Turn your iPad into a MacBook Air with Brydge

By on April 26, 2012
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Who says you can’t marry an iPad and a MacBook?

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There are plenty of covers for the iPad, some of which bundle with full size keyboards. But none of them are as ambitious as the Brydge, which aims to mimic the look and feel of a MacBook Air.

While Apple CEO Tim Cook may have dismissed the idea of merging a touchscreen interface with a MacBook laptop, the brains behind the Brydge iPad case seem to think it’s a great idea. The case is made from aerospace-grade aluminum, and comes with an optional speaker to boost the iPad’s sound.

The Brydge has a patent-pending hinge that uses a combination of magnets and friction to firmly hold your iPad in place. It also allows for up to 180 degree positioning, just like a regular laptop. The only downside from this is that it exposes the back of your iPad, and like with most other cases if you drop it there’s no guarantee that your iPad won’t get a nice couple of dents in it.

The Brydge will retail for around $170 without speakers, and $210 with speakers – check out the project here.


A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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