Brydge iPad Keyboard

Look again. This isn’t a MacBook. It’s an iPad and the new Brydge. Brydge is a device for your iPad that turns your handy tablet into a laptop.

The Brydge has a full-size, aluminum keyboard, with or without speakers, that features a heavy-duty clamp to hold your iPad in place. The device has a hinge that allows you to open and view your iPad at any angle and then close down when you’re done. After it’s closed up, both the iPad and Brydge will go to sleep. I love the fact that the Brydge resembles the aesthetics of an Apple product and that it makes the iPad that much easier to use while on the go or at home.

Roughly the same size as a MacBook Air!

The Brydge connects via Bluetooth just like any other device you have.

Currently still in the funding phase on Kickstarter, the campaign winds down on June 4th and is more than 4x fully funded. They are expected to ship the product mid-October with the price being around $170 for the original model and $210 for the speaker model.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.