Twelve South Debuts 'MagicBridge' to Combine Apple Magic Keyboard With Magic Trackpad 2

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Twelve South today launched the "MagicBridge," an accessory that combines Apple's Magic Keyboard with a Magic Trackpad 2 into one connected control surface, letting users "type and swipe more efficiently," according to the company. The versatile accessory supports orientations for both left-handed and right-handed users.


MagicBridge has cutouts in the back for the on/off toggles and Lightning connectors of Apple's typing and trackpad accessories. The MagicBridge itself is made up of white polycarbonate to match the Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad, with silicone pads on the inside to protect each when they're placed in the frame of Twelve South's accessory.
Ever notice the Wireless Keyboard & Trackpad 2 look like they were supposed to go together? By connecting these profile twins, you'll create one larger keyboard that's much easier to use than the smaller pieces by themselves. Also, when your trackpad is predictably beside your keys - you can find it with your fingers without looking down. Touch-typing is now Touch-tracking. Cleaner, faster, more stable control. Now that's magic.
The MagicBridge is an update to Twelve South's previous device, called the MagicWand, which connected the original Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad and provided a steeper angle for typing.


Users interested can purchase the MagicBridge today from Twelve South's website for $34.99.

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jdclifford

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Twelve South seems to be following the Phil "The Shill" Shiller path of innovation to oblivion. Its stuff used to be useful and made of quality material; alas no more.
 
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cogitodexter

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I'd rather Apple made a combined unit myself. Or a wireless keyboard with a ****** numeric keypad! How many years have we been waiting for that? I'm always using my numeric pad but my Mac Pro is situated sufficiently far away that I have to use USB extension cables for the normal keyboard and it's simply untidy.
 

diamornte

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I have both the trackpad and keyboard and putting them side by side like this results in typing mistakes like where you accidentally swipe with your fat fingers and move the cursor somewhere off the page. Bad idea.
 

Sefstah

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Who's bright idea was this? Hope they at least break even on this wasted effort
 

c0ppo

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I'm using something similar for magic keyboard and trackpad, but first version. And I love it. I will have to look at mine when I get home in a couple of days, but I payed way less then 35$, and the thing does exactly the same thing.
 

spiffers

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"type and swipe more efficiently"?
What an overstatement for a piece of plastic!

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What an overcharge for a piece of plastic!
Was going to say the same. This looks like cheap injection moulded plastic, probably just costing a couple of cents each, add some for shipping, handling, marketing and development, and I guess $19.99 would be enough. The thingie for the previous keyboard and trackpad was at least pretty nice, this one looks like cr@p.
 

coolbreeze

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35 bucks for a hunk of plastic? I would rather borrow someone else's 3D printer and make it myself! Good lord, TwelveSouth has some big balls.
They are trying to make a ton of money since they are based in Charleston SC and want a nice beach house. Hipster invasion over there. Having grown up there I miss how it used to be.
 

JustinKent

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This solves a problem for me, at a price point I can afford. I went ahead and ordered one. I have other Twelve South products, which are pretty good, and I support them as a company. Doing what they're doing takes intelligence, creativity, experience, and guts - I think they should be applauded for what they're doing, even if this isn't a product that you'd like to purchase. To the trash talkers, try inventing something, manufacturing it and bringing it to market before disparaging somebody else's efforts. Or as Steve Jobs said, "What have you done that's so great?"
 
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