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the Mac Observer - BrydgeAir Keyboard for iPad Air/Air 2: Almost Perfect

by Nick Smith February 22, 2015

Product: BrydgeAir

Rating: 4.5 / 5

Company: Brydge Global

List Price: US$169.00 ($189.00 for gold)

Pros:

Three models color matched to iPad Air colors, works with iPad Air or Air 2, recessed keys, magnetic sleep/wake, pairing buttons matched to iPad AIr design, matches shape and design of iPad Air, backlit keyboard, stereo speakers, leather, zippered case included.

Cons:

Keyboard indicator lights could be more explicit, moved to the surface. Speakers not as good as iPad's.

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Macworld - This keyboard case makes your iPad feel like a laptop

by Nick Smith February 01, 2015

The BrydgeAir keyboard is unlike any iPad accessory I’ve used before. With integrated speakers underneath a backlit keyboard with a 180-degree hinge, it makes your iPad feel like a laptop, and that’s the entire point.

In a market of nearly identical iPad keyboards that offer the same core features, Brydge is trying to set itself apart. After spending the last week with its solution for the iPad Air 2, I’d say it does just that.

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WSJ.com - The Best Keyboards for iPad and Android Tablets

by Nick Smith December 09, 2014

"Now, if money is no object in your quest to turn your iPad into a laptop, the $170 BrydgeAir is the best option I came across (and what I plan to purchase myself). It is what I imagine Apple’s own keyboard case would look like—and cost."

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appleinsider - Review: BrydgeAir keyboard makes your iPad Air feel like a 'MacBook mini'

by Nick Smith November 22, 2014

iPad Air 1 & 2 owners looking for a quick and easy way to turn their tablet into a MacBook-style, lap-friendly portable computer need look no further than the new backlit BrydgeAir keyboard — a well-built, well-designed productivity accessory.

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cnet - BrydgeAir is an aluminum keyboard to match your iPad Air

by Nick Smith November 19, 2014

The Bottom Line The second version of Brydge's keyboard makes for an impressive accessory to the iPad Air series. If you're none too impressed with plastic alternatives, look no further.

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Today's iPhone - BrydgeAir review: Premium Bluetooth keyboard turns your iPad Air into a mini-MacBook

by Nick Smith November 17, 2014

You might have heard of Brydge before. Once a successful Kickstarter campaign, Brydge Keyboards now designs and manufactures sophisticated Bluetooth keyboards for iPad.

The company’s latest effort, BrydgeAir, is designed specifically for Apple’s latest tablet iterations in the iPad Air and iPad Air 2. It features Brydge’s unique hinge mechanism and a ton of Apple-esque stylings so, naturally, we were eager to give it a try.

 

 

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Un-boxing: BrydgeAir BlueTooth Keyboard for iPad Air & Air2 with Speakers & Backlit Keyboard

by Nick Smith November 16, 2014

Just released BrydgeAir for iPad Air and Air 2. This has to be the finest bluetooth keyboard out there. With backlit keys, and two speakers built in to amplify your iPad's sound towards you. Sleek aluminum and 180 degree angle viewing make this well built full featured keyboard a great selection.

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Hardwarezone: Turn your iPad Air into a MacBook with the BrydgeAir keyboard

by Nick Smith November 13, 2014

 It's been barely a month since Apple announced its new iPad Air 2 and there are already accessories designed for it. If you use your iPad Air or iPad Air 2 for a lot of productivity tasks (think word processing and emails) then you might want to invest in the new BrydgeAir keyboard.

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GeekBeat.TV Review: BrydgeAir Keyboard for iPad Air and Air 2

by Nick Smith November 05, 2014

Tablets are great and can be a good way to ditch the laptop when you’re trying to travel light, but there’s one big problem – typing full documents on a screen just isn’t as easy as on a keyboard.

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TechnologyTell: BrydgeAir keyboards are shipping for iPad Air and iPad Air 2

by Nick Smith October 25, 2014

There are many keyboards and keyboard cases available for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, but perhaps none of them come closer to turning Apple’s tablet into Apple’s laptop than the BrydgeAir.

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Today's iPhone: Brydge unveils gold and space gray BrydgeAir keyboards for iPad Air 2

by Nick Smith October 16, 2014

Brydge, purveyors of fine aluminum keyboards for iPad, have unveiled new color-ways for their BrydgeAir keyboard to match the new iPad Air 2.

We previously covered the launch of BrydgeAir — a keyboard with a thin, light and high quality aluminum construction that brings with it physical backlit keys and stereo speakers.

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Apple Insider: New, lighter BrydgeAir keyboard aims to bring laptop functionality to Apple's iPad Air

by Nick Smith August 10, 2014

Popular iPad keyboard maker Brydge is now accepting preorders for a new model designed specifically for Apple's iPad Air, bringing not only physical backlit keys, but also upgraded stereo speakers and a lighter aluminum design.

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makeuseof: Brydge+ iPad Keyboard Review

by Nick Smith July 14, 2014

The iPad has a problem: typing on a touchscreen keyboard (and thereby losing half your viewing space) just isn’t that conducive to being productive. You can connect any Bluetooth keyboard, but then you have added complication of finding a case to prop up the iPad and all of extra things to carry around; or it only works when laying flat on a desk.

Brydge+ solves this problem, and more besides. With integrated Bluetooth speakers, a set of clamshell hinges that securely connect to your iPad, and iPad-specific function keys – you really aren’t going to find a better iPad keyboard.

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