When I reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro earlier this week (the new one, without the number), I was a bit blown away that the best accessories were a high price optional extra.
Enter Brydge, they’ve been making keyboards for tablets for a little while now, the idea being they make it much more “laptop like” – and it does a bloody good job.
The keyboard is solid aluminium build so it’s not flexible like the Microsoft Surface keyboards and clips into the Surface Pro allowing it to fold flat like a laptop.
Pairing was easy – once I read the instructions, there’s no clear power button on it – so make sure you don’t throw those instructions away!
Typing on it feels much better than on the Surface keyboards, it’s so much more like a laptop than using a Surface keyboard.
But, it does make it much thicker (double a Surface), which kinda takes away from the portability.
Frankly, it’s for people who hate the Surface Keyboard.
Because it’s $249 – the same price as the most expensive Microsoft product – it’s not for people looking for a bargain.
Worth testing out in store – but if you aren’t getting the productivity from a Microsoft keyboard, this is the product for you.
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Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.
He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.
Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave.