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Brydge Keyboard Review

Brydge Keyboard Review
Brydge Keyboard Review

If you have an iPad, you probably know that typing emails and documents with the touch screen can be frustrating. Frequent iPad users and tablet-toting travelers often use a Bluetooth keyboard to make the devices easier, more comfortable, and more efficient to use. But which keyboard is the best?

In my opinion, the Brydge+ with Speakers iPad Keyboard ($149.99) is the ultimate choice. This option is a level above your typical Bluetooth keyboard: it’s ergonomically designed, stylishly sleek, and even features powerful speakers for watching videos, listening to music or Skyping on the go. It essentially turns your iPad into a laptop, with the device acting as the top half. While you lose some protection without extra padding on top, this design means the whole thing is thinner and easier to fit into your day-to-day bag.

The Brydge keyboard case, made with anodized, aerospace grade aluminum for seriously sturdy protection, is definitely more expensive than the competition. But its versatility and high quality of experience make the splurge totally worth it.

For an even more lightweight option, there is the BrydgeAir ($199). It’s forged out of a single piece of aluminum, and 35% lighter than the original Brydge. It still includes upgraded stereo speakers and helpful features like backlit keys.

And if you’re looking for something slightly more affordable, the Brydge+ Speakerless ($139.99) offers the same aluminum body and fully functional keyboard without built-in speakers.

A real steal is the Brydge+ Polycarbonate ($99). If you’re after features vs. feel, this industrial grade black polycarbonate option offers all the same functionalities as the original Brydge+, minus the hefty price tag.

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