On the wait list for a Brydge Keyboard for the iPad Air2

Posted By on November 20, 2014

It has been challenging using the new iPad Air 2 without a tactile keyboard since I’m use to using an iPad 2 as a replacement traveling notebook. Typing on the glass screen is less than optimum, so I’ve been searching for a better quality replacement than the previous Logitech Bluetooth keyboard. Unfortunately few “fitted” keyboards or cases exist to look at yet with the Air2 still being relatively new.

Brydge Keyboard

At first look, I was planning to pre-order the Belkin Ultimate Air Pro or Zagg keyboard/case, but really liked the quality look and reviews I’ve been reading on the Brydge Keyboard. Unfortunately the Kickstarter company produces in lower numbers and at higher prices for their “what seems to be” quality product. According to their website, they will not have the space gray available for 6 weeks. I’m hoping for quicker service, but placed an order anyway.


  • As nice as the Brydge Keyboard (above) is, I do like the wrap around case and keyboards by others and FOR other tablets. Here’s a neat keyboard/case for the Nexus 9.

    • Considering how I used my old “flimsy” iPad2 Logitech case, the one from Clamshell looks good on the screen?

      • Hmm, just tempted with the Clamshell $20 off preorder coupon. (no backlit keys???)

        • On a follow up to a follow up … both Clamshell and Brydge are doing their best to keep interested potential buyers waiting for production runs. Currently Brydge gave me an updated date (12/15) for the “Space Gray” keyboard to match my iPad Air 2 and since I was an early pre-order will encourage sticking with it by offering a leather sleeve (which I would use). Nice.

  • In keeping with the updates … Clamshell is still in the running. $25 off plus free shipping for a pre-order. 🙂

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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
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