Rating: 4.5 / 5
Company: Brydge Global
List Price: US$169.00 ($189.00 for gold)
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.
Keyboard indicator lights could be more explicit, moved to the surface. Speakers not as good as iPad's.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.