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Apple Releases the Magic Trackpad

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As predicted by leaked photos and FCC registrations, Apple has released the Magic Trackpad today.
The new Magic Trackpad is the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer. It uses the same Multi-Touch technology you love on the MacBook Pro.
The new accessory supports a full set of gestures, including two-finger scrolling, pinching to zoom, rotating with your fingertips, three-finger swiping and four finger recognition.

The Magic Trackpad connects via wireless Bluetooth and is powered by two AA batteries. Apple has also launched a Battery Charger to keep charged AAs ready for use. The Magic Trackpad sells for $69.00 and is shipping immediately.

Article Link: Apple Releases the Magic Trackpad
 

EnigMoiD

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Meh, seems like the magic mouse had all this, but it was a mouse, too! Still, pretty cool, not that I'd get one.
 
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levitynyc

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Wow...sweet. I hope you can 3 finger and 4 finger click too.

I think I may replace my Magic Mouse with this. Its nice, but its not ergonomic at all.

EDIT: This thing does click right?

EDIT2: Yes, it does click.
 
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baryon

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Okay, so does the ENTIRE surface click, literally, or just the bottom part with a hinge at the top, like in the MacBook Pros? So could I click and drag with only my index finger at the TOP, or do I have to press the bottom with my thumb while dragging, (if I don't want to use the software Drag Lock thing)?
 
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Stella

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I wonder if it magically devours batteries like the Magic Mouse?

( The magic mouse has the worst battery life I've ever known. Still, its a great mouse )
 
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MrCubes

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I've been waiting for this (or something like it) for years!
It's just what my living room has been missing.

Currently I have to get a remote connection from my iPad or laptop - which is very irritating when you're in living room mode.
 
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Corey213

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I hate laptop track pads, I don't know why people would want these for their macs
 
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Markisss88

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hmmmm pretty cool, i dont think id buy one though. i like my mouse, could feel kind of weird.
 
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murkurb

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To everybody that will buy the magic trackpad, what do you hope to gain out of it? What will you use it for? What new ways of doing things may come about from this new product?
 
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peapody

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To everybody that will buy the magic trackpad, what do you hope to gain out of it? What will you use it for? What new ways of doing things may come about from this new product?



Getting this thing. Using it with the ipad!! I HATE THE MAGIC MOUSE, and it would be cool to remove myself from my mbp keyboard and trackpad.

Does anyone know if it is in the stores?
 
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