Brydge started to sell its new lineup of designed accessories that are labeled as “Designed for Surface”. It is meant to have collaboration with the most popular company “Microsoft”. The lineup includes numerous keyboards such as the Surface Go and the Surface Pro. W-Touch Standalone track-pad is another intriguing product within the group and pricing at $99.99. This is the first wireless & standalone track-pad created to work with Windows 10 operating system.
Similar to a Magic track-pad 2, the all-new W-Touch for Windows 10 created with striking black coating & aluminum build. They offer multi-touch gestures, supports precision drivers, and includes Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. A few other features like multi-finger swipes and pinch to zoom for switching desktops. The large glass surface track-pad is more comfortable to access with a measurement of 3.3-inches depth and 5.5-inches width. It is still spacious and smaller when compared to Apple’s version.
The W-Touch will recharge using the USB-C type charger and offer one-month battery life. This is an expensive track-pad and charged at one hundred dollars. Brydge will set this pricing with the partnership of Microsoft for making wireless & standalone options. If the mouse is not working with the proper workflow then this is a great accessory to utilize this chance. With the complement of W-Touch, Brydge is going to launch the all-new W-Type product. This full-size wireless keyboard is created with an entire row of functioning keys along with aluminum detailing. The product is expected to be priced with an excellent value of around $59.99.
Similar to Microsoft, this keyboard offers an impressive look with key printing and overall design to use the product. Brydge claims the perfect key travel amount with 2mm travel of each key and utilizes the scissor mechanism. You can know numerous exciting reasons for getting the in-built Surface Laptop 3 like anything. It includes a Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity feature for supporting a maximum of four devices. After connection, it is much easier to switch your desktop or PC for access. Brydge claims that a single charge can last for a month and use the USB-C type for charging.
Importance of Products
The new lineup rounding from Brydge is 10.5 Go Plus and 12.3 Pro Plus keyboards. The Surface Pro 7, 6, 5, and 4 Pro Plus models are priced at $149.99. The Surface Go 2 and Surface 2 Go Plus products are priced at $129.99. Both models will include the following features:
- Deck with an antimicrobial coating
- USB C-type ports for charging
- Multi-touch full gesture support for Windows Precision track-pads
- Backlit Keys
- Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
Brydge offers the new Surface Pro keyboard with the following features:
- Aluminum or a plastic deck
- Bluetooth connectivity (updated)
- Windows Native multi-touch control
- Track-pad (70% larger size)
- Redesigned Hinge
The keyboard bottom is still created using the metal materials and weighs around 70 grams. Similar to the iPad Pro, the keyboard from Brydge Pro Plus will turn your working surface as a traditional clamshell laptop. It is much easier to balance while throwing into your bag or closed up or on your lap. As a tablet, you can utilize the Surface by popping out the hinge from Brydge and work on it. Brydge will offer a longer keys travel and stable typing experience when compared with the Surface keyboards from Microsoft.
For every 3 months, it will require to charge the product and Bluetooth connection may not offer reliable access. This will happen while using the Surface keyboards for pinning the pogo. The Surface could be heavier and thicker, but still, they are quite compact & portable packages. From August 17th, the entire product sale is going to start. On 7th September, the 10.5 Go Plus will be ready to ship for delivery. Moreover, the other products are getting ready to ship from August 31st.
Configurations & Warranty
Brydge offers a one-year manufacturer warranty for selling its keyboard. The base product model is charged at $149.99 and the other Surface 4 Pro cover is charged at $129.99. Another Brydge 12.3 Pro version (128) will cost around $300. It also includes an external hard drive with a storage space of 128 GB SSD.
Battery Life & Bluetooth Connectivity
Microsoft will not allow any third-party vendors for utilizing the Surface Connect Port. Brydge can use the Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for connecting or accessing the tablet. This keyboard will not utilize the Connect Port. You should separately charge the peripheral using the mini-USB port from the tablet. It claims that a single charge can last for three months and only four times charging per year.
They are pretty solid and claims to long-last for at least three months without any issues. This keyboard will never drain much easier even after the utilization. F11 includes a dedicated battery button for activating the light within the delete button. It will showcase the left-out battery level like a stoplight, red, yellow, and green color.
Touchpad & Keyboard
The primary function nailed by the Brydge is a superior keyboard to utilize the Type Cover. Traveling of 1.6 mm of keys is offered with the 1.4 mm of SP4 Type Cover. You need to press the force to require 78 grams. They are clicky and nice will point out the colleague for eliminating the unwanted right-click button. You can test the keyboard and can reach around 103 words within a minute and around a 3% error rate. Sometimes, it is not bad for utilizing the third-party accessory to type around 107 words per minute. The touchpad is stiff and too small with a measurement of 3.1 inches x 1.7 inches.
Some colleagues may feel too much pressure and a few of them will appreciate its actuation. The small touchpad may run within the edges often with the 4inches x 2 inches touchpad. It also has a larger SP4 Type Cover for access. This touchpad will be accurate and can support the Windows 10 OS gestures. A few of them like zooming in using a pinch and three-fingers swipe down to showcase the desktop. Action center can be tapped using the four-finger gestures and also not supported for various rooms.