, making the whole thing resemble a laptop. You can prop up the iPad in landscape or portrait orientation, and adjust its pitch to ten different angles. The ZAGGmate is made of hard aluminum that matches the outside of the iPad, and it uses military-grade padding to protect the tablet.