Still, I figured that the Brydge Pro+ would find an ecological
niche to fill. It’s going to be $100 or $120 cheaper than the
Magic Keyboard, and will probably offer a more traditional laptop
feel than Apple’s cantilevered design.
Unfortunately, none of that matters if Brydge doesn’t get the
trackpad right on the Pro+, and I’m sorry to report that it
hasn’t. The trackpad on the Pro+ isn’t remotely close to Apple’s
trackpads in class. Sometimes I move my finger across the trackpad
and the cursor appears, but doesn’t move. Other times it moves,
hesitates, and then moves some more. Two-finger scrolling is
similarly unpleasant. The result is an imprecise, jerky
experience. It’s no good. And there’s no support for navigating
between apps via three-finger gestures, either.
I’ve been using the Brydge Pro+ to write this article, and I find
myself actively avoiding using the trackpad, because every time I
try it, I just end up frustrated.