Engineered to integrate with an on-the-go lifestyle, the latest lightweight addition is designed to work in tandem with the iPad mini 1, 2, and 3
Brydge, the maker of premium keyboards for the iPad, has added a new release to its collection called the BrydgeMini. While precision-engineered to integrate with an on-the-go lifestyle, the said lightweight addition is designed to work with the iPad mini 1, 2, and 3.
Leveraging best-in-class technologies and production techniques, it offers an encounter combining the functionality of the iPad mini with the productivity of a laptop. Constructed from cold-forged high grade aluminium, it uses a manufacturing process comprised of 43 individual steps—all of which culminate in a thin, durable device.
Boasting clean lines and angles to ensure an aesthetic complementary to its counterpart, it affords consumers a unified experience when moving between the keyboard and the tablet. Meanwhile, its brightness adjustable backlit keys are strategically placed to correspond with the location of core functions.
For added synergy, the keyboard features a patented U-shaped clamping mechanism featuring interchangeable silicon shims unique to the market. Ideal in tight spaces like airline seats as well as spacious settings like the living room and office, the apparatus allows the manoeuvre of viewing angles across a 180-degree spectrum.
In addition, with a battery life of three months per one-hour charge, users can enjoy heightened productivity without the hassle of having to constantly power up. Available for purchase via the website, AT&T, Amazon, and soon BestBuy, it comes in three shades—gold, silver, and space grey to match Apple’s signature colours.
The invention joins the previously launched BrydgeAir keyboard made for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2. Looking ahead, Brydge will introduce a version for the iPad mini 4 as well as the upcoming BrydgePro for the newly debuted iPad Pro, both of which are slated for release in early 2016.
“When creating the BrydgeMini, our primary focus was designing a keyboard that not only performed perfectly alongside the iPad mini, but also complemented it on both a functional and visual level,” said Nicholas Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Brydge.
In conjunction with the aforementioned roll-out, the company has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards honouree in the tablets, e-readers, and mobile computing product category for specifically the BrydgeMini, marking a significant milestone for the brand.
Products entered in the programme are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade media to recognise outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 27 categories.