23 Jan ZAGG announces new Rugged Messenger Case with VisionGuard at BETT with Eyesafe
(Shannon Ireland), (January 23, 2019) – ZAGG (NASDAQ:ZAGG), a global leader in accessories that empower mobile lifestyles, today announced the Rugged Messenger Case™ with VisionGuard™ for the 9.7-inch iPad. ZAGG’s latest iPad case protects your iPad from bumps and drops up to 6.6 feet while the VisionGuard snap-on screen protector protects your eyes from harmful blue light.
The Rugged Messenger case features innovative multi-layered polycarbonate to protect your iPad against impact and corner damage, while the snap-on screen with VisionGuard not only protects screens from scratches and fingerprint smudges, its Eyesafe layer filters harmful blue light which can contribute to digital eye strain.
The Rugged Messenger Ccase also features a fully adjustable magnetic built-in stand for increased usability, allowing the tablet to stand in multiple angles for easy viewing. It can also be used as a smart cover for added protection inside a backpack. A built-in holder for the Apple Pencil allows you to work faster and more efficiently, while storing it safely and conveniently when not in use.
“iPads are powerful educational tools opening up a whole new learning experience, but as our children use electronic devices more, they are exposed to ever greater levels of high-energy blue light, which is shown to contribute to digital eye strain.”,” said Gavin Slevin, ZAGG International General Manager. “Our VisionGuard screen protector with Eyesafe technology protects layer protects all users—children included—from harmful high-energy visible (HEV) blue light that can negatively affect eye health. By taking everything that was great about our original Rugged Messenger Case and adding VisionGuard, we created a case that not only provides premium protection for your iPad but also protects your eyes. The rough and tumble exterior of the Rugged Messenger Case will also withstand those drops that inevitably happen in classrooms and when workers are on the go.”
“We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with ZAGG to protect iPad users of all ages from harmful blue light by incorporating our Eyesafe technology into the Rugged Messenger case,” said Justin Barrett, CEO of Healthe. ““Research shows that prolonged exposure to the HEV blue light blue light emitted from electronics can result in digital eye strain, which presents symptoms including sleep cycle disruption, negatively impacting melatonin production. Provided the eye is not fully developed until the teenage years, and studies show that more light from the harmful range of 400-460nm penetrates back to the retina, this is especially concerning for children’s eyes. And it really highlights the pressing need for product innovations that address this issue.” (1),(2).”
Pricing & Availability:
The Rugged Messenger Case + VisionGuard is available later this spring for a suggested retail price of €69.99/£59.99 on ZAGG.com. It joins an extensive line-up of InvisibleShield® Glass+ VisionGuard screen protectors which are currently available for Apple’s latest iPads as well as the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, iPhone 7 / 7 Plus, Google Pixel 3, and Pixel 3XL.
For more information, visit ZAGG.com.
ZAGG, the ZAGG logo, Rugged Messenger Case, VisionGuard, and InvisibleShield are trademarks of ZAGG IP Holding Co., Inc. iPad, iPhone, and Apple Pencil are trademarks of Apple Inc. Eyesafe is a trademark of Healthe LLC. Google and Pixel and trademarks of Google LLC. The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by ZAGG Inc is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
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ZAGG is a global innovator and category creator for tablet keyboards and is committed to freeing consumers from the confines of the traditional workplace. With millions of units sold worldwide, ZAGG products are designed to enhance mobile devices by enabling productivity and connectivity while users are at work, at play, and at rest. ZAGG is based in Utah and has operations in the United States, Ireland, and China. ZAGG products are available worldwide and can be found at leading retailers.
About ZAGG Inc
ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG) is a global leader in accessories and technologies that empower mobile lifestyles. The Company has an award-winning product portfolio that includes screen protection, power management solutions, mobile keyboards, and personal audio sold under the InvisibleShield®, mophie®, ZAGG®, BRAVEN®, IFROGZ®, and Gear4® brands. ZAGG Inc has operations in the United States, Ireland, and China. For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at www.zagg.com, www.mophie.com, and www.braven.com.
About Healthe & Eyesafe Technology
Healthe is a worldwide supplier of Eyesafe blue light filtering technology for the world’s leading device manufacturers. Eyesafe technology and associated intellectual property portfolio was developed by world-class engineers and a team with decades in electronics, display materials, and light management to selectively filter UV and high-energy visible (HEV) blue light while maintaining color quality. Similar to sunscreen, Eyesafe technology has an RPF® or Retina Protection Factor rating which corresponds to the amount of blue light energy filtered. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Healthe works to develop technologies and standards in conjunction with leaders in the eye care community. To learn more about Healthe and Eyesafe technology, please visit Eyesafe.com.