What you need to know
- Apple is stocking some Brydge wireless keyboards.
- Only keyboards for the 7th Gen. iPad and 3rd Gen. iPad Air are available.
- They're made from aluminum and look pretty great.
Brydge has made a name for itself by making great wireless keyboards that are designed for use with tablets. And the iPad is no different, with the Brydge Wireless Keyboard proving popular. So popular that Apple is now stocking some of them.
Right now it seems that keyboards for the 7th Gen. iPad (opens in new tab) and 3rd Gen. iPad Air (opens in new tab) are the only options available, but it's a start. They're up for order on Apple's online store and Jason Snell says he's heard that some stores are stocking them as well.
Brydge keyboards for iPad now appearing on https://t.co/d82Dqt0xVK store and apparently available in some Apple retail stores as well...! pic.twitter.com/E7EtD6oRpqBrydge keyboards for iPad now appearing on https://t.co/d82Dqt0xVK store and apparently available in some Apple retail stores as well...! pic.twitter.com/E7EtD6oRpq— Jason Snell (@jsnell) December 11, 2019December 11, 2019
The keyboards are made from aluminum and turn iPads into a MacBook Pro or sorts. At least, that's how they look. There's no trackpad here, unfortunately. Although one is in the works.
Apple says the Brydge keyboards will make people "even more productive."
Both keyboards are available now, selling for $129.95. They're also available in Gold, Silver, or Gray colors to match your iPad of choice.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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