Other Uses / Potential For Magic Pad?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by BEEFc58, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. BEEFc58 macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Just like the iPhone with Apps and Magic Mouse with 3rd party program, I think that the Magic Pad has more potential than currently offered.

    I was thinking that it could be used as a 9-key number pad. If a 3rd party could come out with some sort of plastic overlay with numbers, it def could be used for this sort of job. The developer would have to think about how to transition it between a track pad and a 9-key, but I think that it is feasable.

    Any thoughts of what might to come? Maybe a developer can run with some of our ideas...

  2. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    Could be turned into a:

    • Home automation remote.
    • Large iPod scroll wheel.
    • (With a pressure sensitive pen) A competitor for Wacom

    All I can think of for now.
  3. jakk2809 macrumors member

    May 24, 2007
    If you hold it with two hands it sorta feels like a game controller. It would be awesome as an NES controller that doesn't have too many buttons.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It makes a lousy coaster for my coffee cup, since it's not level. :D
  5. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal

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