Thursday, December 7, 2023

Brydge firmware update brings Native Multi-Touch to iPad Pro+ Keyboards

Brydge has posted new firmware that brings native multi-touch to their iPad Pro+ keyboards. Following the release of the Pro+ keyboards in 2020, it was quickly identified that leveraging the full capabilities of iPadOS’s multi-touch experience was critical, so the updated firmware sets a new benchmark for wireless iPad keyboards, according to Nick Smith, Co-CEO and founder of Brydge

Set to be officially released in April, Brydge’s firmware update will be made available via the Brydge Connect iPadOS app and will instantly bring native multi-touch capabilities to the trackpad. In the meantime, existing Pro+ customers are encouraged to join Brydge’s Beta Program to participate throughout the final testing stages of its development.

Smith says this firmware development sets the foundation for new products launching in 2021 – the first of which being the Brydge 10.2 MAX+ for iPad (8th and 7th generation). This keyboard/case combo with integrated trackpad is the first co-branded product of Brydge’s go-to-market partnership with Otter Products.

The 10.2 MAX+ combines the functionality of a traditional Brydge keyboard with the award-winning protection of OtterBox.

In addition to the standard Brydge keyboard features, the 10.2 MAX+ features the largest multi-touch trackpad available for the iPad (8th and 7th generation), a detachable MIL-STD-810G iPad case with 4-foot drop protection, new magnetic snap-fit hinge design and the longest battery to ever be included in a Brydge keyboard. These keyboards are designed for students and professionals alike and are now on pre-order for shipping in late March.

Dennis Sellers
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