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Is it an iPad? Is it a laptop? No its a Brydge

Opinions vary on the need for iPad keyboards, but they do seem to be ever popular, although we haven't seen the perfect one yet. Or have we?

Build a Brydge

(Sorry, we couldn't resist that one) Brydge (pictured above) is a new Kickstarter backed keyboard, designed to "transform your iPad into a laptop worthy of Apple".

For a Kickstarter project it has done fantastically well. The team behind the Brydge were after $90,000 funding.

By the end of Tuesday this week, their first day, they had secured pledges of $100,000! At the time of writing, they still have 35 days to go and already have nearly $286,000 in Kickstarter pledges and rising quickly.

Apparently the demand for making your iPad look like a MacBook Air is very high.

To see what all the fuss is about check out the Kickstarter video from the Brydge team:

What we are curious about is if you want something like this for your iPad. What do you think?

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OMG !!!!
I want one now!

April 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhyt3k

Really looks interesting! But to me, keyboard peripheral is an unnecessary, clunky accessory. I love the fact the iPad is an all-screen computer aka tablet. To each his own.

What I really would like to see is more people pushing for iOS to have better, integrated unicode support e.g. superscript, symbols etc, especially when rendering popular formats like Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc. That being said, software upgrade is better than hardware. As another example: I don't care about GHz, instead I prefer to have unlimited Open In choices. Unfortunately, all Apple fansites are more interested in hardware updates.

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMiege

If it doesn't have a backlit keyboard it is not useful and only halfway there, and for the price they expect to charge for it, why then would you purchase it?

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan

This is a great idea to make the ipad a more useable piece of equipment.

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHire Laptop

I've seen such an idea from Asus Transformers. They have a tablet and it goes together with keyboard. So at home you may use it as a netbook and on the go you use it as a tablet. Pretty convenient.

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