The second version of Brydge's keyboard makes for an impressive accessory to the iPad Air series. If you're none too impressed with plastic alternatives, look no further.
I'll be honest with you -- I've never really needed an add-on keyboard. I type pretty fast on the iPad's on-screen keyboard, so the thought of carrying around an accessory didn't sit too well. The aluminum BrydgeAir Keyboard also isn't the lightest thing in the world, so I had my doubts as to whether it was something I'd want to take with me when I'm out and about.
But having used it for a while, I must say the BrydgeAir has impressed me so far. If you're used to Apple's keyboard on its range of MacBooks, the BrydgeAir will be very familiar, in a good way. While I admit the added bulk is something hard to get used to, the upsides do outweigh the downsides.
Compatible with both the iPad Air and Air 2, the BrydgeAir comes in three colors -- space gray, silver and gold. The gray and silver versions retail for $169, which Brydge's website converts to around £108 and AU$194 respectively, while the gold model is a tad more expensive at $189 (or £121, AU$217).
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