Brydge made a $200 iPad keyboard with multi-touch trackpad

Brydge is introducing its newest product ahead of Kees 2020: a new keyboard case for the iPad that includes a built-in multi-touch trackpad.

Apple added iPad support for trackpads with the iPadOS update last September. Now, Brydge is announcing Brydge PRO+, which will be launched next month. There are two models: the $199.99 model for the 11-inch iPad Pro and the $229.99 model for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Both models attach directly to the iPad via a hinge, essentially turning the tablet into a laptop that can open and close.

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Finding a keyboard with true touchpad support for the iPad isn't easy, and if you're used to a Mac, you certainly want a premium experience. It looks like Brydge is trying to make this necessary now, as it will include a gesture-enabled trackpad, like the trackpad on the MacBook. You can scroll with two fingers, tap with three fingers to view open windows, tap with two fingers to see the dock app, and more.

Brydge is also announcing a standalone trackpad for the iPad, which seems a little out of the ordinary. But we guess it will be better for people who have already invested in expensive keyboards lacking a multi-touch trackpad. Brydge has yet to reveal a title, price, or trackpad release date.

We will keep you posted as we find out more.


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