- What material is Brydge™'s body made from?
Brydge is made from aerospace-grade aluminium that is machined and anodised 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.
- What material is Brydge's patent-pending hinge made from and how does it work?
Brydge's hinges are made from aluminium. They use friction to strongly hold onto the iPad. Once attached, the hinge provides for close to 180 degrees of iPad positioning. To remove your iPad simply hold the Brydge down and pull your iPad up firmly.
- How much does Brydge weigh?
Brydge weighs 1.28 pounds by itself and 2.59 pounds when connected to an iPad 2. For comparison, the 13 inch MacBook Air weighs 2.96 pounds.
- What versions of the iPad will Brydge work with?
Brydge+ will work with iPad2, iPad 3rd and 4th Generations. The BrydgeAir is designed specifically for the iPad Air.
- How does Brydge power down?
Brydge automatically hibernates and turns on with your iPad, so there is no need to manually power it on and off. However, configuration buttons are built into the layout of the keyboard and a subtle power indicator LED is hidden off to the side.
- How long does Brydge's battery last?
Brydge has a lithium ion battery for long battery life and is easily charged via micro USB. Battery life varies significantly based on speaker use. Without speaker use, Brydge's battery should last several months.
- How is Brydge charged?
Brydge is charged via micro USB. A subtle indicator light off to the side indicates power levels.
- Does Brydge have a full keyboard layout?
Yes, 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.
- Does Brydge support other international keyboard layouts?
Brydge supports an international toggle switch which will allow you to select different languages/keyboard styles as set through your iPad settings. We are looking into offering Brydge with different key prints, but are focused on the U.S. version right now.
- Does the iPad go to sleep when closed up against the Brydge?
Yes it does!
- Does Brydge support multiple languages?
The iPad offers multiple languages, Brydge will work with all of them, but unlike the letters on the screen, the letters physically on the keyboard won't change.