Brydge products are a key part of my productivity. Their Brydge 11 MAX+ keyboard lets me get more from my iPad than ever, and their Stone Pro Docking Station keeps my desktop computer peripherals connected. Now they’ve released two new products- the Brydge SP+ Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad for Surface Pro 8 and the Brydge Stone Pro TB4 Universal Docking Station.
I backed the very first Brydge keyboard on Kickstarter. It was a good keyboard for my iPad, and the company’s products have gotten better with each new product iteration. Their current keyboard for the iPad Pro is, by far, the best typing experience I have ever had using my Apple tablet. They’ve just added a new keyboard for the Microsoft Surface Pro 8, and it looks great.
As they explain:
The Brydge SP+ is the newest addition to our Designed for Surface lineup. This wireless keyboard with touchpad transforms the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 into a genuine laptop-like device at home, in the office and in the classroom. The integrated touchpad with multi-touch gestures provides a true laptop-like experience with the functionality of a tablet.
The Brydge SP+ Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad for Surface Pro 8‘s integrated touchpad with multi-touch gestures brings, as they put it, “lapability” to the Microsoft Surface Pro 8. I haven’t used the Surface, but I can attest to the fact that the Brydge keyboard lets me be far more productive on my iPad Pro than I ever imagined. I didn’t think I wanted an integrated touchpad with multi-touch gestures, but I have found it to be incredibly useful. I expect it will do the same for the Surface.
Features and Specifications:
- Material: Aluminum
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
- Keyboard Weight: 1.5 lb (680 g)
- Combined Thickness: 0.7 in (18.9 mm)
- Backlit Keys: Yes. 3 Levels.
- Viewing Angles: Unlimited: 0-180°
- Battery Life: Up to 6 months
- Charge Time: 2 hours
- Warranty: 1 year
If you have the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 and are looking to maximize its usefulness, you will want to check out the $139.99 Bridge SP+ Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad for Surface Pro 8. You can order it now, and it will ship to United States addresses the week of October 4th
The company has also announced the Brydge Stone Pro TB4 Universal Docking Station for Windows 10 and 11, macOS, and ChromeOS. Available in November, the Stone Pro TB4 is a powerful docking station that will work with a range of different operating systems.
The Brydge Stone Pro TB4 Universal Docking Station has a sleek, black design made from high-grade aluminum; it is designed specifically for “pro Windows, macOS and ChromeOS users with two displays and the need for expansion.” The dock features 12 ports, delivers Thunderbolt 4 Speeds, offers 90 watts of power, and can reach transfer speeds up to 40 Gb/s.
As the company explains:
Instantly connect devices securely and manage the flow of connections in and out of your laptop. Create a refined desktop experience with dual display capabilities and Thunderbolt 4 speeds.
The Stone Pro TB4 can be used horizontally, as it also includes a vertical stand for professionals who need to maximize their available desk space.
- Flexible: Stone Pro TB4 comes with a vertical stand for a seamless design and integration. Lay it down or stand it up, simply connect your external devices to the hub, connect your computer, and go.
- Beautiful: Functionality isn’t everything. Our Stone range is where power & design meet to create a range of highly functional products with a minimalistic design to complement your desktop.
- The most power for your laptop: Every Stone Pro TB4 offers a full 90 watts of power for charging your computer. This means you’ll get the fastest charge for your laptop and prevent discharging under the heaviest processing loads. And thanks to Stone Pro TB4’s massive power supplies, there’s even enough additional power to charge four connected USB devices.
- The perfect match: Instantly connect your entire setup with a Vertical Dock and Stone Pro TB4. This pair creates the ultimate space-saving and powerful desktop environment.
I’ve been using the Stone Pro for a few months and have been quite pleased with how it lets me connect all my peripherals to my Mac mini. The new Stone Pro TB4 takes a great product and makes it even better. It will have an MSRP of $349.99 when it ships in November. You can learn more and register for more information here.