Brydge recently completed a ridiculously successful Kickstarter campaign, raising $700,000 over the initial startup goal, which speaks to the universal appeal of this product.
Utilizing a patent-pending clamp and Bluetooth to connect to the iPad, Brydge essentially turns the tablet into a netbook/laptop when required. Built from aluminum and coming with or without speakers, the iPad and the Brydge can close down onto one another, further emulating the Apple aesthetic. With the various models ranging between $170 and $210 dollars, the Brydge is relatively affordable and when coupled with the iPad, rivals many of the laptops at the lower end of the market.
While I’m more of a desktop guy myself, the Brydge has me contemplating the benefits of a more mobile (and affordable) working life.