Brydge aims to transform your iPad into a laptop. Promising to be a product of higher quality than what exists on the iPad accessories market, Brydge is a keyboard made of aerospace-grade aluminum. With a hinge that connects to the tablet, this devices turns the iPad into a cohesive singular unit resembling a MacBook.
The hinge uses friction and magnetism to hold onto the iPad. To create laptop-like functionality, Brydge has a version with built-in speakers. Furthermore, when the “lid” is closed, both iPad and Brydge to to sleep automatically.
A Kickstarter project, Brydge exceeded its $90,000 fundraising goal within a day. Currently backers have pledged a little above $190,000, with many days to go.