Even before the iPad mini’s strong opening weekend, the race was on as to which company would be first to give it the clamshell treatment. It’s not too suprising that Zagg, which leaked the iPad mini’s availability prior to its official announcement, looks prepared to win that race with a pair of accessories. In contrast to their current folios, in which a split back works with a keyboard groove in which to place the iPad, the ZAGGkeys Mini 7 and the less elegant but presumably more ergonomical ZAGGkeys Mini 9 have more of a Surface-like layout, with a kickstand in back of the case and the keyboard rolling out in front. This makes for a fairly large footprint.
The usual landslide of cases and other iPadaphernalia has also started pouring in with announcements from Kensington, Griffin and others.