Brydge Keyboard for Surface Pro 3 and 4 Review
- • Fits Surface Pro 3, 4 and new Surface Pro
- • Provides much better stability to the Surface compared to the kickstand
- • Adjustable backlit keys for working in different lighting conditions
- • Amazing battery life
- • Does add quite a bit of weight to the Surface
- • Makes the Surface bulkier
- • Touchpad can be a little over sensitive at times
• This keyboard attachment is the perfect accompaniment to the Surface Pro 3 and 4 and great for people who enjoy working on the move.
Price$ 249.00 (AUD)
The Brydge aluminium 12.3 keyboard could well be the best companion for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and 4 if you are constantly on the move and working out of the office. Compared to the other Surface keyboards out in the market today, the Brydge keyboard not only provides a stable foundation for the device but also other functional features as a great add-on.
Out of box experience: Simple and ready to go
The out of box experience for this keyboard is as straight forward as it gets. It comes with the actual keyboard, a USB cable for charging and accessing extra storage, and shins for the Surface Pro 3 (which is amazing as it means there is no need to purchase another set of keyboards when you upgrade your Surface 3 for Surface 4).
The set up process was super simple and intuitive and takes less than 5 minutes to put everything together, get the device synced via Bluetooth and started straight away.
Designed to transform your Surface Pro into a mobile workhorse
Aesthetics wise, the keyboard is extremely sleek designed with the same texture and form of the Surface Pro. When I closed my Surface Pro, the device transforms from the usual Surface Pro look and becomes more like a Surface Book. Weight wise, it does get heavier weighing just a little lesser than the Surface book at 1525g.
In terms of usability, this keyboard is amazing for working on the go. This is especially true when working on my daily commute as I no longer have to rely on the kickstand to keep the Surface stable which was a nightmare and has resulted in a few smashed screen. The shin also works really well in keeping the Surface Pro 3 in place without having even the slightest feeling that the device might fall off.
The keyboard looks and types like the Apple Macbook Pro which isn’t necessary a bad thing especially for users who own both types of devices. The Brydge keyboard also comes with a couple of mousepad shortcuts which takes some getting used to but very handy for switching quickly to the desktop or from window to window.
The backlit keys also make working in poorly lit areas a whole lot easier. There are 3 levels of brightness to choose from to meet your visibility needs.
The battery life is also outstanding with a single full charge (3 hours to get a full charge) lasting up to 3 months of use (this is dependent on backlit keys usage). The keyboard is also smart enough to turn off the backlit keys automatically when the battery runs low and the “Delete” key lights will flash continuously to prompt a charge.
Read more: SteelSeries 7G gaming keyboard
Overall the Brydge aluminium keyboard is an amazing accessory and a great accompaniment for the Surface Pro. It is functional without compromising on aesthetics and perfect for today’s mobile workforce.
Join the newsletter!
So, what do I want out of my next laptop and what must it include?
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Nova 3e: P20 in a pinch
- 2 Oppo R15 Pro review: A compelling mid-tier option with lots of value and few compromises
- 3 LG E8 OLED TV (2018) and SK10Y soundbar review: If you've been on the fence about OLED, now might be the time to jump it
- 4 Nokia 6 (2018) review: Simple. Solid. Supreme.
- 5 Samsung Q9F Series QLED: Full, in-depth review
Latest News Articles
- McAfee Labs says fileless cyberattacks are on the rise in 2018
- Vulnerabilities found in Samsung SmartThings Hub
- Sharp renews Huddle Board offering
- Australian Networking Infrastructure Market Takes off in 2018
- Polycom Renew Their Most Iconic Teleconferencing Solution
PCW Evaluation Team
I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.
If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.
If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.
Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category
The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Full, in-depth, Australian review
- Panasonic FZ1000U OLED TV: Full, in-depth, review
- Oppo Find X: Full, in-depth review
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies