SINGAPORE, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Brydge, a leader in premium, functional keyboards for the iPad, today announced the latest addition to its collection, the BrydgeMini. In conjunction with this launch, the company has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree in the tablets, e-readers and mobile computing product category for the BrydgeMini. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories.
The lightweight and practical BrydgeMini is designed to work with the iPad mini 1, 2 and 3 and is precision-engineered to seamlessly integrate with a modern, on-the-go lifestyle. Leveraging best-in-class materials, components and production techniques, the keyboard offers users an unrivalled experience that combines the convenience and functionality of the iPad mini with the productivity of a laptop.
Constructed from cold-forged, high-grade aluminum, the BrydgeMini's manufacturing process is comprised of 43 individual steps, culminating in an incredibly thin, yet durable device. The sophisticated yet minimalistic design consists of clean lines and angles that perfectly complement the sleek aesthetic of the iPad mini and gives users a unified experience when moving between the BrydgeMini and tablet. With adjustable brightness backlit keys strategically placed to correspond with the location of core functions of the iPad mini, the BrydgeMini is the ideal counterpart to create a holistic laptop experience.
"When creating the BrydgeMini, our primary focus was designing a keyboard that not only performed perfectly alongside the iPad mini, but also complemented it on both a functional and visual level," said Nicholas Smith, CEO of Brydge. "The iPad mini is an amazing device that has truly redefined how we work, learn and play at school, the office and at home. With the launch of the BrydgeAir, we made the iPad Air experience even better; by introducing the BrydgeMini, we have extended that experience to iPad mini users."
To best integrate with the iPad mini, the BrydgeMini features a patented "U-shaped" clamping mechanism, which includes interchangeable silicon shims unique to the market. This patented apparatus allows users to maneuver viewing angles across a 180-degree spectrum, ideal for use in both cramped areas—such as airline seats—and spacious settings like living rooms and offices. Additionally, with a three-month battery life after a single hour-long charge, users have months of productivity without the hassle of constantly powering the BrydgeMini.
The BrydgeMini can be purchased for $129.99 at www.brydgekeyboards.com, Store of the Future (AT&T), and Amazon.com, and it is coming soon to BestBuy.com. It's available in gold, silver and space gray to perfectly match Apple's signature colors. The BrydgeMini joins the previously launched BrydgeAir keyboard, designed for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, for $149.99. Looking ahead, Brydge will introduce the BrydgeMini for the iPad mini 4 and the much-awaited BrydgePro for the just released iPad Pro, both slated for release in early 2016.
- Sizing Dimensions: 7.87-inches long, 5.3-inches wide and .29-inches tall
- Weight: .66lbs
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0 Connectivity
- Colorways: Available in Gold, Silver and Space Gray
- Battery: 300 mAh lithium ion rechargeable battery
- Accessibility: Patented 180-degree hinge, backlit keys with three levels of brightness
- Build: Cold-forged aluminum with silicon shims
Brydge will be exhibiting at CES 2016 in Las Vegas from January 6-9, 2016 at booth 36433. To view the BrydgeMini video please reference the following link https://vimeo.com/142348040.
Brydge has redefined the standard for tablet keyboards. Starting out with one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of 2012 and now under new ownership, co-founders Nicholas Smith and Toby Mander-Jones have a vision to turn Brydge into a premium technology brand and global leader in Bluetooth keyboards. In 2014, Brydge launched the highly successful BrydgeAir range, the leading keyboard for the iPad Air 1 & 2, selling to customers in over 180 countries and establishing a core foundation for continued rapid growth. For more information please visit www.brydgekeyboards.com, or connect with Brydge on Facebook (www.facebook.com/brydgekeyboards/) or Instagram (https://instagram.com/brydgekeyboards/) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/brydgekeyboards).
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