Brydge C-Type USB-C / Bluetooth keyboard for Chrome OS debuts at $99 to order

In January at the Consumer Electronics Show, I got an early look at the Brydge C-Type keyboard for Chrome OS and it’s now available. You can order the Brydge Type-C dual-connectivity keyboard now for $99, with shipments starting on May 17.

If the Type-C looks like Brydge’s own Type-G, that’s because it’s essentially the same design and the company worked directly with Google to make both keyboards. The Type-G appeared at the same time as the Google Pixel slate and Google’s own keyboard for that tablet.

While I opted for the Google Pixel Slate Keyboard for my tablet – even though its design does make for some lapability challenges – many Brydge Type-G owners are happy with their choice.

The previously announced Brydge Type-C dual-connectivity keyboard for Chrome OS can now be ordered for $99. You get the option of either USB-C or Bluetooth to type on your Chromebox, Chrome OS tablet, or even a Chromebook.

And in my short type with the Type-C at CES, I was impressed. I’ll have to get a review unit for a fuller opinion but the Type-C provided a solid typing experience, has a backlit keyboard and works either over USB-C or Bluetooth. Note that you also get a dedicated Google Assistant key. Brydge says to expect up to six months of typing on a single charge.

Assuming my first impressions hold true with the shipping units, the Brydge Type-C wireless keyboard could be ideal for Chromeboxes or Chrome OS tablets.

By the way, there’s a matching Brydge Type-C wireless trackpad as well; that’s listed as “coming soon”.

Thanks to George for the tip!

12 thoughts on “Brydge C-Type USB-C / Bluetooth keyboard for Chrome OS debuts at $99 to order

  • May 12, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    what exactly is this? now cloning apple devices?!?
    grotesque

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    • May 12, 2019 at 11:52 pm
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      Except at least for the trackpad, it looks waaayy thicker than the magic trackpad I have.

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    • May 13, 2019 at 11:29 am
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      Well, Brydge has been making keyboards for iPads for several years now, so it would make sense for it to look Mac-like. That said, it’s a wireless keyboard so it’s not like there’s all that much room to really differentiate one’s self design-wise. And hey, at least it matches the blue from the Pixel Slate.

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  • May 12, 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    odd. They don’t say whether it’s backlit. That’s a really key feature, especially at the $100 price point.

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    • May 12, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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      It does have a backlit keyboard: “And in my short type with the Type-C at CES, I was impressed. I’ll have to get a review unit for a fuller opinion but the Type-C provided a solid typing experience, has a backlit keyboard and works either over USB-C or Bluetooth.”.

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  • May 14, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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    Without a built in trackpad, it isn’t worth $US99 even though it has a long battery life (which will degrade), is either BT or Type C, is backlit, & has a gAssistant key built-in.

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    • May 14, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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      Just curious, why does the trackpad need to be built in? Some people prefer to use a mouse, so having a trackpad they don’t want isn’t ideal. Also, Brydge will have a trackpad companion product as noted.

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      • May 15, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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        Exactly – It has started shipping btw

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