Brydge keyboard

59
Global
Score
59

It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.

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Engadget Summary

The Brydge keyboard is an expensive iPad dock that attempts to provide a more laptop-like experience than standard keyboard docks. Although some reviewers have found it to work well -- Time calls it "the most laptop-like" iPad keyboard around -- the manufacturer has apparently suffered from inconsistent quality control, and some units shipped to early customers had significant defects. The company has also had customer service issues, responding slowly to complaints and taking a month or longer to replace defective units. While the idea of using a dock to turn the iPad into a laptop replacement is a good one, Cult of Mac points out that "there are better, lighter and much cheaper keyboards out there," while Time, which was generally "pretty happy" with the Brydge, says that "you have to be awfully serious about turning an iPad into a notebook" to buy a Brydge for its $150-$210 price, especially when there are reliable, proven, and much cheaper options from companies like Logitech and Zagg.

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Breakdown

Tactility / button-feel
7.3
Configurability
8.0
Ergonomics / comfort
7.0
Noise
8.0
Design and form factor
6.7
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Specs

keyboard

Type
Portable / handheld
Ergonomic design
Standard / straight
Number pad
None
Connection type
Wireless
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Specs

keyboard

Type
Portable / handheld
Ergonomic design
Standard / straight
Number pad
None
Connection type
Wireless
View Full Specs
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