Brydge Max+: The best third-party keyboard for iPad Pro [Review]

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A Brydge keyboard greater than any other.
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If you want to use your iPad like a laptop, adding a Brydge keyboard has long been the best way to do it. There are other solutions — a lot of them, in fact — and many are more affordable. But none of them are as good as a Brydge keyboard.

And no Brydge keyboard has been better than the new Max+ for iPad Pro. Like its predecessors, the Max+ is beautifully built from anodized aluminum, with a backlit keyboard that delivers a stellar typing experience. The big difference with the Max+ — which makes it even better than the Pro+ — is a larger, more reliable trackpad and a new, much more seamless magnetic docking system for your iPad.

The Max+ is not only the best Brydge keyboard ever made, but also the best third-party keyboard you can buy for iPad Pro. Here’s our full review.

Brydge 11 Max+ keyboard case is built for hardcore iPad Pro users

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Brydge 11 Max+ keyboard case is built for hardcore iPad Pro users
Brydge 11 Max+ is a premium keyboard case for the 11-inch iPad Pro with a large trackpad.
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Slip an 11-inch iPad Pro into the newly announced Brydge 11 Max+ to convert it into a premium laptop. There’s a backlit keyboard, sizable trackpad and a clamshell design. The tablet is protected, but is held in with magnets so it’s easily removable.

The keyboard case is also compatible with the iPad Air 4. This is the second such peripheral Brydge has released for these two devices in recent months.

Don’t miss these Prime Day deals on great iPhone, Mac and iPad accessories

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Don’t miss these Prime Day deals on great iPhone, Mac and iPad accessories
Prime Day can save you money on add-ones for your Apple Gear.
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Amazon’s Prime Day brings bargains on a range of accessories for your Apple devices. There are cases, keyboards, chargers, SSDs… lots of options and all below the regular prices.

There are savings on gear for iPhone Mac and iPad, but most of the deals expire on Tuesday. Don’t wait around.

Brydge iTrack offers wireless trackpad just for iPad

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Brydge iTrack is available now.
Brydge iTrack might complete your iPad-centric desktop setup.
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Brydge iTrack may be the first trackpad designed specifically for iPad. That allows the desktop accessory to take full advantage of the support for trackpads Apple added to iPadOS.

And while it uses Bluetooth, Brydge promises minimal connection hassles.

Brydge’s latest keyboard case for iPad Air and iPad Pro includes multi-touch trackpad

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The Brydge Air Max+ can be preordered now. Shipping starts in June.
The Brydge Air Max+ is both an iPad Air/Pro case and a clip-on keyboard and trackpad.

The new Brydge Air Max+ wraps the iPad Air 4 or 11-inch iPad Pro in a protective case, and adds a removable keyboard and trackpad.

It’s a larger version of a keyboard case Brydge recently introduced for the basic iPad. And there’s a similar model for the largest iPad Pro.

Retailers slash $100 off 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

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This discount won't last long — don't miss out!
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The biggest ever discount on the outstanding 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is back. Order yours from Amazon or Best Buy today for just $249 — down from $349 — before the price returns to normal.

You can also save $100 on the 11-inch model for iPad Pro and the newest iPad Air, which is now just $199.

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Brydge 10.2 Max+ rugged keyboard case adds large trackpad to budget iPad

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Brydge 10.2 Max+ is available for preorder now.
The Brydge 10.2 Max+ turns an iPad 8 into a detachable laptop/tablet.
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Brydge has a new feature-laden keyboard case for the low-cost 10.2-inch iPad. It brings a large trackpad to this tablet. And the Brydge 10.2 Max+ offers 4-foot MIL-STD drop protection thanks to a built-in Otterbox case.

This company’s keyboards for the iPad Pro are aimed at professionals. The newest one for the low-cost iPad seems to be for younger users.

Save $30 on the brilliant Brydge keyboard for 10.2-inch iPad

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The best way to turn your iPad into a laptop.
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When it comes to iPad keyboards, Brydge makes some of the best money can buy. And right now you can pick up its 10.2-inch model for the newest iPad for under $100, thanks to a $29.96 discount.

Bag yours on Amazon today before the price returns to normal.

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