Apple Magic Trackpad official: $69 multitouch peripheral

Jul 27, 2010
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Apple Magic Trackpad official: $69 multitouch peripheral

Apple's new Magic Trackpad brings to desktop users something they've been enviously eyeing up from their mobile counterparts for some time now: multitouch gestures.  Basically a larger version of the multitouch trackpad from a MacBook Pro, the glass-topped slab hooks up to your Mac via Bluetooth and promises "months" of battery life and up to 33ft range.

Supported gestures include two-finger scrolling, pinching to zoom, rotating with your fingertips, three-finger swiping, and activating Exposé or switching between applications with four fingers.  The Magic Trackpad is also identically angled to the regular Apple Bluetooth keyboard, so they should fit together quite nicely on your desk.

Of course, it also means that those MacBook users who prefer to use an ergonomically designed third-party keyboard but are loathe to give up their multitouch trackpad now have a way of keeping both.  The Apple Magic Trackpad is available now, priced at $69.


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