In mid 2012, the original Brydge launched on Kickstarter. It broke records and instantly developed a cult following. Its philosophy was simple; the iPad was beautiful and so should the keyboard. Designed out of pure aluminum, the Brydge created the perfect iPad / MacBook hybrid. Unfortunately 12 months after nailing Kickstarter, the original team behind Brydge had lost focus & sales were slowing.
While all this was happening, on the other side of the world in Singapore, long time friends Nick & Toby were looking for a side project. On a trip to South Korea, Nick saw a Brydge and instantly wanted one. After trying to have one sent to Singapore with no luck, Toby, Nick & his wife Justine decided to buy 200. Seeing the opportunity, a website was created, an impromptu warehouse in the spare bathroom was established and Brydge was now available in South East Asia.
After only a few weeks 200 units were gone and the opportunity was ripe. iPad sales were soaring and the original Kickstarter team had lost interest. After some back and forth the trio decided to make and offer to take over Brydge, and they took it. This was the beginning of what Brydge is today - all before Apple released their first keyboard.
As of September 2019, Brydge acquired Henge Docks, a leader in docking solutions for the Mac Ecosystem. Brydge is thrilled to include Henge’s premium products into their portfolio and expand on their mission to offer customers industry leading solutions to enhance productivity.
Fast forward 4 years, from its roots in Singapore, Brydge is now based in Park City, Utah. With a team of 22, Brydge has ensured there are more than 300,000 keyboards in over 140 countries, attached to a premium device! With its DNA based on the simple philosophy of creating a high quality, design focussed accessory for a high quality product, Brydge has quickly become the leader in premium tablet keyboards and accessories for brands such as Apple, Microsoft and Google.
As consumer trends continue towards premium products that compliment everyday life, Brydge is 100% focused on continuing its legacy in producing beautiful products that are exceptionally well designed, simple to use and the perfect compliment for the digital consumer.