Brydge, the accessories company best known for its superb iPad keyboards, has launched a wireless keyboard and a new Thunderbolt 4 dock for Microsoft’s freshly announced Surface Pro 8.
The Brydge SP Plus keyboard has the same characteristics as the company’s other Surface keyboards, but it’s intended specifically for Microsoft’s new tablet. The keyboard has a trackpad that is 4 x 2.2 inches and has a battery life of up to six months. It also has backlighting and connects through Bluetooth 5.0.
Using Brydge’s keyboard instead of Microsoft’s first-party version results in a computer with a much more typical laptop form factor, which many people find easier to use in portable scenarios. Microsoft’s official keyboard, on the other hand, has traditionally performed well on flat surfaces such as desktops.
Along with the keyboard, Brydge is also launching the Stone Pro TB4 Thunderbolt 4 dock. It includes four Thunderbolt 4 connections, one of which can offer up to 90W of power and can support up to two 4K/60Hz or one 8K/30Hz display. There are four USB Type-A ports, gigabit Ethernet, and an SD card slot on the side.
The Brydge SP Plus is available for presale now and will begin shipping the week of October 4th. In the meantime, the Stone Pro TB4 dock will be available in November. Brydge has a contact for a price on the two attachments.