Magic Trackpad + Wireless Keyboard + Tape =

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Becky Austin, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Becky Austin macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    #1
    This: :D

    Apple should make a wireless keyboard/trackpad all in one so that we don't have to resort to using tape.

    Anyway, I can move my keyboard around on my desk and the trackpad is perfectly lined up with the keyboard at all times. Pure bliss.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Location:
    Singapore
    #2
    hahaha!! nice one.

    why not drill them together :p
     
  3. Becky Austin thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    #3
    What do you mean?

    ...and... OH HEY DoFoT9!!! Cool to see you on here!
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Location:
    Singapore
    #4
    after a bit of thought i dont think it will work. do the pipe thing! :D
     
  5. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

    OGDaniel

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Location:
    Arizona
    #5

    I think they'll have just the keyboard and trackpad in one soon that ships with every new desktop Mac. That is, when everyone sees how useful and amazing it is.
     
  6. circularforward macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
  7. captainritalin macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    #7
    I just got the Magic trackpad and I am not sure what I think of it yet. Don't get me wrong I love the idea of having a trackpad for my desktop and functionally it works great. But there is something about it that just doesn't feel right. It makes my carpol tunnel hurt in ways the mouse and trackpad on the macbook pro dont. There is just something about it. Maybe its cause its on a slant, or even more likely its just the way I am using it. My judgement is still out on it.
     
  8. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

    rkdiddy

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Location:
    OC Baby!
    #8
    Nice - I wouldn't be surprised if we see some sort of keyboard/trackpad combo from Apple in the near future.
     
  9. saucy1360 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
  10. Becky Austin thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    #10
    I don't turn them on and off. Apple wireless devices go to sleep when you're not using them. There's no reason to turn them on or off after they've been paired with the computer.
     
  11. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    #11
    These devices need to be merged. Apple is definitely making baby steps so they have progression built into the future.
     
  12. saucy1360 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    #12
    hah, I always turn my stuff off. guess I can stop doin that now, it was starting to become a pain.
     
  13. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    #13
    How about sticking magnets under both the keyboard and trackpad?

    That way they stick together but you can also pop them apart when you want.
     
  14. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

    saxon48

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    Barad-dûr
    #14
    Nice thinking with that setup! Hopefully Apple will follow suit, or at least make it so the keyboard and trackpad can somehow click/magnetize together in the future.
     
  15. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Location:
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    #15
    I'd like a wired version or a version that uses a "nano" unifying receiver like Logitech devices now use... BT lacks the precision of 2.4Ghz IMHOP...

    IF they keep it BT, it should work with other BT enabled devices (including PC/laptops)...
     
  16. robbo91 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    #16
    It would be so awesome if they made a keyboard with a magic trackpad in the middle, such that the keys are aligned on the left for left hand, right for right hand (touch typing). Permanently fixing a trackpad to the keyboard on the side would require left and right handed models...
     
  17. Becky Austin thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    #17
    Interesting idea. I wouldn't want mine right in the middle though. Maybe they could come out with a design that lets you move the trackpad to the side of the keyboard you would like to use it on.
     
  18. ARH1956 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    #18
    Careful trying to join them...

    The two front pads that the TrackPad rests on are the push-button. They actually move up into the base assembly for the push button to work. My point being, if you attach the Trackpad rigidly to the keyboard, say to use it remotely sitting on the couch, it will not work unless you rig something under these front pads for them to react against. Turn the TrackPad over and you will see what I'm saying.
     
  19. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Location:
    Singapore
    #19
    i never turn mine off. i use rechargables so no loss really - apart from the fact they last weeks at a time instead of months :p
     
  20. Keysmark macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010
    #20
    I believe you can solve that problem by enabling "Tap to Click".
     
  21. neal.young macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Location:
    Irvine, California
    #21
    YES. This would be awesome. Even if they just came out with a combo wireless keyboard/Magic Trackpad I would buy it.
     
  22. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

    iHateMacs

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Location:
    Coventry, UK
    #22
    I think tap to click is a much better solution anyway. It's better to lightly tap the pad rather than having to push it hard.
     
  23. kernkraft macrumors 68020

    kernkraft

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    #23
    And of course, every time a lefty uses your computer, they just bring their own keyboard/trackpad combo.

    Excuse me No2: currently, you have to pay $138+tax for the two when you buy them separately. Together, only a bunch of people would pay that kind of money for it. Although, I accept that I tend to underestimate the extent that some people are willing to go when it comes to overpriced computer hardware.
     
  24. Xenc macrumors 6502a

    Xenc

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Location:
    London, England
    #24
    Am I the only one who prefers the two products separate and not perfectly alinged?
     
  25. tshort macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    #25
    Which is one of the reasons I have yet to buy a Mac Mini! When Apple does release this, I'd seriously consider a Mac Mini for TV duty.
     

Share This Page