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An anodized aluminum keyboard for your iPad with built-in speakers that connects with a hinge for nearly 180 degrees of positioning.
An anodized aluminum keyboard for your iPad with built-in speakers that connects with a hinge for nearly 180 degrees of positioning.
3,266 backers pledged $797,979 to help bring this project to life.

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The Brydge Kickstarter campaign is over, but you can now order a Brydge at www.thebrydge.com.

The best way to contact the Brydge team is by emailing us at info@thebrydge.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.

TIME - "Brydge stands out for its Apple aesthetics."

CNET - "A keyboard case that makes your iPad look a lot like the MacBook Air." 

New York Times - "Brydge..turns an iPad into a laptop resembling the MacBook Air."

Mashable - "Brydge Turns Your iPad Into a Laptop" 

Huffington Post - "The Brydge also mimics the Apple design aesthetic"

Cassandra Daily - "Tablet devices have yet to replace computers altogether, but iPad accessory Brydge could make the latter obsolete"

ZDNet - "Brydge Kickstarter project could have been called ‘ToasterFridge’"

Macgasm - "Brydge Is The Sexiest Way To Turn Your iPad Into A Laptop"

Phone Area - "Brydge is probably one of the most elegantly designed keyboards docks for the iPad and this really is a compliment given the myriad of options available."

GigaOM - "I was recently enamored by the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad, but I may hold off and back the Brydge instead."

9to5Mac - "this appears to be one of the better made keyboard cases we have come across."

UberGizmo - "Aesthetically speaking, the Brydge does seem to have many design cues that hail from Cupertino"

GeekWire - "no toaster required"

SlideToPlay - "The product looks stylish, the materials seem high-quality, and the construction appears sturdy"

iPhoneinCanada - "elegantly crafted using aerospace-grade aluminum to closely match the feel of the iPad itself"

Technabob - "Brydge iPad Keyboard: Admit It Apple, This is a Good Idea"

Thanks for checking out our project! We highly recommend watching our video to get the best idea of what Brydge can do.

Is it just us, or does it feel like the options for iPad keyboards and accessories are excessive in quantity, yet lacking in quality? This is why we created Brydge

This idea of adding a high quality hinging keyboard to your iPad seemed obvious to us and we were shocked when we could not find any accessory that accomplished this. So we set out to make such a product to perfectly compliment your iPad.

Brydge is an elegant solution to the lack of quality iPad keyboards and accessories currently on the market. Brydge connects to your iPad using a patent-pending hinge which allows for close to 180 degrees of iPad positioning and holds your iPad secure.

Watch our "Shake Test" to see how strongly Brydge's hinge holds your iPad

Brydge's aluminum body ismachined and anodized so that it matches the look and feel of the iPad precisely. When paired together Brydge and your iPad appear to be two parts of the same device, blending style and functionality seamlessly. Unlike other products made of painted plastic in an effort to look similar to the iPad, Brydge does not fake it. Not only does it look good, but when held in your hands you can feel the quality craftsmanship Apple lovers demand.

Watch our "Keyboard Comparison" video to see what sets Brydge apart

Brydge's patent-pending hinge holds the iPad secure and allows for close to 180 degrees of positioning. While many stands offer a non-adjustable ledge to lean your iPad up against, Brydge's hinge allows you to position your iPad at nearly any angle, even allowing you to close it up entirely for easy transportation. Once closed, both your iPad and Brydge go to sleep automatically.

Hinge made of metal alloys and magnets, with a thermoplastic elastomer shell

Brydge’s hinge combines the forces of friction and magnetism to hold strongly onto the iPad. There is no need to enclose your iPad in any sort of case, instead, your iPad snaps in and is ready to go. If you need your iPad free from Brydge, simple hold down on the Brydge and pull your iPad free.

Optional Stereo Speakers 

Brydge connects with your iPad via bluetooth, so there is no need to deal with any wires or plugs. This was important aesthetically, but also adds to the portability and convenience of the product. Additionally, the keyboard has been designed specifically for an iPad, with iPad functions built in and charges through a USB connection.

Kickstarter is an amazing tool that has helped introduce you to our product so that we can raise this capital. We have come so far and have a clear plan to cross the finish line, but part of that plan relies on you. We have calculated that we need $90K in order to produce the product in bulk and bring it to market. If you're interested in seeing the Brydge being made and would like to receive one of the first editions please pledge.  

Thank you!

Brad, Eddy and Sam

Thickness comparison between the MacBook Air [Left] and Brydge [Right]

Brydge connects to the iPad via Bluetooth

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    Early Adopter Special. As a thank you for being one of the first to support Brydge, you will receive Brydge without speakers for $150

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    Limited Edition Model. For this pledge you will receive one of the first Brydges with speakers produced , laser engraved with the your model number. Your number will match the order in which pledge. Example: The first backer will receive model #1, etc... [US Shipping included. Please add $35 for International Shipping. Please add $20 for shipping to Canada.]

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    Ultra Special Limited Edition Brydge with speakers. Just for fun we're going to make ten Brydge anodized in San Francisco Gold, laser etched with your name. [Shipping included]

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    RETAIL STARTER KIT - You will receive 10 Brydges in full retail packaging 20% off the Kickstarter price (which is already lower than the final retail price will be) - 5 with speakers and 5 without speakers. [Freight shipping to be paid for by the backer, based on location]

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    RETAIL KIT - You will receive 50 Brydges in full retail packaging 30% off the Kickstarter price (which is already lower than the final retail price will be) - 25 with speakers and 25 without speakers. [Freight shipping to be paid for by the backer, based on location]

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    DISTRIBUTOR KIT - You will receive 80 Brydges in full retail packaging 40% off the Kickstarter price (which is already lower than the final retail price will be) - 40 with speakers and 40 without speakers. [Freight shipping to be paid for by the backer, based on location]

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