"They're basically selling transparent paper."
Apple accessories purveyor Mobee thinks it has the solution for needing to swap out the batteries on your Magic Trackpad every so often. The Power Bar will do the trick—if you remember to charge it.
The numpad, as antiquated as it is, is still useful for many. Bankers! Gamers! Crude mathematicians! But damn it takes up so much space. That's why Mobee is letting you transform your Magic Trackpad into Magic Numpads.
BGR is hearing that the upcoming MacBook Pros will have a larger trackpad and use a dedicated 8 or 16 GB SSD to run OS X. Also, they're supposed to be a half pound lighter. [BGR]
It didn't take long after Apple's Magic Trackpad was introduced for people to start scooching it up next to its natural mate, the Apple keyboard. Now the good people at Twelve South have come up with a way to keep them together: the MagicWand.
The idea behind this silver shelf is that it's a more ergonomic keyboard and Magic Trackpad set-up. You simply plonk a wireless Bluetooth keyboard and Magic trackpad in the tray, and due to its shape your wrists feel happier. Simples.
I get it, Magic Trackpad. You don't want any gaudy cords messing up the smooth lines of your industrial design. But some of us prefer USB power over batteries—and we will not be denied.
My last four computers have been laptops, but I quietly long for a matching set of Apple's shiny silver peripherals on my desk. And it would be even better if they housed my whole computer itself, like these do:
We think Apple's Magic Trackpad marks the beginning of the end for Mac OS X. Other reviewers of the Magic Trackpad touched on other subjects. Here are the highlights of what they said.
The $69 Apple Magic Trackpad is nothing new. The Wacom Bamboo Touch has offered the same multi-touch functionality for almost a year. Its true relevance is in what it heralds: The end of Mac OS X as we know it.
The alien autopsseurs over at iFixit pried the Magic Trackpad apart like Arthur pulling the sword from the stone. The big surprise? ...there weren't any. It does use the same touchscreen controller chip as the iPhone, however. What's that mean?
Faster iMacs, more powerful Mac Pros, larger Cinema Displays, a Magic Trackpad, and a nifty battery charger were among the Apple product announcements today. Here's a rundown of what you need to know:
The Magic Trackpad has just shown up and Apple has already issued a driver update for it. The same update also enables inertial scrolling and three-finger dragging on MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops with multi-touch trackpads.
Apple desktops have touchpads now too. The new Magic Trackpad gives Mac Pro and iMac owners multitouch powers, gestures, and bluetooth connectivity.
The wedge-shaped magic trackpad leaked back in June just got its model number matched up with a device on the FCC site, proving that it's real and it should be coming within a month or so.
The US Patent & Trademark Office just published Apple's latest trademark application for "Magic Trackpad"—and, looking at a bit of history, we think it could be one of two new products.