Brydge Keyboard Case Turns iPad Into MacBook Air Surrogate

Brydge has been upgraded with a hinge twice as thin as the original design and fits the iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Generations.

The hinge is now made out of anodized aluminum to perfectly match the iPad, still rotates nearly 180 degrees, and has been redesigned to be as future proof as possible. This means that in addition to fitting the iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Generations, when a new iPad comes out, you will most likely not need to buy a new keyboard to support it.

Brydge is an elegant solution to the lack of quality iPad keyboards and accessories currently on the market, and features a full-sized aerospace-grade aluminum keyboard 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.

Brydge’s aluminum body is machined and anodized so that it matches the look and feel of the iPad precisely. When paired together, Brydge and your iPad appear to be two parts of the same device, blending style and functionality seamlessly.

The Hinge

Brydge’s patent-pending hinge holds the iPad secure and allows you to position the device at nearly any angle, or to close it up entirely for easy transportation. Once closed, both iPad and Brydge go to sleep automatically.

The Clamp

Brydge’s aluminum clamps hold on to your iPad securely and fit the iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Generations. There is no need to enclose your iPad in any sort of case, instead, your iPad snaps in and is ready to go.

Integrated Speakers

Brydge can have speakers. The iPad speaker is average at best so there is a model of Brydge that offers stereo sound and improved volume by including a fully integrated speaker system.

Bluetooth Connectivity

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.

Brydge allows you to use your iPad as you never could before, giving it the functionality and protection of a Macbook Air, while still allowing you to appreciate the style and portability of your iPad.

Brydge is made from aerospace-grade aluminum that is machined and anodized to perfectly match the look and feel of an Apple iPad. The precision processes used to machine Brydge are the same processes used as the Apple family of products.

Brydge’s patent-pending hinge is also made from aluminum, and uses use friction to strongly fasten to the iPad. Once attached, the hinge provides for close to 180 degrees of iPad positioning. To remove the iPad, simply hold the Brydge down and pull the iPad up firmly.

Brydge weighs 1.28 pounds by itself and 2.59 pounds when connected to an iPad 2. For comparison, the 11 inch MacBook Air weighs 2.38 pounds.

Brydge has a lithium ion battery for long battery life and is easily charged via micro USB. A subtle indicator light off to the side indicates power levels. Battery life varies significantly based on speaker use. Without speaker use, Brydge’s battery should last several months.

Brydge has a full QWERTY keyboard. The beveled edge was designed thin to provide the largest keyboard possible. Additionally, Brydge has hotkeys built in dedicated specifically for iPad functions.

Brydge+ and Brydge will officially be launching December 1, 2012. Units are now shipping out of Asia and the company is starting to fulfill pre-orders in the order in which they were placed. If you order right now they are guaranteeing delivery in time for Christmas, but believe it will reach customers much sooner. You can save $10 on any model for the official launch with the Coupon Code: BRYDGELAUNCHYNG

Brydge+ (speakerless)
$170 holiday special
Brydge+ without speakers features the same aluminum body, keyboard and hinge design as the Brydge+, but does not include the built-in Bluetooth speakers. Compatible with the iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Generations.

$210.00 holiday special
Brydge+ is a full-sized anodized aluminum keyboard with built-in Bluetooth speakers. An ultra-elite keyboard, Brydge+ truly appears to turn your iPad into a laptop. Compatible with the iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Generations.

$150.00 holiday special
Brydge offers the same functionality as the Brydge+ with built-in Bluetooth speakers, a full-sized keyboard and the same hinge design which opens to nearly 180 degrees. However, this model is made out of a sturdy polycarbonate composite. Compatible with the iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Generations.

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