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Kickstarter project aims to turn iPad into MacBook Air

The Brydge hits Kickstarter with early adopter pricing of $150 for the entry-level model with no built-in speaker. Oona

(CNET) During Apple's second quarter earnings call Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook dismissed the idea of Apple releasing a MacBook-iPad hybrid device, saying such convergence was a "compromise" to the end user.

"You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator," Cook said, "but those things are probably not going be pleasing to the user."

Well, the folks behind The Oona smartphone stand don't mind Cook's stance. They're working on getting some funding ($90,000) via Kickstarter for their latest project, The Brydge, a keyboard case that makes your iPad look and act more like a MacBook Air.

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