Brydge announces 12.9 MAX+ keyboard case for the new iPad Pro

Brydge Max Plus 12
Brydge Max Plus 12 (Image credit: Bridge)

What you need to know

  • Brydge has announced the 12.9 MAX+.
  • The new keyboard case features the "largest native multi-touch trackpad ever included in a tablet keyboard."

Brydge, a popular accessory maker for the iPad, has announced its newest keyboard, the 12.9 MAX+ for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Building on the foundation of the Pro+ range, the new 12.9 MAX+ takes the benchmark for iPad Pro keyboards to the next level. Featuring the largest native multi-touch trackpad ever included in a tablet keyboard, the 12.9 MAX+ is designed to deliver the most immersive and natural experience iPadOS has ever seen.With its stunning design lines, the overall experience could not be more complementary to the iPad. Featuring Brydge's new SnapFitTM Case, the 12.9 MAX+ is a breeze when it comes to inserting and removing the iPad, allowing you to go from tablet to laptop in seconds.

Brydge 12 9 Max Plus Closed

Brydge 12 9 Max Plus Closed (Image credit: Bridge)

Nick Smith, CO-CEO and Founder of Brydge, says that its new keyboard is a "breakthrough all-in-one device for users - whether on the road, in the office or at home."

"When combined with the groundbreaking power, speed and connectivity of the new iPad Pro (5th generation), the Brydge 12.9 MAX+ redefines the iPad keyboard category by creating a breakthrough all-in-one device for users - whether on the road, in the office or at home."

Brydge 12 9 Max Plus Top Down

Brydge 12 9 Max Plus Top Down (Image credit: Bridge)

Below is the full list of features for the new keyboard:

  • Native Multi-Touch Trackpad - Featuring the largest multi-touch trackpad ever for an iPad keyboard - 2x larger than the Brydge 12.9 Pro+ (5.5 in x 3.3 in / 140 mm x 85 mm).
  • Magnetic SnapFitTM Case - Simply snap your iPad into the magnetic back cover and easily remove for a flexible workflow.
  • Long Battery Life - Up to 3 months battery life on a single charge, based on 2 hours use per day.
  • Backlit Keys - 3 levels of LED backlight that meet visibility demands and provide the ultimate typing experience in low to no light conditions.
  • Typing Experience - Real tactile typing with the feel, sound, and response you expect. A full QWERTY keyboard, with a top row of dedicated iOS special function keys.
  • Compatibility - iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th & 5th generations).

The 12.9 MAX+ is available in Space Gray, Silver and White is available now for pre-order for $250 on the Brydge website. Orders will begin shipping in June.

Joe Wituschek

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  • No Smart Connector. This would hands down be a killer accessory if it had just that one feature. That said, if you're a fan of their stuff, this is a nice upgrade over the prior clippy versions.
  • Nice. Have carried a Brydge on my iPad mini 4 (and now 5, with a logitech mouse) in the panniers of my bike for years (it gets bounced around a lot) and never had an issue with the product or bluetooth. I'm glad they continue to make what looks to be another good product. Been eyeing the iPad Air and will probably get the hinged one with trackpad. No smart connector is not an issue for me and I hate the kickstand Logitech options.
  • A smart connector would allow it to have a power connector at desk-level, like the Magic Keyboard. I'm still on the fence about whether to go for this or for the Magic Keyboard for my 12.9" Pro. I wonder if the third party license for that connector is still too much or whatever. Imagine if it could connect to the Thunderbolt connector and provide an array of ports on the base.