Brydge reveals Air Max+ keyboard & trackpad case for the iPad Air

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The latest Brydge keyboard for the iPad Air is available for pre-order, and features a native multi-touch trackpad, backlit keyboard, and magnetic attachment.

The latest Brydge keyboard for iPad Air comes after the 10.2 Max+ and 12.9 Max+. The Max+ series features a redesigned keyboard and trackpad with better connectivity.

Unlike the 11.0 Pro+ and 12.9 Max+, the Air Max+ targets a more functional design that can be used in any environment. Like the 10.2 Max+, it has antimicrobial protection and a plastic finish.

The antimicrobial coating keeps the keyboard free from microorganisms
The antimicrobial coating keeps the keyboard free from microorganisms

Brydge claims the native multi-touch trackpad is the largest available for the iPad Air. It supports gestures just like the Apple Magic Trackpad and connects over Bluetooth 5.0 with zero lag. Brydge promises a similar experience to using the Smart Connector found in the Magic Keyboard for iPad.

Previous models like the 11.0 Pro+ keyboard used clamps to hold the iPad in place. Now you'll be able to attach the iPad Air or iPad Pro using the built-in magnets. This allows a much easier attachment and removal workflow without worrying about positioning or rubber shims.

The magnetic SnapFit case uses the magnets in the iPad for an easy and secure attachment
The magnetic SnapFit case uses the magnets in the iPad for an easy and secure attachment

Just like Brydge's other keyboards for iPad, the Air Max+ has a function row and backlit keys. It has a 3-month battery life between charges and can be recharged using USB-C.

The Air Max+ is compatible with all generations of the 11-inch iPad Pro and the iPad Air 4. It retails for $149.99 on the Brydge website. Orders will ship in June.

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