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MacRumors and Brydge have partnered up this week with a sale that is taking 20 percent off a selection of Brydge's best iPad-compatible keyboards, as well as the retailer's MacBook Vertical Dock. This sale is for United States residents only and will run through February 17. You'll need to use the code MACRUMORS20 to see the discounts.

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In total there are four iPad keyboards on sale, including those compatible with the iPad, iPad Air, 11-inch iPad Pro, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The MacBook Vertical Dock is available for the 13-inch MacBook Air (2018 and later), 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016 and later), and 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019 only). The 15-inch MacBook Pro version is excluded from this sale.


Brydge's keyboards feature multi-touch trackpads, a magnetic SnapFit case, Bluetooth, drop protection, and in some cases adjustable backlit keys. They also all include Brydge's "Instant On" feature, which instantly connects the keyboard to the iPad so you can get back to typing faster.

The MacBook Vertical Dock is an accessory built to reduce clutter on your desk by housing and charging a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air in a vertical position. Remember that these deals will expire on February 17, so you have a few weeks to save on Brydge's keyboard with our exclusive code.

If you're on the hunt for more discounts, be sure to visit our Apple Deals roundup where we recap the best Apple-related bargains of the past week.

Article Link: MacRumors Exclusive: Get 20% Off Brydge's Popular iPad Keyboards and MacBook Vertical Dock
 
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Digital Skunk

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Just a caution for those interested in the vertical docks. They're for the previous gen MBP. "MacBook Pro docks compatible with Touch Bar models only. See tech specs for full list of compatibility."
And I'l add that my experience with a vertical dock was superb. I loved it. But there were times when the Mac wouldn't wake up or send the monitor stream out of the thunderbolt port. I don't know why but I think I may be a rare case.

Not rare, is having to replace the dock when the computer becomes obsolete. I had the dock for the 2015 model ... its still sitting somewhere in my basement because I can't even sell it.

Otherwise, it was fantastic when it worked and while in use. Saved a lot of space on my desk.
 

goobot

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Just a caution for those interested in the vertical docks. They're for the previous gen MBP. "MacBook Pro docks compatible with Touch Bar models only. See tech specs for full list of compatibility."
I have one and it’s great, but it took them like 2 years to release so don’t expect an update anytime soon
 

4jasontv

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Just a caution for those interested in the vertical docks. They're for the previous gen MBP. "MacBook Pro docks compatible with Touch Bar models only. See tech specs for full list of compatibility."
Amazon reviews suggest that M1 MacBooks will work in the vertical dock, but it will also scrape the finish.
 

beach bum

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Wish they had a keyboard for the iPad mini 6. The one for the iPad mini 5 is great.
Same here. For now, I’ve been using the Brydge keyboard that I bought for my Mini 4 and 5 with my Mini 6. I works perfectly, is a tad oversized, and doesn’t activate the wake/sleep function but I’m still getting great use out of it. When I emailed to Brydge asking about a keyboard for the Mini 6, they said that they were not considering one at this time. Maybe by the time that the Mini 7 is released, Brydge will introduce a keyboard for the Mini 6/7 form.
 
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alchemistmuffin

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Sigh…….

No Smart Connector, no go. Why can’t Brydge do what Logitech has done for years and just license the Smart Connector from Apple?!?!?!?!?!

And yes, I would be willing to pay a premium for a Smart Connector version.
 

wilee

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I can't sell new MBP 15" (usb-c) version even for $50
I guess market for this is too niche
 

Darth Tulhu

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iPads desperately trying to be the real thing; a laptop.
The iPad is not, and never has, tried to be a laptop.

These devices are for those that want better long-session text-editing capabilities for their iPad, and/or other occasional precision-based tasks.

The iPad's OS (in particular, its similarity to iPhone OS), touch interface, cameras, Pencil capabilities, weight, volume, and leave-the-keyboard-at-home-if-you want features are the draw for iPad users/lovers.

All of which are NOT available in any Mac laptop, by virtue of it being, well, a laptop.

What a dumb line of products.
Can't argue against an opinion, but I'd say products like this (and the Apple Magic Keyboard) are fantastic and I'm glad they exist.
 
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