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Rugged Combo 3

Unlock the educational potential of iPad® in K-12 classrooms with this refreshed rugged keyboard case.

Rugged Combo 3 | Full angle shot
  • Protection from bumps, scratches and drops up to 4 ft
  • Pry- and spill-resistant keyboard
  • Adjustable kickstand for wide range of viewing angles
Rugged Combo 3 | Full angle shot

Unleash the power of iPad in your classroom

Rugged Combo 3 is the perfect partner for iPad in the classroom—a secure case that protects iPad against drops, spills and scratches combined with a durable student-friendly keyboard. Designed in collaboration with educators, administrators and IT specialists, Rugged Combo 3 helps you support students' learning no matter the grade level or assignment. Rugged Combo 3 and iPad help bring lessons to life with thousands of educational apps, books and courses.

Key Features
  • Rugged Combo 3 | Children using Rugged Combo 3 at a field work

    Tough enough for any grade level

    Its sturdy design and construction is built to take on daily wear and tear inside K-12 classrooms. The outer fabric of the case is inspired by the luggage industry and was chosen for its resistance to damage including spills. Rugged Combo 3 has been put through scratch, drop, spill, and vibration tests to ensure the highest levels of protection and durability.

  • Rugged Combo 3 | Dropping test shot

    Protects from drops up to 4 ft

    Rugged Combo 3 is built to withstand falls up to 4 feet. So no matter the curriculum—a field trip, a classroom presentation or a lab session—iPad stays protected from drops and mishaps.

  • Rugged Combo 3 | Spill on the keys

    Pry- and spill-resistant keys

    A durable high-performance membrane seals in the keyboard, protecting it from prying fingers, spilled drinks, and other classroom mishaps. If an accident does occur, crumbs and liquids can be safely wiped clean.

  • Rugged Combo 3 | Shortcut keys 1 - 10

    Full row of shortcut keys

    Rugged Combo 3 features iOS shortcut keys so important functions are always at students’ fingertips.

    1) Home: go to home screen
    2) Screen brightness: adjusts brightness down and up
    3) Virtual Keyboard: shows/hides the virtual keyboard
    4) Search: brings up iOS search field
    5) Siri: activate digital assistant
    6) Screenshot: take photo of current screen
    7) Media controls: Back, Play/Pause, Forward
    8) Volume controls: Mute, Volume down, Volume up
    9) Screen on/off: locks iPad (7th generation) screen

  • Rugged Combo 3 | Profile shot

    One click to connect and charge

    The keyboard connects to iPad instantly—no pairing required. Power comes directly from the iPad so you never have to charge the keyboard. Plus, the physical connection is the only data transfer point, making it a secure solution for testing and exams. A lightning connector port makes it easy to charge or sync the iPad when needed.

  • Four modes to tackle any task

    Rugged Combo 3 is flexible enough for any class or assignment.

    Type Mode: Dock the keyboard upright and type away. 

    Viewing Mode: Fold back the keyboard and pull out the kickstand to watch educational videos and more. 

    Sketch Mode: Collapse the screen to sketch or take handwritten notes with Logitech Crayon. 

    Read Mode: Fold the keyboard back to read books, articles, and more.

  • Rugged Combo 3 | Flexible angle range

    Any angle kickstand

    Flexible kickstand offers 40° of tilt so you can always find the right angle for the task at hand. Sturdy mechanical hinges ensure the kickstand stays firmly in place and does not collapse, even with strong tapping.

Additional Features

TAKING PHOTOS IS A SNAP

New picture mode makes it easier than ever to take photos in class. Just fold back the keyboard to take pictures of whiteboard notes, science displays, or whatever else students need.

CONVENIENT POWER AND DATA TRANSFER

Need to charge or sync? Just plug into Rugged Combo 3’s lightning connector port - iPad never has to leave the security of the case.

FITS MOST CHARGING CARTS

Designed to fit popular charging carts including:


  • Bretford PowerSync MiX Cart 30 (HKPX2)
  • Bretford PowerSync MiX Cart 45 (HKPY2)
  • LocknCharge Carts featuring small and large 5-slot mobile device baskets

EXTRA LARGE ASSET-TAGGING WINDOW

The updated transparent window on the back of the case provides convenient space for asset tagging, yet stays hidden during use.

THE PERFECT COMBO

Designed to work with Logitech Crayon and Apple Pencil (1st gen). Just extend the kickstand for the perfect sketching angle and instantly start hand-writing notes, illustrating projects or marking up documents directly on iPad. Plus, Rugged Combo 3 has a built-in holder to store your Logitech Crayon or Apple Pencil so it's always there when you need it.

3-YEAR WARRANTY

Something not working? Rugged Combo 3 comes with a 3-year limited hardware warranty and customer support.

  • Compatible Devices

    iPad (7th generation)

    Modes

    Type, View, Sketch, Read

    Keyboard Type

    Integrated keyboard

    Backlit Keys

    No

    Viewing Angles: Adjustable

    40 degrees of adjustable angles
    Highest angle: 60 degrees
    Lowest angle: 20 degrees

    Dimensions

      • Height: 7.4 in (189 mm)
      • Width: 0.9 in (23.8 mm)
      • Depth: 10.2 in (260 mm)
      • Weight: 1.3 lb (602 g)
  • Technical Specifications

    Power and Connectivity

    • Upon placing iPad in holder, instantly pairs and powers via Smart Connector

    Case

    Space to charge and stow Apple Pencil (1st generation)

    Magnetic latch 

    Front and back protection

    Access all ports: camera / Lightning port

    Keyboard

    Full-sized, well-spaced keys

    Full row of iOS shortcut keys

    18 mm key pitch

    1.2 mm key travel

    Row of iOS Shortcut Keys (Left to Right)

    • 1) Home: go to home screen
      2) Screen brightness: adjusts brightness down and up
      3) Virtual Keyboard: shows/hides the virtual keyboard
      4) Search: brings up iOS search field
      5) Siri: activate digital assistant
      6) Screenshot: take photo of current screen
      7) Media controls: Back, Play/Pause, Forward
      8) Volume controls: Mute, Volume down, Volume up
      9) Screen on/off: locks iPad (7th generation) screen
  • Package Contents

    Keyboard case
    Documentation

    Part Number

    PN: 920-009320

    Warranty Information

    3-year Limited hardware warranty

Rugged Combo 3

Rugged Combo 3

All sales and samples are handled through the Apple Education channel.

• Contact your Apple Education rep for additional details
• Don’t know your rep? Call 1(800) 800 APPLE or find more info at www.apple.com/education/purchasing

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