The Brydge project’s principals think it feels like options for iPad keyboards and accessories are excessive in quantity, yet lacking in quality, which is why they created Brydge, which they claim transforms your iPad into a laptop worthy of Apple.
Thay say the idea of turning an iPad into a high quality laptop seemed so obvious, they were shocked when they couldn’t find any accessory that accomplished this so set out to make such a product from the highest quality materials that would compliment your iPad perfectly.
They say Brydge is an elegant solution to the scarcity of quality iPad keyboards and accessories currently on the market. Made from aerospace-grade aluminum, with optional stereo speakers, Brydge connects to your iPad using a patent-pending hinge. This click-in hinge allows for close to 180 degrees of iPad positioning and holds your iPad secure enough to pass a “Shake Test.” Brydge’s hinge, made of metal alloys and magnets, with a thermoplastic elastomer shell, allows you to position your iPad at nearly any angle, even allowing you to close it up entirely for easy transportation. Once closed, both your iPad and Brydge go to sleep automatically.
Brydge’s aluminum body is machined and anodized so it matches the look and feel of the iPad precisely, so that when paired together, Brydge and your iPad appear to be two parts of the same device, blending style and functionality seamlessly. Unlike other products made of painted plastic in an effort to look similar to the iPad, Brydge doesn’t fake it, not only looking good, but with the feel of quality craftsmanship Apple lovers demand.
If you need your iPad free from Brydge, simply hold down on the Brydge and pull thr iPad free.
Since Brydge practically turns your iPad into a laptop, they figured, why not go all the way and include built-in speakers? This is an optional feature as it does make the product more expensive to produce. iPad speakers are somewhat average so it is assumed thst the upgrade to stereo sound and improved volume will be a welcomed upgrade for iPad owners.
Brydge connects with your iPad via Bluetooth, so there is no need to deal with any wires or plugs. Additionally, the keyboard has been designed specifically for an iPad, with iPad functions built in and charges through a USB connection.
Development of Brydge has been a full time endeavor for the last 6 months, and the developers say they’re fully dedicated to seeing it all the way through production, fulfillment and beyond. If their funding goal is met they have a plan in place and will immediately begin to work with manufacturers to finalize the design for production. In preparation for this, they say they have already begun the process of sourcing the materials and setting up manufacturing, and launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for a manufacturing run, calculating that they need $90K in order to produce the product in bulk and bring it to market. If you’re interested in seeing the Brydge being made and would like to receive one of the first editions, you can find out more here: