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mwinner

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Does anyone have any opinions with regards to the new yet unrealized Magic Keyboard vs the new yet unrealized Brydge Pro?
 

pmouritz

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Though I have not seen any of them IRL, I like the fact that the new Magic Keyboard is as thin and versatile Apple Smart Keyboard budt with bytter viewing angles, USB-C pass through, better backlit keyboard and most importantly trackpad. I also like that the back is fully protected and the easier way of getting the iPad on and off on the Apple Magic Keyboard.

I really like the design of Brydge, but I think it is too bulky compared with the Apple one and the unprotected back.

However, why the hell do Apple leave out the function keys and the ESC button - that is super annoying, especially the missing ESC xD
 
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tbayrgs

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I also wonder if the Brydge’s trackpad will have full functionality. The original Magic Trackpad (ver. 1), when paired with the iPad Pro on 13.4 doesn’t have all the functionality available to the Magic Trackpad 2, specifically no gestures, no scrolling, and no tap-to-click. How much anyone want to bet that Apple limits those features to the their newest accessories (MT2 and iPP Magic Keyboard)? :rolleyes:
 

LouE37

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For $100 cheaper and what seems to be enough function, performance, and build quality i'd say the Brydge Pro + is a major major major go (shout out to the best reviewer out there Flossy Carter)!.
 
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Lucifer666

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Brydge is pretty good with functionality. I would imagine they would make sure it's features are not limited. I don't know how Apple would be able to restrict functionality with third party devices. Doesn't seem like that would be wise. After all, they want to sell as many of these as possible, and accessories are probably not their primary focus.

Who knows
 
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mwinner

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In looking over both devices, what I find to be most concerning is the amount of space or lack of with the Brydge trackpad. I want it to be successful as I have purchased 2 other Brydge keyboards in the past. I think I am going to wait and see on them both, as I just cancelled my Brydge order...it wasnt going to ship until April 20th anyway.
 

Lucifer666

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I just got an email from Brydge with a video, and they are addressing this, saying: "Designed to work seamlessly with the new trackpad features in iPadOS, the Brydge Pro+ brings gestures and productivity to a new level".

So they are on top of this. Probably also trying to stem off the cancellations. I would imagine they are not in the least worried, with Apple's at $350, not many will be :D

And frankly, I may like this as much as the Apple one. The Apple looks very cool, but a bit weird. The brydge is more a convertible device. But we are going to see more of these.
 
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JayMysterio

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I just got an email from Brydge with a video, and they are addressing this, saying: "Designed to work seamlessly with the new trackpad features in iPadOS, the Brydge Pro+ brings gestures and productivity to a new level".

So they are on top of this. Probably also trying to stem off the cancellations. I would imagine they are not in the least worried, with Apple's at $350, not many will be :D

And frankly, I may like this as much as the Apple one. The Apple looks very cool, but a bit weird. The brydge is more a convertible device. But we are going to see more of these.
The Brydge is a more convertible device, and very premium. It's also very heavy, since it is a slab of aluminum, that gives it it's premium look & feel. I thought I'd get over it, but after awhile, especially if you just like tossing your iPP in & out of bags it matters. I still like my Brydge, still own it, but I have used it less.

Keep in mind, my other personal factor is that I am a big fan of a separate keyboard. So I can put the screen as close or as far from me as like, as well as adjust orientation.
 
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tbayrgs

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The Brydge is a more convertible device, and very premium. It's also very heavy, since it is a slab of aluminum, that gives it it's premium look & feel. I thought I'd get over it, but after awhile, especially if you just like tossing your iPP in & out of bags it matters. I still like my Brydge, still own it, but I have used it less.

Keep in mind, my other personal factor is that I am a big fan of a separate keyboard. So I can put the screen as close or as far from me as like, as well as adjust orientation.

My exact situation and sentiment. I like the extra row of keys and adjustable viewing angles afforded by the Brydge but it is quite heavy. The Brydge is far better in ones lap so I tend to grab it it when I know I won’t have a table or desk available but otherwise I usually use the keyboard folio with my 12.9 iPP.
 
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citivolus

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I just got an email from Brydge with a video, and they are addressing this, saying: "Designed to work seamlessly with the new trackpad features in iPadOS, the Brydge Pro+ brings gestures and productivity to a new level".
Is that the same video they have posted on their website? If not can you share it?
 
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