I have used the Brydge 12.3 Pro keyboard with my V for over a year, and it’s good for having a more traditional laptop experience when you need it, but there are a few compromises. It’s a Bluetooth keyboard, so it may lag at times and you need to turn it on every time you want to use it. It only grips your tablet on the front and the back, so it slips sideways and it comes out too easily. The plastic keyboard does not feel premium and it scratches easily. It is very light, so the V makes the whole thing very top heavy. It is very thin and it only has a single USB C port for charging the keyboard every other month. Since it doesn’t physically connect to the V, it doesn’t give it extra battery life. The keyboard is mostly good except the “T” key doesn’t work very well. I also miss the colorful backlighting and soft Alcantara fabric the V had. This isn’t a review of the Brydge 12.3 Pro, but it gave me the idea of how to improve on it by designing a hard keyboard for the V, for those that would prefer his type to a soft keyboard cover.
How can we make a better one? Here’s a list of features I’d like to have in an alternative keyboard for the V.
-Built specifically for the V
-Wraps around the sides to keep it from slipping out
-Connects to the V via Pogo-pins
-Lag-free typing experience
-Balanced weight distribution
-More ports and less dongles, i.e. HDMI and USB A
-Extra battery life
-RGB backlit keys
-Bluetooth 5.0 for long distance wireless use
-No need to turn it on every time you wake up the V
-Premium look and feel
-High durability and good typing experience