Donald Burr returns to Chit Chat Across the Pond after a long hiatus to tell us about how you can build your own 3D printer. We’ve got an interview with one of my favorite companies, Nite Ize about their new RunOff waterproof containers. We talk to Brydge about their new line of keyboards for the new iPads Pro. I’ll give you Steve and my impressions of the Axis Gear smart shade controller from installation to usage (for lazy people). We interview Square Off about their smart chessboard that lets you play real chess with moving pieces with someone in another part of the world. GoSun Solar tells us about their solar cookers. I take a walk down memory lane of when we lost Save As in OSX Lion and how I finally found a spot where it had great value. Finally IOGEAR tells us about their video and gaming devices.
Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, February 17, 2019, and this is show number 719.
Chit Chat Across the Pond
The Brydge Pro keyboards for the iPad are beautiful, they’re very good keyboards (in my opinion) and they protect your iPad, but they come at a huge penalty in weight. The Brydge keyboard for the 11″ iPad Pro weighs 1.14 lbs. That doesn’t sound very heavy, but an 11″ iPad Pro is only 1.03 lbs. That means the keyboard more than doubles the weight! The same is true for the Brydge on the 12.9″ iPad Pro’s coming in at 1.5 lbs.
To put it in perspective, a 12.9″ iPad Pro plus the Brydge keyboard weighs more than a 13″ MacBook Air, and just a tenth of a pound less than a 13″ MacBook Pro! (2.91 lb vs 3.02 lb)
Personally I love Apple’s new keyboard folio. It weighs .65lbs for the 11″ and .9lbs for the 12.9″. And remember the Keyboard Folio from Apple also covers the back of the iPad giving it extra protection where the Brydge keyboard does not.
But looking at it the other way around, perhaps you’re not a fan of the MacBook keyboards. You can get an iPad Pro with a Brydge keyboard and have what might be a much better keyboard for you. As always it’s best when we have good choices, right?
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