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 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
     
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    Been wanting something like this for quite a while
     
  3. EnigMoiD macrumors member

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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.
     
  4. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  5. Mac-Michael macrumors regular

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    Can't see it being much useful, but will give it a try at the Apple Store.
     
  6. baryon macrumors 68040

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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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    Not sure I could see myself buying one either, for me the Magic Mouse is a great bit of kit...I've never been a fan of laptop trackpads.
     
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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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    Many people didn't think that multi-touch would be significant when the iPhone was released.
     
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    Wonder what Apple's vision is for this. Ultimately evolve it to completely replace the Magic Mouse?
     
  11. MrCubes macrumors regular

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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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    Which part is magic?

    I'll keep touching it and you tell me if I'm getting hotter or colder.
     
  14. Corey213 macrumors member

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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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    'The Magic Trackpad retails connects' what?

    'twi batteries' come on, spelling check :p
     
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    ordered both battery charger and magic touchpad

    this charger will play well with my sanyo eneloops :D
     
  18. fredoviola macrumors regular

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    that's what i want to know as well
     
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    It looks nice. But I really thought that Apple would release an input device with a small LCD screen. I imagine that's a few years away.
     
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    hmmmm pretty cool, i dont think id buy one though. i like my mouse, could feel kind of weird.
     
  21. murkurb macrumors member

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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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    If I drive all the way to my Apple store, will it be there right now?
     
  23. esquire360 macrumors regular

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    As a disabled user this will be awesome! Most track pads are very limited!
     
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    I guess typing skills are just as bad as their handwriting when it comes to Doctors! :p
     
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    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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