There are iPad cases – and then there is this…..

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The iPad is a modern-day hero – what ever the anti Apple brigade like to say it has single handedly changed the way most people relate to their everyday computing tasks (particularly at home). The iPad is certainly the ‘weapon of choice’ at my house – the general comment being how much easier it is to use than going on a PC – it is faster and the applications are generally far more user-friendly and intuitive to use.

My iPad goes everywhere with me (much as my old Psion Netbook did in years gone by). That raises the question of how to protect it, I have two case options (we are a two iPad household). Firstly the Apple smart cover which is still the most elegant cover for the screen, and secondly a more substantial textile cover for the other iPad. Both work well, but now I have seen this and it is amazing……..

This is the Brydge iPad case, so much more than a case it is actually a keyboard that attaches to the iPad and creates a single unit – but the best bit is the quality of it. It is made from the same quality of aluminium as a Macbook Pro or Air. Consequently it looks just right – unlike Apples new Smart case which frankly a very poor attempt at something others already do much better!

I can see people saying that the Brydge case is silly – why not get a Macbook Air – probably due to an Air costing twice as much!

So in a nutshell – I want one (it’s $170)


4 thoughts on “There are iPad cases – and then there is this…..

    John Lyle said:
    June 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Amazing piece of kit and looks great too. Seems to bridge the gap between an iPad and a Macbook Air. I was going to right a piece about why I thought the MS Surface would sink. Now I know it will

      Simon Dare responded:
      June 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Such an elegant solution – and so in keeping with Apples principles. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
      As far as Microsoft Surface is concerned it is too much like a laptop turned on it’s head – Microsoft should stick to making software (and trying to do it better!)

    Richard Baker said:
    June 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Do you know if it’s available over here, Simon?

      Simon Dare responded:
      June 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      It is a preorder situation, not sure if they will deliver over here – love to see one if you are going to take the plunge though…

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